Buffalo Wild Wings Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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Buffalo Wild Wings President, CEO, and Director Sally J. Smith
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272 Ratings

Pros
  • socialization with customers, fun fast paced energy (in 32 reviews)

  • Fun atmosphere, customers are usually here to have a good time and are in good spirits (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • managers show favoritism, long hours, must be liked to get good sections (in 42 reviews)

  • Big problems in upper management which quickly deploys down to field level (in 18 reviews)

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  1. B-Dubs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, the company is always evolving, truly a great place to work at

    Cons

    Some guests will be a hassle because some of them drink a lot. That is the one and only con

    Advice to Management

    Continue to make sure your employees are happy. Don't be too hard on them. Keep the company a friendly one

  2. Bartender

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Buffalo Wild Wings part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and fun manager

    Cons

    Slow days when there aren't reallt a lot of sports on

    Advice to Management

    Give more incentives

  3. Helpful (1)

    With company 6+ years cashier, server, bartender, WCT, shift leader, Bar and FOH manager.

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    Current Employee - FOH Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - FOH Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Buffalo Wild Wings full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are amazing. The money is great. Always something to do.

    Cons

    Long shifts during events. MANAGEMENT could be more compasionate at times when needed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking to your employees like they are beneath you or like they are stupid. Treat people how you would like to be treated. RESPECT=LOYALTY.

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  5. General Manager

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Glen Allen, VA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Glen Allen, VA

    I have been working at Buffalo Wild Wings full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun environment. Good perks for management. Great bonus structure.

    Cons

    Long hours. Rotating shifts. Salary is not as high as some other restaurant chains.

  6. Funnest job ever!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and exciting work enviroment

    Cons

    Very very busy and fast paced

  7. Same culture you would get at any restaurant

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Kissimmee, FL
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Kissimmee, FL

    I worked at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Easy money, no heavy trays and easy menu to remember. Managers were super flexible in scheduling.

    Cons

    Typical female pettiness, typical senority pettiness. Cant we just all work together as a team?

  8. shift leader growing from within the company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Buffalo Wild Wings full-time

    Pros

    Tons of experience in a fast-growing company

    Cons

    Business model lacks a clear reward for those growing from within.

  9. server

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Food Server in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Buffalo Wild Wings part-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    room to grow and climb the ladder

    Cons

    high turnover rate causing high loss of employees

    Advice to Management

    hire reputable employees

  10. Manager

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Buffalo Wild Wings full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, recession proof, good customer base. Worked with many good people and met a variety of customers across the spectrum.

    Cons

    Food comes out of a box as it's geared toward the bar crowd. The wings are good and it's best to stick with that. Upper management lives a different life than those who stoke the engine fires.
    So big disconnect going on there.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget those who make it happen and reward them accordingly. Try to remember what is was like being the little guy, Not that Sally ever spent time at the bottom.

  11. Fast pace, high expectations.

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    Current Employee - HOH Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - HOH Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone but GM is hourly, so you get paid for every minute you work.

    Cons

    Young clientele, young inexperienced staff.

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