Buffalo Wild Wings

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Buffalo Wild Wings Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
544 Reviews
3.1
544 Reviews
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Buffalo Wild Wings President, CEO, and Director Sally J. Smith
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227 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    Great!!!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Pros

    Great place to move up

    Cons

    No con
    No con
    No con
    No con
    No con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No problem. Fun managers easy going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A great place to work

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    Former Employee - Cook/WCT in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Cook/WCT in Lewisville, TX

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

    Pros

    I really liked my coworkers. Also, the pay for cooks was pretty good compared to other places. Overall, I liked working here.

    Cons

    The excitement you get when a new store opens disappears very quickly. Almost everyone hired for opening is fired or quits within the first year, so all that work on culture and loyalty is gone almost immediately. The managers are not the best, and you experience with the company depends almost entirely on your manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Worked as a hostess my senior year of high school. Seated different sections of the restaurant and took phone orders.

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    Former Employee - Hostess
    Former Employee - Hostess

    I worked at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Pros

    Friendly staff and laid back atmosphere made working fun.

    Cons

    Late hours made balancing a high school schedule difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good place to work during college or for a secondary job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Pros

    Flexible with college classes. Pretty good money if you are bartending. Money for servers is ok, depends on your location and shift. Very friendly people to work with and most were also young college students.

    Cons

    There were a few really good managers---if they were a little older with experience and had been with the company for a long time. However, the younger managers were not so good---though they thought they were really awesome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on hiring good managers, not children.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall the company was very goal oriented and attempted to establish a community within and throughout the network.

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    Former Employee - Food Server in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Food Server in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Buffalo Wild Wings

    Pros

    -Fast paced environment
    -Good money (tips and salary)

    Cons

    -Only 25% discount for employees
    -Many trainings and meetings on the weekends
    -Long hours on your feet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would caution against policing the employees too much. Everyone is an adult and if they are acting like it there's no reason to confiscate phones and get mad about them having a drink of soda or water on the job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fun and fast paced job

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    Current Employee - HOH in Encinitas, CA
    Current Employee - HOH in Encinitas, CA

    I have been working at Buffalo Wild Wings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - management is amazing ; respond to team questions and complaints quickly and efficiently, help on the line when needed
    - in general everyone at my store is awesome
    - generally a fun place to work even when it's stressful
    - general manager is the best
    - flexible hours

    Cons

    - sometimes a very long night
    - can be very stressful at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, fast paced environment. BWW is a sports fans paradise.

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Buffalo Wild Wings full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pretty laid back environment overall. Great staff, that loves to have fun. My Area Manager was terrific.

    Cons

    Long hours and late (2-3 AM) nights are a common occurrence, leading to poor work/life balance. Lack of corporate support, and poor communication in menu roll-outs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Not worth your time.

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Lawrence, IN
    Current Employee - Food Server in Lawrence, IN

    I have been working at Buffalo Wild Wings part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of sports teams and families come in, you can make outstanding money on weekends.

    Cons

    Girls are very catty, managers play favorites, and it is impossible to make money on tuesday and thurday nights. Open until 11pm on weekdays and 12pm on weekends, some nights you dont get out until 2 am. Not very flexible, unwilling to work with any school schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more consistent!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Behind the scenes

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    Current Employee - Outside Expediter in Santee, CA
    Current Employee - Outside Expediter in Santee, CA

    I have been working at Buffalo Wild Wings full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Defintely awesome atmosphere and great place to work there. Very fast paced if you enjoy that restaurant feel.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges though are that the management team have no communication whatsoever. If you ever want to move up you have so many jumps and hoops to go through just to get promoted. You're better off trying to come in as what you're trying to ultimately hold. Also you will be lied to on the interview about how they promote from within and all that jazz but don't be fooled

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lie to your employees or potential employees about how promotion is everywhere. Be straight forward with people because that goes alot further than being lied to. Plus have better communication than what you don't have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Would be great if it was busier and not so over staffed.

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Buffalo Wild Wings part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, can be fun at times.

    Cons

    Usually over staffed, Can be a lot of drama with Management and staff being young.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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