Champps Americana

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Champps Americana Reviews

Updated February 20, 2015
Updated February 20, 2015
34 Reviews
3.2
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Just a standard serving job.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Champps Americana

    Pros

    Easy to work for. Good managers.

    Cons

    Standard serving job, nothing special.

  2.  

    Front of house manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Champps Americana

    Pros

    Great staff, exciting environment, solid management team

    Cons

    A restaurant with bar hours...closed at 1am, late nights with no business, work life balance not so balanced.

  3.  

    Decent Concept with Bad operations...

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    Former Employee - Bar Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Bar Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Champps Americana full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Sports is king!!! Great people coming in and out!! A pretty affluent customer base... Great food for a sport bar concept...

    Cons

    The company is owned by Last Call LLC, which brought this brand out of bankruptcy, which means they are only trying to recoup losses!!! The hours are VERY long, due to being understaffed... I consistently worked 65-70, after being told it 45-50!!! CONSTANT menu and concept changes that disrupt continuity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can build the best "boxes" in the world, you can even fill them some of the best food!! But PEOPLE are what make any great concept go... Taking care to have solid employees that BUILD the brand is the most important part!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dying company

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Bartender in Reston, VA

    I worked at Champps Americana full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Made decent money as a bartender

    Cons

    The company was obviously losing a lot of money, but would still keep too many people on the floor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun co-workers, but not a place you want to rely on for money...

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    Former Employee - Server in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Server in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at Champps Americana full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Had fun, crazy co-workers who kept things interesting. Met a few managers from other locations (I worked at the KOP location) and they were all very nice and down-to-earth, better managers than the ones we had.

    Cons

    This ship is sinking.... Fast. I worked long hours and didn't make much money to show for it. Managers didn't seem to care how little money the servers were making. Had some cooks who were awesome, but most were unreliable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain better relationships with employees. Comp less meals from complaints, brings in lower classes of people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a good environment for the most part.

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    Former Employee - Bartender in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Bartender in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at Champps Americana full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You make good money, especially during the holidays.

    Cons

    You work a lot of hours. Sometimes it's really hard to get a requested day off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay closer attention to the health and safety of the restaurant.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Use to be good

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    Former Employee - Lead Server in Worthington, OH
    Former Employee - Lead Server in Worthington, OH

    I worked at Champps Americana full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible shifts, promotions with in

    Cons

    Fox and hound took over 4 years ago food quality went down many locations closed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people equal

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    They do many things right, some things could be improved

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Greenfield, WI
    Former Employee - Bartender in Greenfield, WI

    I worked at Champps Americana full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive wages, accommodating schedule, good sense of team work, good employees are valued and are given the "good" shifts to hopefully make the most money.

    Cons

    The restaurant isn't designed for efficiency. Servers have to continuously make trips to "the line" for delivering food to all tables, not just their own. They do not have any busing stations in the restaurant, so every item picked up from a table has to be returned to the kitchen. You pick up one fork, you're making a trip into the kitchen.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent place to eat for lunch

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    Former Employee - Server in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Server in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Champps Americana full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    the best reason to work here is the flexible schedules, but the company is going bankrupt, they are closing locations every where and little room for growth.

    Cons

    football season, people sit forever and don't spend a lot, the host MMA parties, but again people are there to watch the fight and not spend money, ticket averages are small so you work really hard for very little tips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to offer better sports packages...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Atmosphere. High Energy!

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    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Champps Americana full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible with the ability to make a lot of tip money. Great place to work if you're in college or just looking for some extra money on the side.

    Cons

    Server wages are inconsistent in general due to the nature of the business...it is difficult to be scheduled a 40 hour work week and most restaurants, including Champps does not allow hourly employees to receive overtime.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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