Chef Geoff Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Solid restaurant employer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Server in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chef Geoff full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Consistent expectations and high standards but also a willingness to listen to employees and make changes. Always trying to improve. Gives second and sometimes third chances for employees who make mistakes.

    Cons

    Pay could be better. Uniforms aren't flattering for servers. Benefits for all could be more but this is a small company so it's understandable.

    Advice to Management

    Some don't deserve a third chance.


  2. Super duper sweet cookies

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    amazing bakery. great staff and all together a great work environment.

    Cons

    Philadelphia flyers fans mostly. Does not share cider well with others.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up great work.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Regret Taking This Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    These are successful restaurants with enough volume to make the work engaging. Food quality is good enough to not be embarrassing and menus change often enough to reflect current trends. Total hours for management are reasonable, however scheduling is erratic and involves doubles, back to backs and 12-plus hour shifts.

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits are just average. While there is a comprehensive training program on the books, at least in my experience it was not followed. There is a culture of distrust in this company: there are cameras everywhere, including in the management offices and in other places where cameras used for security only would not be necessary. I found this offensive. If upper management wants to know what is going on, why don't they come and look and work with you? There is little room here for creativity or initiative. Staffing levels for hourlies are way too low,; server sections too large; and you are constantly fighting fires.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the cameras, except as needed for security. Trust your managers, and the better ones might stay. Staff your restaurants adequately.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great company as long as you're working for the right people!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chef Geoff full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team that loves to promote from within. Multiple current managers started as hourly employees. Each restaurant has a good family vibe. A lot of employees work at multiple locations, which allows for a good overall team.

    Cons

    There is a lot of transferring of employees and managers, sometimes with little to no notice. There is a lot of "secrecy" in employee status. Manager can be very hostile towards employees. Hiring process leaves much to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    I think that the JSS and manager/staff evals would be taken more seriously as far as advancement goes.


  6. Helpful (1)

    A poorly managed operation in total

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Chef Geoff as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Individual groups are competent in spite of management

    Cons

    Management completely out of touch with other areas and labor relations

    Advice to Management

    The divide between the management and tipped staff is gigantic, and most of the staff are virtual independant contractors having the onus of providing too much on their own to make money for the business. A complete re-evaluation of your labor relations is vastly overdue.



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