Clover Restaurant Group
3.0 of 5 6 reviews
client.enforme.com Washington, DC 150 to 499 Employees

Clover Restaurant Group Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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3.0 6 reviews

                             

33% Approve of the CEO

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Brian Sullivan

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A Company that truly cares about its People

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFantastic growth plan for new restaurant openings and the people who run them.
    Pays fairly and treats people well.
    Great culture and genuine work-life balance.
    New ownership is always available to listen - Open Door Policy
    Business Office is a collection of experts in their field and are always available to help in a timely and friendly manner.

    ConsGreat opportunity for growth during the growing pains of a newly acquired organization.

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    no integrity

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt was a job easy work

    ConsPoor standards, not a place of standards

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    Unrewarding, underappreciated

    Restaurant Manager (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsGreat clientele, good quality food, good core group of team members

    ConsExcessive negativity from corporate office(this is a small company, they have an office staff that would suggest a much larger company). Entirely too much time spent on administrative work, conference calls, and meetings.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRepair your existing restaurants, they are for the most part in a state of disrepair. Eliminate the overhead in the office and hire people who are positive and know how to motivate the operators.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Micro-Managed at every turn.

    Executive Chef (Former Employee)
    Washington, DC

    ProsThey have many long-term employees whom are very dedicated to their jobs and the "Café" brand, but feel let down by hasty managerial changes and hires.

    ConsBeing constantly micro-managed and treated as though your previous managerial experience means very little. As in the previous review the "business office" (which they constantly use to refer to themselves in the third person) is extremely negative and reactionary. Rarely are positive ideas acted upon, they are simply perceived as a threat to the "business office". The amount of charts and equations needed to be a manager is excessive, and constantly used to beat down the employees and managers. Of course there is a large amount of paperwork needed in a restaurant in general, but new paperwork is often created as a knee-jerk reaction to what is often a very simple problem to solve. Also as in the previous review the company is run like a much larger company which leads to the back office often coming across as trying to "justify their jobs" with their poorly chosen edicts and additional paperwork. Listen to your managers. Strive to become a culinary leader in the area instead of following trends; i.e. Founding Farmers has Deviled Eggs = Café Deluxe has Deviled Eggs, Ruby Tuesday has Flatbreads = Café Deluxe has Flatbreads. Time to lead with innovation rather than fear and insecurity, or justification of job titles. Regain the status the Cafe held in the community for a long time and don't buy into the homogenization of your product. And stop running a restaurant (which is still a people first industry) like an accounting firm.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your managers. Strive to become a culinary leader in the area instead of following trends; i.e. Founding Farmers has Deviled Eggs = Café Deluxe has Deviled Eggs, Ruby Tuesday has Flatbreads = Café Deluxe has Flatbreads. Time to lead with innovation rather than fear and insecurity, or justification of job titles. Regain the statusthe Cafe held in the community for a long time and don't buy into the homogenization of your product. And stop running a restaurant (which is still a people first industry) like an accounting firm.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A DC tradition

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable company focused on maintaining standards and growing with an energetic young group. The team is very supportive of each other and finding ways to train and grow everyone.

    ConsOpen to change, but sometimes can take a while.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    one of the better restaurants to work for in DC

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Washington, DC

    Pros5 day work week - 6 days very rarely
    good base salary for the area
    bonuses every quarter
    positive environment
    like going to work every day
    good staff, good food and good guests

    Consneeds a little update to the décor

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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