Clyde's Restaurant Group

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Clyde's Restaurant Group Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
18 Reviews
3.7
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hostess in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Hostess in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Clyde's Restaurant Group part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Wonderful work environment, friendly managers, great relationship between the host staff and the servers.

    Cons

    Must request days off very early, especially for holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Server in Ashburn, VA

    I worked at Clyde's Restaurant Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent training program and manager's give you support along the way. Great guests and you make money. Definitely great when you're a student.

    Cons

    Flexible with scheduling and they can work around your schedule but again as a server you never get any kind of paid vacation. Sometimes though I feel they don't care about their employees as much as they should. They would rather be helpful to guests even if they've shown they aren't the best people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back up your employees more

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    enjoyable kitchen to work in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prep in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Prep in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Clyde's Restaurant Group part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy working in a high volume kitchen, working on new menus daily the friendly atmosphere and helping others complete a their task.

    Cons

    not having enough dinner ware to accommodate large dinner private parties and. regular service at the same time. Lack of communication between management and staff during the busy rush.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    my advice to management would be is to make sure that managers are qualified to do their job before hiring them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front Waiter in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Front Waiter in Reston, VA

    I worked at Clyde's Restaurant Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Well-established company with great training. The managers allow you to work without them constantly interfering.

    Cons

    The management tends to play favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont buddy up with employees.

  6.  

    Server Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clyde's Restaurant Group

    Pros

    The teamwork can be good and the comradery is also nice

    Cons

    A lot of favorite servers who get the best shifts and best sections.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your staff more it should not take so long to break in.

  7.  

    I had a solid experience working with Clydes - the training was fantastic and it's a great community of people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Host in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Host in Washington, DC

    I worked at Clyde's Restaurant Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Extensive training makes sure that you are ready for anything. As a host the pay was good and all my coworkers were great people and enjoyable to be with. All the staff are hard working and for a restaurant the turnover is not as fast as one would expect. The customers are generally great to the employees as well.

    Cons

    The hours are tough but given the nature of the business to be expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management was great and I never had any problems working with my bosses.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great training experience, decent management, irritating coworkers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clyde's Restaurant Group part-time

    Pros

    Great training experience as a waiter. Clyde's is truly the best in customer service--whatever the customers ask for, they get. After your shift, you can get a discount off anything on the menu.

    Cons

    Waiters only look out for themselves, don't believe in teamwork. Managers played favorites; they gave the best shifts/tables to their favorite waiters (usually brown-nosers).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees for their quality of work/ work ethic

  9.  

    A good experience working with professionals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bartender in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Bartender in Washington, DC

    I worked at Clyde's Restaurant Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Thorough training, professional environment, many coworkers from different walks of life, restaurants are pretty beautiful...they dont cut corners, if you are serious about being in the industry you have an opportunity for real growth here. Can be flexible with your schedule. A great network to be connected to, especially in the Washington, DC area.

    Cons

    There is a substantial income gap between employees working lunch (typically newer) vs. those who work nights. A higher hourly pay might make sense for those working lunches and help to retain new staff instead of spending the money training folks who wont be there for the longer haul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A higher hourly pay might make sense for those working lunches and help to retain new staff instead of spending the money training folks who wont be there for the longer haul.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A Good Place To Start.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Clyde's Restaurant Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company likes to hire from within rather than outside, so lack of experience in a position you're after is not a big issue. Company also has human resources department just for training employees & management and improving the work environment via annual surveys. Management seems to genuinely care about employee well-being.

    Cons

    Lack of female leadership. Profit still prevails overall as this is a corporation. "Managerial strategies" used keep employees complacent (i.e. perpetual praising , encouraging everyone to "work" hard, particularly when one hard working employee can do the job of two without an increase in compensation, etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward employees with compensation as well as words and awards.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best Bar to Work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Bartender in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Clyde's Restaurant Group part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great reputation. No problem selling food, or specialty drinks--as they're good. Sophisticated clientele, big checks--lots of regulars, and generally 18%-20%+ tips.

    Cons

    Long hours, obviously. Early in-times are a drag

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delay/stagger in-times. Let day bartenders work a bit longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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