Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

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Updated March 12, 2015
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  1. Love the company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants part-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am a server at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, it has been one of the best positions i've had so far in my career. Wonderful, energetic group of people that i work with including management! Perks are definitely awesome!

    Cons

    Pressure to sell wine clubs is over the top. I understand the importance of wine clubs to the company, but when the store has been in its location for three years it is difficult to get those sold. Either they are already members or absolutely do not want to join.

  2. stressful/underpaid/bad management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    learn to work in a fast paced environment

    Cons

    not paid enough for the amount of work that is asked of you

    Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Response

    Mar 24, 2015Digital Marketing Specialist

    Hi, if you'd like to discuss this with a member of the Cooper's Hawk Human Resources team please send us a message at social@chwinery.com

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  3. Helpful (1)

    Pleasant atmosphere but to much of a negative work environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tasting Room Attendant in Wheeling, IL
    Current Employee - Tasting Room Attendant in Wheeling, IL

    I have been working at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discounts on food and wine are nice but don't expect to be relaxed as managers are always changing and adding unnecessary pressure when you are busy taking care pf the most important part of your job and that is the GUESTS.

    Cons

    Schedules are a problem and inconsistent from manager to manager, all managers talk about are sell the wine clubs so they can get their bonus, wages are not that great for as much as you run around and sweat when super busy, not an open door policy because I was told to find another job when I asked if I could serve to make some extra money instead of just being in the tasting room.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all your employees and don't just try and talk everthing up so you and your fellow managers can get bonuses and promotions.

    Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Response

    Mar 24, 2015Digital Marketing Specialist

    Hi, if you'd like to discuss this with a member of the Cooper's Hawk Human Resources team please send us a message at social@chwinery.com

    Or you can submit any comments or concerns anonymously via
    ... More

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  5. Amazing place and people, but hitting some growing pains

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burr Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burr Ridge, IL

    I have been working at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The money and the people are great. Serving is very lucrative as long as you know how to work as a team. This is not an 'every server for themselves' kind of gig. The GM of my restaurant has been wonderful to work with and has helped me grow as an employee. Tim McEnery is an amazing CEO.

    Cons

    The company is so focused on expansion...it is losing sight of the culture that has helped set this concept a part. I believe Corporate should sit down and re examine the message in the Mission Statement and core values they unveiled 4 years ago before expansion really took off. They should also re evaluate the support they give to established restaurants.

    Advice to Management

    I think upper management should hold an LRT focus group. They should also return to the mission statement and core values to determine where they can improve to better live up to Coopers Hawk standards. Profit is a great thing in the business world, but the real success of the company is in the hands of your front line team members and those who manage them. Nurture those relationships.

  6. Good place to work if you are willing to be a team player.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good clientele, great menu and wine that sells itself, good discounts, generally good money if you are willing to work.

    Cons

    Scheduling is an issue. Managers are rotated too much and as soon as you get used to one schedule a different manager takes over and upends your life. Favoritism is an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Reward the employees that come to work everyday and do their job well. Enforce rules the same for all. Beware of expanding so fast that you lose sight of the basics.

  7. Professional, well run restaurant with great food, pleasant guests, great tips.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Orland Park, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Orland Park, IL

    I have been working at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great tips, professional helpful managers, wonderful employee perks. The food is fantastic and benefits sell themselves. 50% off food and 40% off wine.

    Cons

    A lot of side work, long hours after close, no trays. Style of restaurant prompts people to sit for a long time so you won't turn tables fast but bills are typically high enough to compensate.

  8. Fantastic place to work at!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, values, growth and fun!

    Cons

    There's nothing bad about this company!

  9. Helpful (3)

    Poor Management from the top

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

    I worked at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The co workers were wonderful

    Cons

    No support whatsoever, left you to drown with no life jacket

    Advice to Management

    150+people started lucky you have less then 10 left...Tell me whats wrong...As soon as they hear the regional manager is coming in they shift gears and threaten people

  10. Not a bad place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good bonuses for hitting sales goals and good hours. Offers excellent discounts on meals and wine. Always busy at dinner.

    Cons

    Inconsistant schedule and lots of turnover.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Awful managment

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

    I worked at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The place is busy so the servers make good money.

    Cons

    Worst possible management. No loyalty .

    Advice to Management

    Quit screwing over managers, firing them, replacing them with servers. Also quit stealing recipes from Wildfire and Cheesecake factory.

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