Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants

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Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
12 Reviews

3.3
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not a bad place to work

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    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 for less than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Poor Management from the top

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The co workers were wonderful

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful managment

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Orland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Server in Orland Park, IL

    I worked at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The place is busy so the servers make good money.

    Cons

    Worst possible management. No loyalty .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Working for Cooper's Hawk

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very Clean, fairly organized, higher end clientele, great scratch food, employee incentives

    Cons

    excessive side-work (especially closing). Sometimes tend to take themselves too seriously!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    They don't care about people

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Arlington Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Server in Arlington Heights, IL

    I worked at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's rally hard to say anything positive so no pros

    Cons

    Horrible management, they definitely don't care about people. God forbid you have a family emergency. They will simply tell you the restaurant comes first. Half of the management doesn't pay attention to schedules and will schedule people to work 30+ hours on weekend only without a break. So if you like to butcher yourself like that it is a great place to do it! And they money is not really that great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe start caring about employees? That would be a good starting point!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Cooper's Hawk

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Server in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good company, structure, family atmosphere, good idea

    Cons

    upper management, hiring process, structure

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's a great place to work if you have a good work ethic and are a team player.

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    Former Employee - Host  in  Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Host in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexable hours, nice atmosphere, good discount, supportive staff, competent management. Profoundly clean and well organized, values good employees, and serves GREAT food.

    Cons

    Not enough staff at times, and the management can have some unrealistic expectations of their staff during excessively busy times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great if there was a way to create a more cohesive, unified attitude among all the employees within the restaurant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good serving gig.

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Wheeling, IL
    Former Employee - Server in Wheeling, IL

    I worked at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Higher end customers, good work environment, great discounts (40% off wine) and chance to make good money. Side-work is easy compared to past jobs. Chance to make more money by selling wine clubs

    Cons

    It's a serving job so the traditional cons. Over the past year the place is becoming more corporate. Some managers are a little over the top, but for the most part very good hands on managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the fun and relaxed attitude the job is stressful enough without added pressures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good money, management and corporate doesnt care about the worker.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants for more than a year

    Pros

    Were always busy, the money is the only thing thats keeping me here. This used to be the best restaurant I've worked at, but recently it has turned for the worst.

    Cons

    The company as a whole is exploding, which sucks for servers they seem to care less and less about the worker and more about the bottom line. This company mission statement is all about creating community and caring for its empleyees buts thats not the case, they always have focus groups with the owner or the GM but it doesnt change anything. I never seen any restaurant that is so small have such a big corporate office. It seems like they have a new executive every few months and there all coming from let us entertain you and darden restaurants. When I first started I used to love coming into work, but now I cant wait to leave. In the next couple of years it will lose all of its exclusiveness and be more of a corporate chain like Olive Garden. If you work a double (12+hours) dont expect to have a break, or even sit down as its against the rules. Management is always changing, always pulling out rules outta there @$$ stating its in the handbook.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your greatest asset in the company are your servers, treat them with respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    By serving, I gained experience by interacting with customers and working as a team.

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Wheeling, IL
    Former Employee - Server in Wheeling, IL

    I worked at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced atmosphere, good team work, able to network with people

    Cons

    Second Shift, Not ideal for a full time position.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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