Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants
3.4 of 5 9 reviews
www.coopershawkwinery.com Countryside, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014

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Tim McEnery

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78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Awful managment

    Server (Former Employee)
    Orland Park, IL

    ProsThe place is busy so the servers make good money.

    ConsWorst possible management. No loyalty .

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit screwing over managers, firing them, replacing them with servers. Also quit stealing recipes from Wildfire and Cheesecake factory.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Server (Current Employee)
    Orlando, FL

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Server (Current Employee)
    Indianapolis, IN

    Prosgood company, structure, family atmosphere, good idea

    Consupper management, hiring process, structure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good serving gig.

    Server (Former Employee)
    Wheeling, IL

    ProsHigher 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

    ConsIt'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 Senior ManagementKeep up with the fun and relaxed attitude the job is stressful enough without added pressures.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Host (Former Employee)
    Naperville, IL

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

    ConsNot enough staff at times, and the management can have some unrealistic expectations of their staff during excessively busy times.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    (Current Employee)

    ProsWere 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementYour greatest asset in the company are your servers, treat them with respect.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Server (Former Employee)
    Wheeling, IL

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

    ConsSecond Shift, Not ideal for a full time position.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Like any other dine in

    House Man (Current Employee)
    Orland Park, IL

    ProsThe work load they give us is crazy but manageable, and pretty good discounts.

    ConsCoopers Hawk just take themselves a little too serious, which is not too much of a bad thing to the customer, but a highly stressful thing to the employees. Regular breaks are not given out unless your a double, and on the work schedule the employee knows what time he or she has to be punched in for work, but you will not know when to punch out to leave. Resturant in Orland Park, IL

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am a current employee of this establishment , and I highly suggest giving the employees Start and Finish times on the working Schedule, and regular breaks, especially if its over 6 hours of work. Heads up its workers rights!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great sense of community, quickly growing into corporate type environment

    Server (Current Employee)
    Wheeling, IL

    ProsThey seem to truly care about their employees.

    ConsSometimes quality is overstepped now that the company is growing so quickly. It seems that growth is becoming the most important goal.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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