CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries

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Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Restaurant Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Likes to promote within
    -Diverse and changing culture
    -Great people/management
    -Employee development

    Cons

    -long hours
    -lack of work/life balance
    -claim to be a "people first" company, but lack actually putting people first sometimes

    Advice to Management

    seem to be below average compensation for above average work and responsibility


  2. Sinking ship

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technologist in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Information Technologist in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries

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

    Pros

    Great people, absolutely loved my team and other coworkers in the office. Good benefits.

    Cons

    After CEO was forced out, the culture changed. There was no clear plan, rumors began spreading and everyone was on edge. From what I have heard it is still true to this day. They promised transparency but never delivered. Employees were picked off, they cleaned house with the VPs and brought in new blood in an attempt to revitalize the business. What they ended up doing is cutting the anchors from the Chattanooga office and rehiring in Colorado. Company morale surveys were sent out, but the results were so low they did not present the findings (as they have done in years past).

    Everyone is miserable, do yourself a favor and stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about burning platform and start talking about how you value your employees. Chattanooga is a long way off from Denver, but we all breathe the same air and have the same feelings - please be honest with the people in that office and tell them what their future holds. The company suffers from "too many chiefs". Menu roll outs are always a disaster, even when teams rotate and change. Marketing, training, culinary, everyone seems to know something the other doesn't, and doesn't tell the people that actually program the menus. Get your crew together.


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    Management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries full-time

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Work with Craft Beer, Potential for Relocation, Multiple Concepts within Company. Apply to Old Chicago and Chophouse concepts only.

    Cons

    Having a hard time figuring out their identity. Didn't use to have a corporate feel. New upper management is turning Rock Bottoms into Chili's. Increased food pricing and lowered quantity and quality of food. Gordon Biersch is a dying brand. It didn't use to be about the bottom line. They have lost touch of that. High mgmt turnover due to lack of quality of life.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to taking care of the guest and focus more on beer than menu. Stop worrying about the bottom line so much and creating unrealistic budgets that will not allow management to bonus. Hire beer minded people to run upper management instead of people who only know cheap corporate restaurant chains. Spend some money on extra managers in certain locations to build sales and not run your management staff into the ground.


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  5. No opportunity to rise

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great on getting quality of life

    Cons

    The hire poor GM's and never promote within to that level in Phoenix

    Advice to Management

    Good place to start as a manager, then go to another company to grow and get better paid.


  6. Growth

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries full-time

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, good atmosphere. Moved up quickly

    Cons

    Sometimes its a lot of hours. Physically demanding at times being on your feet all day

    Advice to Management

    Keep your eyes on people who are shining but not necessarily making the most noise.


  7. It's the restaurant industry, what can I say?

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Server in Rockville, MD

    I have been working at CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    If you have cool managers, it's a fun place to work. You get to meet lots of new people all the time. 40% discount on food. Corporate feeling isn't too overwhelming. Lots of new changes to the menu which can be enticing for customers.

    Cons

    Weird hours, not having time for a normal social life, alcoholism/smoking, working for tips isn't always lucrative. Business has been slowing down, too.


  8. Servering

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    Current Employee - Server in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Server in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    High traffic restaurants, great place to work while in school to earn some extra money. They are willing to work with your schedule.

    Cons

    A little bit slower in the winter season but nothing that can be helped.


  9. Good pay and I enjoyed my job but two of the managers have anger issues

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Woodbury, MN
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Woodbury, MN

    I worked at CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and its an easy job

    Cons

    Manager are jerks and it is very fast paced

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up and stop yelling for bo reason


  10. Hard work, little pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Team members are great. Food and beer are great. Building better variety

    Cons

    They promote within and pay the bare minimum.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people. They've worked hard to get where they are. You pay outside of the company people allot more than the people you promote within. It's wrong. That's why you lose managers.


  11. Great place to work through school

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

    I worked at CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The company takes great care of their employees with benefits and 401k option. Friendly staff and the money was pretty good.

    Cons

    They promoted individuals into management that misused/abused their power and did not have the restaurants best interest in mind while drinking on the job.

    Advice to Management

    Hire individuals with proven success.



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