CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries

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CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries Reviews

Updated March 16, 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. No opportunity to rise

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great on getting quality of life

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. It's the restaurant industry, what can I say?

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    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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 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)

    Pros

    Good pay and its an easy job

    Cons

    Manager are jerks and it is very fast paced

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up and stop yelling for bo reason

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8. Hard work, little pay

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    Current Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They promote within and pay the bare minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great place to work through school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire individuals with proven success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Work, Work, Work

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, benefits are great, not micromanaged, promoted a few times within the organization, but then we merged with another brewery-restaurant company and things started to go downhill...CEO was forced into resignation, COO resigned, moral went down the toilet.

    Cons

    Moral took a nose dive when the CEO was forced to resign. After that, it was like no one was safe and people were being picked off left and right. Work-life balance? ha yeah right. It was all work, all the time. Everything was a red hot project. Had to leave before it gave me a heart attack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down. You're working everyone to death with no clearly defined plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good experience

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    Current Employee - Server in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and balance of work

    Cons

    Business depends on season and city

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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