Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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  1. Waiter/ bartender New York

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    Former Employee - Server in Astoria, NY
    Former Employee - Server in Astoria, NY

    I worked at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High income waiter bartender job

    Cons

    Late nights Very physical work

    Advice to Management

    Not necessary to micro manage so much. Good for your ego not so much for the restaurant


  2. Server/bartender job. New York

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in New York, NY

    I worked at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits. High income great location

    Cons

    Late hours weekends very physical job

    Advice to Management

    Micro managing too excess is a negative good for your ego bad for restaurant


  3. room to grow

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

    I worked at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you like to be around people and be on your feet not behind a desk its great. the company has great room for growth. with restaurants popping up all across the country there is lots of opportunity to move up and around! they really do care about their employees

    Cons

    long hours, long nights. EVERY Tuesday every manager in the entire company has to stay to do inventory


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  5. Great Benefits

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

    I worked at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group full-time

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, great salary, great crestaurant

    Cons

    Long demanding hours, no work life balance


  6. I've had many ups and downs at del friscos and I've learned a lot but I think it's time for a change of pace.

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    Current Employee - Hostess in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Hostess in New York, NY

    I have been working at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits like insurance after a couple months. It's a good environment except the people that work there are a little backwards and have a sense of entitlement sometimes. You also get a weeks paid vacation after one year of work.

    Cons

    I don't make enough money to live off of, they refused to give me a raise despite over a year of hard work and many great reviews from guests.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to try something different because it may end up benefitting the restaurant in the end.


  7. Steady company with growth, wait in line for a promotion

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Able to hire and retain great employees. The training program was excellent. Large scar management experience...$13 million plus in sales

    Cons

    Plan on working until 1 or 2 am most nights. Low pay. Directors tend to only promote who they like not necessarily who is lost talented or has best performance record.

    Advice to Management

    Overalls good company. Wouldn't hurt to pay your entry and mid level managers more money. Working 60 hours a week and staying till the wee hours of the morning deserves a little more aggressive compensation.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Exceptional

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dining Room Manager
    Current Employee - Dining Room Manager

    I have been working at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    I love it. I started serving and have been a manager 5 years. Exceptional communication between the home office and the stores. Great feedback- bonus structure and ample recognition of hard work. The restaurant business is tough, and I would not be in this industry for any other company. Good work/life balance (for the biz).

    Cons

    None that are controllable. The odd hours/ weekends/ holidays are standard for the industry and can hardly be counted against the company. Close early on some holidays and later on others. It's all pretty fair.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Great culture. I always feel respected even when I'm being driven to do better.


  9. Good pay, good people

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    Current Employee - Server in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Server in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great company, lots of potential to move up a and good money.

    Cons

    Long hours, competitive pay, training is the worst week of your life

    Advice to Management

    Positive feedback is a wonderful motivator


  10. Server

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Server in New York, NY

    I worked at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money for the restaurant industry in an environment staffed with excellent people. A machine of a restaurant that is in the 1% of covers handled and total sales without a doubt.

    Cons

    Working culture promoted as one of integrity and family, but in reality employment here is cheap. People will be fired regularly, and some others just can't handle it.

    Advice to Management

    They would be better off by easing up on the "culture" and just be honest about what it is: a cutthroat restaurant environment with better than average tips. Their stance comes off as hypocritical more often than not.


  11. Quality of life needs improvement

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Health Benefits and 401K are unbeatable -Culture (guest experience) at DFRG is one of the best I've encountered -Room for growth or involvement in companies expansion

    Cons

    -Upper level management involvement is lacking-- Growing too fast to keep up with demands of current locations needs -Balance of PTO vs. time worked in a week/month -Management reviews are non-existant

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of needs that go unmet, and significant voices not heard, pushing quality employees (staff and management) out the door because of the rapid expansion. Senior managers seem to be stretched too thin for meaningful involvement.



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