Del Frisco's Restaurant Group

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Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
27 Reviews
3.0
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    - the execs really care about their employees- they provide all the tools to succeed in your position as well as provide a truly professional working environment
    - the team works well together
    -provides 401K, dental and health insurance packages-- better than any I have ever seen in hospitality

    Cons

    - work-life balance is hard but that is the nature of the industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My only advice is to upper management who need to consider their managers work-life balance a little more. They are overworked and sometimes it is obvious.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding job with phenomenal benefits !

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Great management and team members! Everyone is held to a high standard of work ethic. Lots of room for growth and flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Working on some major family holidays. Nothing else to say, as I have really enjoyed working with the company and gained lifelong friends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great restaurant, food, and co-workers. The vibe is really great, perfect for a fun night out.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a nice restaurant and it can be a lot of fun. The co-workers are great and so is the food! With the food and drink price, you have the potential to make good money.

    Cons

    Over-staffed, hours keep getting cut lower and lower. They are making it impossible to make money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to supply benefits working 25 hours a week...at least make it possible to get close to that many hours. If you take care of your employees, then your employees will take care of you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Employee for over a year

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cocktail Server in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Cocktail Server in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Management treats you in a professional manner. Co-workers are all friendly. Patrons are amazing. Hours are great. Health insurance after 90 days of working. If you work for more than 2 years your health insurance is free. Overall a wonderful place to work.

    Cons

    Tip pool if working in the bar area. However, this could be a benefit on some nights.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group

    Pros

    Management treats you very well and always makes sure you're ok.

    Cons

    The hours can be hectic sometimes.

  7.  

    Not too bad

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group

    Pros

    Tips were great and free meals from the cooks after lunch or before dinner shifts.

    Cons

    Seems like all of the employees will end their careers working there. Nobody is looking for anything better just looking for their next drink of the night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't drink on the job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall a good place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Server in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great money, decent hours

    Cons

    Host can kill you, your money and your relationship with management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Cons outweighed pros

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group

    Pros

    There were two members of the management team that respected talent and passion that could admit their own shortcomings; with most corporations this number could be lower. Management were able to hire some hard-working genuinely nice folks. Also, the benefits package was above average; part-time staff were open to benefits including relatively low cost insurance after two months.

    Cons

    Disrespect and frustration ran rampant, but it is to be expected when there is no trust (between management and staff and between staff in similar positions), no thorough training (especially how to deal with people different from oneself), and barely any women on the management team. Along with the deference the staff had to show management, there were the usual -isms one could run into: nepotism/favoritism/sexism/chauvinism unless one was a member of the old boys club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1.) Hire people who honor respect and compassion: coach compassion to employees and enlist a zero-tolerance policy for ignorance, especially in regard to the treatment of oppressed groups, i.e. women, the lgbt community, etc.; 2.) EMPLOY MORE WOMEN IN MANAGEMENT: do not give the excuse that there are not enough qualified women.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Keep your nose to the ground

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great to have benefits like 401k and health insurance at a restaurant job. Makes you feel like you have a career rather than a job.

    Cons

    Don't even think about requesting time off unless you want to be reminded of your time off every time they need something. Don't bother going to management or god forbid senior management if you have a problem. They will solve your problem quickly by letting you go. It'll take a month or two, but all of a sudden your smallest guest complaint or ticket write up will get you fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your biggest asset is your staff - you should remember that. People shouldn't feel like their jobs are in danger if they make a wave or have a problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very very disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    High energy - it's asking me for 20 words. I am struggling for this. So I need to just type anything.

    Cons

    HR is turning this company into darden. The year I left was 2013. Once this company went public they forgot what allowed them to become public. Also they hire anyone to fill a hole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support your managers. Working 60-75 hours a week for a company that is itching to fire you anyway - their culture is to find things right. Good luck with that. It's like the movie office space. You have 8 managers waiting for you to do something wrong so they can tell u

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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