Elephant BAR Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Good money, flexible with school and very sociable atmosphere (in 4 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, good food and drinks, good money, some managers were nice, free samples of food when they introduce a new item (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Most time on shift spent swiping servers for coupons (in 6 reviews)

  • If a guest is out of line and/or berates you and then complains, the company will apologize to them and send them gift cards to come back (in 4 reviews)

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  1. server

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Certified Trainer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Server/Certified Trainer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Elephant BAR (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Room for improvement
    Became a certified trainer
    The company provides gift cards, free meal cards, or prizes for the server who wins the competitions like who has highest sales, good yelps or who sells the most desserts etc
    You are provided with great training

    Cons

    Very corporate you must have a certain level of sales
    A lot of coupons which reflect on your tip
    Training can take two weeks to complete


  2. bartender

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

    I worked at Elephant BAR

    Pros

    can make some really good money

    Cons

    overworked and management is one-sided


  3. Good Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Elephant BAR

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Not given good equipment to succeed with

    Advice to Management

    Get the employees things they need to succeed


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  5. Typical chain restaurant

    Former Employee - Host in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Host in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Elephant BAR part-time (Less than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, very structured, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Too strict at times, almost robotic


  6. Helpful (1)

    Pure craziness

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Elephant BAR

    Pros

    great people to work with
    good base pay

    Cons

    customers are horrendous sometimes
    management is messy
    training is inconsistent between new hires
    understaffed hard to get time off
    every shift is a break violation, never get any breaks

    Advice to Management

    be consistent with new trainees


  7. Corp Office

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corp Office in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Corp Office in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Elephant BAR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual enviornment and friendly people

    Cons

    Company went bankrupt, all corp employees were dismissed

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to run a business


  8. Good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Hostess in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Elephant BAR part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The Elephant Bar Restaurant that I worked for cares for their employees, there is room for advancement, and they take pride in their work. Servers, Cooks, Bussers, Hosts, Managers, Bartenders - everyone collectively works as a team. Good atmosphere for first hosting job.

    Cons

    No real cons it was a great first host job for me :)


  9. Hostess for two years

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

    I worked at Elephant BAR

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

    Pros

    Fun easy place to work at, similar to most restaurants. Wouldn't make a career out of it but it pays your bills and a good job when you're in school.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to request off around the holidays or busy times of the year


  10. Elephant Bar Review

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in San Marcos, CA
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in San Marcos, CA

    I worked at Elephant BAR part-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    It was a good consistent income.

    Cons

    Too corporate for my liking.


  11. Used to be a great company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at Elephant BAR full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was a fast-paced growing company that felt like a family-owned business

    Cons

    Got too corporate too fast, lost its identity

    Advice to Management

    There's no management left - corporate office closed after filing for bankruptcy



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