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A Company that truly cares about its People

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Clover Restaurant Group

Pros

Fantastic growth plan for new restaurant openings and the people who run them.
Pays fairly and treats people well.
Great culture and genuine work-life balance.
New ownership is always available to listen - Open Door Policy
Business Office is a collection of experts in their field and are always available to help in a timely and friendly manner.

Cons

Great opportunity for growth during the growing pains of a newly acquired organization.

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  1. no integrity

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clover Restaurant Group

    Pros

    It was a job easy work

    Cons

    Poor standards, not a place of standards

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Micro-Managed at every turn.

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    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Washington, DC

    I worked at Clover Restaurant Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They have many long-term employees whom are very dedicated to their jobs and the "Café" brand, but feel let down by hasty managerial changes and hires.

    Cons

    Being constantly micro-managed and treated as though your previous managerial experience means very little. As in the previous review the "business office" (which they constantly use to refer to themselves in the third person) is extremely negative and reactionary. Rarely are positive ideas acted upon, they are simply perceived as a threat to the "business office". The amount of charts and equations needed to be a manager is excessive, and constantly used to beat down the employees and managers. Of course there is a large amount of paperwork needed in a restaurant in general, but new paperwork is often created as a knee-jerk reaction to what is often a very simple problem to solve. Also as in the previous review the company is run like a much larger company which leads to the back office often coming across as trying to "justify their jobs" with their poorly chosen edicts and additional paperwork. Listen to your managers. Strive to become a culinary leader in the area instead of following trends; i.e. Founding Farmers has Deviled Eggs = Café Deluxe has Deviled Eggs, Ruby Tuesday has Flatbreads = Café Deluxe has Flatbreads. Time to lead with innovation rather than fear and insecurity, or justification of job titles. Regain the status the Cafe held in the community for a long time and don't buy into the homogenization of your product. And stop running a restaurant (which is still a people first industry) like an accounting firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your managers. Strive to become a culinary leader in the area instead of following trends; i.e. Founding Farmers has Deviled Eggs = Café Deluxe has Deviled Eggs, Ruby Tuesday has Flatbreads = Café Deluxe has Flatbreads. Time to lead with innovation rather than fear and insecurity, or justification of job titles. Regain the statusthe Cafe held in the community for a long time and don't buy into the homogenization of your product. And stop running a restaurant (which is still a people first industry) like an accounting firm.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO
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