CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries

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Say what you mean and do what you say.

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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)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

Pros

There are great advantages working for a company that has good food and good beer. The food and the beer :) However, a person cannot live on food and beer alone.

I have seen some minor positive changes that I think over time will advance the company and their outlook.

Cons

Lack of structure. Lack of communication. Lack of accountability. I do think that management intentions are good but they don't know how to follow through and execute either from lack of training or qualifications.

Advice to Management

Say what you mean and do what you say. It is hard for employees to TRUST you when you never follow through and consistently allow bad behavior.

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  1. A Tale of Two Cities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people and the industry - you can't beat good beer and good food, and there really is a ton of integrity behind the brewing team and the R&D staff.

    Cons

    The corporate office is in Chattanooga and there is a satellite office in Denver - which makes a holistic approach to the work at hand difficult. Two cities that reflect two different regional cultures and business cultures with very little authentic leadership allowed from the Denver office. People generally mean well in all that they do, but it's so hard to run a business well when you don't have the chance to interact with people who are supposed to be your team-mates on a day to day basis.

    Advice to Management

    360 degree performance reviews, and hold people accountable for the Tablestakes. Without accountability, they're just buzzwords.

  2. Craftworks suffers from growing pains.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They have developed some good restaurant management systems and their marketing is constant. There is a broad support system when needed for IT, repairs, human resources, payroll, etc. The salaries and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    The company is combining several brands under one umbrella and over homogenizing to the point where they all suffer loss of identity. They follow a business model of raising volume while reducing labor year after year...which is of course unsustainable over an extended period without losing volume due to poor service from under staffing. There has been a consistent exodus of talent from the managerial ranks.

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