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Good Restaurant Job

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

I worked at Elmo's Diner

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Great co-workers, overall nice crowd. Team-oriented environment, with fair compensation. Lots of food options, hard to get bored here. Never experienced any stereotypical foodservice nightmares (foh vs boh animosity, evil managers, awful customers, etc.).

Cons

It's food service, so all the usuals - lots of standing / walking / working your ass off. The kitchen is hot in the summer and cold in the winter.

Advice to Management

Keep an open mind. It's served you well in the past and will continue to do so in the future.

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  1. Great work environment, for a restaurant.

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Food Server in Durham, NC

    I worked at Elmo's Diner full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The staff are all really great and friendly with each other. Everyone gets together to play pool weekly. The management will throw parties for the staff. The menu is so huge, you can never get sick of the food. Seriously, the camaraderie here is unbeatable. Managers work just as hard as the rest of the staff and do all of the dirtiest jobs.

    Cons

    The servers who have been there forever are the only ones who make any money. If you're not one of those golden dozen people, you will almost never get a good section. Me and the bottom 12 people made $18,000/year, the 6 who had been there there twice as long were making $24,000, the 3 who were there even longer were making $28,000.... and the one top dog was making $40,000 (working 7 days per week).

    Advice to Management

    Stop having the servers tip out to the hosts, and just pay the hosts more. Better benefits are needed. Consider offering bonuses as an incentive for people who pick up a shift for someone else.

  2. Excellent place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Elmo's Diner part-time

    Pros

    Warm work environment, excellent job training and opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Work hours can be demanding, but you adjust quickly!

    Advice to Management

    No cons.

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