House of Blues

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Strictly for the money.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Restaurant Server in Anaheim, CA
Former Employee - Restaurant Server in Anaheim, CA

I worked at House of Blues part-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Laid back type of restaurant, quantity of customers, free Disneyland pass. Sometimes you get to attend free concerts.

Cons

The managmement and the corporate figures could care less about you. The employee, and the manager, are absolutely replaceable. They do not take into account how long you have worked there or how much you contribute to the company. If you spend years doing great, it is not acknowledged. Mess up once, its documented forever.

The company values were great when it was owned by the creator of The House of Blues. In the past 5 years, Live Nation bought the restaurant and turned it into a pit of depression.

Don't try to get benefits either. There aren't any.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start hiring your managers from within, instead of managers that do not know how this restaurant runs. Take lesson from Costco and treat your staff with respect. Realize that they are important to your business and the success will follow. Happy staff equals happy customers.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

29 Other Employee Reviews for House of Blues (View Most Recent)

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    Blues at the Blues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender in West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Bartender in West Hollywood, CA

    I have been working at House of Blues full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    • Good shows once in a while
    • Fun seeing regular customers
    • The brand is about southern hospitality and teaches the employees to friendly with each other. The diverse team has amazing comradery

    Cons

    Everything else;
    • High turn over of shady managers that are disrespectful and have limited experience. I hear they aren't paid well at all. Therefore, there is a team that has worked there for eight Plus years and the managers come and go.
    • Everyone is on the lowest possible end of the pay scale.
    • Live Nation is killing the brand
    • NO opportunities for advancement regardless of background and education
    • Chaotic unorganized events
    • Bad food.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Post job openings
    Don't talk down to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Before Live Nation House of Blues was an amazing place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at House of Blues full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, environment, perks, local management, team.

    Cons

    Live Nation bought HOB and all the above went out the window

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth. Upper management is making bank, while rank and file employees are under paid and over worked.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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