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Most frustrating job I've ever held

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Current Employee - Server  in  Portland, OR
Current Employee - Server in Portland, OR

I have been working at McMenamins full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

The company attracts and hires people of good heart. Good benefits, if you are able to go your first year without insurance, cool historical buildings to work in

Cons

The brothers and GM's are all about cutting, cutting and more cutting of labor and have no interest in hearing from employees any suggestions for improvements or their frustrations. Mike has made it very clear to his GM's that he has no interest in hearing about problems associated with implementation of new policies he comes up with. Long term employees have learned to just numb themselves to the daily frustrations

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your employees really do want to do a good job for you, but the attitude that employees are at best a pain in the ***** and at worst, virtually an enemy to be dealt with as little as possible other than being told to "we don't want to hear it, just do your job", turnover has noticeably increased over the years and morale is pretty sad

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Too often understaffed

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  East Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in East Portland, OR

    I have been working at McMenamins full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent money, cool buildings, nice history, lots of locations so working close to home is a possibility. Good beer.

    Cons

    Constantly understaffed. Poor upper management. Lazy pub managers. Unrealistic expectations for labor, and the service expected with low labor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at the industry before setting numerical goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Server  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Server in Portland, OR

    I worked at McMenamins part-time

    Pros

    There's always a manager of some kind to go to for help.

    Cons

    All staff is often overworked and too busy to keep up.

    Neutral Outlook
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