Fado Irish Pub Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. Awesome management, great co-workers

    Current Employee - Server in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Server in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Fado Irish Pub

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    This pub has an amazing general manager that really takes care of employees that are responsible and work hard. They will promote service staff to shift supervisors and occasionally managers if you're interested. The staff take care of one another in and outside of the pub and many people have worked there full or part time for years. The pub has a great location and earning potential is pretty high throughout the week/year. It also has a lot of regulars so you can get to know your customers.

    Cons

    It's the service industry - if you don't like working late or long hours or hustling, it's not for you.


  2. Great atmosphere to work in!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Fado Irish Pub full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly staff, some lifers, some come and go. The staff is close like a family, and it is a great place to work. There are opportunities for advancement within the company. Overall a great place to work for FOH, BOH, and Management.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are some slow periods, which for servers may seem a bit rough, but it equally evens out during the busy seasons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  3. Good Company.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fado Irish Pub

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good money. Good food. Upper management is wonderful. Love going to work everyday. Can support my family.

    Cons

    Training takes a long time. Menu training is extensive. Training server not the best. Bar staff not very friendly.


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  5. Amazing place to work!!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fado Irish Pub

    Pros

    This is a company that you will love to learn about tell others about and have the ability to grow with. They take care of their employees.

    Cons

    The locations are inconsistent in their standards depending on the location.

    Advice to Management

    Communication and standards should be the same all over the company.


  6. Server/Bartender

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender

    I worked at Fado Irish Pub full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    People, Environment and Customers! Great place to be and good family feel with staff and customers. Definitely good money for serving job or bar.

    Cons

    Can later hours, but it's worth the money. Typically, the managers help everyone make money and balance out the schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring people who fit personality of company. Don't get too corporate.


  7. Good serving job.

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

    I worked at Fado Irish Pub part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you get good evening shifts, you can make a lot of money. Because it's a corporate operation, they have high standards and reasonable rules.

    Cons

    Base pay is not very high. They give the same servers the good shifts all of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Invest some time and effort into your less experienced team members. Let them try harder shifts. You're only as strong as your weakest link.


  8. Wonderful and challenging

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Fado Irish Pub full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Family. Enrichment in my job and always having a fun time.

    Cons

    Not alot of room for forward movement or advancement

    Advice to Management

    Learn everything and listen


  9. Bartenders do well, servers not so great. Can do well if in favor of management and the season is good.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Fado Irish Pub full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You want to make friends with people who drink a lot.

    Cons

    Low pay for servers and little to no respect


  10. (Tigin Irish Pub) I have so much fun I sometimes forget that I'm working

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Server in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Fado Irish Pub full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Staff: Management at the St. Louis, Mo Tigin Irish Pub has perfected the art of hiring a great staff who are all unique in their own way. I've been there roughly 10 months and the turnover rate is very low compared to other industry jobs, meaning people hardly quit or management hardly has a need to fire anyone. Both are due to Tigin's employees loving their jobs.

    Pay: Being on the wait staff at Tigin is quite lucrative. Located downtown and sharing a building with a hotel means traffic from conventions, the three pro sports teams fans, and some runoff from the stl downtown nightlife. Menu and bar menu prices are quite high leading to large sales.

    Offers health/life insurance after a certain period of time. Expensive, but far better than going through with it on your own. Also, Tigin employees get a discount on drinks at the local Joey B's, which doesn't need to be elaborated on concerning how awesome that is.

    Cons

    Patrons: You will have all sorts of patrons, and often times it will be hard for someone in their mid-20's to relate to them. Dinner for two could easily come to $100, so the social class of the patrons is often a far cry from the workers serving them. There is also a large generation gap between customers and the staff, again in my opinion due to the difference in social classes. Most of the staff isn't bothered by this, and most of the patrons are down to earth individuals that don't judge people based on their occupation.

    Seniority: A good amount of people have worked there for years, and they most definitely get treated in a different way than "rookies". However, on the filpside, you get a taste of it as well after you have proven yourself to management.

    Advice to Management

    For such a small pub, being that the wait staff is roughly around 10-15 people depending on the season, there are far to many superiors to answer to. Also, one day a shift leader is serving tables telling jokes to you and the next day they are in a position to write you up for telling a similar joke. Rarely, if ever, does that happen, but the "on and off switch" makes the work environment around management feel like a roller coaster. Slimming down management and having them work more often would most likely make the structure of the totem pole more clear.


  11. Excellent

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Fado Irish Pub full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's a very casual atmosphere, but very serious when it comes to managing the incredible volume you often deal with. Customer service is a real commitment, not just lip service.

    Cons

    It has some of the issues that all restaurants have, i.e. some staff may not have their heads in the game, etc.



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