Gordon Biersch

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Gordon Biersch Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
34 Reviews
3.3
34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Transitional Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server/Trainer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Server/Trainer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Gordon Biersch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun environment with great team of people. Fast based but organized. Management very supportive of each employee. Opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Because the restaurant is halfway between casual and fine dining, the tips are tough to survive off of. You would need to work double shifts 6 days a week to make it work. Of course, that depends on where the restaurant is located.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Server/Bartender

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    Former Employee - Server, Bartender
    Former Employee - Server, Bartender

    I worked at Gordon Biersch part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy job - management is bearable.

    Cons

    Too many employees - always have new hires - too many bartenders, only got one shift a week. You also never know what and when the new promos start.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    This is a review of the Navy Yard location. Overall a good experience but as the company becomes more and more corporate quality is being lost and care for the employee is dropping down the priority list.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Gordon Biersch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great beer so its an easy sell.

    Cons

    Horrible uniforms...food is meh...generally speaking management doesnt care about the employees. Somewhat understandable considering the low quality of employees...but hey...they hired them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a dishwasher to clean bar glasses. The hand washing system is not clean and is inefficient and customers dislike it. Allow good employees to expand their sections and work better shifts so that they dont leave for greener pastures.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gordon Biersch

    Pros

    Good pay and good experience

    Cons

    Restauraunt hours can be long

  6.  

    One of the best restaurants I've worked in

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Gordon Biersch full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities for overtime during busy season, good coworkers, decent pay.

    Cons

    New management not on same page, not enough employees, computer generated prep lists don't work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The systems that are in place in the kitchen only work if management holds people accountable for their work.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    DC location took great care of staff by giving lots of internal perks!

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    Former Employee - Hostess Trainer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Hostess Trainer in Washington, DC

    I worked at Gordon Biersch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn the restaurant business with extensive training and opportunities to advance. Promotions are likely to occur quickly if you are willing to put in the time and work.

    Cons

    Long hours, constant change in management, increased responsibility without adequate compensation. Managers were not on same page.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be consistent. Cherish employees. Provide adequate compensation especially for an increased work load. Work on management retention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Hostess

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    Former Employee - Hostess
    Former Employee - Hostess

    I worked at Gordon Biersch part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The customers and food and discount

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours, late nights on weekends, management is very picky with what they want from employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax, sometimes people do things differently-doesn't mean it's wrong

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    OK.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gordon Biersch

    Pros

    Meeting different customer everyday, I run the restaurant with little supervision,

    Cons

    Yes I am thinking about leaving and getting a better job then this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My perks are working with the public from all around the world, listening to the different languages and trying to learn as I get more closer to my customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fun times with good friends

    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Gordon Biersch full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Beer and friends are always fun

    Cons

    Salary was really very low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax

  11.  

    Had a good experience as a hostess

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

    I worked at Gordon Biersch part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working here for a couple years while I was in college. I liked the staff and got along well with everyone. The managers were usually easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Its not always a busy restaurant so of course being stuck at a podium on a slow day is no fun.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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