Grill Concepts

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Grill Concepts Reviews

Updated June 14, 2014
Updated June 14, 2014
9 Reviews
2.7
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Stable job and business that is flexible with your schedule

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Grill Concepts full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many opportunities to transfer or advance. Decent starting salary compared to similar positions in other companies. Great locations. Good training program.

    Cons

    No creative energy at upper management to help drive sales when begin to decline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not care as much as it could about it's employees. Culture has diminished throughout the years, really making work more of a scare factor than an enjoyable environment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Stable job and business that is flexible with your schedule

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Grill Concepts part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Coworkers created an amazing environment to work with. The flow worked very well with the front of the house floor plan. The money is also very lucrative if you work in the night.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care as much as it could about it's employees. The owning company is very corporate, which creates a lot of problems as they really stifle and creativity, and really make working more of a scare factor than an enjoyable environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least in my location, have a more structured training system, as the newer employees really were thrown under a bus on their first shifts. Make your employee nepotism less obvious...

    Positive Outlook
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    thru the eyes of an non-management employee

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

    I worked at Grill Concepts

    Pros

    If you are a hardworking person it's the perfect place to work, managers and supervisors are most of the time clear and consistent ,the organization of the whole work system is well done so there is no confusion in hierarchy and responsibilities of parts.
    I would say that the process of interaction with costumers and managers it's pleasant and easy.

    Cons

    the impossibility to take vacation during the Christmas holydays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that the management is doing a great job hiring the right people and allowing them to transfer to different locations with better promoting opportunities, they probably should start firing people in a more productive way too, incompetency is an anchor for the places where team work is important, and Daily Grill is one of these places.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    same thing every day

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    Current Employee - Restaraunt Manager
    Current Employee - Restaraunt Manager

    I have been working at Grill Concepts

    Pros

    Many opportunities to transfer or advance. Ok starting salary compared to similar positions in other companies. Great locations. Good training program.

    Cons

    No creative energy. Every day you do the same thing. No vacation time until after a year of empoyement then only 5 days if you request a long time in advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the moral of your team. Area directors should get feedback from hourly employees regarding managers and issues.

    Approves of CEO
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    The working environment would have been great if management didn't work out of fear and the desperation to meet quotas.

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    Former Employee - Cocktail Server  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cocktail Server in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Grill Concepts part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was flexible. Easy to switch shifts with other staff if necessary.

    Cons

    There seemed to have been a disconnect between staff and higher management. The desire for higher sales quotas increasingly was a problem for such a customer oriented business. There was less and less regard and care for staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relax. Working at Daily Grill could be enjoyable. It once was. Desperation adds pressure to everyone on staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    the training staff from california was weak

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grill Concepts

    Pros

    some of the staff are amazing. ALl male bartenders make you feel like they care about their job and some of the servers are very experienced.

    Cons

    Clientele for the most part are rude and forget getting a good tip from foreigners. They lie about the benefits and the hours they have to reduce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and stop lying about the hours you are reducing. Add the gratuity. save your staff. I would still work their if you got your act together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Unprofessional, stressful, uncredited and over unrewarding place to work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Grill Concepts full-time

    Pros

    Because of how horribly it's run, you get away with anything, making it easy and fun to work there.

    Cons

    Stress is put on employees, harassment - sexual and otherwise is out of control, not financially rewarding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find professional managers who know what they are doing. You need some secret service servers/hosts etc. to find out how they REALLY act when the big corporate men aren't around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    horrible managers!

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Grill Concepts part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The food is good, so customers tip ok and leave full and happy.

    Cons

    bad managers, very corporate no "family" vibe

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Horrible clientele, management doesn't back you up

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Grill Concepts

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, not open on Sundays or Saturday before 5pm, lunch shifts are 3-4 hours.

    Cons

    Worst clientele- customers are rude and overly picky about everything, but can get away with anything. Management will always throw you under the bus when it comes to the customer and never show support no matter the situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more respect and support towards your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend

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