Hard Rock International Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Hard Rock International President and CEO Hamish Dodds
Hamish Dodds
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Pros
  • It's a very busy and exciting work environment (in 9 reviews)

  • Hard Rock has great atmosphere and awesome employees (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Gets a bit overcrowded, long hours, need better stock option portfolio 401K plan (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management are clueless in the area of nightlife in this area (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Cool company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Cook in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Hard Rock International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Love working here despite some issues. Fun company to work for and its great that they encourage individualism. Getting a Universal pass is awesome.

    Cons

    Certain problems continuously get swept under the rug. Insurance is way too expensive and doesn't cover much.

    Advice to Management

    Stop covering up for someone if they are causing problems just because you like them.


  2. great place

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Hard Rock International full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    great place to work. great teamwork with staff, able to show your personality!

    Cons

    no cons, all around great place to be especially if you like music and meeting new people


  3. Great culture and fun environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Hard Rock International (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Ability to create authentic guests experiences that rock!

    Cons

    Potential long and off peak working hours (department dependent)


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  5. its okayy

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sioux City, IA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sioux City, IA

    I have been working at Hard Rock International (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fun place to work, love the people that i work with

    Cons

    poor communication/ customers feel entitled to get free things and become greedy at times.


  6. Project Accountant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Project Accountant in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Hard Rock International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, good working environment and great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Most of there work procedures are still old school and have not moved up in technology.

    Advice to Management

    There is lifting of heavy boxes and large binders, which could be improved with the scanning of Project and IT invoices'.


  7. Don't rock hard with Hard Rock

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    Former Employee - RSA in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - RSA in Boston, MA

    I worked at Hard Rock International (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good music, and good food. Benefits include 50% discount on food and merchandise, Health insurance and sick/vacation time.

    Cons

    Management is a joke. They sit on their behinds all day long and order you around cause they are too lazy to do things themselves. They will avoid promoting you as if their life depended on it. You are not an individual to them, you are simply a tool to run their precious business. If you want to be treated like the dirt you walk on, work here.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and you will receive it. Simply because you are a GM doesn't grant you the right to walk all over the employees who work for you. Promote individuals when it is needed, not when you feel it to be fit just to save money.


  8. Hard Rock Cafe

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Hostess in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Hard Rock International (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great family environment, fun place to work, always entertaining

    Cons

    There are always tough days with customers but it comes with the job


  9. Good structures, Lots of gimmicks, lots of selling, not how it used to be!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Bartender in Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Hard Rock International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co workers, guests, music, food, location, and high energy environment.

    Cons

    Constant selling of merchandise, constant secret shoppers, write-ups, 2 faced managements. Don't get friendly with management because they aren't there to be your friend. Very high employee turnover, including management. Very seasonal work. Inconsistency of hours, and money earned. Lots of frozen food. Lots of waste. They don't up hold to company motto, "Save the Planet"., Fear of higher up management, ie..,supervisors, G.M., regional management, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Create a new game plan.


  10. sales & marketing focus?

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Hard Rock International (More than 5 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fun brand and diverse environment and venues

    Cons

    seem to be reducing focus on marketing and sales areas. lost a couple leaders and hasn't rebounded


  11. temporary work

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Food Server in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Hard Rock International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This place has some great live music! Top artists, bands, and DJs! You can also be yourself here, colored hair tattoos and gauges with no judgment!

    Cons

    You are only a number when it comes to the company not an individual. This place has the worst management staff... The clientele is even worse! Horrible tippers!

    Advice to Management

    Get your head out of your behinds and do your job! Take time to be kind to the staff! Listen a bit more and actually take action!



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