Harry Caray's Restaurant Group

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Harry Caray's Restaurant Group Reviews

Updated July 18, 2014
Updated July 18, 2014
5 Reviews
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    Great summer job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harry Caray's Restaurant Group

    Pros

    money was constant
    great coworkers
    looks good on resume
    many opportunities to network

    Cons

    when you need a manager they are not there and when you don't need them they are down your throat

    extreme favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep in mind everyone is there to make money fair scheduling and section assignment would keep workers happy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    I couldn't have been more disappointed

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Harry Caray's Restaurant Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If there is a benefit here it would be that your lunches are free.

    Cons

    I saw very little to make this a great place to work. The job role constantly changed and ended up being different than what I was hired to do. The primary form of communication is yelling, grown up discussions are not preferred. If you have to yell to get things done, then this may be a fit for you. 50 hour weeks are minimum and there is no vacation in the first year, something else that ended up different than I had signed on for.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3.  

    Never Again

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harry Caray's Restaurant Group part-time

    Pros

    The co workers who weren't in management. Which is always the case. Pay was decent.

    Cons

    The Management team seams compiled of a bunch of people who have all worked various retail jobs. None of them know what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    just get rid of all the management. maybe some of corporate people as well. The ones who you now just walk past someone and have them fired if they dont like them....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harry Caray's Restaurant Group

    Pros

    High profile, high standards, high expectations. Great for resume. Opportunities to learn and grow if you take them - really a place where the job is what you make it. Can be a lot of fun if you really like working in this business. If you are good you will do well - if you're mediocre you will be ignored.

    Cons

    Tough hours. Not for the thin skinned. Many people work hard but some hourly and manager types both just sit sit around and complain but don't do anything (and get away with it.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More employee development. More involvement with all the managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outdated and Lack of Professionalism

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harry Caray's Restaurant Group

    Pros

    Harry Carays does allow for management to have one free meal each day; thats about it. They also pay 80% of our health insurance

    Cons

    Upper management is almost non existent except when a camera or celebrity is around. Not supportive or respectful of staff. Hours are long and unnecessary. Attempting to improve procedure and systems is like pounding a brick wall. Extremely high turnover is proof, this is not a place to make your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more approachable, listen to your staff - ask for feedback and do not mandate unnecessarily long work days. Treat everyone from the delivery receiver to the director of operations with the same amount of respect. The restaurant is not an entertainment center for your friends, it should be a money making operation.

    Doesn't Recommend

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