Hillstone Restaurant Group
3.0 of 5 80 reviews
www.hillstone.com Los Angeles, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Hillstone Restaurant Group Reviews in Newport Beach, CA

Hillstone Restaurant Group – US – “Open Air Patio”

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75% Approve of the CEO

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George Williams Biel

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fun place to work and good pay for a serving job.

    Server (Former Employee)
    Newport Beach, CA

    ProsAwesome team to work with. The front of house staff usually meshes well, but some employees can bring the team down. It can be a great job as long as you are positive and willing to work hard.

    ConsThey tend to change management pretty often. Most managers are great, but some tend to micromanage...This becomes difficult to adjust to because servers get used to a certain management style.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit micromanaging!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The best training you will ever get for hospitality

    Server (Current Employee)
    Newport Beach, CA

    ProsAmazing training opportunity that is almost military like, will give you a great advantage for any future hospitality jobs

    ConsCut throat management, time standards are too low to be met during peak volume, too many sidework duties

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure your senior employees are doing just as much work as the new employees to set a good example

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Painful to listen to Management talk tirelessly about issues

    Server (Current Employee)
    Newport Beach, CA

    ProsThe money is okay... If you work nights and have a good section... sometimes.

    ConsManagement is often inconsistent with each other.
    People are fired for ridiculous reasons.
    Servers are barked at constantly by management - asking to do anti-productive tasks
    Managers are all powerful - Think that this job as a server is a gift from heaven
    Managers don't know what they are doing, poor social skills - good at making employees angry/fearful
    Ridiculous policies and procedures.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut down the micro managing, get real - its a serving job, get a life, learn how to motivate people and they will do what you want when you aren't looking.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A lot of people can't take it

    Server (Former Employee)
    Newport Beach, CA

    Prosset schedule
    decent money
    good concept overall
    looks good on a resume
    can start without experience

    Consmanagements expectations and rules create a very high stress environment which will affect you (or affect others which in turn affects you)
    no NO down time
    high stakes (firing is very normal)
    lots and lots of turnover

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe management needs to treat the employees like they have a lot of value, so they in turn will treat their job like it is valuable (because working alongside someone who is bitter because they are treated like just a number is awful).

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