Ivar's Reviews

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    Loyal

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Ivar's

    Pros

    Ownership takes pride in offering good benefits and fostering a positive work environment for all employees top to bottom of the company.

    Cons

    Ownership and senior management work little towards upholding expectations and defining a vision and set of goals for lower level management to use in direction of hourly staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
  2.  

    Great place to work your way through college......but leave soon after

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Bartender in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Ivar's

    Pros

    Potential for great tips
    Very flexible hours
    Relaxed dress code
    Very close knit group of employees
    Great work/life balance
    Employee vacations encouraged

    Cons

    Ridiculous customer demands
    Vague rules
    No employee discount on food
    Inconsistent policies
    Gameday schedule can be inflexible
    Lack of communication between management and employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat subordinates with respect. Keep them informed of why policies are in place rather than just expecting them to follow instructions blindly.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Leadership Wanted

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Ivar's

    Pros

    Flexible workplace. Nice, down to earth people.

    Cons

    Ownership group lacking a clear leader who provides a sense of shared goals. Very little big picture thinking - each division is allowed to "choose their own adventure" with no direction provided from ownership. Lack of training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a Director's Meeting - set some goals and expectations for each division. Provide a sense of shared goals.

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    Great co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Current Employee - Crew Member

    I have been working at Ivar's

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, very few difficult customers

    Cons

    Low hours, low staffing during unexpected peak periods

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train new crew members in all areas not just cooking or middling.

    Recommends

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