Joe's American Bar & Grill

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Joe's American Bar & Grill Reviews

Updated April 29, 2015
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  1. fun, pushed to work extra hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Joe's American Bar & Grill full-time

    Pros

    American Joe's had fun and social environment. The people were relatively cool for the most part. The food was pretty good too.

    Cons

    The management was a bit pushy trying to have me work the hours that I guess no one else wanted.

    Advice to Management

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  2. Its ok just a little demanding of people who get 5$ an hour.

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    Current Employee - Server in Fairfield, CT
    Current Employee - Server in Fairfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Joe's American Bar & Grill part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice employee base and customers for the most part are pretty cool.

    Cons

    Management is ok just very dedicated to keeping the joes image even if it doesnt fit the community.

    Advice to Management

    Relax


  3. Terrible company to work for. Spare yourself the headache.

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    Former Employee - Server in Peabody, MA
    Former Employee - Server in Peabody, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Joe's American Bar & Grill part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to sample the entire menu during training. The fun ends there.

    Cons

    Management was awful. Working at Joes was like being in high school again. It's a giant clique where you're either in or you're out. Hazing was an everyday occurrence, and you really need to earn the right of passage in order to survive. Also If a customer walks out without paying part of their bill, you're expected to cover the remainder from your tips. Workers rights are violated, and managers violate legality in order to save their own ass.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to do some housekeeping.


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  5. Mediocre food, mediocre work environment.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice people, a few nice managers.

    Cons

    A few difficult managers overall.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. Energetic, Freindly Workplace Atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Hanover, MA
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Hanover, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Joe's American Bar & Grill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    employee meals, friendly co-workers, clean workplace, equal opportunity employer, advancement opportunities, ability to transfer locations within company

    Cons

    relatively low salary, poor management, disorganized seating system, non-flexible schedule, uncertainty of companies' future, downwards trend, high employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring better employees so that it minimizes turnover and helps run a more efficient restaurant.


  7. ... Just a body

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Joe's American Bar & Grill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Discount on food Flexible hours pro- im leaving as soon as i get another job

    Cons

    -No place for servers to eat or drink, actually get in trouble for sitting down during a 10+ hour shift. -small section make less than 100 dollars on most shifts fire randomly if management doesnt like you

    Advice to Management

    Treat your servers like human beings not bodies


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    Awful Experience

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    Former Employee - Server in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Server in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Could make great tips if you work there a very long time, wait out the turnover, and get on management's good side

    Cons

    As a beginner, I was only allowed to work in area's they did not seat unless everywhere else was full. Twice, I had shifts without a single table, yet I was made to stay, and sometimes not allowed to clock in for periods of this time. I made a very very low wage per hour, something like 3 or 4 dollars, and was not compensated when I didn't have tables from which to make tips. Management did not care, did not rotate, and was often rude.

    Advice to Management

    Please, your servers are human! Rotate us, stop playing favorites, and give us more training. Following a server for 3 shifts was useless, as the server was goofing off the whole time and would not help me learn.


  9. Joe's a Good place to be a server

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    Former Employee - Server in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Server in Providence, RI
    Recommends

    Pros

    The entire mission of this restaurant ws to give our guests the greatest dining experience possible. The management there were great at communicating to all employees. The rules were fair throughout the establishment

    Cons

    The only thing was the requesting time off. We had a calendar book to sign our names in, but once there were three names no one else could ask off.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being such great leaders and managers. I would change nothing about you all. Only to the senior and owner of the chain.



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