Landry's Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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Landry's Chairman, President, and CEO Tilman J. Fertitta
Tilman J. Fertitta
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Pros
  • great systems in place, great resources and marketing (in 4 reviews)

  • flexible schedule for college students (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • I reported issues with my GM to upper management who seemed to take action but these this was all smoke & mirrors (in 10 reviews)

  • A very micro-managed culture that doesn't promote a healthy work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    It all comes down to the managers whether you receive personal growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Landry's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can make your own schedule. Pays cash at the end of every shift.

    Cons

    No room to grow. Inconsistency at the manager position. You have to be in good with them to get by with growth.

    Advice to Management

    To many to add here.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Accounting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Restaurant Accountant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Landry's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits if you can schedule the time off, insurance is ok

    Cons

    Uncompensated, unappreciated and expected overtime gets old quick. Absolutely NO work/life balance


  3. Helpful (3)

    Corporate culture ruled by fear and intimidation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Landry's full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    It's not that hard to get hired at Landry's - it's a revolving door so be patient and your time will come if you're looking to gain management experience with a larger restaurant management company.

    Cons

    Everything. This company's problem is definitely a top down issue. With one of the most notorious owner/CEOs in not just Houston but the entire restaurant management industry, the problem trickles down. Everyone in Houston knows he has mafia ties, and he runs the company that way. There were times management at the store level had access to higher level conference calls. They actually said "we manage by fear and intimidation".

    Advice to Management

    There isn't anything you can do when you have no ownership or stock in a privately owned company run by a notoriously irrational and temperamental mafia member. You're either on the inside or you won't last long.


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  5. Good place to work at.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Landry's

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

    Pros

    Team work, discounts at restaurants.

    Cons

    Career growth opportunities are limited.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade invoicing system.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Good first hotel job, you learn what "not" to do as a future leader.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX

    I worked at Landry's full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good money for a first hotel job as a college student.

    Cons

    Extremely "bottom-line" oriented. You have to pay into your employee discount every month. I would not recommend as a company to have a career with. Ok if you are just looking to be a server or gain experience.


  7. Great people working there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Landry's part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good company and great benefits

    Cons

    There were no cons for me when working there.

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Helpful (1)

    former Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I worked at Landry's full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    great systems in place, great resources and marketing. Awesome training system and great managerial teamwork

    Cons

    sometimes corporate mentality can bog down creativity

    Advice to Management

    stay on the floor


  9. Helpful (1)

    Crappy pay....good discount, kinda

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant Assistant in Houston, TX

    I worked at Landry's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    some of the people are good. half price stakes are great. corporate perks and happenings are good. This company is growing very fast. discounts on hotels. activities in the corporate building are fun. catered food every day.

    Cons

    very poor management. people keep quitting! pay is not that great. they don't offer raises when you earn a promotion. the whole company has a problem with communication. Benefits are very expensive.

    Advice to Management

    clean house.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Disappointing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Landry's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discounts on food and variety of concepts

    Cons

    just about everything else, way too much turnover

    Advice to Management

    needs a different structure


  11. Helpful (2)

    Was excited, then I started!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Landry's full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    It is a great atmosphere! There is an in house cafeteria and a small gym.

    Cons

    Training is sub-par, have to be a pro at the "fake it til you make it" lifestyle. Pay is not competitive and there is minimal chance at an increase.

    Advice to Management

    If you want more efficient staff, train them. If you want less turn over and more loyalty, pay them!



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