Landry's

  www.landrysinc.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Landry's Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
109 Reviews

2.2
109 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Landry's Chairman, President, and CEO Tilman J. Fertitta
Tilman J. Fertitta
51 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible Schedule, good entry level restaurant job extensive training (in 5 reviews)

  • Great location and also discounts on food (in 3 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)

  • No work life balance or quality of life (in 4 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great Service company

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

    Pros

    Working at one of the Restaurants, Babin's, has given me the opportunity to improve upon my overall serving skills and allowed me to develop communication and sales skills. I feel that what I have learned at my establishment shall assist me in my degree of Supply Chain Management.

    Cons

    Sometimes the management culture isn't reflective of the vision of the General Manager. Sometimes it's difficult to implement lean six sigma recommendations at the actual restaurant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be able to get everyone on the same page and through more team based Management activities in order to promote harmony among the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hostess

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hostess  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Hostess in New Orleans, LA

    Pros

    Landry's is a great company and does offer many ways to move up within the company. They also allow you to change your hours after being with them for a while.

    Cons

    There can be long hours, but they tell you upfront what is expected. Sometimes you are asked to stay a little later if it is very busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being awesome and helping out your staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A wonderful experience,I enjoyed working there because it was a friendly environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Foodrunner/Busboy  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Foodrunner/Busboy in Miami, FL

    Pros

    Team work is exhibited in a fast pace organized fashion,from employees to management the entire staff comes together to make sure that the guest are happy and satisfied with the service they recieve. Great location and also discounts on food.

    Cons

    No lunch breaks, Always busy, on your feet for entire shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoyed being a foodrunner/busboy while working for a management staff that takes pride in their work. I appreciate the opportunity and I most certainly would not mind working at the Crab House Restaurant again.

    Recommends
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hostess  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Hostess in New Orleans, LA

    Pros

    I get 50% off my food.

    Cons

    It gets really busy sometimes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    food

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

    Pros

    Good money, good food, good atmosphere

    Cons

    strict, but needs to be to make customers happy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    The management training I received with Rainforest Cafe (Landrys) was gave me a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Retail Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Retail Manager

    Pros

    The strong cross training there gives you the confidence to walk into a less structured environment and create order and systems in place. They actually care about Guest First Service.When I have applied for other jobs employers are attracted to my Rainforest background because they know I will be hard working.

    Cons

    They are a strict workplace but rules are enforced fairly.For units with tourist based business hours can drop off in September,October and January.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate to hourly staff about slow business cycles so they can plan better with their living expenses. Be more flexible with hourly staff that work two jobs or have child care commitments.

    Recommends
  8.  

    landry's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    flexible schedule was great for me

    Cons

    gets really busy during night services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take more time to listen to employees

    Recommends
  9.  

    Saltgrass Steakhouse is good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hostess  in  Katy, TX
    Former Employee - Hostess in Katy, TX

    Pros

    It has a nice atmosphere, the managers not only try but do make things work smoothly, you get a decent amount of hours, they work diligently with trainees, and the pay is pretty decent. All of the staff is over all friendly.

    Cons

    It is a little too uptight and you can usually see it in the employees faces. The other employees are too concerned about the other employees rather than the customers. There is not enough team work involved unless requested by managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers could speak up a little more with constructive criticism. You need to open up more to the clientele, it seems to me that you don't usually notice the customers are there unless you are called upon and then still have your employees on your mind.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Great company to work for with good leadership and employee concern.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server  in  Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Lewisville, TX

    Pros

    Very well established company with good management and leadership. Discount on dining and hotel accommodations. Easy transferability within company. Treated with respect and excellent training. Permanent but flexible scheduling for servers. Monthly performance reviews and rankings allow fast movement up to higher income potential. Professional and personal management at my location.

    Cons

    Incomplete benefits package for hourly tipped employees. Not full medical coverage but more of a supplemental help out. Very high turnover at restaurant level, but this is an industry-wide problem. No idea about possibilities for advancement or promotion. Company goals or vision are not made clear at the restaurant level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To get more involved in educating all employees about what is going on in the company. Making a clearer vision for the company apparent.

    Recommends
  11.  

    great place to work for, good management, excellent work atmosphere, great pay and wonderful progression. i recommend it

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

    Pros

    promotion, pay, co-workers, atmosphere, work-life balance, atmosphere, package, overall, nice place to grow and learn professionally, everything was great

    Cons

    nothing, no cons to list everything was great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none, no advice to management-- very helpful and good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Worked for Landry's? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.