Legal Sea Foods
3.2 of 5 52 reviews
www.legalseafoods.com Boston, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Legal Sea Foods Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2014
Legal Sea Foods – Boston – “View from the parking lot of the Legal Sea Foods…”

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82% Approve of the CEO

Legal Sea Foods President and CEO Roger S. Berkowitz

Roger S. Berkowitz

(28 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "The company also has a good benefits package compared to all other restaurant companies"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Summer always busy so potential for tips is high"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work-life balance is very minimal however it is a reputable company with a lot to offer to its employees"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Long hours and not a good work/life balance"
    in 4 reviews
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    Great place to work

    Marketing and Sales Intern (Former Employee)
    South Boston, MA

    ProsFree hot lunch every day for one hour built into your schedule, friendly coworkers and collaborative atmosphere, fun location in south boston on the water

    ConsCan be a tough commute by public transportation depending where you're coming from

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up! your commitment to quality in everything that you do is evident.

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

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    It was a fun job to have especially in the summer; the location I worked at was located inside of the mall.

    Server (Former Employee)
    Paramus, NJ

    ProsFun work environment, great menu and wine training, opportunities to advance

    ConsManagement doesn't seem to know what they're doing; high turn over, guests can be hard to please.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    They offer great training and a above cleaning program

    Certified Trainer (Former Employee)
    Paramus, NJ

    ProsFree meals. Working with the freshest seafood that is on the market.

    ConsAs a manager you need to constantly maintain labor cost that are no obtainable. The guest suffers due to the fact that you need to cut cost all around. Long hours and not a good work/life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork on putting together a better plan for BOH labor.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work, for a short while.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe education I recieved there was great. I now know more than I ever thought I would know about wine, beer, spirits and of course fish. Quality food a majority of the time.

    ConsManagers and coworkers often live and breathe LSF, which is fine and all, but can be a little intense at times.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great growth potential, but to a point

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThey will take you in at entry level and give you the opportunity to work your way up the corporate ladder. They are also more flexible, time wise, than a lot of other offices. The company also has a good benefits package compared to all other restaurant companies.

    ConsThat potential for growth does have a limit. It is not a place where you can spend 10+ years without that growth hitting a plateau. Business priorities change quickly as well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great job to have for nights and weekends, or extra money. Would recommend if you are young and want extra money

    Bartender, Server (Current Employee)
    Burlington, MA

    ProsGood money, always busy, able to pick up week nights or weekends in able to make a little extra money.

    ConsVery corporate. One little mistake can get you the boot. You are expected to work at least one weekend day or night and holidays.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand what the servers are taking on and be more helpful and positive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Benefits, but Slow Moving Forward

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLegal Sea Foods has an amazing training program for their new associates and further training and education for all associates at every level. Whether the focus is wine, culinary, or management training, Legals encourages all associates to participate.

    ConsLegal Sea Foods is very slow to promote good candidates internally. If you are interested in moving forward within the restaurants or to corporate be prepared to be your only advocate and to fight to move forward,

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

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    Not a good company to work for

    Server (Former Employee)
    Framingham, MA

    ProsYou can make decent money, that's about it.

    ConsPoor management, awful company, they are never closed, they do not care about their employees AT ALL. We had to work Thanksgiving and Christmas waiting on horrible people for only $2.63 per hour, no holiday pay or bonus. Guests complain to get free food and the server is always blamed, servers and bartenders get written up and fired all the time then the company fights unemployment. They are ruthless and greedy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet managers who treat the staff fairly. All people need to be treated fairly, not just the ones you have a crush on or are sleeping with. Stop condoing bad guest behavior. Guests are allowed to abuse and berate the staff, even the managers or we would all be fired. That's the company policy. And the guests know it. They complain to get free food or lower prices and they complain about the service when it was good service, then they fire people and take away their livlihood, they don't care if you become homeless or can't support your family, even though you did a great job for them. Horrible people, I wish they would go out of business. Their food is so over priced.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior management needs work

    Server (Former Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsFlexibility with schedule, co-workers are great.

    ConsNot all of the rules apply to each employee. Seniority means invisibility to this employer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat all employees the same. Respect your own corporate culture.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good but needs improvement

    Waitress (Current Employee)
    Paramus, NJ

    ProsNice wait staff, delicious food, friendly and family oriented environment

    ConsNeeds update on furniture, waiting time for food is too long, prices are too high

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood Job!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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