Lettuce Entertain You

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Lettuce Entertain You Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
39 Reviews
3.5
39 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lettuce Entertain You full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has amazing workers and philosophies

    Cons

    I work all the time... all the time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Alright

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Busser in Rolling Meadows, IL
    Current Employee - Busser in Rolling Meadows, IL

    I have been working at Lettuce Entertain You part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good company
    Nice Atmosphere
    Good Food
    Nice People
    Good Management

    Cons

    Little Growth opportunities, other than that nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    If They Don't Like You, They'll Drive You Out. Total Discrimination!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Server in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Lettuce Entertain You full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Money is the only reason to work here

    Cons

    They are famous for showing favoritism when it comes to getting sat. The same servers get the business crowd every night, extra tables to chosen workers. Its a common practice, they set up the ones they want out, for failure. I worked their for 9 years, and was constantly harassed, while other could do want ever they wanted. Terrible place to work!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring kids that think they are there to control people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lettuce Entertain You

    Pros

    I got to work in a kitchen
    they fed me
    someone of the people were cool
    they paid me

    Cons

    everything that go along with working in a kitchen
    the hours
    not speaking spanish
    it was hot

  6.  

    Reputation, quality, and charisma

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Server in Reston, VA

    I worked at Lettuce Entertain You full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They really put a lot into training employees and they genuinely care about their success. They know they're great at what they do and they do a good job instilling that culture into their employees.

    Cons

    Some management appointments can be questionable and mobility is limited since they are not very widespread.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the excellent training practices up and consider diversifying geographically to encourage continued growth of the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    What a great company to work for.

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

    I worked at Lettuce Entertain You full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lettuce is a leader in hospitality creation and development, I learned more with this company than any other time in my career.

    Cons

    As with any position there are ups and downs, they aren't due to the company behaving in one way or another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great hospitality job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Lettuce Entertain You part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great health benefits for full time employees (30+ hrs/week)
    Management is great
    Flexible schedule
    Good advancement opportunities
    Restaurant discounts

    Cons

    Long shifts
    Micro-managed
    Can be difficult to get time off around holidays/weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible stay away!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cook in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cook in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Lettuce Entertain You full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of hours and they do pay on time.

    Cons

    They changed peoples hours to fit their needs and the hours reported are not correctly. For example lets say u had 5 hours overtime for week 1 they would put those 5 hours on week 2 so they dont have to pay overtime. Horrible management. And they take advantage of workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop pretending to be managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Only cares for profit

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lettuce Entertain You full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good managers. Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Since I've started my year end salary has nose dived 5 grand each year. When I started they would say things like we don't do happy hour because we're not an applebees. Now there's 2 happy hours. one at 3 and one at 8. profits are up but tips are down. Every major change we've been doing at my restaurant has been encouraging more cheap people to become regulars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand that your changes are affecting the staff and that's why so many people are leaving after many years of service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    FOH server and bartender.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lettuce Entertain You full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Unlimited options to succeed.

    Cons

    They don't have a store in Florida for me to have transferred to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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