Levy Restaurants Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
138 Reviews

3.2
138 Reviews
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Levy Restaurants President & CEO Andy Lansing
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great work environment at headquarters; friendly environment (in 9 reviews)

  • A fun and fast paced environment with great people (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • It is nearly impossible to have a work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Long hours with the only break during Preshift, low pay for food runners (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It has been a very hard but rewarding experience.

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    Current Employee - Concessions Manager
    Current Employee - Concessions Manager

    I have been working at Levy Restaurants full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    theres a lot of room to grow with this company. There are so many locations that you could work at as well. this makes for a good job if you love traveling.

    Cons

    You dont have a life outside of work. when you finaly get some down time they send you out of state to help another location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage more time off. there is no reasone to have someone that is overly tired, family neglecting, burnt out manager walking around and bringing rest of staff down.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Suite Supervisor  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Suite Supervisor in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Levy Restaurants part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fun!
    great experience
    working and being a part of events games, etc.

    Cons

    staff is not cooperative, its time to change the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within, and show appreciation of the base of the operation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Catering Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Levy Restaurants

    Pros

    Great location to work at

    Cons

    Compensation not enough for long hours worked

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  5.  

    Fun, but favoritism rules the day.

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    Current Employee - Culinary  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Culinary in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Levy Restaurants for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture of cleanliness and hygiene in the kitchen, as well as adherence to rules are applied to all. Fun work atmosphere, especially on event days.

    Cons

    Although expectations by management are set very high, expectations and requests made by employees aren't heard. Hours are doled out to those who are favored, and not necessarily to those who are deserving of a steady work schedule. Highly skewed and clique-ish, from the Head Chef on down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moot point, as Management will not take even good advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Easy place to work for because you can do whatever you want

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Levy Restaurants part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible
    You get to do whatever you want because managers are never around because they never want to be bothered by employees. (If you want to consider that a con)
    Union protected

    Cons

    No benefits
    Disrespectful management
    Favoritism
    No opportunity for growth unless you stroke the managers ego.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the favoritism, because the same guys you let get away with murder are the same one's destroying the workplace because you guys let them. Also, try having a little respect for your staff because remember, we have unions and you guys do not we can easily destroy your credibility. I'm so glad the public is seeing this with pending lawsuits coming on you guys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Experience

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    Former Employee - Dining Services Manager  in  Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Dining Services Manager in Auburn Hills, MI

    I worked at Levy Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Guests come in for a good time and then the party starts, concerts as well as games. The event staff is great to work with. Can't beat seeing all the shows and games!

    Cons

    Management turnover is high. Not consistent with team practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to work with their team building better relationships for growth opportunities to benefit all of it s employees. Management on down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Overall Good Place to Work.

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Levy Restaurants full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay is better than most Food & Service providers, but expectations are high.

    Cons

    Not enough opportunity for growth unless you want to travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All properties should run like Chicago. There is something that is missing from other properties - Passion, Team Attitude & at some properties Integrity.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great Company, nothing but good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Levy Restaurants

    Pros

    Great Staff, Great Management, good for a summer job

    Cons

    young management, also very "clicky"

  10.  

    okay !

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    Current Employee - In-Seat Runner  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - In-Seat Runner in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Levy Restaurants part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    freindly environment, nice pay, fub job, great hours

    Cons

    not assigned a specific job title, do everyones job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - Assistant Stand Lead  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Stand Lead in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Levy Restaurants part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working at Levy (Barclays Center) is a lively atmosphere. The guests are great and the concerts give opportunity to hear new music. During games you get swept up in the hype with the fans. Co-workers are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Micromanagement and nitpicking of small things can be tedious. Promotions based more on who you know rather than actual merit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More promotions from within the company based on merit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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