Levy Restaurants

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Levy Restaurants Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
171 Reviews
3.2
171 Reviews
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Levy Restaurants President & CEO Andy Lansing
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Co-workers are fun to work with (in 7 reviews)

  • Great work environment at headquarters; friendly environment (in 10 reviews)


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

  • Long hours, but that is to be expected with a catering company (in 12 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Hard work, but fun.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Levy Restaurants as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Humbling experience and get to work at world famous arenas. Get to meet people from all around the United States, good people.

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre. Work is not challenging enough. Get stuck with more of the tedious work instead of the hardcore important work. Long hours, but that is to be expected with a catering company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people at lower levels more meaningful work

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    The company has a willingness teach you the technics that you don't know

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Prep Cook in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Prep Cook in New York, NY

    I worked at Levy Restaurants full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is so large that they are so many opportunities for growth, promotions, and benefits. Is just a great place to work and grow

    Cons

    My training was the best I ever had

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing fun company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Levy Restaurants full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Ever growing, leadership is overall positive and shows appreciation, you get to work with food & sports all day (who wouldn't love that?!)

    Cons

    Could have used a little more training in the beginning but as long as you're good at asking questions that shouldn't be that big of an issue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing and showing us that you appreciate us. It truly makes us work harder when we're shown we're needed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Line Cook

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Highland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Highland Park, IL

    I worked at Levy Restaurants part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Came in at an entry level position at a entry level pay. Moved up from doing prep to running the hot line. Sous Chefs were good people and everyone got along.

    Cons

    cut hours some weeks as to avoid over time. Tried to move from back of the house to role in the business side of the organization and never was really given the chance to do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall great company. I stayed with Levy for five years, and would have stayed more if it was possible.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Room to grow but all about bottom dollar

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Levy Restaurants full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great manager support, fun experiences, room for growth and different than any other food and bev experience

    Cons

    Managers expected to travel regularly, loyalty falls to side when out of home team's season and will pay as little as possible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a manager expect to work a lot of hours for little pay, no real work-life balance

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good way to enter F&B

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Suite Runner in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Suite Runner in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Levy Restaurants part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good way to enter the F&B market. Suite managers were understanding and appreciate of hard workers and food was pretty good. Football and soccer games provided for hours throughout most of the year, while flexible enough to work other jobs. Most co-workers were great, some not so much.

    Cons

    Do not promote from within, at least from suite runner to suite attendant, even though they said they would. They would rather hire from outside and it would take several weeks for the new employees to understand how things work and not get lost within the stadium. Even some of veteran suite attendants are clueless...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within. There's suite runners that have been there for years that are more knowledgeable than the attendants...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Experience

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

    I have been working at Levy Restaurants

    Pros

    I worked as a server's assistant for the company and was always treated with the utmost respect, despite being a glorified bus boy. Pay was generous and my coworkers were great.

    Cons

    The organizational system for days off wasn't great. I had trouble scheduling time off despite a "simple" system.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall great experience

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

    I have been working at Levy Restaurants full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth
    Travel/Support other locations

    Cons

    Depending on the industry, location the schedule can be very demanding- but should be expected, it's hospitality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote based on work ethic and performance, not years served.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Friendly place to work in..

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

    I have been working at Levy Restaurants part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team work and people

    Cons

    Low incentives to part time workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working for Levy Restaurants

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Suite Runner in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Suite Runner in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Levy Restaurants part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Unlimited entertainment, good work environment.

    Cons

    Lack of product for employees to use or sell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have a full inventory of product and supplies so employes can do their job to the fullest potential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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