Lone Star Steakhouse

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Lone Star Steakhouse Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
36 Reviews
2.8
36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Loved my time at the Long Beach Location

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse

    Pros

    Great job during college
    Made lifelong friends

    Cons

    It is a restaurant job so late nights and weekends were tough

  2.  

    Good for Part-Time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse

    Pros

    I only worked the part-time side, but I met friendly coworkers

    Cons

    As with any other restaurant position, the job can get stressful

  3.  

    Lone Star Experience

    Former Employee - Server  in  Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Server in Columbia, MO

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    Somewhat laid back (depending on the manager, some are more pushy than others)
    Managers are willing to work with your schedule and give you time off when you ask

    Cons

    Somewhat disorganized
    Often ran out of items such as ramekins for sauce, spoons, etc...
    Loud kitchen, managers yelling and arguing with cooks
    Management making servers fill out "check in" sheets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you feel that a server or any other employee is having trouble, try asking them what they feel they are having trouble with. Show concern and desire to help them succeed and don't make them feel bad for not being the best. Show and interest in who they are and they will be more likely to open up and want to do better

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  5.  

    Flexible hours, fun easy place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server Trainer  in  Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Server Trainer in Omaha, NE

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy menu, great place to work as long as your willing to make a bit less in exchange for a more relaxed environment and flexible hours

    Cons

    Restaurant lack knowledge of their customer base... resulting in lower sales then their competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate - educate your team on your customers, and don't forget about the few loyal patrons you have

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    If began very well with a lot of upside on moving up in the company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Closes earlier than most restaurants. Hours can be shorter if you have a well run location.

    Cons

    The communication is very poor. They speak of accountability all the time yet upper management never followed through with promises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to stick to your guns. The communication is very poor and if you are going to tell an entire organization your goals make a plan that makes sense!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Training and Management

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

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Culture, Strives for excellence. Moved up in rankings fairly quickly, and perks are great! Really liked the management at my branch!

    Cons

    I didn't find much conflict with the company as a whole, but there were certain organizational problems within the specific store that I was in. Sometimes a bulk of the weight was dropped on the servers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Server/ Bartender

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

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It was a Job and when you werent fighting for a table it was ok.

    Cons

    Poor Management who were told on numerous occasions of employee theft and inappropriate conduct who chose to ignore the situation.

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    The managers were unprofessional and immature. We were almost always out of something me we needed

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lone Star Steakhouse

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, quick cash, fun people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of communication between the layers of management and the staff. we were often confused.

  10.  

    It was ok.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cook  in  Belleville, MI
    Former Employee - Cook in Belleville, MI

    I worked at Lone Star Steakhouse part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The staff is cool well most of them any ways.

    Cons

    employees came to work under the influence of something.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean it up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Enjoyed my time with Lone Star

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender  in  Mason, OH
    Current Employee - Bartender in Mason, OH

    I have been working at Lone Star Steakhouse full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The hours were flexible and accommodated family life. It's a fun, challenging work environment that is fast paced and ever changing.

    Cons

    The pay is not predictable, but this is true of most jobs in the industry. There are no benefits for hourly employees either, which is frustrating.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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