Long John Silver's

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Long John Silver's Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
39 Reviews

3.1
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  1.  

    great experience

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    good place to work for

    Cons

    sometimes long hours ,no compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awful

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    Current Employee - Fry Cook  in  Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Fry Cook in Ames, IA

    Pros

    The scheduling is usually fairly flexible.

    Cons

    Very unsafe work environment, expect to receive permanent burn scars. Raises are a myth, shift supervisors / managers make $8/hr. Franchisees refuse to pay for proper maintenance, resulting in longer cleanup hours and "talks" about taking too long to clean up. Nobody knows how to use a three stage sink properly, despite a poster on the wall detailing how to use a three stage sink. Stores are run on a skeleton crew but still avoid having any full time non-salaried positions. Expect to get 20 hours/week or lower. Some "employees" were left off the schedule entirely. Cognitive dissonance between franchisees and corporate executives result in requirements that are unnecessarily difficult and stressful. Specifically the need to prepare everything to order with no more than a 5 minute hold time, while meeting average order times that were calculated with a 20+ minute hold time and cooking them for longer than USDA guidelines and common sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was worth the learning something new a big part of the winning team

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Warner Robins, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Warner Robins, GA

    Pros

    The people are nice and respectful...Example when an order is messed up they were willing to fix it witout an attitude////

    Cons

    I dont have anything to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A good place to start, but not to complete your career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Willing to work with your schedule if you are a student.

    Cons

    Advancement beyond restaurant service takes a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for professional development.

  6.  

    cool

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    was fine, everyone i worked with was cool or somewhat not annoying. Didnt like the customers though, they were mean.

    Cons

    I never wanted to work there. Cashiering was by far the worst job for any person. Was in highschool though.

  7.  

    Greasy.

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier in Akron, OH

    Pros

    They let me come to work after school during the weekdays.

    Cons

    If they called you into work and you couldn't come for any reason, they would cut back your hours- even though you were not put on the schedule in the first place. You got burned a lot, even if you weren't a cook. I was a cashier, and I got burned at least twice a week starting out by the big, boiling vat of grease. I worked there for about 2 years and my job was the same every day- clock in, rinse a sink full of dished that the people on an earlier shift didn't bother to touch, deal with customers with eating disorders that probably shouldn't be eating there anyway, oh, and clean the bathrooms- I'm serious when I say customers crapped or peed on the floor at least twice a week. The smell was awful and there are flies buzzing all around during the summer. You're bosses treat you like a dog, at least until you get to know them, and sometimes continue to treat you like garbage regardless- even though they are managing a greasy fast food joint that only makes about a dollar more than you hourly- yep, they're going places. If you want a raise, consider either becoming a manager and having to be there literally all day, or going to college to get a real job that pays WAY better. Make the right choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to college.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Wouldn't recommend but hey it's a job.

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager  in  Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Huntsville, AL

    Pros

    Fairly easy work. Easy to learn. Decent hours.

    Cons

    There is always something broken. Very hard to get things we need fixed. Have to run shifts with two or three people to satisfy labor. Horrible pay. Shift leaders make below $8.50/hr. GM works 50+ hours and not even bringing home a grand bi-weekly. Fix it Jesus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand numbers are everything but it gets hard sometimes.

  9.  

    Was a manager making Min. Wage

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    Pros

    You don't have to travel far from your job to get fish.

    Cons

    Min. Wage. Managers often don't know the procedures or how to properly run a business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    close down, go back to marketing dept. and tell them to make Long John's a family restaurant again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fast food, good pay

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Tyler, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in Tyler, TX

    Pros

    Easy to move up in company. Pay is reasonable

    Cons

    Long hours, salaried position...60+ hours weekly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    For a fast food job, this one is decent.

    Former Employee - RGM
    Former Employee - RGM

    Pros

    Easy to work your way up to higher positions if you apply yourself. The pay for management positions is fair and reasonable. Bonuses are nice and quarterly. Fast paced environment. Shifts go very quickly, there is always something to do.

    Cons

    Once you're salary the hours are brutal. Expect to work 55+ a week. Can be highly stressful at times, especially when you are running with skeleton crews. Maintaining upper management expectations with regards to labor costs is often futile.

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