Mellow Mushroom Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Most coworkers were friendly and laid back (in 16 reviews)

  • Easy hours, flexible schedule, not hard work (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • The management could have been a little less "Laid back" (in 3 reviews)

  • Constantly changing schedule and lack of hours available wasn't ideal (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Pizza cook was an awesome gig!

    Former Employee - Pizza Cook in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Pizza Cook in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Mellow Mushroom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great and fun environment! I had no restaurant experience before I took this job and after my 3 months there I wanted to open a pizzeria of my own. Great people and ownership! It's awesome to see people enjoy something you make for them.

    Cons

    Like any food business job the environment can be fast paced and stressful at times (especially during peak hours). Training entirely depends on who you get to shadow. If you're not on the pizza line work can seem

    Advice to Management

    Be patient with the new hires, especially if they don't have a lot of experience. I found that trianers taking the time to share their personal techniques with me helped me form my own.


  2. Fun job!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, fun environment, and good discount.

    Cons

    No employee benefit packages or other incentive to work full-time at the time and location of my employment.


  3. Server review

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    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mellow Mushroom part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company is very laid back. Work uniform includes a mellow t-shirt and any type of shorts or pants. The hours are very flexible and changing shifts can be easy depending on the manager. They are not too strict on a lot of rules, but this could be bad.

    Cons

    I would say the only thing bad is the lack of consistency in management. Some are strict some are not and this makes employees confused and things don't always get done correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Try to come up with a plan for all mangers to keep rules consistent.


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  5. Overall a good company to work for

    Former Employee - Hospitality/Waitress in Pooler, GA
    Former Employee - Hospitality/Waitress in Pooler, GA
    Recommends

    I worked at Mellow Mushroom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great atmosphere and great money-making potential.

    Cons

    Managers weren't always on the same page.


  6. Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bartender in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Bartender in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mellow Mushroom part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy job, good pay, family bond with co-corkers

    Cons

    you only make tips, not hourly pay. Corporate does not allow gratuity to be added to any table so a ten top does not have to tip you.

    Advice to Management

    add a suggested tip section at the bottom of check


  7. Server

    Current Employee - Waitress in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Current Employee - Waitress in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mellow Mushroom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The employees and employers are quick, friendly and professional toward the guests and to each other.

    Cons

    Communication between the employees and employers are sometimes rendered by stress.


  8. Former Server

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    Former Employee - Lead Server in Statesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Lead Server in Statesboro, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, Easy Menu, and Fun Employees

    Cons

    Employee turnover was very high so if you chose to stay for a long time you would have to go through several cyclical training periods.


  9. It really is Mellow

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mellow Mushroom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Corporate is amazing. Every store is unique, and full of local and international artwork. Guests are very loyal to this brand making it very easy to create regulars. I was able to move up within the company quickly and gain invaluable experience.

    Cons

    It is a franchise. Although corporate is full of truly awesome people, some of there rules and changes are very frustrating for management/owners. There is not a lot of structure, and things rules and regulations can change at the drop of a dime. Whether it is corporate or the franchise owner.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget, employees come first, then guests.


  10. Nice Side Job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waiter in Blowing Rock, NC
    Former Employee - Waiter in Blowing Rock, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Mellow Mushroom part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Team atmosphere with friendly fellow employees. This position was decent side money to allow me to pursue my other goals while attending a University.

    Cons

    Most of the employees are younger people looking to make some cash to support other ventures. Pay could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Money is the great motivator. Increase wages to increase employee motivation and customer service. Its difficult to be motivated for such little pay


  11. Never had boss' who cared so much. I can't speak for all of them but the one in Hickory NC is great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place, great management, great food, great people and just an all around cool place to work. Very happy with it so far

    Cons

    Not enough of a discount. I wish I could get more of a discount because I love the food so much



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