Olga's Kitchen Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Olga's Kitchen

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olga's Kitchen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People Hours of operation Clean Buildings

    Cons

    Moved me around too much from one location to another and back again


  2. do you like being treated BAD? If so apply.

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

    I worked at Olga's Kitchen

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

    Pros

    Its work. Thats about it.

    Cons

    So unprofessional, rude, dirty place ive worked for. Managers are all about themselves and talk bad to you. A lot of people are trying to better their careers and arent given advancement without butt kissing. We could not keep new hires for mote then a month.i went home in tears nightly.

    Advice to Management

    Dont take a job you do not want. Especially when your miserable at hlmr and bring it to work.


  3. Waitress

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olga's Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    Friendly co workers and busy location. Everyone seemed to get along very nicely. Easily got hired and started immediately.

    Cons

    No breaks unless you were working a double. Training was very half assed and everyone was stressed out and complaining to each other. Money was a joke unless you worked 12 hours straight.

    Advice to Management

    Provide breaks, train new employees for at least a few days.


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  5. Overworked

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Olga's Kitchen full-time

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

    Pros

    Other employees were a pleasure to work with! Made some great friends. Able to interact and form relationships with customers.

    Cons

    Management played favorites and employees were overworked. There was a high turn over rate.


  6. Okay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olga's Kitchen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Co workers, and I would say that's about it..

    Cons

    Management, customers, hours, and everything else.


  7. Great first job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olga's Kitchen

    Pros

    I started as a hostess and moved to a server after a year. Fun work environment, especially for a first job. Management generally accommodating. Left job during school and could return on summer and holidays.

    Cons

    Little to no training, too much corporate management, and regularly over staffed. Hard to change schedule over time.


  8. Management Disorganization

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    Former Employee - Cook in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Cook in Livonia, MI

    I worked at Olga's Kitchen full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great, the food is of decent quality.

    Cons

    The managers are constantly rotating between stores, which causes confusion. This company cares more about becoming a "fine dining" experience, than what their customers actually want: soup, salad, simple sandwiches, and snackers.

    Advice to Management

    Realize what you are: mall food. You have set a standard for your kitchen team to pump out orders in 7 minutes, keep the food simple.


  9. Not too bad.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Hostess in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Hostess in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Olga's Kitchen part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with. Fast-paced environment that kept me on my toes.

    Cons

    I worked sporadically at first, so I ended up not being really trained. Scheduling was done via a sheet of paper posted in the kitchen, which wasn't the best.


  10. Helpful (1)

    It was okay, it depends on what location you work.

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    Former Employee - Hostess/Server in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Hostess/Server in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Olga's Kitchen full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Olga's is a decent job. It's not the best but you make the best of it. Great first job for high school kids.

    Cons

    When I was there, as long as I showed interest in the company they were willing to promote within.


  11. Always be ready for change and support it will every new day.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Olga's Kitchen full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The learning availability, change of pace, the willing to work on goals to want show successes.

    Cons

    Not all managers support the work policies and procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Be all on the same issues and work together. Communicate.



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