Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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Christopher and Harris Pappas
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Pros
  • Great food and great service is what the variety of customers have come to expect when dining at the restaurant (in 7 reviews)

  • Good money, awesome managers, awesome coworkers, easy pre/post shift duties (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, unpredictable schedule, any upward movement usually requires someone else quitting (in 11 reviews)

  • no room for advancement for colored people (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work while in college.

    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

    Pros

    The tips are good, managers are usually really professional and great at what they do. From training, to how you're treated as an employee, Pappadeaux is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Serving and bartending can really tire you out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing a great job!

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Best serving job I've ever had!

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very little side work (they only require that you clean your section and do one small task to help out the expo line). Excellent tips and very easy for experienced servers; 3 table sections to keep servers from getting overwhelmed. I take a lot of pride in working here, the food is high-quality and the guests are easy to please as long as you follow your steps of service. Our guests travel for hours just to eat at this restaurant and I love being able to meet their high expectations and give them a great dining experience. Multiple floor managers are at every shift to assist with issues, the company has a strong teamwork-oriented philosophy and the floor chart is broken down into "zones" where the buddy system is implemented. I have worked here for four months and they are already discussing promoting me into the bar!

    Cons

    Since the sections are small, they require a lot of servers for every shift and it is difficult to get weekends off. It can also take a while to get your section checked and signed out since management is responsible for checking sections and they have to balance managing the floor with checking sections for the cut servers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest delegating section checkout to only one manager per shift while the other manager is responsible for handling comps and guest-oriented situations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Loved working with the servers and bartenders!

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    Former Employee - Host/Hostess
    Former Employee - Host/Hostess

    I worked at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

    Pros

    Work with your school hours!

    Cons

    lack of communication, favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Depending on the location, it's a great way to make some good money.

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    Current Employee - Waitress in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Waitress in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

    Pros

    Bar tenders and waiters usually make great money. At least $100 at the end of a shift on any given day.

    Cons

    Revolving door management
    They're not the best with flexibility in scheduling... be warr if you're a student working.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. high pressure, good coworkers, uptight managers

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    overtime, enjoyable coworkers, free meals

    Cons

    worked in hobby airport so always busy, mangers made you clean like slaves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lead by example, know that your line cooks are people too not just something you tell to do stuff, also use perspective to know when something is wrong.

  7. They suck out your soul

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    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

    Pros

    It is a company a lot of people love. You get to work with guests who love your food.

    Cons

    Guests can be ghetto! Even in a great neighborhood, guests are a pain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate us!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Bad management but good exposure

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Stafford, TX
    Former Employee - Hostess in Stafford, TX

    I worked at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The experience is great!! The guest are amazing & the food is delicious

    Cons

    No one wants to work for a GM whose bias.
    You have to ask for a raise cause the GM feels too highly of rewarding you one
    Managers constantly get transferred so when new ones come they try to change the regular rules .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more rewarding! Take it easy on the waiters, assign hostess one position not multiple. Keep your GMs intact because they like to go beyond the rules

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. To-Go Server

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    Former Employee - To-Go Server in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - To-Go Server in Houston, TX

    I worked at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great position if you're interested in the hospitality or food service industry and you're a college student.
    Very flexible scheduling

    Cons

    High employee turnover
    Closing shifts can be grueling
    Pay is mainly determined by tips received

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Good company, Great GM.

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    Current Employee - Server in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Server in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

    Pros

    Management really cares about you. They go out of their way to help you.

    Cons

    Some times stressful because it is so busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for showing your appreciation all the time, keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good for college student.

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    Former Employee - Waiter in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Waiter in Beaumont, TX

    I worked at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

    Pros

    Good money, good staff, decent management.

    Cons

    Clientele are pretty terrible on weekends. Good money, but you work very hard for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be good to your waitstaff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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