Pappas Restaurants
3.2 of 5 34 reviews
www.pappas.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Pappas Restaurants Reviews in Houston, TX

Updated Mar 26, 2014

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Chris Pappas

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85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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One of the best "corporate" type restaurant companies to work for.

Server/Trainer Bartender (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Pappas Restaurants part-time for more than 5 years

ProsThey have one of the best training programs for first time servers, They promote only from within. Very flexible for students. Great money and managed well! If you want to mess around and make only 50 dollars a night, go work at Chili's! They may be a little strict, but the money is good.

ConsSometimes they over staff the restaurant and will only give servers a max of 3 tables. Still only paying servers the bare minimum of 2.13 an hour (in TX).

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Flexible, comfortable place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Pappas Restaurants full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThey are very flexible & understanding with schedules, laid back work environment. Great people, have made many good friends here.

ConsIn the restaurants they are all about career development and advancement. However, If you are looking for advancement (with the Main Office), you'll be disappointed. There's no where to advance to, and they don't encourage it. Therefore, we lose several ambitious young employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementHelp young employees grow their careers. You may have hired a 20-something for an entry level position, but they aren't going to want to stay entry level forever!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for,but subpar management

Server (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Pappas Restaurants full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat training provided
Potential for good pay
Easy to move up in the company
Great benefits

ConsManagement is not always trained properly to manage employees
Micro managed
Management has lack of sympathy

Advice to Senior Managementpracticing employee retention

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Management

Supervisor (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Pappas Restaurants full-time for more than 5 years

ProsHard working staff. Promoted fast based on how well you do and how hard you work. Fun interactive managers

ConsCan be long hours sometimes. But staff is fun to work with.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Rich in culture, driven for excellence

Senior Back of the House Manager (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Pappas Restaurants full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent management training program that utilizes your strengths to help put you in a position that is most beneficial for the guests and employees.

ConsIt is very easy to get over-looked and under-recognized... At times it wasn't about the results, but if you were working enough hours. Reviews were sometimes very biased and ambiguous.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore opportunities for those with higher abilities of analytical and critical thinking skills, as opposed to mundane day-to-day chores would be nice.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great staff, fun atmosphere

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Pappas Restaurants part-time for more than a year

ProsThe employees at Pappas are friendly and welcoming. Management is always approachable and rewards those who work to make the restaurant a success. Very fun atmosphere, it was a joy to go to work

ConsNone - overall great experience.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I had a great experience at Pappas, changed the way I look at restaurants.

Catering (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Pappas Restaurants part-time for more than a year

ProsThey are very flexible with times. Take care of their employees. FREE meal per shift.

Conslong shifts, mostly on weekends. Asks for a lot of physical labor.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe catering process can be set up more efficiently.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for

Restaurant Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Pappas Restaurants full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat name in the industry
Great pay and benefits
They hire well

ConsTraining has been dumbed done over the years
You might not like your boss

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to a more thorough training program and it will prevent turnover

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Overall good experience

Restaurant Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Pappas Restaurants full-time for more than 3 years

ProsBest experience with any restaurant company. pay raise is semi annually. 6%max

Consall the time spent driving and no gas reimburesment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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You are going to work you butt off.

Kitchen Manager (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Pappas Restaurants

ProsThe food and the people you meet

ConsThe schedule, that is never the same

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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