Rainforest Cafe

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Rainforest Cafe Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
27 Reviews
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  1.  

    Wild place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rainforest Cafe

    Pros

    Make good money, Consistently busy

    Cons

    Not consistent hours
    Disney paperwork is a pain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Expectations are unreasonable for achieving sled
    Sales. Managementdoesn't take family or school life into consideration

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe

    Pros

    I was able to achieve best sales repeatedly so I made good money.

    Cons

    After stating i no longer had childcare a specific day of the week I was told I had signed a schedule when I was hired that can't be changed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Family should always come first. Don't let your highest sales people walk away over a change in schedule after two years of being employed. Oh and I asked to be trained behind the bar. They refused bc I didn't have bartending experience and now I bartend at another restaurant. Thanks!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Not what I expected.

    Current Employee - Line Cook in Atlantic City, NJ
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Atlantic City, NJ

    I have been working at Rainforest Cafe

    Pros

    Lots of line cook and prep experience with alot of overtime offered in the summer season.

    Cons

    Bad communication in the kitchen and sanitation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach your management crew how to properly communicate to other workers in the kitchen and also proper sanitation rules and guidelines.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Was fun at first...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe

    Pros

    Fun and friendly customers and most coworkers.

    Cons

    Charged for employee discount... very immature managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people advance that deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Decent money, but extremely hard work and corporate culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Server in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe

    Pros

    Money is decent. Flexible schedules

    Cons

    Expected to be responsible for every aspect of service, even those that support staff are supposed to help with. Tip percentage is low, but your sales are pretty high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    its understandable to want to make a profit, but the corporate pressure that trickles down to every employee creates an atmosphere of fear, not one of pride in doing your job well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Subservient

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe (more than a year)

    Pros

    None, none, none, none, none

    Cons

    Very negative atmosphere - don't waste your time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You might still remember you are in the people business, but you forgot employees are people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    I gained knowledge and incredible management experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rainforest Cafe

    Pros

    RFC has flexible hours and the team I work with is amazing.

    Cons

    Some of the management seems unhappy with there jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more enthusiasm about your job so it can rub off on your employees.

  9.  

    Never a dull moment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked at the Anaheim location. Half off of food, Downtown Disney discounts, and free admission to Disneyland were some nice perks. If you can get a job as a server, the tips are pretty good. Work was always entertaining and fast paced.

    Cons

    Guests can be a bit crazy, but I suppose that's true at any restaurant. People on vacation at Disneyland seem to just throw a bigger fit when things don't go right. I worked in the Back of House doing admin work, so the pay wasn't particularly great. Difficult to get raises, but you don't need to worry about that if you're serving. LOTS of drama. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes ridiculous, but you'll rarely be bored.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Save yourself the Rainforest PTSD

    Former Employee - Server in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Server in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Your peer-coworkers are really awesome, the managers will usually have a holy than tho attitude.

    Cons

    company takes money out of paycheck so that you can get a discount? what?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your workers like real people

  11.  

    Sales Position, not hospitality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Safari Guide in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Safari Guide in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Rainforest Cafe full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Besides mandatory weekend availability, flexible schedule
    Enjoyable atmosphere
    Fun, dependable co-workers
    Discounts at multiple restaurants, hotels, casinos

    Cons

    Guests are not always polite
    Expected to be more of a salesperson than server
    Managers do not always acknowledge their position of authority (e.g. insulting workers)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you are in a position of authority, it is wise to take it up with responsibility. Insulting your workers, even in a lighter-hearted manner, can make one feel powerless. Do you expect us to insult you back? I have felt personally attacked by a supervisor and there was nothing I could do about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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