Rainforest Cafe Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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  1. service experience

    Former Employee - Server Walgreen's/Pharmacy Technician in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server Walgreen's/Pharmacy Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Management could be more attentive


  2. Server

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent money Fun people to work with Cool environment to be in everyday

    Cons

    Shifts usually last 12 hours a day "Black out" days prevent you from doing ANYTHING during the summer/ holiday months In cases where they're short staff, its impossible to have any days off. Usually no breaks, even during the 12 hour shifts.


  3. Retail

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rainforest Cafe

    Pros

    lots of hours offered nothing else

    Cons

    never anything to do horrible management rude customers long hours shifts went by slow not flexible with time off at all


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  5. Don't plan on moving up

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Host/Safari Guide in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Host/Safari Guide in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    Great about working around your schedule if you have school or another job, as long as you let them know in advance, and lots of people to switch shifts with.

    Cons

    B <ssers and servers make great tips, but hosts dont make any. They pay you minimum wage to work at the busiest restaurant in CA and it takes hosts 3-4 years to move up. Almost everyone leaves before they are promoted, there are 6 or 7 levels of host you have to train for before they'll consider making you a server.


  6. Dirty Company

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

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You can make good money and the job is easily manipulated as far as money, your schedule, and the amount of work you do goes. But you can find that at any restuarant...

    Cons

    You are a working body, management is not only generally understaffed, and that reaches all the way to the corporate end, but managment can get away with a lot of sneaky, selfish things because of it. A former GM for my location was caught stealing tens of thousands of dollars from servers tip-out... Think about it.

    Advice to Management

    Staff up! ANd preferably with good people.


  7. Waiter

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

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy job to work when i am home from school, just an average restaurant job

    Cons

    You have to deal with a lot of interesting people, pay is average


  8. work hard. get good money

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Rainforest Cafe

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Hard work is noticed.store management is very involved. Consistent busy shifts come to work ready.

    Cons

    Corporate "support means fly in. Act like kings talking to peasants. . Fly out.store managers shrug it off and we move on.

    Advice to Management

    believe in the locals. They know what's happening in the area. This isn't Houston. Stop calling every two hours.


  9. Hostess

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

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule - the accommodated for my summer classes Strong work culture values Opportunity to progress into other job titles

    Cons

    Did not really educate hosts on aquatic life in the restaurant . Asked to monitor retail ocassionally


  10. became to corporate not worth it

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Trainer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Server/Trainer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    great hours but not enough for the money

    Cons

    managment was horrible they really didnt care


  11. Server

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rainforest Cafe

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nothing it sucks don't recommend to anyone

    Cons

    Super lonnggggggg hours. You tip out so much money & everyone is so strict.



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