Rick's Cabaret Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
9 Reviews

3.1
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Rick's Cabaret Chairman, President, and CEO Eric S. Langan
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  1.  

    Co-workers and employment wok well with one another as a team to meet customers demands in a very professional.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Waitress/Cashier  in  New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Waitress/Cashier in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Rick's Cabaret full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The time each co-worker and management gives to customers service is extremely important for a job. Working together as a time. The time management offered by co-workers that we all meet the work demands of each day in a stress free enjoyable , highly professional yet fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    Meet the demands for seasonal conventions and the amount of guest we would have at one time would place just a little strain on co-workers and myself but we managed as long as we worked as a team to give the customers the best experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good benefits

    Former Employee - Packer
    Former Employee - Packer

    I worked at Rick's Cabaret full-time

    Pros

    great benefits for any one who works here i enjoyed my time here before i moved on with my life

    Cons

    long hours can get to you have to keep yourself motivated body can really feel it a and long times away from your home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing the good work and caring about emplyoees

  3.  

    Entertainer Retention

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Rick's Cabaret as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Value-driven marketing and promotions, excellent customer service, business class clientele, up-scale environment.

    Cons

    Poor Entertainer retention due to the organizations newly adopted culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As wonderful as the extensive efforts and huge cost associated in support of the wonderful (pros) of this organization, without retention of the product (entertainers) the efforts simply result in a sunk cost.

    Evaluate the organizations culture to determine why Ricks DFW cannot attract and retain more than a few entertainers per shift.

    It has been my observation "on occasion" the lack of respect toured the entertainers from the staff is why they do not return. Entertainers are independent contractors and have many options to contract from. It is very easy for them to go to a club where they will be treated with respect as they deserve.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Middle of the road for cabaret/club work

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    Current Employee - Floor  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Floor in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Rick's Cabaret full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Nice club for the guests and crew

    Cons

    WAY too political to get anywhere, even for the "good" employees eg.. on time, proper apparel, experience and dedicated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because it may upset the guys and gals who have been there for a minute is NOT a reason to be apathetic in moving the people who do there jobs and do them well up. Its for your own good as an employer to keep and maintain the people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent until I was let go without notice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Rick's Cabaret full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cool people to work with, flexible hours, pretty good overall managerial support, I felt my input was respected, the parties were always fun

    Cons

    People are let go without notice frequently, no benefits, no vacation, no employee discounts, apparently limited employee retention program (they would rather replace you than try to help make you into the emloyee they want)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to be so reactionary and work with employees to keep them around. Long term employees are an asset to any company. Turnover costs money.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Round Rock, TX

    I have been working at Rick's Cabaret

    Pros

    They are the Wal-Mart of strip clubs.

    Cons

    Anything to make a buck.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The VERY Best in a Business That Has a VERY Low Bar

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    Current Employee - Entertainer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Entertainer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rick's Cabaret

    Pros

    Hands down, Rick's treats it's entertainers and employees better than any Gentleman's Club Franchise out there, which makes me very happy to have worked for them off and on for the past 5 years.

    I always feel respected, cared for, understood, appreciated and treated as a very important component of the club.

    The kind of customers that Rick's attracts are all in all very kind people. Sure, there is occasionally a bad apple, but that is to be expected in this industry.

    Cons

    Disclaimer: These thoughts are delivered with love, respect and passion for a business I love with all my heart that has given me so much. I only say these things because I also wish with all my heart that it were better both for the entertainers and the staff.

    As most people would expect, the strip-club industry has a very low bar. The organization does not advance it's female management above VIP Hostess. It does not take feedback or input in the way of reworking the way the industry works on a fundamental level. The room for improvement is endless and the organization does not really seem open to this kind of input. The attitude the company takes is "the opportunity to make money should be enough."

    I don't think it is.

    To be fair, I have personally never attempted to reach out to give them suggestions from a higher level perspective. My opinion more rests on the experiences told to me by other women in different positions than an entertainer.

    These other women in the business care, they want to give back and do more, but the owner and manager seem to only be comfortable with the southern, good old fashioned boy's club way of doing business.

    There is so much money left on the table because the industry does nothing to dispel it's stereotypes and attract a more thoughtful clientele with higher standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop resting on your laurels and revolutionize the business for the coming Generation X and Y'ers that have higher expectations for communication, connectivity, wellness and quality of life. Train the staff to care, to put their heart into their work.

    Create a business that is for grown men instead of immature boys and the business will attract even more respectful, better paying clientele. Many customers have been turned away because all the dancers seem to care about is money. That horse has been beat to death. The industry needs new life, new energy.

    Like many sales focused businesses, it rests comfortably on an inherent cycle of cynicism that needs to be broken, that is in the process of being broke whether we like it or not.

    Even the seasoned, successful entertainers think the only way to make money is through manipulation. The "nice" girls are tired of being "too nice to make a lot of money" and resign themselves to be comfortable with the scraps left over by the stereotypical stripper pirana.

    There is another way.

    This isn't about age or younger entertainers, because many of these young men actually like older woman.

    It needs fresh ideas, fresh perspective, better, more inventive branding. The time has come.

    On a practical nuts and bolts level, take away the spending limit put onto customers. Does Boeing say, "I'm sorry you can't pay more than $40million for that plane?" Of course not. Let the customers spend as much as they want without having to call and set up a party in advance.

    Come up with a creative, inspiring training program for the entertainers. Be more aspirational rather than focused on the bottom line. Men want more than boobs and bottoms, even if they won't admit it to anyone's face except for an entertainer.

    In addition, make the business even more friendly to couples and lesbian women. Actively court them and come up with creative ways to satisfy their varied needs. And train the women to work with couples and other women better. These are grossly untapped markets. We should be slammed with Lesbian Bachelorette Parties in NYC and I've haven't seen more than one or two since the legislation got passed.

    A few of these moves, done in an inspiring engaging way would go a long way to creating immense business for the club and company.

    I don't disapprove of the the way Eric Langan leads the company because he is a bad guy with a bad business sense—he's truly a great guy with a big heart. Being the best, merely hovering over a very low bar simply isn't good enough anymore.

    And last, but not least, instituting some across the board aspirational changes could go a long way to boosting the image and stock price for the company.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    it's a place to live but career development is poor

    Current Employee - CS Engineer  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - CS Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Rick's Cabaret full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work & life balance, somebody like

    Cons

    on call at night, work during night

  10.  

    Great Management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rick's Cabaret

    Pros

    As far as working at a strip club goes, this one, I found it to be the best in Minneapolis. Management is very positive.

    Cons

    The dressing room smells of mold a bit. The heat/air conditioning situation can be annoying at times. I hated selling features.

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