Ruby Tuesday

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Ruby Tuesday Reviews in Columbia, SC

Updated July 7, 2014
Updated July 7, 2014
379 Reviews

3.2
379 Reviews
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James J. "J.J." Buettgen
39 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good food to eat 50% off during breaks (in 22 reviews)

  • flexible schedule, great coworkers, good tips during night shifts (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Some upper management create a tense environment when they are there (in 30 reviews)

  • long hours and weekends, no room for growth (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bartender

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    Former Employee - Bartender  in  Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Bartender in Columbia, SC

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good management, lots of advances to move up,

    Cons

    decent money, open on every holiday except for one (Thanksgiving or Christmas). Making money goes by credit card tip percentage with sucks a lot of the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe some more perks to doing well

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoyable if you get along with co-workers

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Coordinator  in  Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Guest Service Coordinator in Columbia, SC

    Pros

    Easy to learn menu / computer system, great benefits, and a systematic approach that helps guide people through their shifts. The online scheduling also makes it easy for people to trade shifts with one another.

    Cons

    Hours are very unpredictable. For a server it depends on your average tip percentage, and for hosts and cooks it depends on how busy the restaurant is. The management primarily cares about the reputation of the restaurant. For example, a customer's food came out wrong and the kitchen was to blame, but the manager told the customer it was the server's fault.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job overall, but there needs to be a little more emphasis on employee's inputs and values.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    OK Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cook, Expo, Server, Dishwasher, SBA  in  Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Cook, Expo, Server, Dishwasher, SBA in Columbia, SC

    Pros

    You can take off whenever you want.

    Cons

    Its cooperate structure allows no career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try promoting within the company not hiring new employees with no Ruby Tuesdays experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    All was well till new regional manager

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Coordinator  in  Sumter, SC
    Former Employee - Guest Service Coordinator in Sumter, SC

    Pros

    Fun Coworkers, good burgers, decent bar selection

    Cons

    Terrible Upper Management, Constant focus/ menu changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a winning formula and stick to it. Coupons are not the answer

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good for a student, anyone else run the other way!

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Server in Columbia, SC

    Pros

    Ruby Tuesday is a good place to work for minimal reasons; these reasons include that RTs offers flexible scheduling, you create great rapport with co-workers, and the job itself is an easy job to for most people to pick up

    Cons

    The reason Ruby Tuesday is an awful place to work is simple- upper management sucks. Their idea of good business tactics-ridiculous! Coupons available to everyone on the planet doesnot solidify sales, it creates a sales base that is directly dependent on coupons! Get rid of the coupons and you lose half your business...from a servers standpoint coupons equal more work for less tips- and they bring out all the people that would otherwise not be able to afford to eat at RTs! And for the Cola area especially, waste of time- avg tip percent for good service = 12% do yourself a favor and work at Applebees- same customers and tips but higher volume (adds up to more $$ at the end of the day)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please seek the advice of your average front line workers and stop pulling ridiculous ideas out of nowhere- RTs could thrive with some solid ideas that come from the people who actively take care of the guests you are so eager to please!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Not bad, Not good

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    Former Employee - Waitress  in  Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Waitress in Columbia, SC

    Pros

    I was allowed most time off when needed, made ok money, the managers were flexible with my college class schedule.

    Cons

    Slower than other restaurants I've worked in, did not like having to work other positions than waitressing or cocktail waitressing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The managers needed to be better at cutting the waiters and waitresses. They always kept too many on during slow nights.

    No opinion of CEO

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