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Ruby Tuesday Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
493 Reviews
3.1
493 Reviews
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James J. "J.J." Buettgen
75 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working at a restaurant gives you a more flexible schedule and Ruby Tuesdays isn't the worse (in 25 reviews)

  • Good food to eat 50% off during breaks (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Some upper management create a tense environment when they are there (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    A fantastic place to serve tables.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Server in Bowling Green, KY

    I have been working at Ruby Tuesday

    Pros

    Benefits are awesome including tuition reimbursement, discounts for random services and products. They work around your availability easily. And they have a salad bar, so as a server you never worry about running salads, and people rarely order dessert so you can simply focus on drinks, main entree, and talking with your guests.

    Cons

    You most likely are not going to make more than $400-500 a week, even at 40 hours. Clientele isn't always the greatest but can easily turn and burn tables.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the great laid back atmosphere! I also appreciate how seniority is irrelevant. You are rewarded based on your skill, not how long you've known management or simply worked here, although that usually irritates other employees haha.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Sioux Falls, SD

    I have been working at Ruby Tuesday

    Pros

    Little prep, good pay, easy menu. NSO (new store openings) opportunities to travel. very fun.

    Cons

    Other than no benefits, i have no complaints!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nine keep doing your thing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    host

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Host in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Host in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday

    Pros

    co-workers, flexible hours, great managers, great pay for amount of work

    Cons

    not alot of hours, rude customers

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very satisfied in terms of activities, but didn't got enough hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cook in Wilson, NC
    Former Employee - Cook in Wilson, NC

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I got to work in a good competitive work environment. The managers and crew members were very helpful and supporting.

    Cons

    In my opinion we were a little understaffed. That being said the work load was too much at times. Last, but not least not every body got good hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Sprin, MO
    Former Employee - Server in Sprin, MO

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday

    Pros

    Good management and atmosphere here.

    Cons

    Very corporate with all their procedures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Waitress
    Former Employee - Waitress

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday

    Pros

    - worked around my schedule
    - opportunity to make decent money
    - management can be great depending on location
    - system makes teamwork run smoothly depending on employees

    Cons

    - waitressing can be rough to make tips on slow nights
    - coupons sometime attract cheap and difficult customers
    - if you have lazy people on shift it can hurt everyone
    - lunch shifts are difficult to make large tips because they are slower and check sizes are lower

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It might help to send coupons to middle to higher income homes vs lower income. A lot of coupons brought in are by very cheap customers who are very cheap and it affects tips negatively.

  8.  

    Mismanaged

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday

    Pros

    The money is okay, restaurant is not open too late and does not open too early but that's about it

    Cons

    Managers dislike each other, criminals make up the back of house staff, a lot of drug use, managers play favorites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Good Direction, Bad Area Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager in Westborough, MA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Westborough, MA

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ruby Tuesday talks a good game about caring for their employees and their product. They do offer good benefits, decent pay scale for a starting out manager.

    Cons

    Pay for management is low for the style of restaurant. 40k expected starting as a manager. GM at 50K. It is hard to manage a business that does not pay their most important staff well, the HOH team members are severely underpaid caping out at 12$ for line cooks and 10$ for dishwashers who oh by the way double as a salad bar attendant. Most people who work here use it as a jumping stone to move on to a better job after they get experience. I do not think this is typical of the company, however, my leadership was more concerned with why the issues are your fault rather than trying to help you and really dig in to give you the support to make it succeed. There also was a lot of backstabbing, i felt like i was in high school there was not a day that went by that you would not wonder if what you would say was being twisted and sent up the chain. So not only did you have to try and run the restaurant but then your boss would call or pop in and ask you questions about something you said or more to the point, did not say but a bad apple you had to reprimand the day before decided to try and make trouble for you and say you did. When the chips were down my bosses did not waste time in letting me go without so much as a written warning. I would not recommend working in the New England Area, specifically Rhode Island and Mass.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of working against your store leadership work with them, you hired them, trust them to do the job and that they are not the bad guys. I get the employees concerns matter but when an issue arises do not stick it in your back pocket and wait until it becomes a bigger issue than let someone go blaming it on them. IT IS YOUR FAULT for not trying to fix the problem when it was small.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    What you'd expect - No more, No Less.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Waiter in Wheaton, MD
    Former Employee - Waiter in Wheaton, MD

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -You leave cash-in-hand at the end of the day. But that's the case with any and every waiting job.

    Cons

    -Management was very new and unnecessarily harsh, trying to make a name for their self.
    -Your employee "perks" end at getting 30% off food.
    -Hourly wage is at the low end, even for waiters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take control of the scheduling, don't make it the fault of the employees who have the day off and don't want to come in to cover for a no show.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Alabaster, AL
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Alabaster, AL

    I have been working at Ruby Tuesday part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people are ok and I love to cook

    Cons

    Less pay and they constantly put you at a position you didn't apply with talking to you first

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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