Ruby Tuesday Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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James J. "J.J." Buettgen
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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. Ruby Tuesdays

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    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Ruby Tuesday

    Pros

    Love the job and environment

    Cons

    Tourist in Orlando are a tad rude but it comes with the territory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great Place To Work

    Former Employee - Server in Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - Server in Elizabeth, NJ

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday

    Pros

    Loved The Fast paced Enviorment & The Customers. Always Made Great Tips. Food Is Excellent.

    Cons

    Only Bad Thing Was The Salary. Makin Between $2-$4 an Hr Suck When There Are More Slow Days Than Fast Ones And You Have A Family & Bills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I could provide any tips for management it would be to consider bumpin up the base salary for servers when business is slow. Especially considering Servers/Bar tenders make most of their income thru tips.

  3. Inexperienced management and terrible wages.

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of hours. Coworkers were fun.

    Cons

    The company leaders are awful and business has been going down for years. The food used to be fresh but Ruby Tuesday has had to make a ton of cut backs and has reduced the quality of the food and the customers notice. The management was very inexperienced. Also, Ruby Tuesday was often unprepared and would not purchase items the building needed like cups, plates, etc and we often ran out and had to wash them as fast as possible so people could have something to drink or eat out of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourselves. Ruby Tuesday is Ruby Tuesday. Stop trying to turn it into a fancy restaurant when you refuse to provide the simple, necessary items needed to run a restaurant... like cups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Great Quality of Life Balance

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Even when we were short Managers in store my hours were still steady between 45-50.
    Great Team work.
    Great Quality of Life Balance

    Cons

    Upper Management was not always great, Held me back and didn't recognize good management. Somehow always promoted terrible management.
    Company Band is confused, but they seem to be figuring it out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your "Golden Eggs"
    I was better than most and always willing to do what was Needed. You lost out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. I learned a lot about the restaurant industry, but it was so stressful.

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Lancaster, PA

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    As a bartender or server, you leave with cash at the end of your shift. Chain restaurants usually get busy, so shifts fly by.

    Cons

    Managerial and staff turnover rates are high, the coupons cut into your earning potential, and your managers will not advocate for you, only the guests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce the same rules to all staff. Demand a sanitary work place, and focus on how happy the guests are instead of nitpicking servers on using words like "folks"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Ruby Tuesday was my first job in college. I had a great time.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday

    Pros

    My colleagues and the relationships you form are the best. I always had a fun time working and met some of my best friends at Rubys. I also loved my general manager.

    Cons

    You never really have set hours, you leave when you are no longer needed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Meh.

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in West Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Line Cook in West Fargo, ND

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday

    Pros

    Typically steady work, rarely were people sent home early due to lack of work. It helped that the schedule was pretty well set up.

    Cons

    No real opportunities for personal growth. Any open management opportunities were filled from outside the store - and opportunities in other stores were never mentioned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultivate the employees you have - especially the ones who are obviously willing to work and willing to do the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. It wasn't anything new to the common servers job.

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    Former Employee - Server in North Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Server in North Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I liked the side work wasn't horrendous.
    The other employees were friendly.

    Cons

    Managers got into social drama.
    Did not get credit for anything extra.
    Might as well not work extra and you'll still get treated the exact same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more buisness like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Good employees

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Providence, RI
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Providence, RI

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday

    Pros

    Good coworkers, hours when needed are available, good management, good training both with menu and service, strong quality control both in front and back of the house.

    Cons

    Not very flexible on schedules if employees need some time off, some very slow days, over-scheduling of employees, lack of respect from customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Doesn't Recommend
  11. OK as a starter job

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Fairless Hills, PA
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Fairless Hills, PA

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

    Pros

    They are organized in a corporate way making it a great first job to learn the fundamentals of serving and bar tending.

    Cons

    The set backs to places like Ruby Tuesday is the hours and pay structure. (i.e. direct sub-tipping)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say you should strive to make your employees happy and your customers will be happy too

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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