Ruby Tuesday Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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James J. "J.J." Buettgen
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule as an hourly team member (in 25 reviews)

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

Cons
  • upper management lacks knowledge of the customer to business (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Server in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible with scheduling and great management

    Cons

    Sometimes have to work long hours, sometimes overstaffed


  2. So-so

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Augusta, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Augusta, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great for college students, quick money, fast paced, hours are flexible

    Cons

    Competitive business, no set pay rate, you work for tips, on your feet all day

    Advice to Management

    Don't let older employees act like they are automatically granted seniority/be bossy


  3. Ruby's is okay.

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    Former Employee - Server in Aurora, CO
    Former Employee - Server in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're new to serving, Ruby's gives a good corporate training to how to properly serve guests in a casual fine dining setting. I've carried this training with me to every serving position after Ruby's. They are usually good about working with school schedules and what not. Only recommend for training and a few months of experience then get out of there!

    Cons

    All management has changed since I've left. That being said, the old management team was very scattered and led by a woman that shouldn't have been given any kind of authority over people or money handling. Business can be slow at time and the crowd drawn to Ruby's are customers that only come out when coupons drop aka cheap people.

    Advice to Management

    To the current management: respect the employees you have. There's some good people in there that deserve respect.


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  5. server

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indiana, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indiana, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    management is great. it's a nice team environment with a lot of support from the staff. easy to get hours

    Cons

    can't think of any right now.


  6. I enjoyed working for Ruby Tuesday

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I thought that it was very organized. Easy to work in environment

    Cons

    It's a restaurant so you will work your butt off when there's a rush. That's in every restaurant.


  7. server

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    Current Employee - Server in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Server in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You make decent money and it's a good first job.

    Cons

    Cons it is managed poorly and go on false waits.

    Advice to Management

    Be more encouraging and open to new ideas. Don't micro manage.


  8. My Time as a Hostess and Server

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Server/Hostess in Bedford, VA
    Former Employee - Server/Hostess in Bedford, VA

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday (More than a year)

    Pros

    The managers at my restaurant were all really great and caring. I worked hard and earned their respect and trust. My work evaluation meeting was really good; I earned 97 points out of 100 because I did my job well. This is a really good chance to work with other people as a team and to talk and get to know people. When you make friends with the people you work with, many laughs make the experience so much more enjoyable. There is a 25% discount on food that servers order. It's nifty to be cross-trained, increasing your chances of being able to pick up shifts when needed.

    Cons

    Small areas typically result in very slow afternoons between lunch and dinner where you don't have much opportunity to make anything over the $2 and change for being a server. Many of my co-workers would sit around on their phones between tables or while waiting for the orders to cook; it was not very professional. The playlist is too short to be on loop.

    Advice to Management

    Notice who is giving their all and who is slacking to make others make up for his or her work. With the shift of hosts having to bus tables now, some servers won't even do the basic dish removal, which they are supposed to and which is very helpful to the already busy hosts.


  9. Bartender and shift leader

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ruby Tuesday part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good money and location Best GM.

    Cons

    Need benefits and retirement


  10. Hostess

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    Former Employee - Hostess
    Former Employee - Hostess
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The tips were great, and the job was not extensive. I also liked most of the people i worked with.

    Cons

    Most of the time it was really boring, I felt like most of my time was not utilized. I also rarely saw the store manager.

    Advice to Management

    Try to solve issues in a more timely manner, I once lost a check and it took this company three years to issue me a new one.


  11. Ruby's Employment

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It's local, it will always lure local business.

    Cons

    Company practiced rolling back hours to avoid paying employees overtime rates.



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