Ryan's Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
33 Reviews
2.5
33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Part time server in Indianapolis for 5 years.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryan's

    Pros

    Large regular customer base. I'm able to support a household of 3 with my part time server wages. My experience has been a good one working for this restaurant.

    Cons

    Management is over worked stressed out. Too many free meals given out to insincere people. Customers allowed to steal food make huge messes. Management is too busy cashing, cooking, preping or doing dishes to pay attention to dining room & customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more hours to back of the house employees! BETTER MARKETING PLEASE!!

  2.  

    Amazing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryan's

    Pros

    I have more information here than anywhere else

    Cons

    Faster alerts
    More organzine details

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Ryan's was a true experience with consistency in completely work and keeping up presentation your area.

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    Former Employee - Cashier, Baker, and Line Server  in  Zachary, LA
    Former Employee - Cashier, Baker, and Line Server in Zachary, LA

    I worked at Ryan's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interaction with customers, discount on meals, getting all scheduled works, and getting paid weekly.

    Cons

    Having to deal with unruly customers, managers not following to check up on employees compared to senior manager before them.Some employees just not following job guideline and managers allowing them to get away with it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe overtime anyone could advance to management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    No time for life outside of work and very little respect from upper management

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    Current Employee - Hospitality Manager
    Current Employee - Hospitality Manager

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

    Pros

    great customer base, good food and plenty of challenges to keep work interesting, great training program, many employees have over 5 years with company

    Cons

    constantly being used as a "labor saver", unrealistic goals and expectations from upper management, working christmas and very long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show mid level and lower level management some respect and treat them like people too, show recognition for job well done, let employees work their shifts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Turned into a stressful nightmare

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - General Manager in Springfield, MO

    I worked at Ryan's full-time

    Pros

    The base pay for managers was good

    Cons

    Brutal working hours. Many times working with only 2 managers on staff with no support from Corp. Labor allowances are so low store managers are slotted in a staff position during every meal period

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that unhappy store team means unhappy guest experiences. Low wages, short weekly hours and double duties does not allow staff to properly f
    give the guest the atmosphere to enjoy their dinners.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It's okay for a temporary position

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Anderson, SC
    Current Employee - Server in Anderson, SC

    I have been working at Ryan's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employees get to eat for $4 while friends and family eat for $7.99. Free meal the first day you start. Even for a buffet, servers often made well over minimum wage. On slow days, we'd sit and do nothing sometimes. I got plenty of hours, often working 6 days a week for 5 hour shifts each.

    Cons

    Upper management is quick to threaten to fire people and do it often. They had a "purge" at one point where they fired anyone who wasn't "up to standards" (aka older), even people who were there for years. Required to do a lot of minimum wage cleaning work for $2.13/hr. Customers can be extremely rude and demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a lot of favoritism, more so than I've noticed at other employments. Listen to your employees and don't treat them like they're beneath you. Customer isn't always right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Management is Everything

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    Former Employee - Preparation
    Former Employee - Preparation

    I worked at Ryan's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay for the Hours I put in

    Cons

    Asst Managers need more customer service training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loved working for people who appreciated me

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Great place to work but not worth it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryan's part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, management is nice, great job for just starting out

    Cons

    Long hours, not able to make ends meet on low pay, more work than a minimum wage job should be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Dishwash/maint. helper

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    Former Employee - Dishwasher  in  Marrero, LA
    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Marrero, LA

    I worked at Ryan's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Customers, and meeting new friends

    Cons

    Some co-workers that don't work with you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    atitude wasn't what i thought

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Shady Morals

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryan's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Repeat Customers and Tried to work around schedule.

    Cons

    They closed our store without telling us but we found out anyways about 6 weeks out. Shady business practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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