Ryan's Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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  1. Grill cooks

    Current Employee - Grill Cook
    Current Employee - Grill Cook

    I have been working at Ryan's part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people , good enviorment . Very clean .

    Cons

    Not enough hours , only working one day a week. Not busy enough

  2. Would not recommend

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Prep/Salad Bar in Pineville, LA
    Former Employee - Food Prep/Salad Bar in Pineville, LA

    I worked at Ryan's part-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work if you love a fast-paced environment.
    Able to make new friends.
    Discounted meals on and off the clock.

    Cons

    Management not very stable.
    Raises are promised but not always given.
    If the restaurant is short-handed the managers run you ragged without helping.
    Get chewed out if you have any overtime.

  3. it was exlent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dish Washer in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Dish Washer in Athens, GA

    I worked at Ryan's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    it helps you make lots of money

    Cons

    they dont have lots of hours

    Advice to Management

    step up your game

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  5. Sorry excuse for a job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Elizabethtown, KY
    Former Employee - Server in Elizabethtown, KY

    I worked at Ryan's part-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Customers are great! Tips are usually really good!

    Cons

    Pot headed management and 90% of the employees, fighting staff, servers made to do MORE than server responsibilities, drama, drama, drama

    Advice to Management

    Try calming down your employees and start drug testing then you will have an excellent staff!

  6. NO TEAMWORK, yet spent several thousands to have a "Hospitality Day"!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Ryan's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly customers , having a job

    Cons

    an abundance of server duties, poor training, management tries to micro manages, no incentives,

    Advice to Management

    IMPROVE training of teamwork!! Train management teamwork!! TEAMWORK is ALL employees working for the SAME GOAL!! The goal is RYAN"S!! NOT YOU!!

  7. Not the best job I ever had

    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

    I worked at Ryan's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hours were good. Good benefits

    Cons

    Management does not care about employees.

  8. Unappreciated.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryan's

    Pros

    Plenty of work to be done, jobs opening up at the time. Servers and hourly employees bust their butts to do a good job.

    Cons

    This company treats its employees terribly. They pay next to nothing and work them to the bone, but keep their hours under the limit for health care. They do not know how to create a schedule to use their employees effectively and end up short staffed or with someone who is trained on something else trying to wing it. The managers are working 70 hour weeks which creates an atmosphere of tension and exhaustion. They want their employees to put the company before all else, family included. This is not a company that I want to patronize. No input from the employees is taken into consideration and they continue to do things inefficiently and ineffectively. This company needs a serious attitude adjustment if it wants to survive. I believe that a majority of the servers and cooks are working their butts off to survive and provide for themselves and their families while being treated poorly, as well as lied to, by the corporate office. A company should care about its employees well being, and this company had demonstrated definitively to lack any compassion for them. I hope anyone who reads this within the company will start to take heed to the suggestions of the valuable members they have managed to attract and will make the necessary changes in order to become a successful culture instead of a meat grinder for hourly workers and managers who have been put through the wringer with little sympathy.

    Advice to Management

    Start to appreciate your employees and treat them like humans, not pawns to make you money. Work them reasonable hours and learn that your employ is not equivalent to God and you should never ask someone to put a company before themselves.

  9. was once great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryan's

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

    Pros

    salary above most other chains

    Cons

    long hours no payroll unreasonable expectations

    Advice to Management

    need to review way you treat employee

  10. Mediocre food offer

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

    I have been working at Ryan's part-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ryan's stresses good human relationship in their employee manual. And, indeed, the climate among the workers is friendly - in more than 3 months I have not heard one unprintable expression in anyone's contribution to communication.

    Cons

    Ryan's does not put any effort into maintaining standards for any job. They put you to your position and let you find out how it is done. Several superiors give you different rules about specific procedures, including the priorities. There is no information at all about how a certain job should be done. Even if the employee after some weeks writes a job description and asks for feedback upon it - there is none! In stressful situations as they come up regularly in the restaurant industry, superiors do not mind wether you are aware of priorities of the moment - they rather interrupt your work by giving additional orders, thereby making your task in said stressful situation (peal times) more difficult. Climate in the crew changes strongly with manager on duty.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that information is passed to employees! Be aware who in the team is responsible and who is skillful in passing on the pressure to a fellow team member! Ensure procedures and make sure that every employee follows procedures in the same manner! Live to Ryan's mission and create a pleasant experience and environment to the customer and provide quality food.

  11. 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 Management

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

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