Ryan's Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
33 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Toxic unstable company - closing stores - getting rid of all top pay people - bankruptcy 2 time

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    Former Employee - G M
    Former Employee - G M

    I worked at Ryan's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    benefits - can't think of anything else

    Cons

    long long hours - stores greatly understaffed - very unstable in upper management - had 8 different supervisors in 11 years - no quality of life. Continually cutting labor to put a few more dollars on the bottom line, then expect to be able to take care of customers and keep the big stores clean. Not recommended at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More concerned about your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    The fundamentals of guest service are gone.

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    Current Employee - Display Cook  in  Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Display Cook in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Ryan's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were not that bad although lower then the industry average.

    Cons

    Upper Management has so much work to do, they walk around with blinders on refusing to admit that there are serious food safety and sanitation issues. Everyone runs around spastic only when the AD shows up. If you blow the whistle all managers know you will get black balled. Food safety is at risk very scary in Greenville SC. If a manager does try to fix it they get ran off for not agreeing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has recipes and sanitation requirements for a reason. To protect the guest and employees from getting sick.. you should follow them instead of trying to RE-invent the system. Someone getting sick in no joking matter, all the employees already know if they eat the food they will get diareaha. Shame on you and your AD for allowing this to get this out of control.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    No future

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Dothan, AL
    Former Employee - Manager in Dothan, AL

    I worked at Ryan's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good people you work with great customers

    Cons

    Little future, pay not great, upper managemnt not tuned in. hard to manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up to the plate and compet with the rest of restaurants out there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work allot expected from one person

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    Current Employee - Barrunner, Server, Bakery Cook  in  Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Barrunner, Server, Bakery Cook in Charleston, WV

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent.and if ur a good worker they will gove u the hours.

    Cons

    Long shifts and short staffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who want to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    It was an experience, good and mostly bad

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    Current Employee - Hospitality Manager  in  Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Hospitality Manager in Spartanburg, SC

    I have been working at Ryan's

    Pros

    I gained skills as a leader and stayed committed to customer service and working hard. The training experience was great. I formed a lot of great working relationships with many wonderful people whom I still maintain friendships with.

    Cons

    Insane customers, insane management, insane hours. Do it for the money and then run AY screaming. Awful company!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize teams for their efforts, not by adding to an already excessive workload. Treat them like people with lives

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    I had a exciting time while at Ryan's, It's a great job

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    Former Employee - Third Assistant Manager  in  Lumberton, NC
    Former Employee - Third Assistant Manager in Lumberton, NC

    I worked at Ryan's

    Pros

    Fast paced, energetic and Just plain old fun

    Cons

    Long hours as a manager, Open everyday including holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the team more holiday time off, the money made on those holidays are lost in training of new employees that replace the ones you lose because they cannot work over the holidays

    Recommends
  8.  

    Ryan's started as a great company to work for but it was bought by buffets inc. 5 yrs ago and has gotten horrible

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    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Aiken, SC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Aiken, SC

    I have been working at Ryan's

    Pros

    if you have no life and want to work 60 hrs plus a week for 50,000 a year then you are in luck

    Cons

    pay
    hours you have to work
    buffets inc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve food quality
    improve payroll guidlines
    improve bonus structure
    go to how we were when we were ryans not buffets inc

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Good money, bad job.

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    Current Employee - Waitress  in  Hot Springs, AR
    Current Employee - Waitress in Hot Springs, AR

    I have been working at Ryan's

    Pros

    The money (servers only) is very good. I can't compete with it. If I made less, I would definitely be somewhere else though. It's a good place to go if you are ok with everyone knowing everything about you.

    Cons

    Management is by far the worst problem. Very little positive feedback. Incompetency to the fullest. The hot bars never have food on them and there are always so many complaints. Very silly rules that we have to follow as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put less effort into making things difficult for everyone, and start working on issues that really matter. Such as the rolls. Ice machines, and dishwashing machine. New uniforms. Tell people when you change their schedules. And bring back complimentary coffee. Taking that away really killed a lot of business. Also, to go cups are needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    rewarding

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Corinth, MS
    Current Employee - Server in Corinth, MS

    I have been working at Ryan's

    Pros

    time for family and work

    Cons

    sometimes being belittled in front of customers and others because some one having a bad day or experiernce with another employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take employees in office to berate them if you must

    Recommends
  11.  

    been there 6 years, ok place to work

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    Current Employee - Bar Runner  in  Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Bar Runner in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at Ryan's

    Pros

    you get time off when needed

    Cons

    havent had a raise in awhile

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not sure

    Recommends

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