Silver Diner

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Silver Diner Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
13 Reviews

3.0
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    It is a great establishment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people are great and you tend to like your job.

    Cons

    The pay sucks and the long hours no compassion for employees that really have problems poor choices of management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose the supervisors more carefully and give them a how to talk and what to say class.

  2.  

    server

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Server in Reston, VA

    Pros

    good money, great professional development. Opportunity to grow in the corporate.

    Cons

    besides some lazy employees, NONE

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of lazy employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Meh

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    Former Employee - Host  in  Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Host in Cherry Hill, NJ

    Pros

    Generally friendly environment, easy to get used to

    Cons

    No breaks, often have to pick up slack of lazy coworkers, arbitrary testing and requirements, hectic work hours and often called to fill in for other employees last minute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take into consideration advice from employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Typical Waiter position.

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Server in Tysons Corner, VA

    Pros

    Good money on weekend mornings and evenings.

    Cons

    Slow any other time. Used to be overstaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't micromanage the cleanup.

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

    Worst corporate team ever very gossipy and rude do not trust these people

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Manager in Laurel, MD

    Pros

    Great customers and some employees

    Cons

    Too many hours, no breaks, no raises, no reviews, no feelings for managers busting their asses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually make people your most precious resource

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Extremely healthy, fresh and local food. Extremely low, troublesome and unreasonable pay!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have very good food. all of their stuff is unique, local and fresh. you get to eat with 50% employee discount once a day, besides that, don't do it.

    Cons

    surprisingly unexperienced General Manager which leads to picking an unexperienced Manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your servers, 3.63 an hour is an insult to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great People

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Server in Reston, VA

    Pros

    Wonderful Co-workers! Good summer and temporary job for good money

    Cons

    High uniform standards and a lot of sidework and silverware to roll on the weekends

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    it was a good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    friendly staff, cool environment, flexible hours,

    Cons

    customers can be rude, it can be slow

  10.  

    OK PLACE

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Woodbridge, VA

    Pros

    Great Pay - Corporate staff keeps you wanting to work and always do the right thing .

    Cons

    On store level makes you want to never show for work, Makes you feel horrible talks down to you and treat you less then human. Never took time to set example or help you get better. Was not a coach that lead the team well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job now keep it up

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Waitresses are people too!

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    Former Employee - Server  in  McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Server in McLean, VA

    Pros

    * Easy job to get
    * Can work many hours per week
    * Paid server training
    * Convenient location
    * Free parking
    * Reduced food prices during shift

    Cons

    * Cult-like atmosphere where employess recite the company values at the start of each shift; I was
       once actually reprimanded for adding the word "very" to one of these statments in front of the
       other staff when reciting
    * Employees overworked with no breaks for snacks during a shift; certain kitchen staff worked 60+
       hour weeks
    * Abnormal amount of side work for each shift; extra sidework during the closing shift which was 3
      am. on weekends
    * Dirty conditions (my section had ants) which increases abuse by customers and reduces tips;
      management told me to "give them a meal voucher if they noticed" when I pointed out the ants in
      an effort to improve customer service
    * Constant employee turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Please remind management that ultimately customers are happier and money is saved when
       employees are well-treated and not constantly leaving the company
    * You would save hundreds of dollars on free meals if pest and dirt problems were corrected

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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