Silver Diner

www.silverdiner.com

Silver Diner Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
15 Reviews
3.2
15 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Bob Giaimo
9 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great experience and growth opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Trainer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Corporate Trainer in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Silver Diner full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Making money is never really an issue, especially once you are seasoned. Many people that come through the doors are regulars and know what to expect when they come in to eat. The managers really show concern for the staff and the guests and will do whatever they feel is right, always showing integrity. The potential to grow is always there as there are so many positions, from managers to corporate trainers, and even Vice Presidents. The VP started as a manager, and many GM's started as dish washers. ITS A GREAT PLACE.

    Cons

    Non that I can think of. Some people find it a negative that we cater to families, which means that we have a lot of children come in, especially on nights and weekends. However, in my opinion, if you are going to serve the public, you have to be able to handle most people and age groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The life of a server

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

    I worked at Silver Diner part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - The managers are amazing
    - Managers encourage you to ask for help always
    - It's a fun enviornment and great way to meet new people
    - Managers are understanding when it comes to your schedule
    - Tips are good most of the time, especially in the summer during break
    - The food is really good
    - You learn a lot of new skills

    Cons

    - Have to buy new uniforms when they get dirty
    - Have to but nonslip back shoes
    - System is very complicated especially when you make a mistake
    - They have servers doing too much
    - Servers get paid 2.50 and hour (you usually don't see this due to tax) but with tips
    - Side work is not fun on top of your additional work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the cons and find a way to make this stuff easier.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    It is a great establishment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Silver Diner

    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.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    server

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

    I worked at Silver Diner full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  6.  

    Meh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Host in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Host in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I worked at Silver Diner part-time (more than an year)

    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Laurel, MD
    Former Employee - Manager in Laurel, MD

    I worked at Silver Diner full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Typical Waiter position.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Server in Tysons Corner, VA

    I have been working at Silver Diner part-time (less than an year)

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

    I have been working at Silver Diner

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People

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

    I worked at Silver Diner full-time (more than an year)

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    it was a good experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Silver Diner

    Pros

    friendly staff, cool environment, flexible hours,

    Cons

    customers can be rude, it can be slow

Work at Silver Diner? Share Your Experiences

Silver Diner

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.