Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill

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Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
37 Reviews
3.6
37 Reviews
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    Corporate Office Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and fantastic team to work with. Great concept, branding runs deep through the company. Fantastic food. Super bar. You'll like it there.

    Cons

    Concept is geographically spread out. Makes building the concept hard. Good units have a strong manager with an entrepreneurial bend. Someone that gets into the community and makes the restaurant thrive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open that next unit. You'll only learn how to do it by doing it!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Server

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    Former Employee - Server in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Server in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Able to make a large amount of tips, if played right, was also able to get time off at my convenience. Great food is served

    Cons

    I had a hard time with the management. It was disorganized, every manager I started with ended up quitting by the time I left the place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Server Life

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    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Ranged to around 15 an hour with tips.
    Good atmosphere.
    Good food, discount for employees.

    Cons

    Stressful, not managed well. Could make more as a server somewhere else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Could be better, overall is a good job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill

    Pros

    Open late, better chance of making money
    Late night crowd creates more money

    Cons

    Poor management
    management constantly changing
    servers have to do too much
    managers do too little

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more about your employees

  6.  

    Great college job

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    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment. The management at my location really tried to promote the ideals of corporate by perpetuating the fun atmosphere idea. I felt respected while I worked there and if I needed to I would work there again.

    Cons

    Staying at work until 2 a.m. sucked, it really messes with your sleeping schedule, but i guess that is the restaurant industry. Also, the menu seemed to change every six months and was way too big in my opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut down the menu size

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill

    Pros

    great place to work all around

    Cons

    cant think of any con's

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    Awesome work environment!

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    Current Employee - Server in Fairview Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Fairview Heights, IL

    I have been working at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, outgoing coworkers, fun environment, they promote from within

    Cons

    Some inexperienced/incompetent management
    Must be well liked by management to enjoy working and get a good schedule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Working managers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill

    Pros

    Atmosphere, staff, chance to move up.

    Cons

    Corporate office makes to many changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be prepared to work because labor is hard to meet

  10.  

    Not the easiest company to work for

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced and for the most part friendly staff. There is always something to do so there is little down time.

    Cons

    Constant changes to operations and recipes...which is fine and keeps things fresh, but more often than not, how it is communicated is last minute. With the expectations being high, quality of life is low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    good days and bad days

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeland, FL

    I have been working at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    can be a fun environment, good culture, good direction that corporate is trying to take the company in

    Cons

    some GMs are lazy and do not lead by example, do not practice what they preach. some restaurants have a negative atmosphere, management is not a team, managers are singled out and treated like crap, poor team skills stemming from the GMs lack of ability to lead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fire the GM who skates by and does not do his job, he has been able to get by due to the revolving door that is that store with managers, there is always some one else to blame and he has been allowed to get by on excuses after excuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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