Souper Salad

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Souper Salad Reviews

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
10 Reviews
2.6
10 Reviews
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Ward T. Olgreen
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  1.  

    Too many changes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Souper Salad

    Pros

    Good people. Good relationships for the long term. Even if no longer with the company

    Cons

    Too many changes in higher levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People aren't disposable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    during the day its busy. but at nights is really slow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Souper Salad part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The general manager works with you with your schedule and the general manager is always open minded. The Asst. Manager always helps around and the first supervisor always helps when you need the help.

    Cons

    The second supervisor is always on the phone on the floor and give out free meals and drinks to costumers. This supervisor also gives out free employes meals. Never helps its employes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The place is dirty and need a good clean. Need new carpet. There is so many things that need to be really clean and fix.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Has good and bad aspects.

    Current Employee - Server, Cashier  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Server, Cashier in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Souper Salad part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Overall a fun place to work. Can make lasting friendship with co-workers. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Lack of communication at times, almost all employees get paid minimum wage unless a manager, no raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Emphasize hard work for all employees, including managers.

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  5.  

    Good tips, okay managers, and bad things happen behind closed doors

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Server  in  Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Server in Mesa, AZ

    I have been working at Souper Salad part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good tips, people are nice to work around

    Cons

    Because it is a buffet many don't tip so on bad or average days you will not make a good amount of money, shift management is terrible, the restaurant itself pulls in tons of money and rarely do improvements happen, and many do not get paid what they deserve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your workers better, be more flexible with shifts, don't let certain workers take advantage of the others, make sure everyone does their part

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Training Programs

    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Lakewood, CO

    I worked at Souper Salad full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits, 401k Options, Good Food

    Cons

    Hours, scheduling, some unsavory co-workers

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Constant problems the corporation and their ability to care about the restaurant.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Souper Salad

    Pros

    Hold. On, I'll think of a pro.. the freshness of the food. Most every customer were always nice and friendly.

    Cons

    Always adding more work and never pay increase. Closing down and not telling anyone until you come into work and find out you no longer have a job. Corporate management will not spend the money to get things repaired properly.Cannot hive raises because it may effect certain manager bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regional manager acts like he knew everything going on when we saw him maybe 2days a month
    Don't assume everyone is a third or not working their butt off for you. Don't know who Ward is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Its Alright

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - General Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Souper Salad

    Pros

    Low Stress No Late Nights

    Cons

    You are the cook and dishwasher High Turnover rates Say One Thing and Do another

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay People for the Job they are doing

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Don't do it!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Souper Salad

    Pros

    Um... if you do the hiring, you can get some great people around you.
    oh, and lunch/dinner is free (pretty good soups and salads)

    Cons

    Those great people won't work for minimum wage for too long, so keep the now hiring sign up.

    1 year, 4 district managers... not a good sign for stability.

    LOOOONG hours, LOOOOW pay. break it down and the servers are making more per hour than you... but thats true for most restaurant management jobs. The Job title isn't worth it. Swallow your pride and wait tables. You'll have more free time, and probably more money at the end of the week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All respect to Tim Taft. I was impressed with his leadership and Vision of where we needed to go.
    He got out, when the getting was good. Happy retirement "Little Timmy Taft". You did the best you could with you had to work with. (p.s. still love a good Whataburger for breakfast on my way to work)

    Advice to Ward: get rid of the dead weight. Close the stores that drag you down and focus on the money making stores (and Franchise stores)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Buffet style restaurant concept

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Souper Salad

    Pros

    This is a buffet style restaurant concept so it's great if you enjoy buffets.

    Cons

    The company has seen senior management turnover every few years for the last 10 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend the money to upgrade/remodel your restaurants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Work til you drop and they don;t care

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Souper Salad

    Pros

    concept, laid back atmosphere with guests

    Cons

    long hours for little pay and they expect you to perform by yourself without help as if you were married to them withou any give back, you get to work with broken equipment, broken stores, broken computers, and oh by the way you are not supposed to ever miss a beat on anything although upper management can

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of all your employees and no just your favorie ones

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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