Stonewood Grill & Tavern

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Updated February 4, 2015
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  1. Overall, it's a great restaurant with ability to make good money

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Stonewood Grill & Tavern full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Menu is relatively expensive offering steak and seafood ensuring higher check average. You can have less tables and still make great money. Your surrounding staff is typically very experienced in restaurant.

    Cons

    Management changed, part of the reason for leaving the company. When I visit I see new management again and it seems to have hurt their business overall. Making the restaurant not as busy. Seen regional managers visit, party and are very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your servers and bartenders! Most of my career we had a fantastic staff - most have gone on to sales / management / and career jobs. Customers see long lasting employees and regulars want to make a connection with the front of house staff. Be more lenient and keep the faces of the restaurant longer and happier.

  2. Good if you dont like benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Cook in South Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Line Cook in South Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Stonewood Grill & Tavern full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The best things about working BOH is that you get payed hourly. They are pretty flexable with hours. If you like to cook its a good starting place.

    Cons

    The benefits for BOH were dropped. The management does its best with what it has.

    Advice to Management

    If your employees arent happy your atmosphere will suffer as well. Better control over employees and product is key to loss prevention, not cutting portion size, raising prices, and denying raises to deserving, hard working individuals.

  3. No quality of life

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Stonewood Grill & Tavern full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The quality of food and beverage are excellent

    Cons

    Managers work 60 hour weeks with no time off from November thru May in Florida. Open all holiday's except Christmas day

    Advice to Management

    Realize that people have lives

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  5. Great menu and working environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Stonewood Grill & Tavern part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Shifts are evening only (only open for dinner service)
    Average shift is 4-5 hours
    Great money for the responsibility
    YoungER staff fun to work with

    Cons

    Extensive training
    Communication issues between staff and management
    No reward for hard/good work
    No benefits
    Lack of direction from management

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with employees and reward hard work

  6. Kitchen

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Stonewood Grill & Tavern full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You will learn a great deal about making recipes from scratch and get a good hands on experience.

    Cons

    The company over the years has grown and is becoming more corporate which brings with it a lot of restrictions and routine.

    Advice to Management

    The pay is what it is, but you have to really have a passion for working in the hospitality business. The role of management is more than just being in charge, this position is more for those that wish to develop young men and women into professoinal roles. Team building is an absolute must.

  7. Fun place to work. Good exp.

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    Former Employee - Server in Ormond Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Ormond Beach, FL

    I worked at Stonewood Grill & Tavern

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good money. Good people fair.

    Cons

    No matter how good you are. Corporate always wins.

  8. Poor treatment of servers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stonewood Grill & Tavern

    Pros

    Good food and short hours

    Cons

    Servers are treated as disposable, don't even bother bringing up the small sections or barriers to making a decent income to management. They will just blame it on you.

    Advice to Management

    Give your front of house staff some credit for being professional; don't assume stupidity. Reward workers who show merit, not only those who drink with the managers after work.

  9. Decent job for college student

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Stonewood Grill & Tavern

    Pros

    Only open for dinners meaning no early work, compatable with college scheduling. Meet lots of good people. Loyal customer base.

    Cons

    The management can be extremely preferential at times. Low-tipping customers are pervasive. Don't even think about overtime. Hard working employees often overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Try and recognize and reward employees not based on time served with the company, but based on hard work ethic.

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