Sullivan's Steakhouse
3.4 of 5 20 reviews
www.sullivansteakhouse.com Wichita, KS

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Updated Feb 22, 2014

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Mark Mednansky

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Great part time, fine dining, service experience.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sullivan's Steakhouse

ProsGreat team oriented attitude and professionalism.

ConsIs subject to the state of the economy as prices are slightly higher than most restaurants.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

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no consistency

Server (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Sullivan's Steakhouse full-time for less than a year

ProsPeople are GREAT....very generous rewards are given for selling a featured product....shift meal, healthcare

Consthe money is not consistent AT ALL, located in the galleria area and still will have five reservations on a given night, manager turnover is constant, no real leadership, one manager will tell you one thing but another will tell you something different, "busy" times are ONLY during holidays

Advice to Senior Managementcommunicate with each other in order to get a clear message to your servers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A place to meet interesting and great people.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Sullivan's Steakhouse

ProsA fun and lively atmosphere. One cannot come in a not smile.

ConsIt was hard to receive a set schedule.

Advice to Senior ManagementRotating shifts would be a fair way to allow hours for everyone.

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micromanaged and high turnover

Restaurant Server (Former Employee)
Omaha, NE

I worked at Sullivan's Steakhouse part-time for more than 3 years

Prossemi-good money, great hours. Family meal

Conshigh tipout for servers (25%). TONS OF MANAGEMENT TURNOVER. No career opportunity growth. Way too corporate. Management uses pre-shift as a way to unload frustrations on employees, not to motivate.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great expanding company

Server (Former Employee)
Baton Rouge, LA

I worked at Sullivan's Steakhouse part-time for more than a year

ProsGreat employer growing at a healthy rate. They want input from ALL staff so it really has a team atmosphere.

ConsThe normal cons to every job. No specific negatives.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Server/ cocktailer/ bartender

Server (Current Employee)
Indianapolis, IN

I have been working at Sullivan's Steakhouse full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThey money can be great, management is so laid back, it is really a simple job, the culture is great.

ConsNo PTO, can lose insurance if you go on vacation and miss hours. Hard for new people to penetrate the cliques.

Advice to Senior ManagementThanks for not riding my tail over petty things like other places do. I appreciate the fact that I can work autonomously.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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fun people, great environment, some problems with management

Server (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Sullivan's Steakhouse part-time for more than a year

Prospeople, wine training, taste plate

Consnot allowed to dine at the bar ever, even when not working.
some managers were incompetent
no-autograt policy-so you could often get stiffed by large parties of international guests (which happens a lot when you live in a city with lots of tourism)

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you're going to hire managers that are only a couple years older than your youngest employee, make sure they're awesome.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Server (Former Employee)
Omaha, NE

I worked at Sullivan's Steakhouse part-time for more than a year

ProsClients that come in usually tip 20%
Sell alcohol, make more money

ConsNot usually very busy
Always overstaffed, so there is not a lot to do, so you are usually stuck there helping the banquet staff
Treat employees closer to children

Advice to Senior ManagementHave less people working at once so servers can get more money for less hours

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Better know where every penny went.

General Manager (Current Employee)
Baton Rouge, LA

I have been working at Sullivan's Steakhouse full-time for more than 8 years

ProsSort of like being a rock star since you were the GM of the best restaurant in the Baton Rouge. You got to eat great food and drink great wine. High energy since it has two bars and with live music. You always had a great looking staff since you could hire all the LSU sorority girls.

ConsGoing over the P&L line by line with all the other GM's from the other Sullivans' was stressful. You better know where every penny went or you would be rediculed by everyone. I once uncomfortably watched a GM blame his assistants with the high number of comps while on the screen behind him they went into his store computer and pulled his comp reports. He then was asked to turn around and explain why his name was on so many, now he shouldn't have been lying, but the process forces a person to always try to look good and not appear weak. And he certainly shouldn't have to be disciplined in front of a room full of fellow GM's.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook to encourage instead of looking for faults.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Overall very positive, needs a little fine tuning and listening to employees.

Server (Current Employee)
Lincolnshire, IL

I have been working at Sullivan's Steakhouse full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat atmosphere. Positive, fun work environment while remaining professional. High per person average.

ConsLack of accountability. Building could use more modern technology to assist in setting up for success. A beer tap would be wonderful.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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