Tavistock Restaurants

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Tavistock Restaurants Reviews in Emeryville, CA

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
15 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laid off due to office closure---thankfully.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Tavistock Restaurants full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The wages were fine, though I worked there for three years & still left without making the median income of the city we were based in.

    Cons

    Absolutely toxic environment with very few perks. Very low morale around corporate office. Instead of having working systems put in place, we were forced to cobble together broken systems and hope for the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take value in your employees from the bottom to the top. They're the ones padding your pockets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job with Downfalls

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Tavistock Restaurants full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues are one of the best people to work around. Get to eat at the company restaurants every month. Learned a lot about accounting in the past 2 years.

    Cons

    Company went through several changes in the years I have worked here. Salaries aren't the best but you learn a lot.
    Currently outsourcing all accounting to Kansas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please learn to treat your employees like people and not robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrendous Work Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Tavistock Restaurants

    Pros

    -Location was convenient for commute
    -Fantastic Manager

    Cons

    -Company does not care about its employees/ no respect for the work that is done
    -Minimal benefits
    -Company culture is equivalent to a jail without food or outdoor time.
    -No room to grow/advance
    -Everyone lives in fear of upper management
    -Very politically driven and intense office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees the respect they deserve. Actually invest in them and be thankful for the job they are doing. Change is a good thing and its time to let go of the old ways and embrace new ideas. New ideas like: regular catered lunches, gym memberships, team activities, off-site volunteer events. Happy employees do better work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst company I have ever worked for in my entire life

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Tavistock Restaurants full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing positive about the company; as a result, they deserve zero star

    Cons

    The CEO's attitude is "I give you a job. If you don't like it, that's the door." The benefits SUCKS. Long hours with no compensation. Has the highest turnover rate ever in the history of corporate America as long as I'm concern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get trained and learn how to appreciate your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    No Opportunity For Growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I worked at Tavistock Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with really nice non-mgmt staff

    Cons

    Terrible senior mgmt. long hours, no overtime pay. no one can go home before 7:00 p.m. in corp. office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care more about good people than dollars, maybe people will stay and your company might grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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