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Texas Roadhouse CEO W. Kent Taylor
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Pros
  • The culture is great, the food is great (in 14 reviews)

  • They have good flexible hours, reasonable managers, caring people (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, cannot get out of your shift even for an emergency unless you get someone to cover for you, some people do not pull their slack (in 13 reviews)

  • Working for tips on a server wage while paying other employees wages through tip share (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Flexible scheduling, great staff and managers.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Server Trainer
    Former Employee - Server/Server Trainer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Roadhouse full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I always enjoyed going to work. The managers and co-workers were like family to me. There was never a dull moment and had a lot of fun. The flexible schedule was great especially while in school.

    Cons

    I honestly cannot think of any cons. This was a great place to work while going to school.


  2. Worked here for 4 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Roadhouse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for- professional yet a laid back feel

    Cons

    Have to work many weekends and holidays, afterall that is the busy time for a retuarant!!


  3. Great company. Low pay

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Greenville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Roadhouse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun culture and lots of contests for lower level employees

    Cons

    They will pay you the absolute minimum.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your managers more.


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  5. I was a server at Texas Roadhouse for 2 years during breaks from school.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Midlothian, VA
    Former Employee - Server in Midlothian, VA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas Roadhouse part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a family-friendly restaurant with young coworkers.

    Cons

    They did not always respect requested time off, and the management was not always respectful to their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees that continue to come back.


  6. Life at the roadhouse was grrrreaaat

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Assistant in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Former Employee - Service Assistant in Sierra Vista, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas Roadhouse part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They have great opportunities to advance within the company.

    Cons

    The Texas Roadhouse had some management issues when I worked for them.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and be willing to compromise.


  7. Great management staff and very good at maintaining high morale.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Tallahassee, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Roadhouse part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent initial employee training program. High volume restaurant that provides great customer value. Management is very flexible and understanding.

    Cons

    Required to line dance once every hour. While working there I learned four line dances. Not the worst of concerns though.

    Advice to Management

    Allow stronger servers to take on more tables.


  8. Perfect for students attending college

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Server in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Roadhouse part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great hours, food and management

    Cons

    No cons that I could think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  9. A good first job, but not much else

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Texas Roadhouse Hostess in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Texas Roadhouse Hostess in Asheville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Roadhouse part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you can work your way up to being a server from a hostess, and the pay is minimum wage, the hours are good if you are in school or working another job

    Cons

    you have to tip out a lot to the bar and the host stand and still have to pay extra if you don't want to roll your own silverware.

    Advice to Management

    hire more educated managers


  10. It paid through college.

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    Former Employee - Server in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Server in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas Roadhouse part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's honestly a lot of fun.

    Cons

    In ND, they follow the practice of paying "tipped employee" minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Pay standard minimum wage, and you won't see such high turnover.


  11. Okay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fellow employees where fun, the actual work was not bad. And you were able to have some fun when working.

    Cons

    management was terrible. they were rude and lots their tempers very quickly and could almost never have a "talk" with an employee without yelling in their faces.

    Advice to Management

    learn how to better manage...lose the temper and act like adults



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