The Capital Grille
3.7 of 5 16 reviews
www.thecapitalgrille.com Orlando, FL 50 to 149 Employees

The Capital Grille Reviews

Updated Mar 11, 2014
The Capital Grille – New York – “Main dining room, 42nd Street”

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3.7 16 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

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Clarence Otis Jr.

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86% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Terrible management structure

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Capital Grille full-time for less than a year

ProsDecent food. Access to cheap ingredients. Good dry aging program

ConsChefs are overworked. There is only 1 exec and 1 sous per kitchen. ABSOLUTELY do NOT believe them when they tell you it is a 55 hour work week!!! It is 65-75 on average with no consistency in your schedule. if you want any sort of work/life balance this is not the place for you

Advice to Senior ManagementStop treating your chefs like slave labor. Invest in more kitchen management so your chefs can have the quality of life you preach about at Darden U.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company to work for.

Manager (Current Employee)
Miami, FL

I have been working at The Capital Grille full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFor the most part, great atmosphere plus awesome food------ of course, the money isn't bad either! Plenty of room to advance within the company and great training.

ConsCan be a bit uptight at times! Understandable considering the high level, but still... I really is unnecessary to take it to such an extreme.

Advice to Senior ManagementRelax..... just a little.

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

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Good Company

Bartender (Former Employee)
Chevy Chase, MD

I worked at The Capital Grille full-time for more than 3 years

ProsExcellent training program
Fair and supportive of the staff, no playing favorites
Good earning potential

ConsSometimes take their corporate ra ra a little too far

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Capital Grille full-time

ProsThe guests and the employees

ConsNot setting clear expectations and attainable goals

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

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Something good until I find a career

Hostess (Current Employee)
Hartford, CT

I have been working at The Capital Grille part-time for less than a year

ProsPay, serves great food, legacy, networking, recognition of EDGE

ConsToo many rules, miscommunication, managers having different ways of doing things

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate on the small little details and every rule, be on the same page.

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

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Great potential to grow

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at The Capital Grille

ProsGreat money and great relationships.

ConsWine knowledge needed. Have to be great with people and up selling.

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

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Worst job I ever had!

Kitchen (Former Employee)
Garden City, NY

I worked at The Capital Grille full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat people they staff! Beautiful decorations!

ConsTo stuffy and the training for the kitchen needs to be run by people with no personal feelings.

Advice to Senior ManagementI worked for a total of 2 days. The trainer I had did not like me from the beginning and Refused to train me or answer my questions. As a professional that came from management. You really need to learn to decipher between personal and professional feelings about someone. Before letting someone go. You need more management training!

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

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Awesome

Server (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at The Capital Grille full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat training, family meal, talented culinary professionals with pride, fantastic atmosphere

ConsNone as of this moment

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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

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Best decision ever!

Server (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at The Capital Grille full-time for more than a year

ProsMoney is great, professionalism, company culture, opportunity for growth in one's career

ConsTypical restaurant drama, immaturity and jealousy amongst coworkers

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of the people who are a major contributing factor in helping make your restaurant successful.

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

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Very corporate.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Capital Grille

ProsIt is a great job for servers.
It comes with fairly good pay for a host job.

ConsThere is lots of red tape.
Even though it pays okay, still not worth all of the drama.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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