The Capital Grille

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The Capital Grille Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
24 Reviews
3.3
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Bartender in Chevy Chase, MD

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sometimes take their corporate ra ra a little too far

    Recommends
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    The Capital Grille

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Capital Grille full-time

    Pros

    The guests and the employees

    Cons

    Not setting clear expectations and attainable goals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Something good until I find a career

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Hostess in Hartford, CT

    I have been working at The Capital Grille part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate on the small little details and every rule, be on the same page.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great potential to grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Capital Grille

    Pros

    Great money and great relationships.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst job I ever had!

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    Former Employee - Kitchen in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Kitchen in Garden City, NY

    I worked at The Capital Grille full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people they staff! Beautiful decorations!

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I 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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at The Capital Grille full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None as of this moment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Best decision ever!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at The Capital Grille full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Typical restaurant drama, immaturity and jealousy amongst coworkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the people who are a major contributing factor in helping make your restaurant successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Very corporate.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Capital Grille

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic Opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Server in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at The Capital Grille part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and for. True to their motto "Ladies and gentelmen, serving ladies and gentlemen."

    Cons

    At the end of the night you still depend on tips, and some people do not know how to properly tip.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The best job I've ever had. Unfortunately, managing partner was horrible to work for.great money,

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    Current Employee - Bartender in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Bartender in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at The Capital Grille

    Pros

    Great opportunity to network, continuous learning and self improvement

    Cons

    outdated attire for bartenders and ugly server uniforms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being jealous of one of your extremely loyal employees because they make more money than you. It's unfair and childish.

    Recommends

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