The Capital Grille

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The Capital Grille Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Host position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Capital Grille

    Pros

    Great group of people for the food service industry

    Cons

    The Indianapolis location is open 6:30a-10:30/11p 365 days a year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great money if you are a server or bartender. If you are hourly, hours are cut!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Capital Grille full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of money for the amount of time worked if you are a bartender or server. If you are hourly, raises are very little or none at all.

    Cons

    Benefits used to be great and so was management. Not so much anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like you would like you would like to be treated. Either employees are micro managed or not managed at all. It depends on if you are a favorite of the managers or not.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great food

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Hostess in Orlando, FL

    I worked at The Capital Grille part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent wine list and hours are great

    Cons

    Long hours on your feet but people are great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    For 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.

    Cons

    Can 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 ManagementAdvice

    Relax..... just a little.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible management structure

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Chefs 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    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 a 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
  10.  

    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
  11. 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 a 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

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