Wintzell's Oyster House
3.3 of 5 6 reviews
www.wintzellsoysterhouse.com Mobile, AL 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Feb 28, 2014

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Bob Donnlon & Chris Coaker

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    Great Place to Work!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNew Seafood Restaurant in South Hills of Pittsburgh. Offering a bit of Southern Hospitality in Pittsburgh makes for a great experience to all new customers.

    ConsNot many...because menu is so unique must know all menu items including daily specials (must have good memory)

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

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    Decent Job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood servers and easy job

    ConsCorporate does not care about their employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosnice people around to work with. should be coming back in a much better establishment. graet food and great service

    Consneeded to change establishment- location. building leaked. needed new equipment. far ways to walk to service everyone. building layout not productive to fast service.

    Advice to Senior Managementstay on course when you reopen

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a great place to wait tables, but a horrible place to manage.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Mobile, AL

    ProsCasual atmosphere
    Laid back community
    Interesting local history
    Customer base largely respectful
    Good money to be made in serving
    Fun community of coworkers

    ConsManagers expected to work 55 - 60 hour weeks without extra compensation
    Zero accountability for higher level management
    Pay for associate/assistant management well below the pay scale at other restaurants
    Blatant favoritism between several members of management and staff
    Inadequate training
    Responsibilities not congruent with level of training or of experience
    Home life of any kind plays second fiddle to the needs of the restaurant under any circumstances
    No benefits included whatsoever

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe servers are well trained, and in most cases highly skilled. The management staff in many ways is in much worse shape. Have some accountability for what you do, and make the managers in charge of the restaurants and staffs accountable for what they do. If they violate a policy, it needs to be addressed. There were far too many instances of rule or policy breaking that were never disciplined because it didn't "do any harm."

    This is a company that many people are proud to work for, and has the potential to be a great place both to work and be a guest. However, severe lack of management training and petty squabbling and finger pointing between management handicaps not only the managers from properly doing their jobs, but the other employees from being work in an appropriately functioning restaurant.

    Find a way to stop the finger pointing, and expect your managers to behave like the professionals you should be paying them enough to be.

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    Great!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Tuscaloosa, AL

    ProsThe atmosphere is great! The uniforms are easy to keep clean, the kitchen is big @ my former location, so no running into each other, management is top notch, and the clientele was great.

    ConsI really do not feel any cons towards this job. If my degree was geared towards this company I would definitely try to be a part of their continued success and expansion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing and maintain the family feel that makes employees and customers feel relaxed and at home enjoying great food and service.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    might be ok for beginners in the restaurant business but those with experience will do better elsewhere

    Host, Bartender, Key Hourly (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible scheduling as hourly employee. New Hire training is easy. Key hourly positions are easily obtained if you show basic adult employee standards. Hours not bad, not open too early or too late.

    ConsPoor leadership in upper management resulted in too many daily changes that didn't have positive impact at the store level. Lack of training for new hire employees. No training for hourly management just assigned the title. Hostility between upper management and store management creates poor work environment

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis company needs new leaders who create a positive environment, who make your employees and managers feel valued. Vision with inclusion and direction. There were many talented people I worked with, they seemed to just get overlooked or felt mistreated, Many of those are now successful managers at your competition.. this in itself speaks volumes as to what is wrong with this company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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