Wolfgang Puck Reviews

Updated June 16, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent managers, great employee discount, loved my coworkers, scheduling around my life was a breeze, food was abundant, tips were excellent due to the more affluent clientele. Famous people were always coming in, which was cool.

    Cons

    Sometimes the management could be scatterbrained and hot headed. They had a lot to deal with and worked long shifts so maybe that had something to do with it.

    Advice to Management

    Consider taking more time for yourselves and get to know your employees on a more personal level. Some of the management I felt barely knew me and therefore weren't concerned with my needs.


  2. Wolfgang Puck Host DTS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck part-time

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good and the job is easy. You have a set uniform, a nice black dress, and the heels you have to wear do not need to be high.

    Cons

    Things were unfair and unorganized while I was employed there. Management was all over the place, but when I left they were fixing that.

    Advice to Management

    The new management has seemed to work out well. Keep doing what you are doing. Management is doing a good job.


  3. The company as a whole is a headache

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Server in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wolfgang puck himself is an incredible person and people really love seeing what he has to offer, the design of the restaurant is nice

    Cons

    Constant change with food drinks management policy rules etc. seems like the corp management has no clue what they are doing

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what they want and stick with it


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great intentions - horrible execution

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Executive Chef in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    WP is a leader in the culinary industry - the name is known around the world and that takes everything up a notch. The expectations are high and when you can deliver, the rewards are great.

    Cons

    The senior management has no connection to the employees working in the field. Those high expectations I talked about in the Pros? Well, they are nearly impossible to achieve when you can't get the financial, physical or emotional support of your superiors. They have a great set-up in LA, but all of the satellite operations struggle to make numbers at the end of the week and put out a product they can be proud to serve. There is ZERO work/life balance (a 90-hour work week is the norm without so much as a "Thank you" from your jet-setting boss.

    Advice to Management

    Ask your employees what they need, support them when they have to make difficult decisions, and pay your chefs what they deserve. When you devote your life to this field, it would make it a lot easier to show your passion if you weren't worried about when you are getting your next tiny paycheck.


  6. Decent, good paying job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wolfgang Puck part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The money is really good and the clientele generally tip well.

    Cons

    The management plays a lot of favorites and acts immature at times although there are a couple of good ones.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites, treat everyone the same and


  7. Opportunity...but watch your back!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to many high profile people in all industries, management dabbles in all area of operation. Instant credibility for working for Puck.

    Cons

    Upper management dismissive and out for themselves. The pie has already been sliced so low ceiling for advancement.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great co-workers, not a lot of room for advancement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wolfgang Puck full-time

    Pros

    Excellent office environment, everyone gets along very well - supportive. Opportunities to have hands in different pots, learn cross over from different departments,

    Cons

    Communication and corporate structure get a little wonky at times, unclear who does what and who reports to who. Power struggles can happen in this type of setting.


  9. Fast paced learning experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wolfgang Puck full-time

    Pros

    Big company with many industry connections

    Cons

    Very corporate environment, with an overwhelming feeling that there is not true job security.


  10. Pucks

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Family style atmosphere. Fun place to work.

    Cons

    Catering industry has been hit hard


  11. Helpful (1)

    a rollercoaster of emotions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Cook in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wolfgang Puck full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    for us, it the hospitals benefits and hours of operation. once the rush is over, it makes for a relaxing evening till closing

    Cons

    management play favorites causing a unfair work environment. the line is designed for failure. they made the line not wide enough causing us to repeatedly bump into each other. supplies are not easily reachable

    Advice to Management

    teach the managers how to talk to employees without talking down to them



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