Yard House Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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Harald Herrmann
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Pros
  • Great training great enviroment, awesome menu, great for beginners (in 6 reviews)

  • We had a great staff and made good money (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, foot soldiers catering to employees, no quality of life, eat quickly on break, (in 8 reviews)

  • Also, the front desk has a tendency to double seat you (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Management

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    Former Employee - Manager in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Roseville, CA

    I worked at Yard House full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Culture - consistent management - good pay and benefits - very structured training program

    Cons

    Late nights - Dark environment - loud noise - long hours of operation -

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Server

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    Former Employee - Server in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Server in Springfield, VA

    I worked at Yard House

    Pros

    Great food and variety of beer. Quick money and lots of hours. Nice coworkers. Teamwork was awesome.

    Cons

    Managers make sure you know you are expendable and easily replaced. Favoritism. Obvious flirtation among managers and workers. Management isn't very understanding and intimidating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe instead of threatening employees they should try and train them properly rather then rushing through training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. I know all the basics to being a finominal busser.

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    Former Employee - Busser/Hostess in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Busser/Hostess in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Yard House full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I was told I was always doing the best of my abilities as a busser I made the waitresses happy they were shocked with how well I did my duties and helped them out such as pre bussing

    Cons

    I really have no cons other then when people make big messes on purpose but that's part of my job is to make it spotless for the next costumers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was really on top of things they new how to keep the place up and keep the customers happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yard House

    Pros

    YH has a great training program.

    Cons

    The company can be oo corporate at times, especially with Darden being there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have your employees' backs sometimes.

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

    Its been a stable, predictably busy restaurant to make a decent living off.

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Yard House full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very structured work environment for a restaurant. You always know what your expectations are. Huge desire for guest satisfaction.

    Cons

    The corporate rules are intense. The schedule isn't performance based, as they preach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everything or situation is black or white.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. It was a good place to work while it lasted, now that Darden took over, it is turning into another Red Lobster.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yard House

    Pros

    You learn a lot about beer.

    Cons

    Managers are inexperienced and do not know the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from within, not from outside. Coach up the staff you have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great company, questionable managemet

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yard House

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, room for advancement, friendly environment with good structure

    Cons

    Questionable management and equality of workers, nothing guaranteed despite what you're told

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. It was great working for this company for the short time I was there

    Former Employee - Front Desk in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Front Desk in Miami, FL

    I worked at Yard House full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of availability for growth and management is friendly and training is paid.

    Cons

    Hours can be tough sometimes because there is not much wiggle room in selecting the hours you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the positive leadership

  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Bittersweet

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yard House

    Pros

    You get amazing hours, great pay, and free meals if you work in the kitchen or at front desk. They will work around your schedule.

    Cons

    The rude customers because you work at a new restaurant, the unfair promotions, and the managers are awful. They all tell you how to do your job completely different leaving you in confusion. Some managers have favorites and you can tell from your schedule because the "favorite" gets scheduled almost everyday while the rest of us get just a few days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't show favoritism, don't talk about your employees behind their back, be more aware of what's going on in the restaurant and most importantly: let your employees do their job because they know how to do it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Fun

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    Former Employee - Food Server
    Former Employee - Food Server

    I worked at Yard House part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    This was a fun in between job that provided a lot of growth opportunity and a steady income. I would highly recommend it to any of my friends or family.

    Cons

    Sometimes the management staff that they hire is dismal at best - not sure if it's desperation but some strange characters definitely came through.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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