Yard House Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
70 Reviews
3.4
70 Reviews
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Harald Herrmann
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Review Highlights

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

  • Got along well with co-workers, great food, and dedication will reward you well (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.  

    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yard House

    Pros

    fast paced environment, lots of money and great training program

    Cons

    allow more time for servers to fully understand new menu rollouts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more supportive and allow staff to communicate with you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Busser
    Current Employee - Busser

    I have been working at Yard House part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Walk out with tips, Easy to transfer to other locations if in good standing.

    Cons

    Long hours, short of staff at times and you v have to work longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give credit where credit is due, get rid of under performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Expo/food runner

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Expo in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Expo in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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

    Pros

    Great training
    Fun working environment
    has some room for growth to server, bar tender, or even managment.

    Cons

    some days can be slow, but for the most part its a good flow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was always great! But this was 2008-2010

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Perfect if your comfortable in staying in one position for a long time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yard House

    Pros

    I loved the fun staff and how energizing the atmosphere can be during busy dinner nights.

    Cons

    The main challenge of Yard House is moving up within the company. Don't expect a promotion or a raise soley based on talent and performance. In addition, you'll have to do a lot of "reminding" which can come off as nagging in order to climb your way up.
    Another con can be the slow periods during the weekdays. Like any other restaurant, employees may experience the long ticking minutes on the clock as a slow death of boredom.

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Too corporate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yard House

    Pros

    Good tips sometimes a bunch of beers

    Cons

    Nasty place no loyalty to employees fake managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit please and don't come again

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not enough money for the work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bartender in Meridian, ID
    Former Employee - Bartender in Meridian, ID

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

    Pros

    Always busy. Fun group of people. Great bar manager.

    Cons

    Servers were making almost double what bartenders made. And we were literally sweating to keep up with the well. They only tipped out 1.25% of sales. Ridiculous for the work. Also, beyond corporate. And the GM, or former GM, was a terrible boss.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your bartenders better and enforce a more typical tipout percentage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best restaurants to work for. Great tips!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Busser in Oxnard, CA
    Current Employee - Busser in Oxnard, CA

    I have been working at Yard House part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    401k if you work here more than a year. 50% off on the food if your working. You get this online Darden Mall which saves you tons of money in just about anything from movie tickets, cruises, theme parks, vacations, flights, clothes, etc.

    Cons

    Some employees slack off and get away with things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have favoritism and recognize those who work hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for that allows room to grow and advance in the industry!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Server in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Yard House part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They have a great training program that allows you to really gain knowledge on the company and preform to your best ability. The staff is very kind and welcoming and everyone seems to enjoy coming to work. You are set up for success. Opportunities to advance are there for you if you want to further your career. Very guest friendly

    Cons

    Cant wear earrings bigger than a quarter. But thats really no big deal. My time here has been short but I can not think of any cons specifically related to working for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They really care about their employees. Management is always on the floor making sure everyone is okay and the guest are enjoying their experience. They believe in teamwork and I thinks it works well! Hot schedules is great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    YardHouse was ok, I had previously worked as a server and managemen convinced me to be an expo first during the intervie

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Runner in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Food Runner in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Yard House part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management was easy to communicate with, excellent training

    Cons

    Too Strict, Very Corporate, Very Long Weekend Shifts

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great if you're the customer, managers work hard pushed to the max and under appreciated

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Cazzell, MO
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Cazzell, MO

    I have been working at Yard House full-time

    Pros

    structured growing concept plenty of room for advancement

    Cons

    the same structure that makes it great makes it hard to love what you do. Very strict on hourly and meeting company standards

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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