Yard House Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
73 Reviews
3.5
73 Reviews
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Harald Herrmann
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Yard House

    Pros

    Great training great enviroment, awesome menu, great for beginners

    Cons

    too many rules to follow, not for the indivdual side of me

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Ok

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Hallandale Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Hostess in Hallandale Beach, FL

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

    Pros

    Free food, great pay,great management, etc.

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons right now!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place

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    • 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
  6.  

    Expo/food runner

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    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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    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
  9.  

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

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    • 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
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    Not enough money for the work.

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    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
  11.  

    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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    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

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