Yard House

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Yard House Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
76 Reviews
3.6
76 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.  

    Fun

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    Former Employee - Food Server
    Former Employee - Food Server

    I worked at Yard House part-time (more than an 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
  2.  

    Great working environment and growth potential

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager

    I worked at Yard House full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, scratch kitchen, amazing environment to work in. Great benefits for management.

    Cons

    Heavy workload at every level. At times unrealistic business expectations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Busy location

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Yard House

    Pros

    Great coworkers, and lots of business meaning high sales.

    Cons

    Some of the clientele is not that great. No large party gratuity, so you often get stiffed with large groups.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Yard House

    Pros

    The tips are good if you know what you're doing.

    Cons

    Unprofessional management and staff make the place a living hell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow Up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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