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Kona Grill Overview

Scottsdale, AZ
1001 to 5000 employees
2002
Company - Public (KONA)
Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
P.F. Chang's, Cheesecake Factory, Fox Restaurant Concepts
Kona Grill is a restaurant that serves the world with opportunities. We’re known for our global menu of contemporary American favorites, award-winning sushi, and specialty cocktails — all made from scratch using only the freshest ingredients. Plus, our team ... Read more

Mission: Make every experience exceptional.

Kona Grill Reviews

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    Pros

    Kona Grills Corporate office has a lively, upbeat, happy atmosphere that spreads infectiously through the restaurant locations. The corporate staff truly cares about their location employees and making sure that they have every available resource needed. The communication between the corporate office and site locations is impeccable and everyone works together with a smile. The entire staff has the mindset to get the job done, get it done with accuracy, and have fun while doing it in a professional manner. Great group of managers and support staff. I would work with these lovely individuals again in a heartbeat.

    Cons

    The corporate office is very small, there is not enough room for the entire support staff, but they are moving into a new office that should give more leg room to the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, keep up with the team building and employee appreciation. The staff is obviously loved and it shows in how they pride themselves in their work. I would say to encourage more team building from department to department, that would be the only constructive criticism I could give for Kona.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Kona Grill (Denver, CO) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I submitted a resume online and was contacted for an interview. I interviewed twice and was contacted for a third interview and told them I would check my schedule to make sure the time would work and called them back about 30 minutes later. When I called back they said they didn't need me anymore, so clearly that was not the right thing to do.

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