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B.B. King Blues Club & Grill Reviews

Updated October 2, 2018
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  1. "Love working here very well and organized place good food"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very well and respectful employees love the staff very clean well environment.

    Cons

    A little more employess and they are allways on point when it comes to the guest


  2. "waiter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill part-time

    Pros

    Fun play to work and friendly

    Cons

    Money not so great and long hours

  3. "Don't...just don't"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You can get a paycheck if it doesn't bounce.

    Cons

    paychecks bounce, changed managers every 3-6 months


  4. "Stay Away!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chef
    Current Employee - Chef
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There were no pros for this job

    Cons

    Ownership was terrible, no support from corporate level. Hostile environment created by the owner. No direction, no systems set up for success, basically the only thing they cared about was how much money could we make for the owner.

    Advice to Management

    Find new jobs


  5. "Box Office Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill part-time

    Pros

    Free lunches, great staff, and good music. A lot of hours.

    Cons

    Late night events can often get rowdy, and employees can be there until 3-4 AM.


  6. "Got physically ill from this job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to see some semi-famous artists perform
    Get to hear/see performances while you work
    Servers can make good tips depending on performances of the night
    Lively energy when performances are going on
    Free dinner provided

    Cons

    Never until this job had I imagined management could be this disgraceful.
    They use intimidation tactics towards employees and make the general atmosphere very hostile and anxiety-inducing, sketchy behavior ("lose" track of your checks/paper checks used not electronic/you must keep up with your hours/very 'under the table'), no organization whatsoever (you will have to schedule and organize shifts with coworkers yourself usually), are not personable to employees (don't even know their employees' names), inappropriate behavior including sexual advances and jokes, name calling, some physical acts of aggression against drunk customers.

    As for the place, very dark vibes, employees are all generally unhappy, no chances for any real bonuses/promotions, poor career outlook, very 'dead' skeleton crew during day shift, no benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and let better managers fill your positions.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is room for advancement and they offer many opportunities from within the company. They offer competitive wages for management.

    Cons

    Such a large company with so many different ideas many of the best ones gets looked over instead of explored.

  8. "Box Office Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are opportunities to move up in the company.

    Cons

    They wont respect your time, they can be rather unprofessional, messed up on my pay check multiple times.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better, make customers feel like they matter and stop messing up on payments to your employees.


  9. "Executive chef"

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    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Sanford, FL
    Current Employee - Executive Chef in Sanford, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work lots of things to do

    Cons

    Long hours lot of different people


  10. "Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Service Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * dynamic environment that provides you with the opportunity to interact with vastly diverse staff,guests,and musical talent.
    * they work with you to make your schedule manageable
    * great teamwork effort

    Cons

    * late hours
    * Saturday night club clientele can be rowdy
    * dealing with manager of Harlem Gospel Choir

    Advice to Management

    * work on menu and food product sourcing
    * develop a different nightly auditing report system


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