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BUCA Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • It was a great work environment and would recommend it to anyone looking for a good company (in 12 reviews)

  • Good food & a little pricey so tips are usually pretty decent (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Blatant fraternization between management & upper management (in 9 reviews)

  • Being promoted is easy if you want to work long hours for bad pay (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "I Love This Place!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lombard, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great Food, Great Environment, Great Team. This is the Best Place I have worked. Buca has a unique history and lots of growth potential, eight new locations in the last year!

    Cons

    Long hours, and open three hundred sixty five days a year. Including Thanksgiving and Christmas these past two years. It’s been busy on these major holidays, so we are making money, but we would rather spend time with our family if only one day a year.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being very open to your employee’s ideas and I appreciate your ability to coach your team so that we are all more successful through your leadership


  2. "Love working here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BUCA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co worker and management. Good environment to work.

    Cons

    working with some people that dont pull their weight.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do.


  3. "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Host
    Former Employee - Host
    Recommends

    I worked at BUCA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun and lively culture. Great pay and tips for a host position.

    Cons

    Nothing that you wouldn't expect from a host position.


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  5. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BUCA full-time

    Pros

    Great bosses they value their employees. Have the opportunity to advance within the company.

    Cons

    The hours can be a little overwhelming some days.


  6. "Best place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hostess in Florence, KY
    Current Employee - Hostess in Florence, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BUCA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    everyone is friendly, good discount on the food, management treats you like family. they help you advance within the company if you want to, they're there to help you whenever you need. the regulars always remember you.

    Cons

    pay is decent but could be higher, open everyday of the year and hard to request holidays off.

    Advice to Management

    offer promotions and pay raises to employees who work hard and show improvement rather than just to people with more experience.


  7. "Buca Di Beppo"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Mira Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Hostess in Mira Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BUCA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Staff, everyone is so friendly and I felt like Buca Di Beppo became my second home and family.

    Cons

    Hostess do not get paid any tips only the delivery staff get paid tips and it takes about 5 months to move up to delivery


  8. "Exciting, positive experience in a fast-paced, supportive environment that adds value to my resume."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Florence, KY
    Current Employee - Server in Florence, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BUCA part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management at the Florence, KY location cultivates healthy and fruitful work environment.

    Cons

    Similar to any serving job, difficult to move up and unfavorable hours.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are interested in the company's state. Fill them in on how we are doing as a company and what we should expect.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BUCA part-time

    Pros

    Buca has always had extremely flexible hours and would give me time off if I needed. Also, the management was reallt great.

    Cons

    No benefits, unfortunately there are no benefits for hourly employees. Also, we had top work bad hours because it was in the restaurant industry.

    Advice to Management

    Management did a great job overall. Happy with how I was managed and how my coworkers were managed as well. Not really much to improve on.


  10. "Excellent Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Supervisor in Waldorf, MD
    Former Employee - Service Supervisor in Waldorf, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BUCA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working at Buca was a great experience. Loved how we were a like a big family (Una Familia). I unfortunately had to resign due to a move; but will return in the future if the possibility ever presented itself!

    Cons

    No cons...average serving job, that led into a quick promotion

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. "General Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to move up if your a hard worker.

    Cons

    If you don't produce numbers then your out, but who isn't like that?

    Advice to Management

    Stay golden.


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