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BUCA Reviews

Updated July 22, 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 people, great food, good locations (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. "Ehh, been a while"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BUCA part-time

    Pros

    The people were fun to work with

    Cons

    The hours can be brutal if you let them step all over you.

    Advice to Management

    Hope corporate listens to you someday.


  2. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BUCA full-time

    Pros

    Cash around the Holidays

    Cons

    Management was mean, place in general was a mess.

    Advice to Management

    Get more organized, thanks for the good times

  3. "Do not work here"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Utica, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Utica, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BUCA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Aside from the local employees, nothing.

    Cons

    They are so corporate. Their buildings are falling apart, they are under staffed, management is a joke. They lie and cheat. They do not pay their vendors and treat their loyal employees like slaves. They are going under.

    Advice to Management

    Look for other opportunities. Get out.


  4. "Bring it back"

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    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work family, fun atmosphere, good money, great hours

    Cons

    Poor communication between management and staff, disorganized, inconsistent, restaurant needs a plumber, electrician, etc

    Advice to Management

    Be a team. Have more preshifts


  5. "I don't even know where to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BUCA part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Typically, the people you work with are fun to be around and generate a little positivity in an otherwise negative environment

    Cons

    They don't practice promoting from within- they will lead to a point where it would be a no brainer to promote you and then decide against it because they don't want to promote from within. The corporate offices are so concerned about making money that they don't take care of their management, therefore the management at my location doesn't care to take care of their employees. The company used to be a positive place to work for but after 4 years, I have run out of good things to say about Buca.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within- or be honest from the get go and don't advertise promoting from within, when it's something you don't practice. Also, money is obviously the sole reason any of us are working for a company but it's not everything. Buca will surely lose all its money if things continue to be ran the way that they are now. Care for your employees and in return, they will care, too.


  6. "Buca sucks!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing good to say here

    Cons

    Company going down the drain because of ownership. Dont promote from with in and give no opportunity for growth.

    Advice to Management

    GET OUT!


  7. "Bartender/Server"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, great money, flexible schedules, coworkers become like family, ability to pool tips with another employee in your section- almost like a buddy system so you can help each other out if you get weeded.

    Cons

    This restaurant is a very popular place on Holidays, and they are open on all major holidays-even christmas. Large portion sizes require a lot of boxing food for customers, banquets require one server per 10 people which is sometimes unnecessary.

    Advice to Management

    Someone has to work on Holidays, but it may be nice to offer incentives for working on major holidays and missing out on time with family.

  8. "Bus Boy and Host"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers and managers. Busy.

    Cons

    Patrons can be unpleasant at times.

    Advice to Management

    Honor scheduling preferences more.


  9. "Assistant General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BUCA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company, Great Food, Great Atmosphere.

    Cons

    Only one location in Hawaii


  10. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BUCA full-time

    Pros

    Fun, eclectic place to work. Good people, great food, good locations. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Working Thanksgiving and Christmas can be tough to be away from family and especially when the business volume is so high. Tough to execute doing weekly sales in one day.


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