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BUCA Employee Reviews about "fun atmosphere"

Updated Jun 9, 2019

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41%
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46%
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Robert Earl
20 Ratings
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  • "COUPONS, during the slower months Buca loves to send millions of(in 14 reviews)

  • "The upper management is not approachable and the work hours are long(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Server"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at BUCA part-time

      Pros

      Tips were great and fun atmosphere

      Cons

      I had no known cons

      BUCA2018-10-25
    • "Server"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at BUCA

      Pros

      Fun atmosphere, Good food,and Decent tips

      Cons

      No room for advancement Not enough people

      Advice to Management

      Do better advertising to bring guests in

      BUCA2017-12-21
    • Helpful (1)

      "Unless you want a work life balance of 90/10.. don't do it"

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      Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Orlando, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at BUCA full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Great food Fun atmosphere

      Cons

      Corporate treats you like garbage. They yell at you and belittle you in front of your hourly staff or even talk bad about you to them. Lots of HR related issues that they'll keep tucking under the rug. No coaching, and tons of drama and unprofessional behavior gets old. I've seen them fire lead managers or key roles to "save money." Absolutely no loyalty. They will tell you you're hired to work 50 hour work weeks when...

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      Advice to Management

      Treat your staff better and maybe you'd have a better reputation.

      BUCA2018-01-21
    • "Not a bad place to work"

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      Former Employee - Pantry Chef, and Line Cook in Dallas, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at BUCA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great staff, when I was employed here. Free employee meals, and lots of times we got to bring home leftovers to our families. Close net staff, and fun atmosphere.

      Cons

      Not much opportunity for advancement, and no benefits unless you're management. Open for every holiday, which it's mandatory to work all holidays. Managers were cheap and don't want to give raises.

      Advice to Management

      Keep your promises when you say that when you learn new stations we'll up your pay.

      BUCA2017-12-12
    • "server"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at BUCA part-time

      Pros

      fun atmosphere friendly staff and good location

      Cons

      management is horrible, don't care about employees, fast turnover rate for employees,

      Advice to Management

      work to keep dedicated employees by treating with respect.

      BUCA2017-09-18
    • "Bring it back"

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

      I have been working at BUCA full-time for 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

      BUCA2017-01-15
    • "Server"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lynnwood, WA
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at BUCA

      Pros

      Fun atmosphere. Guests are great.

      Cons

      Management is not good. Not enough training. Mangers don't care about all employees, only their favorites. Drinking and drug use at work doesn't help the restaurant.

      Advice to Management

      Think about all employees.

      BUCA2016-06-01
    • Helpful (2)

      "Lock of structured trainings from top to bottom."

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

      I have been working at BUCA full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great employees, fun atmosphere, some what friendly customers, employees have a great attitude towards new management. The job at times is rewarding.

      Cons

      Upper management doesn't have a clue how each store is run. DVP only cares about numbers, not about the well being of employees or restaurant. DVP doesn't know how to hire quality chefs, management, and sales. Being promoted is easy if you want to work long hours for bad pay. I can't believe how fast we go through management in this company. They don't approve fixing the restaurant but want it to be perfect . I'm not...

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      Advice to Management

      DVPs should have more meetings with AGM's and supervisors to have a better understanding in what each store is lacking. Every store is different, therefore he should invest in what is needed and not assume they knows everything.

      BUCA2016-04-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Not the best"

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      Current Employee - Server/Waiter/Host/Bartender in Wheeling, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at BUCA part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great atmosphere with my coworkers, fun atmosphere, the money is great, the food is awesome, and the discount is nice.

      Cons

      You can't work more than 30hrs per week, there are no benefits offered what so ever, be wary of managers stealing tips...

      Advice to Management

      Be honest with your employees, not stealing tips would be nice.

      BUCA2016-01-26
    • "Buca"

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      Current Employee - Server 

      I have been working at BUCA part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      I love my co workers and my regulars. Buca is a fun atmosphere to work in and i have made life long friends from working there.

      Cons

      Working in a two story restaurant is hard physically. I think we should have a more efficient way of getting food upstairs to the dining area other than the stairs that our guests also use.

      Advice to Management

      We should have pre shift meetings EVERY day of the weekend, not just once in a blue moon.

      BUCA2015-08-10
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