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Bar Louie Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexibile hours, fun environment, and great staff (in 12 reviews)

  • Fun work environment, great co-workers, plenty of room for advancement (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay/long hours/ strong emphasis on sex and inappropriate comments (in 13 reviews)

  • Most nights aren't that busy, day shift isn't busy AT ALL, very high turnover rate, gets really hectic when the restaurant does get busy (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Bar Louie Rocks"

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

    I have been working at Bar Louie part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The laid-back, engaged, energized environment

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say, i love this place


  2. "AMAZING"

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

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    its a serving job so you know


  3. "It's an alright place to be a cook"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Bar Louie part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Since Bar Louie is a national brand, the cooking procedures and supply lines are well established. Training is a relatively easy time as long as you have some previous kitchen experience.

    Cons

    When they open a new store, they tend to over-hire. This leads to the part-timers getting laid off.


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  5. "Fun and Fast Paced"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Bar Louie part-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, fun co-workers, personal freedom

    Cons

    The hours can get long and late


  6. "Better than your average restaurant job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good volume to menu cost ratio
    hours typically well managed
    less sidework
    funds fairly distributed

    Cons

    working weekends and hollidays at regular pay
    overstaff sometimes
    management can be inconsistent

    Advice to Management

    make sure that all of your managers are treating employees equally, remember that cutting hours when there are no tables will save you money in the long run
    rotate sections


  7. "Execution is the new opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Service Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Guest Service Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bar Louie full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great attitude in most areas. Focused on growth. Quick development with employees.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Failure to follow through on corporate details. Communication is an opportunity. Focus on excusion of support another opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on leadership development with current staff.


  8. "Bartender"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bar Louie full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    trendy eccentric and fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Bar Louie has zero cons

    Advice to Management

    Teamwork! I had the best managers, and they always made sure everyone was helping one another, regardless if you are a bartender or server...if someone at the bar needs a bucket of ice, then servers if you're not busy...you should get them some ice!:)


  9. "Disorganized"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bar Louie part-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment, good food, great co-workers

    Cons

    Each store is very different. the store i worked at was VERY disorganized. management did not hold people accountable. spent a lot of time worker harder not smarter.

    Hard to move up from restaurant level

    Advice to Management

    more structured needed on the store level.


  10. "Hostess"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun restaurant to work at.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.


  11. "Good experience overall!"

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

    I worked at Bar Louie part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, fun and upbeat environment, good bar food, awesome people

    Cons

    Some issues and changes in management, no room for growth really



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