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Bar Louie Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexibile hours, fun environment, and great staff (in 13 reviews)

  • Good money, fun atmosphere, cool place (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Bar Louie Line Cook"

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average pay for a line cook
    Work with my schedule

    Cons

    Focus too much on the servers and not enough on the cooks as far as rewards
    Not enough focus as far as systems to reward autonomy and service at the store level.

    Advice to Management

    Add personalization systems


  2. "Long hours with no management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bar Louie full-time

    Pros

    Made great money on game days and when there was events

    Cons

    Would work 14 hours without a break. Totally illegal. poor management and sections are based on how long you’ve been there not how good you are. Would always see people busting their butts and never get good sections. Lost great employees because of it.

  3. "over worked and underpaid"

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

    I have been working at Bar Louie full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    cool environment and people, fun

    Cons

    long hours, lower than average compensation, corporate doesn't care about your quality of life, disorganized


  4. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work, with flexible hours.

    Cons

    Long hours and late nights.


  5. "Love Bar Louie"

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

    I have been working at Bar Louie full-time

    Pros

    Really fun place to work, consistent, tons or room to grow.

    Cons

    Long hours, late nights, holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being true to Bar Louie, keep up the great job.


  6. "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Bartender in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere , flexible schedule, discounted food

    Cons

    Long hours , not a lot of money

    Advice to Management

    Stop rotating general managers , be a lot more organized and promote for more clientele


  7. "Great concept"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great culture within the company

    Cons

    struggling to grow systems and infrastructure as fast as they open new bars

    Advice to Management

    supply the tools

  8. "Lackadaisical"

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    Former Employee - Barback in Crystal City, VA
    Former Employee - Barback in Crystal City, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Homey hole in the wall vibe

    Cons

    Cut throat environment with managers who care ONLY about their job security

    Advice to Management

    Don't just try to keep your job and say screw your fellow employees


  9. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment, team environment

    Cons

    Can be Stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "bar tender"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and fast paced enviroment

    Cons

    Bad ownership, willing to fire people just to make a point.

    Advice to Management

    Reward hard workers not just the good looking one


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