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Found 55 reviews

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Bartaco CEO Scott Lawton
Scott Lawton
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good money, fun people, good food(in 5 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, great employees, and great food(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Bartenders are slow (even for a can of beer)(in 4 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Port Chester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bartaco full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The ambiance is always positive and fun. The team of coworkers all contribute to your success and support each other.

    Cons

    The closing shifts are long and you physically finish exhausted.

    Bartaco2019-05-09
  2. "More cons than pros"

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    Former Employee - Server in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Bartaco full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good money, employee discount, co-workers

    Cons

    Management, must close to make good money, get in trouble or sent home for bad shops

    Advice to Management

    Be more fair with the schedule and stop hanging out with employees outside of work. Makes for a very unfair workplace.

    Bartaco2019-05-09
  3. "eehh"

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      Former Employee - Drinkrunner 

      I worked at Bartaco part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - good pay - flexible calendar scheduling

      Cons

      -expects a lot from employees

      Bartaco2019-04-05
    • "Great Culture"

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      Former Employee - General Manager in Stamford, CT
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Bartaco full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Culture, coworkers, management, hours and growth opportunities.

      Cons

      You have to be comfortable working long hours.

      Bartaco2019-04-03
    • "Great coworkers, biased managers"

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      Former Employee - Server in Westport, CT

      I worked at Bartaco part-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Friendly staff, great tips from guests and great food

      Cons

      Favoritism from management and uptight guests

      Bartaco2019-02-18
    • "Poor management"

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      Former Employee - Waiter in West Hartford, CT
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Bartaco part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Fun. Fast paced. Decent tips depending on the night. Coworkers are great.

      Cons

      The culture the management fostered didn't align with the companies values.

      Advice to Management

      Hire some managers with management experience.

      Bartaco2019-02-07
    • "Good part time job"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Bartaco part-time

        Pros

        Fun stuff and discount on food!

        Cons

        New management changed culture, learn the environment

        Bartaco2019-01-29
      • "Good Money, Good People"

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        Former Employee - Server in Chapel Hill, NC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Bartaco part-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        It's a chill atmosphere, coworkers are generally cool, the management is nice and caring, and the tips for night shifts can range from $15-$40 an hour

        Cons

        You have to tip out 15% of your tips, you'll have about an hour of sidework to do after you're cut, and you'll have to dry and paper hundreds of trays

        Bartaco2019-01-14
      • "LIES!! SCAM!!!"

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        Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Dallas, TX
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Bartaco part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Everybody is nice and friendly from the servers to the cooks to all the manangers.

        Cons

        !!!WARNING TIP OUT IS 30%!!!Tip-out is 30% of your tips which is high because you still have to run food, run drinks, and buss your tables. Servers are also required to clean the restrooms, not the host. Too many servers schedule. Too much side work .You will be doing 2-4 hours of side work everyday. Bartenders are slow (even for a can of beer). Kitchen is slow, always running out of meat or ingredients for the tacos....

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        Advice to Management

        Lower the tip-out rate and pay your employers (runners, bussers, bartenders) more hourly. Also learn how to schedule servers they all don't need to come in at the same time. This is Texas and we do things differently so every state is not the same, alter, research, and studying will benefit this company greatly. Ask your self why Forth Worth location is not doing so great.

        Bartaco2019-01-13
      • "Bartender"

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        Current Employee - Bartender 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Bartaco part-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Great people, management & environment!

        Cons

        Can get hectic and stressful.

        Advice to Management

        Communication!

        Bartaco2018-11-16
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