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Updated Jul 24, 2021

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Found 136 of over 138 reviews

3.6
76%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
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Bartaco President and  Co Founder  Scott Lawton
Scott Lawton
32 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast-paced work environment was exciting(in 10 reviews)

  • "environment, benefits, managers, coworkers, good food(in 7 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "You have to be comfortable working long hours(in 6 reviews)

  • "lots of side work, but when it's split up its not bad(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Job

      Jul 5, 2021 - Server Assistant in Nashville, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Awesome job with great benefits.

      Cons

      Hardly any cons if you enjoy working.

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Juice Not Worth The Squeeze

      Jun 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Yorkville, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Depending on the location of the restaurant, pay can be quite good. - High employee turnover means more rapid advancement opportunities - Serving staff is typically unified and helpful to each other

      Cons

      - Servers tip out just over 30% of their total tips - Tips, both cash and credit, are turned in nightly to be taxed and paid to servers weekly via paycheck or direct deposit - Turnover is so high because you, in all probability, will either quit relatively quickly or, as is more likely, be fired for something insanely petty. Don't just take MY word for it. There are mountains of similar reviews. And no, I did not get fired. In fact, I worked there for several years before leaving. - Corporate leadership has been abysmal. From company ownership changing hands no less than 2 times in 3 years to rude executives, there is no leadership. - Store managers can be extremely rude, disrespectful, misogynistic and unprofessional. I can name some very good Bartaco managers, but I can name substantially more who should never again have subordinates.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great team

      Jul 24, 2021 - Server/Waiter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Our team was like family, always helping each other out!

      Cons

      Leadership could be unorganized at times

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Loved working there

      Jun 23, 2021 - Host in Fairfax, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly culture, detail oriented, customer always comes first, opportunities for growth

      Cons

      Long hours and high volume of customers

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    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Asking for too much and giving too little

      Jun 9, 2021 - Front of House Staff in Ballston, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The food is delicious and employee's get 50% off their meals.

      Cons

      Post-COVID lockdown, the company has seen drastic shifts in how they treat their employees. Bartaco Ballston took a pay cut from $15 to $9.50 an hour, while promising to never dip below $10 an hour. Health benefits are not discussed with every employee, causing some to lose out on access for months. Overall, current worker satisfaction is declining, mostly.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great experience

      Jun 10, 2021 - Server in Orlando, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A fun environment where I was able to have fun with my tables every day.

      Cons

      When new management took over, the entire guest experience was ruined.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      About as good as you can get in the service industry

      May 26, 2021 - Bartender 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay Good hours, you aren't there til 2am

      Cons

      Corporate mentality doesn't allow for individual locations to make necessary changes Bartenders make less than servers and tend to work more.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice

      May 13, 2021 - Hostess in Chapel Hill, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good vibes and good food

      Cons

      Standing for long periods of time

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Eh

      Jun 24, 2021 - Server in Stamford, CT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cool vibe good food and nice views

      Cons

      Lousy management low pay charging for employee food

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Awesome people, laid back environment, great food

      Jan 13, 2021 - Server/Waiter 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      the people I worked with were incredible and really made my time there special. The job is relatively straight forward - the guest fills out an order card and you take care of the rest. We had drink runners and food runners, though I'm not sure that's the case at every location. management was great and you could always get food without hassle, unlike some other establishments.

      Cons

      Sometimes the kitchen gets cranky or it gets super busy, but thats a good thing! I would recommend that you don't offer to work a double. Once you do, it's EXPECTED and honestly its unreasonable sometimes what was asked.

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