Bavarian Inn Reviews | Glassdoor

Bavarian Inn Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
13 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.0
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
William A. Zehnder
2 Ratings

13 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

  1. ""fun job""

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Bavarian Inn part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meet a lot of new people
    The money is good

    Cons

    During bust months can get scheduled as much as 60+ hours a week a slow months as low as 10 hours a week.


  2. "Not what I expected."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Redemption Attendant in Frankenmuth, MI
    Current Employee - Redemption Attendant in Frankenmuth, MI

    I have been working at Bavarian Inn (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunches everyday, Some Co-Workers make the day more enjoyable

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay, very little pay raises, short lunches, way too managers & supervisors, way too strict on rules.

  3. "Bartender"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bavarian Inn part-time

    Pros

    Good coworkers, easy learning curve, most of the customers are nice, pretty good pay for a college student.

    Cons

    Long nights on Fridays and Saturdays or private events, lack of liquor learning.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a learning system for Bartenders just like one that the servers have but for drinks.


  4. "Front Desk Agent"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Shepherdstown, WV
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in Shepherdstown, WV

    I worked at Bavarian Inn (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The owners are great. They will step in and help

    Cons

    Communication needs worked on, there is drama


  5. "Bad management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The area is nice and clean. There's little supervision.

    Cons

    There's little supervision. Management is rude. Some of the workers are rude.

    Advice to Management

    Take into account the ideas offered to you by your workers. We're the ones who see first hand what the customers want.


  6. "Retail clerk"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bavarian Inn part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, many nice people, fun, meet people from all over the world

    Cons

    Pay, hours, no reserved parking for employees, especially during festivals

    Advice to Management

    Be clear, consistent, and raise wages.


  7. "Bad place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply, Steamtable, Emc, Pantry, M O M in Frankenmuth, MI
    Current Employee - Supply, Steamtable, Emc, Pantry, M O M in Frankenmuth, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bavarian Inn part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's fun and some coworkers make the job enjoyable but the cons out weigh the pros and I highly recommend looking else where for a job.

    Cons

    There are a lot of people that don't work and they don't pay the people that do things at all I make min. Wage and I can do 6 of their positions well I've been there for a few years too! Also to the person that says there's growth opportunity there's a person that deserves to be supervisor an they have been here over 10 years and knows all the supervisors jobs and the menu faq's

    Advice to Management

    Keep underpaying good people ... They'll leave and you'll be left with nothing but people that don't want to work and call in all the time!

  8. "Work really hard or stand around"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Frankenmuth, MI
    Current Employee - Server in Frankenmuth, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bavarian Inn part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The hours of the restaurant are great (11-9:30), they will schedule around school, another job or any other commitments and it is really easy to trade shifts. It is a great way to make fast money. It is not unusual to make between $100-200 on a weekend shift. Occasionally you even make $100+ on weekdays. My best day was a Thanksgiving shift where I made over $300. All the people are really great

    Cons

    Servers only get paid $2.65 per hour so when it is slow, there are some days where you make $20-30 in tips (they are rare). Training is a 3 week set schedule that is not flexible, so it may be hard for people that have stuff going on. The slow season starts in January and goes through about May. During that time, the money is not as good and hours are a lot more scarce. The restaurant is open all holidays of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Pay regular employees more.


  9. "Fun"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was a fun place to work

    Cons

    It was disorganized, dirty, and poorly managed.


  10. "Growth Opportunities to go-getters..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - C O O in Frankenmuth, MI
    Current Employee - C O O in Frankenmuth, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bavarian Inn full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Over 75% of the leadership of all divisions of the Bavarian Inn (Restaurant, Lodge, River Place Shops and Frankenmuth Motel) were promoted from within. I started as a dishworker in 1977 and am proud to be working with 300+ staffers at the Lodge side of the River now. Employees at any level have an opportunity to grow in the company and positions are promoted internally to provide opportunities before or simultaneously as being posted to outside sources. No politics in improving just having a great attitude, working hard and being a team player = opportunity.

    Cons

    The Hospitality Industry is a stepping stone job for hundreds of previous employees every year. I know previous employees performing music and singing on Broadway, working for Microsoft, Catterpillar, Google, Dow Corning, Dow Chemical and so much more. This is great! Join this industry until you have better opportunity...

    Advice to Management

    Always stay focused on creating enjoyable experiences to ourselves, our guests and each other and this will STAY a great company to work for. As it has for generations!


Showing 13 of 13 reviews
Reset Filters