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Blue Plate Restaurant Co. Reviews

Updated May 17, 2018
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  1. "Expediter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Plate Restaurant Co. part-time

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly and helpful staff. Very clear expectations and training.

    Cons

    I had no bad experiences!


  2. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Plate Restaurant Co. part-time

    Pros

    Great Team, Fun Atmosphere, Amazing food

    Cons

    Long Hours, Poor Management at times

  3. "GM"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - General Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Plate Restaurant Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the food thats good is really good, or its something completely different. solid kitchen systems. hourly staff can make great tips. I felt like I just got out of a detention camp when my last day there was over. - I wanted to celebrate freedom.

    Cons

    reality is so different than what they preach in teh interview process. split days off. too many close/opens. long hours and treated poorly by upper mgmt. one of the most openly hostile environments I have experienced unless you enjoy being verbally abused by upper mgmt in front of guests and staff. I was told on day one that I would never have a life outside of work while I worked for them. (pre-hire they talked about culture and opportunities). the worst company I have ever worked for. managers are paranoid that newly hired managers are going to undermine them or replace them. I never encountered anyone who left there with fond memories.

    Advice to Management

    get over yourself. mgmt and staff are your greatest resources to success. lying, deceiving and verbally abusing people is not a long term succeess plan.


  4. "Stellar Company Overall, has some issues."

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    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Plate Restaurant Co. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positive work environment, constant access to new experiences (Freehouse, Mercury, Blue Farm, etc.), David and Stephanie (Owners )are very approachable. Hours are flexible, tipping culture is great, and the guests are a fantastic lot.

    Cons

    Incredibly high management turnover (save for a few constants) means that veteran employees end up running day-to-day while new management struggles to figure out proper scheduling/budget/etc. in the office. Very little standardized training, and what exists is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Leave effective managers at the store they call home (unless they have expressed an interest in moving for personal or professional reasons). Get on board with the rest of the industry when it comes to online training and advancement within the company. Don't treat discounts as a sales-building technique.


  5. "Friendly culture, good restaurant to work in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Usually stays busy
    Almost everyone is friendly and relatively easy to work with

    Cons

    Occasional disgruntled co-worker...I suppose that is pretty typically in restaurants though


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Plate Restaurant Co. full-time

    Pros

    Staff is great, management is supportive, brewery is awesome.

    Cons

    There really were no cons.


  7. "FOH"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blue Plate Restaurant Co. part-time

    Pros

    Loyal customer base at restaurant

    Cons

    Bad communication between employees and management

  8. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader
    Former Employee - Team Leader
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Blue Plate Restaurant Co. (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and environment. The people are amazing.

    Cons

    Hours are not very flexible given the amount of staff.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain scheduling better


  9. "Great growing restaurant group are still green and have some growing pains to get through but have a bright future."

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    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blue Plate Restaurant Co. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Corporate and upper management are great to work with and really care about you as a person. They have a vision for where they want to go in the future.

    Cons

    Management at a store level leaves something to be desired. They don't have a detection on the best way to lead a team and get the best out of people.

    Advice to Management

    Management on a store level needs to have more intensity and leadership.


  10. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Server in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Server in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, generous tips, employee discount

    Cons

    Poor management that is lazy and doesn't want to improve functioning of restaurant.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach.


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