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Bluff View Art District Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  1. "Good Starting Point"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bluff View Art District (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Small business, family owned, and most promotions are from within.

    Cons

    Not very well structured, but will eventually get there


  2. "Good for money, bad for anxiety"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Server in Chattanooga, TN
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bluff View Art District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience serving and bar tending (plus good money). Really beautiful location & most things made in the district so that's cool, but not a place you want to work for more than about a year & a half. Your coworkers will also be awesome and that's half the reason I stayed as long as I did.

    Cons

    MANAGEMENT. The managers for the individual restaurants are good, but the operations manager is not someone you want to work with. Back Inn is almost always understaffed and that is somehow the servers fault. You get yelled at a lot and usually don't get any serious good praise. I have never worked anywhere that my request for time off has been denied but here that is almost always the case since we had just enough staff to sort of run the place on the weekends. Employees have great ideas on how to make the entire district a better place and they aren't taken seriously. & even though they say they are good with working around college student schedules, they are usually so understaffed that you are scheduled to work literally every night you don't have class. More servers would solve a lot of issues. Good place to stay and make some money, BAD place to get stuck (sucks your soul out)

    Advice to Management

    Just listening to the employees more and have better training system


  3. "Great for college kids"

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    Former Employee - Server in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Server in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bluff View Art District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The money is great if you're a server! Also, the people you work with are often what makes it easier to get through a shift. The managers are younger and understanding when something is going poorly in your life. Business is steady for most of the year and is a tourist hotspot during the summer months!

    Cons

    Upper management is a little out of touch as far as their employees go. As a result, employee retention is not so great, and they are forced to constantly look for new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your good employees better! Also, implement a better training program with your hosts and other employees so that they do not become incompetent when they're servers. In other words, set a better example and good things will happen.


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  5. "Great College Employment"

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    Former Employee - Server in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Server in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bluff View Art District part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The district employs numerous college-age, part-time workers. It is a high energy environment as a result. Managers tend to be young and very understanding. They are flexible with scheduling conflicts, too.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is hard to get the number of hours you need. This is a result of their over-employing of part-time workers.


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    "Good Place to Start, Bad Place to Get Stuck"

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    Former Employee - N/A in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - N/A in Chattanooga, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Bluff View Art District full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are motivated, you have the potential to learn a tremendous amount about the restaurant/food industry. The location is scenic, and you will feel like you are a part of something special for possibly up to a year, depending on how cynical your personality is.

    Cons

    The company will not change with the times, and also has difficulty, or is unwilling, to synthesize customer and employee suggestions that have potential to improve company processes. Its expectations are not commensurate with pay - especially for salaried employees - raises are infrequent, and individual thinking seems to be frowned upon.

    Advice to Management

    Micro Manage less, train more, hire a chef and other employees competent enough to make autonomously productive decisions.


  7. "Working at Bluff View"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Everything made on site. You can feel proud of your product

    Cons

    Little to no raises for anyone, slow progress.... Everything takes forever or gets forgotten

    Advice to Management

    The people who work for you are what makes everything work. Appreciate those who are loyal with something substantial. Also make discounts fair across the board


  8. "Rembrandt's Barista"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Bluff View Art District part-time

    Pros

    Free soup and drinks. Sometimes free loaves of old bread at end of day. You get to learn how to brew coffee.

    Cons

    Do not work here. It is a very high stress work environment and the owners are extremely old and stingy. Penny pinchers. Be prepared to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so stingy. Learn how to reward employees that are hard workers. You should give free chocolate to employees.