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Bubba Gump Shrimp San Francisco Reviews

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Pros
  • Young and fun environment to work in (in 10 reviews)

  • Work environment is fun, they tend to hire people with outgoing and friendly personalities, making it an enjoyable place to be (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, occasional crappy guests (in 8 reviews)

  • 25 LSC cards to guests have at least 5 a week and the best sections and lots of high fives from management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Server in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bubba Gump Shrimp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Young and fun environment to work in. Good tips

    Cons

    Training took too long should be quicker

    Advice to Management

    Management were awesome test was useful but took too long to pass 4 stages


  2. "Transfer from another Bubba's location"

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    Former Employee - Host in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Host in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bubba Gump Shrimp (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great money, benefits to all Landry's restaurants and guests from near and far

    Cons

    Gets cold at night and gotta pull other's weight sometimes.

  3. "Decent job"

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    Former Employee - Server in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Server in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bubba Gump Shrimp part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun people, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    The staff partying can get old and the costumers that come in are rude 85% of the time.


  4. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Server in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Server in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Bubba Gump Shrimp part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, lenient work environment

    Cons

    The restaurant ends up consuming your life in all aspects; unqualified management.


  5. "Managerial staff lacks leadership and company does not give good benefits and does not treat employees well."

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    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bubba Gump Shrimp full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good for networking. Free crappy food. Fairly easy job. Perks of the job include everything free or discounted on the pier.

    Cons

    Lack of care and concern for employees. Palpable hierarchy. Always had problems getting paid. Managers would call after working hours. Managers make environment unhealthy and fail to stimulate employees to work hard.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure everything


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Depressing."

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    Former Employee - Server in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Server in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Bubba Gump Shrimp part-time

    Pros

    I was told coming into this job that its easy to raise up to management. The customers are also all fun to talk to because they're visiting from all over the world.

    Cons

    First of all training is seriously too intense. You have to study all the dishes and as soon as you walk in they sit you down and quiz you. If you get one wrong you're sent back upstairs to study for 45 minutes. So its not good if you're a hands on learner. Don't expect to get through training. The staff is miserable. Right in front of me my trainer would complain how much he hated training people. Then they would all act like were so much better than you and never were happy to help you. There was only one staff member there that made any attempt to be nice to me. Once i got through training it was the same. All the staff members were snobby and i eventually had to find another job because it was so miserable. It didn't even feel like a personal situation, they just made the environment unbearable. I have been serving for 3 years prior to this so its not like i was a bad trainee.

    Advice to Management

    Work on your staffs attitude towards trainees. And each other. I witnessed a lot of back talking in my short time here.


  7. "Fun place to work, days and nights flew by and always had fun with my co-workers."

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    Former Employee - Host in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Host in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bubba Gump Shrimp part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Atmosphere, meeting people from all over the world. Very loud and a family friendly environment.

    Cons

    "Probation" trial period when you first get hired. If after your training they don't think you're what they're looking for, you're fired.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  8. "Love Hate Relationship"

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    Current Employee - Server in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Server in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bubba Gump Shrimp full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    VERY EASY to TRANSFER, GREAT LOCATIONS. T-shirts and Jean uniform. Overall easy gig.

    Cons

    Locations attract non-tipping tourists. Some of the worst in any job .Landry's is super corporate: You have to pay each week to get a discount on food & SODA! One girl won the "safety bingo" and had to pay taxes on her bingo winnings. That's like paying taxes on a super bowl pool. Training is intense...you have to study more than any test you have taken and memorize EVERY food & drink ingredient and some stupid top ten slogan. Get the feeling corporate could care less about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Gratuity needs to be added to all checks (or at least 4 tops). The type of clientele that come in here warrants it. NEVER in any job have I seen so many people that tip 5-10% constantly (or less) and I have been waiting tables for 10 years. This is at more than one location too! I've seen in in Cali and Florida. Bubba Gumps attracts tourists that don' t tip! Also there is really no incentive to stay. No promotions, bonuses...etc. unless you want to be a certified trainer. And they should give some sort of prizes to people when they do trivia.


  9. "Fun"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to make good money in summer

    Cons

    Hard to make money in winter

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring so many people during slow season


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