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Carlos O'Kelly's Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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  1. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carlos O'Kelly's part-time

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with at Carlos, especially management. They were helpful when I needed to move around my schedule (which, as a busy college student, happened) and very gracious towards me as a new server. I've worked in other restaurants since, and I'll always remember this place as one of the best in terms of how they treat their employees.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy could be a little overbearing on small things, although for a chain restaurant, it wasn't that bad.


  2. "Ehh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Office in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice enojgh People i suppose

    Cons

    there was Limited opportunity option

    Advice to Management

    none from me


  3. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees were for the most part friendly. I met my soon-to-be wife there.

    Cons

    Some of the employees are ex cons, kinda sketchy, management other than a few are kinda rude.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the pointless annoying little things that you do.


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  5. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carlos O'Kelly's full-time

    Pros

    Good employee discount
    Free chips and salsa
    Great first job for servers and hosts

    Cons

    Corporate will exploit their workers by constantly doing promotions that bring in horses of people with little earning potential for servers/terrible hours
    The company really doesn't care about their staff (ie: canceling all Christmas parties, firing long time district managers, etc)
    Given the low pay for shift managers, there is no incentive to move up

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to make your employees happy and you won't have a problem with such high turnover


  6. "Alright to work at, money isn't the greatest"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Server in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Server in La Crosse, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    50% discount during workdays and visits for yourself only. Employees laid back, easy to work with, great for a beginning server job

    Cons

    Not busy enough, over staffed with servers on busy nights

    Advice to Management

    Limit overstaffing


  7. "Not Terrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carlos O'Kelly's part-time

    Pros

    -fun coworkers
    -good money serving tables
    -employee discount (half off)
    -free chips and salsa while at work
    -good training

    Cons

    -not flexible with your schedule
    -management not always stable
    -kitchen employees can be VERY abrasive
    -clientele was often cheap and rude


  8. "Hostess"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Hostess in Manhattan, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carlos O'Kelly's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management was good, felt that I was valuable to the Carlos team, got raises consistently. Overall I felt it was a good first job. Especially for a high school student.

    Cons

    Everyone was required to be available to work on weekends and it was hard to take off for days that there were football games playing.


  9. "Manager"

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

    I worked at Carlos O'Kelly's full-time

    Pros

    Personable and relatable ownership/corporate group
    Above average benefits packages compared to industry standards
    Recent efforts to renovate not only the physical locations but also business model, onboarding programs, and various potential areas of growth

    Cons

    Stagnated growth has somewhat suppressed advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    The Corporate/Executive team has been rightfully exploring numerous methods to expand and redesign company; I hope they continue to hit on the correct growth strategies


  10. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carlos O'Kelly's full-time

    Pros

    Family run business with great owners.

    Cons

    None at this time, thank you.


  11. "Hostess"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess
    Former Employee - Hostess
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Carlos O'Kelly's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, good food. The management was pretty good and hours were flexible. Good job for high school or college student.

    Cons

    I never got a raise while other employees who started at the same time did. Management rarely helped servers.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more involved in the restaurant instead of sitting in the back office. It is hard to find the manager when they are out on a smoke break every ten minutes.



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