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Chuy's Reviews

Updated Feb 16, 2020

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3.7
65%
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135 Ratings
  1. "Fresh food, always from scratch"

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    Former Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chuy's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They always used fresh ingredients and made everything from scratch. Including lime juice, salad dressings, tortillas, etc.

    Cons

    They need to promote from within or transfer to allow people to grow in other places.

    Chuy's2020-02-14
  2. "Great Enviroment"

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    Former Employee - Server in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chuy's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many of the people that work at chuys that want to advance will have those opportunities.

    Cons

    Having to buy the tshirts which are your uniform.

    Chuy's2020-02-16
  3. "Fun Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Lubbock, TX

    I worked at Chuy's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun work environment, can wear jeans, yummy food!

    Cons

    Can not always guarantee tips.

    Chuy's2020-02-12
  4. "High Energy High Volume"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chuy's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun place to work for. The upper management was always good to me.

    Cons

    You work hard durning volume hours in the kitchen.

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    Chuy's2020-02-08
  5. "It Really Is A Huge Family"

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    Current Employee - Multiple Positions in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chuy's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Management is very transparent, environment is streamlined and efficient, coworkers... AMAZING

    Cons

    There really is not much

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    Chuy's2020-02-05
  6. "Great place to serve at"

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    Current Employee - Server 

    I have been working at Chuy's full-time

    Pros

    You will have repetitve days off!

    Cons

    Money comes in slowly January/February

    Chuy's2020-02-05
  7. "Great place to work, despite the company policies"

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    Current Employee - Waiter 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chuy's part-time

    Pros

    Shifts are easy to pick up and drop. Staff is friendly Job is great for the pay, even more so for cocktail servers and bartenders

    Cons

    Can't request time off Base pay is $5-$6 an hour No benefits of any kind

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    Chuy's2020-01-31
  8. "Management sucks"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chuy's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast cash, not super long hours, set schedule

    Cons

    They treat you like you’re replaceable

    Chuy's2020-02-08
  9. "Fast paced and high volume, great place to build serving experience"

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    Former Employee - Server in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chuy's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Review is for the West Plano location -High volume, even on the slowest days I would at least have 7-8 tables (which still isn't great but I have also seen a lot worse for slow days in other places) -The cities around in the area are still growing so the customer base, sales, and new guests only get higher -Easy to learn menu, very straightforward drink menu (it's tex-mex, there's not that much to be complicated about it) -Can expect $100-120 a night provided you aren't in stuck outside in the cold or heat, can expect more if you are in closing sections -Floor chart is a consistent rotation, so newer servers don't have to "pay their dues" to get in better sections -Servers get paid in cash at the end of every shift -Kitchen staff is generally pretty strong, so there aren't many issues with orders or ticket times

    Cons

    -Staff generally skews toward the much younger side, so it can feel like high school at times -Clientele could be better at times -They always schedule at least one patio server, even in the worst weathers, so there are times when you will come in to work already knowing that your shift will be a waste of time and you will still have to stay for a while -Servers will also occasionally get scheduled as food runners, which is more effort for less money than you would make serving -The store is a training location for new managers at times, so management personnel are a revolving door most of the time besides the few consistent faces -Pay is good and probably above average when considering all different restaurants, however there are better paying establishments if you have a few years' experience

    Chuy's2020-01-16
  10. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Server/Waitress in Overland Park, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chuy's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun, welcoming, good money, good training

    Cons

    Varying hours, Varying pay, not always busy

    Chuy's2020-01-11

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