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Clyde's Restaurant Group Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Have worked in many restaurant and have never seen such a great training program (in 7 reviews)

  • The best part about working with Clydes Restaurants is the network that you are exposed to meeting great people of importance that can be beneficial (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • social aspects among employees and managers can feel like high school drama (in 2 reviews)

  • The management tends to play favorites (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Front-Waiter"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Waiter in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Front Waiter in Washington, DC

    Pros

    On a corporate level the training you receive is very thorough. Travel to the headquarters in Georgetown for up to 4 days to learn the company standard is mandatory before starting in your respective location. You are paid in cash daily and your earn potential is mostly a direct reflection of your level of service. There are exceptions for guest that do not appreciate quality service, but bad tips are usually balanced with great tips. Overall great atmosphere.

    Cons

    The percentage you tip-out each shift is anywhere from 30% to 40% of your tips (10%-20% to bussers at your discretion, and 20% to food runners always). This is by far my biggest gripe.


  2. "Not rewarded for hard work"

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    Former Employee - Line Cook/Prep Cook in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Line Cook/Prep Cook in Ashburn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Clyde's Restaurant Group part-time

    Pros

    Did learn about the industry

    Cons

    Long hours with no recognition

    Advice to Management

    See who works hard and acknowledge their loyalty and commitment

  3. "Waitstaff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clyde's Restaurant Group part-time

    Pros

    Very busy and energetic all the time. You will never be bored. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Communications with managers can be improved


  4. "Good restaurant life but..."

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    Former Employee - Front Wait in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Front Wait in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Clyde's Restaurant Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management. Well organized and established. Fantastic and proper corporate training. Discount on nonslip shoes

    Cons

    Tip out percentage is high


  5. "only bad part was rude customers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chevy Chase, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clyde's Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    Management always had employees's back, very understanding, helpful. Free food.

    Cons

    there are a lot of spoiled and entitled customers who vent on the hosts and wait staff; however there are a lot of nice regulars.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the work


  6. "Excellent Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Waiter in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Front Waiter in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clyde's Restaurant Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great employment care from start to finish. Thorough training process and amazing staff support throughout experience as waiter.

    Cons

    Hardly any downsides except the cons of waiting itself---earning more means more exhaustion. The return for hard work is immediately noticeable, though, both in terms of earnings and standing among staff.

    Advice to Management

    Stay alert, focused, and cognizant of your staff's needs. Keep making them feel appreciated and valued, and they will return the favor by keeping up great hospitality experiences for all guests.


  7. "A great company to work for!"

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

    Pros

    Great management
    Fun work environment
    Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. "n/a"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Staff were pretty friendly for the most part.

    Cons

    Long and draining hours alot.


  9. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clyde's Restaurant Group part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some stuff members are helpful,
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    Management stuffs do not care about other members,

    Advice to Management

    check with your servers, other stuff that spend a lot time with the customers, because they know what actions and new ideas should be used in order to keep clients and workers happy


  10. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Clyde's Restaurant Group part-time

    Pros

    Great people and working environment. The management truly does want you to succeed and does a great job with supporting you without being annoying or condenscending about it.

    Cons

    As with any restaurant, your tips will vary from decent to poor on bad days. There's also less of a defined end time and more a an end window depending on how customers come into the place.

    Advice to Management

    i dont have much advice to give to the management except keep up the encouragement and aid!


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