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Copper Cellar Restaurants Reviews

Updated September 4, 2017
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Michael D. Chase
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Bar Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Copper Cellar Restaurants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Locally owned. Easy to get in touch with corporate. Bonus program. Benefits are good. The majority of the folks I had the opportunity to work with were a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Hours were long, but that's to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    None. Keep doing what you're doing. It's working.


  2. "host"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy scheduling, good management, good core values, easy

    Cons

    hard to get someone to take a shift, not easy to start serve if you want to

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees

  3. "A decent place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Copper Cellar Restaurants part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There's a variety of restaurants in the Copper Cellar family (Calhoun's, Smoky Mountain Brewery, etc) so there's different options to work at

    Cons

    Not many besides it not being a very big/national company


  4. "Kitchen manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Gatlinburg, TN
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Gatlinburg, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Copper Cellar Restaurants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and able to manage in your own style

    Cons

    Pay like a small time company.Hard to get corporate to follow through.


  5. "Former Calhouns Server"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in Pigeon Forge, TN
    Former Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in Pigeon Forge, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Copper Cellar Restaurants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really fast paced but if you know what your doing you can make more money in one summer than most skilled people make in a year.

    Cons

    none its actually one of the best companies to work for in this state

    Advice to Management

    The management there is pretty well rounded and do a great job i cant really say anything bad about them.


  6. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Copper Cellar Restaurants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great food fun times most of the time

    Cons

    Work hours are long and holidays suck


  7. "Smoky Mountain Brewery"

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server
    Recommends

    I worked at Copper Cellar Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, very easy to build regular clientele, really easy to make good and fast money, coworkers become family

    Cons

    Open 365 days a year so working on holidays is required, some of the management is a little less than desirable

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team members when they have issues or concerns, continue to support the staff in a positive manner

  8. "Worked with me through School"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Copper Cellar Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    There establishment is on Cumberland Ave. They're within walking distance from the school. Worked with me on hours and gave me a fair wage.

    Cons

    Worked into the late hours of the night. Kitchen work is always physically demanding.


  9. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Copper Cellar Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Corporate but not....corporate. Corporate is there to help and guide you, not micro manage you.
    Very laid back environment. If you want to have a drink with your employees at your restaurant's bar after work, you're welcome to do so. Just exercise common sense.

    Cons

    Insurance is horrible. But, I blame Obama for that one. 300+ per month for family insurance that has a 8k yearly deductible. If you get sick, you're paying for it yourself. Unless you lose an arm, then you're paying for 8K of it and whatever is left after the insurance pays 80% after that.

    Advice to Management

    Be yourself. Good company looking for good managers. The pay is below average, but you can't put a price tag on the stress free management environment.


  10. "Pay your managers!!!!!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Copper Cellar Restaurants full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work with great people. Good discount on food. Not many pros at all with this company that I can think of.

    Cons

    Pay. Forced to work holidays. You are on your own and no support from HQ even though they claim they are here for you. Their motto is everyone is replaceable.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for. Mike Chase is cheap. Managers at this company are bitter and will move on when a different opportunity arises. The longer you are there the more you are taken advantage of. The "old timers " stay because they are comfortable but the new management will not stand for it and move on. Do yourself a favor and never work for them.


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