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Del Frisco's Restaurant Group Reviews

Updated October 19, 2018
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Norman Abdallah
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Pros
  • "Family Meal, 401k, Flexibility, Opportunity for big money nights" (in 13 reviews)

  • "Great Benefits, Great work culture" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/ Life balance can be hard to achieve" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Long hours some days, nothing else really bad" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Fun people, good money"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    For a restaurant, this place is as good as it gets. Great people, good money, good regulars.

    Cons

    Like any job, you have to play politics.

    Advice to Management

    Don't always focus in the bad; positivity goes far.


  2. "Will teach you how to sell"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Training prepares you for fine dinning service, good tips.

    Cons

    Long hours around holidays, credit card tips are on a bi weekly paycheck, which they do not disclose to you until after you are hired.

  3. "Love working here"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Line Cook in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Line Cook in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    None truthfully cant complain im the highest payed line cook in the restaurant

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  4. "Great Experience and Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Brentwood, TN
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Brentwood, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Insurance, pay, hours are good, able to work with you availability

    Cons

    working Thanksgiving, nothing else honestly.

    Advice to Management

    hiring loads of employees just to get the staff numbers high, allows for interruptions in work flow and problems


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Server"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    When everything runs smoothly the money can be really great.

    Cons

    Corporate cares only about the bottom line. Won't look into why a restaurant is having operational issues - they just want numbers.

    Five years ago this was an amazing company to work for. Once Norman Abdullah came on board, it started to decline and continues to decline at a very fast pace. Quality has diminished - i.e. pre-portioned, sealed cuts of fish and steak instead of having Chef cut them each day by hand.

    Training has become very corporate - think Applebees, Chilis, and TGI Fridays.

    Once you reach the eligible status for health benefits and sign up, management will make sure to keep you UNDER the required hours so that said benefits aren't able to be received.

    The new store designs are hugely flawed. They put a ton of tables in along with a tiny kitchen. There is actually no possible way for a lunch rush or dinner rush to occur without the kitchen crashing.

    Advice to Management

    Worry less about bottom line and more about the operational issues.

    When hiring people to work in corporate, hire people with experience in the hospitality industry. It is clear that you don't


  6. "Glad to be gone."

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    Former Employee - Server in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some good people there. Money can be good.

    Cons

    Too much side work, unfair treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Replace the entire management team. The company is in trouble.


  7. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The training was thorough and efficient. There are some great tools to help do your job.

    Cons

    The ability to execute for results to obtain bonus was not possible. No support from corporate.

  8. "Service Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    Provides Management Experience, Room for Advancement

    Cons

    Closing Shifts, Less Money Than Servers Making Tips


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Server/ Trainer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Southlake, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I have worked here for over a year now and I absolutely love it. I am at the Southlake location. There are always sales competitions that keep things interesting, the team is positive and amazing, and I legitimately enjoy my job.

    Cons

    Same cons as all waiting jobs. You can’t keep dumb people out of restaurants.

    Advice to Management

    When implementing new rules/goals, stick with it a little longer and see it through.


  10. "Better options"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Del Frisco's Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    Good health insurance
    Good food
    Great high end whiskey scotch options

    Cons

    High turnover
    Weak management
    Clientele can be challenging


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