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Dickey's Barbecue Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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Roland Dickey, Jr.
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Pros
  • the idea of their food is good especially in CA where BBQ is bad (in 10 reviews)

  • Free food depending on who is managing the store (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours and customers are rude if supplies run out (in 9 reviews)

  • No work-life balance, bullying culture, does not care about the people (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Review Title"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Lake Orion, MI
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Lake Orion, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dickey's Barbecue full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Family oriented, fun, relatively easy, managers and owners care about staff

    Cons

    Restaurant business is a hit or miss so some days are very busy while others are slow.

    Advice to Management

    No real advice for management as I am a manager and I haven't had any complaints from crew or from me to higher up besides corporate.


  2. "Working at Dickey's"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dickey's Barbecue part-time

    Pros

    Advancing is easy and the interactions with the customers is always enjoyable.

    Cons

    There are inconsistencies in management and the atmosphere does not remain professional between employees and management.

  3. "Love the company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dickey's Barbecue part-time

    Pros

    The people I work with are amazing

    Cons

    I wish there were more hours


  4. "I like to work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dickey's Barbecue part-time

    Pros

    It’s a good place for customer

    Cons

    I don’t get enough hours


  5. "Cook"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Like your average fast food place. Know how to serve quality meats, holding times and temperatures and must greet every customer walking in and out of the front entrance.

    Cons

    Very few workers working in the kitchen area. The dished are cumbersome, especially for those that haven't had any prior experience washing dishes in a fast food joint.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Good employer"

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

    I have been working at Dickey's Barbecue part-time

    Pros

    Fast paced and makes the time go fast, good work environment

    Cons

    Low pay as to be expected in food service


  7. "Not What I Expected"

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    Current Employee - Pit Master in Bremerton, WA
    Current Employee - Pit Master in Bremerton, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dickey's Barbecue part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The manager and pit bosses will answer any questions you may have, pay check usually gets deposited on time, the store is clean, friendly staff,

    Cons

    Tend to run out of certain meats too often, the food is overpriced, location is not in an ideal place, not advertised very well, limited parking, hours are not the same online as they are in the store,

    Advice to Management

    Keep the website hours the same as store hours, advertise more,

  8. "Evil Corporation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Dickey's Barbecue part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were nice. Even my GM is a genuinely good person.

    Cons

    Everything. Store and equipment in need of repairs. Extremely understaffed. Inadequate supplies, training and all other resources imaginable. Owner is complete scumbag. Has everyone working at minimum wage. Owners take the tips we earn, keep 50% and redistribute what's left back to us by the number of hours we worked in a particular month. Our restaurant has only 4 employees because people keep quitting for reasons that are completely justified. The only manager is the GM. The supervisor should have been promoted to assistant manager but wasn't even though he's been fulfilling assist manager duties. Job applicants change their minds about working for Dickeys as soon as they learn its minimum wage. Our GM keeps asking the owner for raises for everybody, but owner ignores these requests. The fan in the meat smoker has been broken for months, so we don't actually smoke our meats. No dishwasher so everything is washed by hand. Broken locks on the bathrooms, clogged drains, building leaks water in 5 different places within the walls, A/C was broken over the summer which would have never gotten fixed if not for GM.... Too many cons about this place to list...

    Advice to Management

    Close the doors. Seriously. Kansas City doesn't want your crappy food or your crappy restaurants.


  9. "Cheap"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dickey's Barbecue part-time

    Pros

    - quick to handle customer complaints/concerns.

    Cons

    - slow on employee complaints/concerns


  10. "Owner is HORRIBLE"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Port Orchard, WA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Port Orchard, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dickey's Barbecue full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No pros. He was nasty, and did illegal things

    Cons

    He was very demanding, He hired all kids fresh out of highschool, this was there first job.
    He would take money out of EVERYONES check if one employee forgot their hat, or anything else.
    He would take money from your check if you had any meat waste

    He would take all the tips we earned and put it to costs of restaurant.
    He was verbally abusive.

    Advice to Management

    He shouldn't be allowed to own any stores. He shouldn't be allowed to call himself a american vetran when he does illegal things.


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