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Earls Kitchen + Bar Reviews

Updated June 24, 2018
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Pros
  • "A great place to make long lasting friendships with great people" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Challenging and constantly evolving work environment" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "The schedule does not create work life balance" (in 12 reviews)

  • "High level of accountability for Chefs/GMs and lack of support from senior management leads to very long hours (70" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "awesome"

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    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great enviroment to work , everyone is team player

    Cons

    nothing bad to say its been all good

    Advice to Management

    not at all, he's a very good manager and the rest of he supervisor


  2. "Love the team and the management!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar part-time

    Pros

    Great hardworking team, supportive and helpful management

    Cons

    Not enough servers on at a time

  3. "Serving job at earls"

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    Former Employee - Server in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Server in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar (More than a year)

    Pros

    Made great money
    Can move up to management if you work hard

    Cons

    Management is so off, needs to work on scheduling


  4. "Earls Kitchen and bar"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Food Server in Tysons Corner, VA

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar part-time

    Pros

    Can make a lot $$ through customer tips, Cool young staff, Opportunity to move up, good core values and family feel

    Cons

    Chaotic, not very well managed, blame, drama, personal life too mixed with professional life, quick turn over rate

    Advice to Management

    Better training for new staff, better training for new managers


  5. "Formitive"

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    Former Employee - Floor Manager in Somerville, MA
    Former Employee - Floor Manager in Somerville, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, willingness to listen to young staff, high vertical mobility

    Cons

    Large time commitment, pressure to succeed


  6. "Disgusted with the Head Chefs people etiquette"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time

    Pros

    Great food and great environment

    Cons

    Customer service sucks and communication is very bad. Also bias in hiring process

    Advice to Management

    Return phone calls and dont blatantly lie about what you are going to do with full intentions of not doing them!


  7. "Hostess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time

    Pros

    The team is like a family.

    Cons

    Turnover is high, but that's to be expected in the service industry.

  8. "Great People!"

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

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I can make an average of $25 per hour and the people who work there are all very friendly and willing to help you out.

    Cons

    You wear multiple hats as a server or bartender. You are expected to do every position in the restaurant which can get stressful and lead to disorganization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a great job! Implement an 18% gratuity for parties larger than 6 people.


  9. "Room for Growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time

    Pros

    Hours/scheduling, modern kitchen and equipment, uniform (kitchen staff), pay is fair for the industry, team building activities

    Cons

    A white male dominated organization with a strong lack of diversity and inclusion. Women servers are made to wear high heels. Highly unethical practices for hiring supervisory positions (training people for the position before the closing date and interview process is completed). Advancement opportunities are given to those that fit into their "boys club" over those that are qualified.


  10. "too much commitment"

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Waitress in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, okay food but you have to pay every meal, flexible schedule

    Cons

    You have to take a test on new food and drinks and if you don't pass you can't work your next shift. Managers were rude, terrible tips. Dress code were super strict and they expect all partners to go in for mandatory food/drink testing on your days off. Extremely stressful to catch up with their harsh expectations when you have other things going on in life and this is strictly a part time job

    Advice to Management

    there's so much to say but the most important one is respect the employees and be open minded that there are employees in college who can't possibly revolve their life around the restaurant.


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