Earls Kitchen + Bar Reviews | Glassdoor

Earls Kitchen + Bar Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
239 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.7
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Earls Kitchen + Bar President Mo Jessa
Mo Jessa
68 Ratings

239 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • A great place to make long lasting friendships with great people (in 19 reviews)

  • People are fun, and the food is good (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance working past scheduled time (in 11 reviews)

  • Some long hours working in the kitchen, evenings and weekends (in 15 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Bartender"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time

    Pros

    Honestly the company is truly about growth from within. They placed a heavy emphasis on cultivating talent.

    Cons

    Working at the bar from opening day just left a negative taste in my mouth. It felt as if the bartenders were the step children.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "will never work there again"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Hostess in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar part-time

    Pros

    First thing you'll take away from this job is the friendships like ANY OTHER job! The environment can be fun with the right management and people, which there was but it was not consistent. they train you very well and they care about the way they train you. Good money on doubles! The partner discount for food when you're working is %50 OFF!

    Cons

    Most unorganized company! its a stressful and unorganized environment! Hostess have extremely short (3 hours) on an hourly salary!There is never enough support staff and lack of communication was a constant problem and it negatively impacted the guest experience. Sometimes the environment is not professional even the management!

    Advice to Management

    Put equal care to all departments and part of the restaurant.

  3. "Hostess"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time

    Pros

    - A lot of the employees work there for 3 + years
    -Good first or part time job

    Cons

    - hosting shifts last from 6pm till 1:45 am, lots of just standing around


  4. "Host"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar part-time

    Pros

    Enjoyable work environment and peers

    Cons

    Not very consistent work schedule


  5. "Host"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Hostess in Denver, CO
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay! Best in the restaurant biz!

    Cons

    The girls could be very snotty, and dramatic. Lots of drama in the restaurant industry anyways, but here it was like being in a sorority... that I never wanted to be in....

    Advice to Management

    Management, you were great!!! keep it up!


  6. "Line Chef"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people who work there, many become friends.

    Cons

    low pay, not allowed to leave unless given permission - even if you have completed your given timeslot. Sometimes keep you back 2-3+ hours after your shift ended


  7. "The People Place"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The believe in people. They are a family owned company out of Canada with over 68 restaurants between Canada and the US, but you still get the family owned feel. The people within the company all work to build each other up.

    Cons

    The food is so good, not so great for the diet.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what you are doing.

  8. "fine"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Back of House in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Back of House in Tysons Corner, VA

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

    Pros

    fun place to work mostly

    Cons

    sometimes management is pretty annoying


  9. "Steady"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice restaurant, good food, good atmosphere

    Cons

    Management tends to be moved around so fast, most of the time the people in power do not have the experience to be proficient at managing.

    Advice to Management

    Micromanage less.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Server"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I met a lot of awesome people through Earls and that more than anything kept me working there as long as I did. The food is terrific and Earls as a company is very organized

    Cons

    They openly prefer to have women as opposed to men take many service roles. They would straight say they would not train any men to tend the bar even though we were in need of new bar tenders and had volunteers.

    Advice to Management

    When it comes to the little details that customers probably don't even notice like if there are more women or men serving in the lounge or tending the bar, most customers do not actually notice or care


Showing 239 of 242 reviews
Reset Filters