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Elephant BAR Reviews

Updated November 27, 2017
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Pros
  • can make some really good money (in 8 reviews)

  • Consistent schedule, regulars, longevity, great people, good management (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • tons of promotions, too much happy hour, too many discounts (in 4 reviews)

  • Money isn't very good, Cheap menu, to many coupons, to many discounts given, average check is about (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Bartender/Managers"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Elephant BAR part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was very suitable for. Team work

    Cons

    A lot of locations close down

    Advice to Management

    Better scheduling


  2. "Elephant bar"

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    Former Employee - Food Server
    Former Employee - Food Server

    I worked at Elephant BAR part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, lots of regulars, managers where good at knowing when to 'cut' servers when business was slow

    Cons

    Lots of turnover, some managers didn't understand what providing good service was about, company gives out way too many coupons

  3. "I have yet to experience your atmospheric zest that exuded from your Arden way 's location, but the colors speak."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The locality is astonishing and the brilliance is emulation of consumption.

    Cons

    I would find challenges in continuity of recipes and consistent warmth of a steady exuberance.

    Advice to Management

    Comfortable mats in front and back of kitchen plus a roving schedule of hours for variety and strength in the consistent plusura.


  4. "Extremely stressful"

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    Former Employee - Server in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Santa Clarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Elephant BAR full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employees are extremely nice. Feels like home.

    Cons

    Managers not very nice. Have to deal with unruly and rude customers sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with kindness, give respect and you will get it back.


  5. "Waiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Elephant BAR part-time

    Pros

    cash tips were really nice

    Cons

    you have to be a waiter

    Advice to Management

    nothing, they were fired


  6. "elephant bar review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Elephant BAR full-time

    Pros

    the service staff was usually pretty friendly and its in a good location the people who live in the area are usually locals so they know what they are coming for

    Cons

    There is no communication and they have a huge turnover rate because the staff is so unhappy. it is a very slow location

    Advice to Management

    communicate with your staff. give staff more of a set schedule and discipline when necessary.


  7. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Elephant BAR (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good money, you will make friends

    Cons

    poor management, too much drama

    Advice to Management

    Dont get involved in the drama with servers

  8. "Server"

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

    I worked at Elephant BAR part-time

    Pros

    Flexible shifts. Fun co-workers. Decent serving wages. Opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Poor management, even worse clientele. Not enough employee empowerment. Needed a managers permission to do just about everything that wasn't taking an order.

    Advice to Management

    Happy employees = happy customers. Do more for your employees!


  9. "Ebar..."

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    Former Employee - Server/Certified Trainer/Shift Leader
    Former Employee - Server/Certified Trainer/Shift Leader
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Elephant BAR (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Each restaurant will very, but the one I worked at [typically] always had a strong teamwork connection! I likely stayed for the people more than anything over time. Casual dining, easy enough menu to learn as it has shrunk more and more over the years. Years ago it was a great company - a lot has changed including ownership.

    Cons

    Corporate is very out of touch with how things really are, yet they will make visits and sit on their high horse as if everything that is wrong is at the restaurant level. Failing company due to bad decisions over a long period of time. You can find a similar place that is on the up and up. Choose better!

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to take their blinders off. Customers hate the new menu, think most things about the concept are dated, etc.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great until they closed the doors without giving us notice"

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    Former Employee - Server in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Server in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good food, great people, awesome atmosphere

    Cons

    Job Security, closed all Colorado stores abruptly without any notice to staff.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck, from what I've seen, this is a sinking ship


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