Elephant BAR Reviews | Glassdoor

Elephant BAR Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
89 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

2.7
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Bob Holden
37 Ratings

89 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • can make some really good money (in 8 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Money isn't very good, Cheap menu, to many coupons, to many discounts given, average check is about (in 4 reviews)

  • Poor management, even worse clientele (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Working here gave me a great understanding of poor management."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server, Hostess in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Server, Hostess in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you worked, and got tables the tips were ok. People you worked with were generally good people, and the customers were awesome.

    Cons

    Management blames staff for the kitchens mistakes, lack of management in the kitchen. Also they make you work 2 hours shifts because its "slow". I personally don't recommend working here at all.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect, they are people too. Stop pushing the blame of corporate to the restaurants, if you can't accept your mistakes the company will never grow.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Bartender"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Bartender in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people who worked with you became family.

    Cons

    The company is closing down, and corporate doesn't care about its employees.


  6. "Elephant Bar"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server, Server-Trainer in Palm Desert, CA
    Former Employee - Server, Server-Trainer in Palm Desert, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed training new servers, greeting and taking care of guests, and coordinating with other servers.

    Cons

    I did not appreciate how management did not take my needs into consideration.

    Advice to Management

    Great work thank you!


  7. "Decent Money for a Student"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They upgraded their menu and items are more pricey which can make for better tips.

    Cons

    Management was not good in California where I served. They took some of the most popular items off the old menu.

    Advice to Management

    Get good management that listens to staff, especially servers.


  8. "Company Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Elephant BAR (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a student, finding a job that was flexible was a big thing. Also being able to pick up/trade shifts when needed was nice.

    Cons

    Some nights get really busy and you can take up to 10 tables at once especially during the holiday season as there are a couple stores around that people would shop at to buy christmas presents.

    Advice to Management

    My advice for job seekers is on busy nights to make sure that servers do not get overwhelmed. Maybe having the breaker server stay to help take tables would help the servers not get overwhelmed.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good but not great environment to work in."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Elephant BAR full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced and lots opportunities to show what you have to bring to the table. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Communication and organization on the corporate level makes the job way more difficult than it needs to be. Also constant changes to the menus make it difficult for guests to know what we are about.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Monument, CO
    Former Employee - General Manager in Monument, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great in depth training program

    Cons

    Cost cutting that greatly affected quality of product and service

    Advice to Management

    Stay true to what originally made the company great


  11. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule, relatively easy work space

    Cons

    The change has made this company bankrupt. Drove a lot of us away. Suggestion: RETURN TO BLACK UNIFORMS, MAINTAIN THE MENU, AND RESPECT YOUR EMPLOYEES.

    Advice to Management

    RETURN TO BLACK UNIFORMS. MORE PROFESSIONAL.


Showing 89 of 89 reviews
Reset Filters