McGrath's Fish House - waiting tables is a thankless job, but a good way to make it through school! | Glassdoor
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"waiting tables is a thankless job, but a good way to make it through school!"

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Current Employee - Server
Current Employee - Server
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

The best reason to work in the food service industry is the money. That is basically the only thing to do it for. There is no room for advancement or personal growth. Its not this company specifically, its just the way the business is. You wait tables and collect your tips. If you do it well, you get good tips..if not, you move on. I usually averaged around 15-20 dollars an hour. Its a godd way to get through school.

Cons

The work is fast paced and very stressful. Some customers are repectful, courteous and polite. Some are not. Some go out of their way to take out their stresses on you. As a server you get very little respect form customers. Most assume you are not very intellegent and treat you as such. Again the money is the only reason to wait tables. I never really got any personal satisfaction from doing it. Again the money is good and the hours are great for getting through school.

Advice to Management

The managment is treated about the same as the serving staff. They work long hours and get very little respect or satisfaction from their jobs. Most would last about a year and move on. The food service industry is not something to make a career out of.

Other Employee Reviews for McGrath's Fish House

  1. "Great restaurant, great people"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at McGrath's Fish House full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice loyal staff, nice loyal guest clientele, fun place to work! Laid back for the most part, good customer service.

    Cons

    Really a good place overall but just depends on what you're looking for. Down to earth at McGrath's, like most good places.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a nice job. They work hard and do their best, it's an honest great restaurant.


  2. "Wow."

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    Current Employee - Server in Cedar Hills, OR
    Current Employee - Server in Cedar Hills, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at McGrath's Fish House part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing. This place is awful.

    Cons

    The restaurant is a nightmare. Disorganized, dirty and incompetent. The kitchen is so underpaid that people will walk out mid shift. Since i have worked there only 2 people have fulfilled their two week notices. 5 servers and 3 on the boh team have literally walked out mid shift. It's so much work for very little pay. An 8 hour shift might yeild 100 dollars after making 700 in sales. It is structured to overburden the wait staff. Way too many responsibilities and not enough time to give even the most basic of service to a guest. Don't take this job.

    Advice to Management

    You should find another job before this restaurant kills you.

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