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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Labor, labor, labor

    Jul 29, 2022 - Restaurant Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Structured systems in place, good benefit options, valuable industry training

    Cons

    The expectations of working with the smallest labor margin possible while still creating a quality guest experience are highly unrealistic. There are no bussers, sometimes no hosts & tight staffing ALWAYS. They want you to make cuts and work with a bare bones crew, leaving you to work too many hourly positions, while still trying to manage the crew and guest experience to perfection levels. It was the thing I hated most about managing this chain. They want top quality team members for the cheapest price possible and I had to hand out raises of anywhere from 10 cents to 25 cents a YEAR for the good team members and often nothing for the mediocre ones.

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Red lobster

    Sep 23, 2022 - To Go Specialist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    High standards helped to keep away a tendency for a bad environment. Very nice and funny people.

    Cons

    Higher pay, especially for the kitchen and the hosts.

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Clean atmosphere/high standards

    Sep 21, 2022 - Kitchen Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great coworkers and managers. Room for advancement.

    Cons

    Working long hours. Nights/weekends and holidays.

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