- Current Employee★★★★★
GROWTHNov 28, 2022 - ServerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
So much room for growth!
Takes a toll on your body over the years
Other Employee Reviews
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great place to workMar 23, 2023 - Server/Waiter in Scottsdale, AZRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I really enjoyed my time at the Cheesecake Factory. Management was kind and flexible, tips were really good usually ($150-$200 nightly), team is nice and fun
No cons at all! Maybe parkingContinue reading
- Current Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
If you thrive on cash and chaos, apply withinJan 23, 2023 - Server in Pittsburgh, PARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Money...wait, let me correct that: STUPID MONEY. In other restaurants, customers usually buy an entree each, and maybe an appetizer or bar drink, with the possibility of them grabbing something for dessert. Not at the Cheesecake Factory. Almost everyone orders dessert of some type, and most of the time they just get it to go (order it in a to-go container, take a few bites, then just close the lid). Each cheesecake slice is ~$10. That's 50% of what an entree averages, and it's almost assured that everyone gets dessert while they're there....and the best part is, even if they order it to go, they usually tip 20% as if they were eating it in-house. The money is amazing....IF you are hungry and grab it. There's always shifts to pick up, too. Just know, serving is the best way to make money there. As an example: today was Monday, and I worked 4:30-10pm. I made $200. I could have left at 8pm, but probably wouldn't have made more than $150 if I had left earlier. The money's there, you just have to be hungry and grab it.
It can be frustrating and physically exhausting. I average walking about 5 miles per shift. Also, your weekends go from "relax time" to "best way to make money". Additionally, the restaurant as a whole (specifically the servers) can be drama queens. It isn't the fault of the restaurant or the management...with a staff that large, it's bound to happen.Continue reading