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Fig & Olive Restaurant Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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  1. "Delivery Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fig & Olive Restaurant part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extremely Fun and easy to get along with other Drivers
    Good money and tips

    Cons

    Too many drivers for a stable income


  2. "Wow, was this bad."

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    Former Employee - Front of House Staff in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front of House Staff in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fig & Olive Restaurant full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent money to be made when the management gets their heads in the game and schedule correctly.
    Food is decent, but nothing to get too excited for.
    Co-workers are ok.

    Cons

    Too worried about reviews, so they overstaff, which makes the staff lazy from not having anything to do.
    Management is a revolving door.
    Watched a server get screamed at for refusing to serve alcohol to underage people to avoid a bad guest review. (Yes, you read that correctly)
    Support staff refuses to do the work that they are asked to do and management does nothing about it.
    Management holds no one accountable for side work, so people don't do it and when it is brought to their attention, this is said: "What do you want me to do about it? Fire him?" (Again, you can't make this up)
    Management is incredibly "green" and power-trippy.
    When the owners of the company leave and all the rest of the major players are jumping ship, maybe you should see this as a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the above statements and learn from it.

  3. "Facility maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Facility Maintenance in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Facility Maintenance in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Fig & Olive Restaurant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good friendly people beautiful place excellent food quality service good chefs enjoy yourself at all times here I love it there would trade it in for the world

    Cons

    There are no charges come to work and do your work

    Advice to Management

    All managers they are respectful and well-mannered


  4. "Mismanagement and good food"

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    Current Employee - Sous Chef in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fig & Olive Restaurant full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Decent pay
    Good food
    Good environment
    Alright place to work, depending on location.

    Cons

    Corporate office mismanaged. Wasted tons of money on redundant and sometimes useless office staff while leaving restaurants understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Better utilize the restaurant level management to assist the corporate office.


  5. "My Last Job in Service Industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fig & Olive Restaurant full-time

    Pros

    There were no pros to this job. Made me want to bail and go into another sector.

    Cons

    Crazy long shifts, no breaks and bad management.

    Advice to Management

    You cant use people and expect them to work well.


  6. "Reservationists"

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    Former Employee - Reservationist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reservationist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ever changing environment but helpful management to guide through the changes

    Cons

    Small workspace, not much oppurtunity to get promoted


  7. "server"

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

    Pros

    Little sidework, fun place, short hours

    Cons

    Crazy managers wanted to much out of everything

    Advice to Management

    Calm down

  8. "Don't be blinded by the name"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fig & Olive Restaurant full-time

    Pros

    -It's a name in the industry albeit a declining one.
    -Nice designed restaurants.
    -Decent employees

    Cons

    -Management style not desirable.
    -HR is not HR, create conflict not resolve it.
    -Majority upper management has no hospitality experience.
    -Don't follow their own core values.

    Advice to Management

    Replace your management team and appreciate your employees.


  9. "Fair"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun team. Nice location.

    Cons

    Poor conflict resolution. Tyrants for leads. HR disaster.

    Advice to Management

    I believe management is switching out. Good luck.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fig & Olive Restaurant full-time

    Pros

    when you work there, you have the opportunity to make good money. but you sacrifice doing the right thing at times .

    Cons

    everything about the company. they dont have their act together and are money hungry. there is a lack of soul.

    Advice to Management

    stop being money hungry and focus on giving people better quality ingredients and focus on customers and not yourself and your pocketbook.


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