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Garfield's Restaurant & Pub Reviews

Updated January 4, 2017
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  1. "Waitress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stroudsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stroudsburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Garfield's Restaurant & Pub part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work for

    Cons

    Work times vary too much for me

    Advice to Management

    Open back up in stroudsburg


  2. "asst.manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Columbus, MS
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Columbus, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Garfield's Restaurant & Pub full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Personal contact of customers

    Cons

    Employee that didn't want to be nice to all customers especially if they didn't want in section

    Advice to Management

    Lead ur employees with a positive state of mind on servin all customers


  3. "Not enough hours"

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Garfield's Restaurant & Pub full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly good people to work with. People work together to get it sold.

    Cons

    Was hired as fulltime, yet can't get past 50-55 hours for a two week pay period. There have been occasions where I've been cut after 2 1/2 -3 hours. Legally can demand pay for at least 4 hours but would probably be fired for it. Also some coworkers are terrible at communicating when you call out for a drop.

    Advice to Management

    If you hire someone fulltime work them full time. Be honest and upfront, if you can't work me fulltime (32+ hours a week) Don't hire me. I have bills to pay and I look for jobs that I'll be able to pay them. If I want part time I'd look for a part time job. Address communication issues when kids bring them to you, it's what you get paid for. I don't care if you don't like confronting employees who aren't performing up to par. This is part of your job if you can't do it then get out of management.


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  5. "Good Summer Job"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Garfield's Restaurant & Pub part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    All of the employees were nice and got along well. Customers were nice most of the time. Management was friendly and open to suggestions.

    Cons

    There was a lot of sidework, which I don't think we got paid enough to do. The tips were good, but we should've gotten a larger hourly wage for all the sidework we did.

    Advice to Management

    Keep staying open to words of advice from employees. Maybe hire someone to do all the sidework instead of making the servers do it.


  6. "Good Atmosphere, Decent Pay"

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    Former Employee - Server in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Server in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay if you work during the summer because there are many tourists.
    Management was friendly and open to discussion.
    Coworkers were friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Random schedules.
    Follows seniority on who gets the better shifts, even if you're more experienced.

    Advice to Management

    Give incentive bonuses to make the hard workers feel like they're noticed


  7. "overall great"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Selinsgrove, PA
    Former Employee - Bartender in Selinsgrove, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Garfield's Restaurant & Pub (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great management, great food, awesome discountst

    Cons

    Trainers act as if its a huge inconvience to have to train you


  8. "Chef Benny is great"

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    Former Employee - Server in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Server in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The management team was very nice and professional

    Cons

    Prices were high and not enough business some nights

    Advice to Management

    Better marketing techniques other than that food was amazing and staff was great to work with


  9. "This is an amazing company."

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    Former Employee - Server in Port Huron, MI
    Former Employee - Server in Port Huron, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I loved everyone I worked with. We really were a team. The way they run their "sections" with a partner, took some getting used to but was a great system.

    Cons

    I don't feel I was given the opportunity to learn the modifications on the computer, as I was trained. I stressed my concerns to the manager but was unfortunately let go; instead of receiving the proper training to learn the computer system for their (constant menu changes) I needed more practice. I was only on the computer for less than an hour during my training. The multitude of modifications and steps to go about the process I found to be very confusing,without the proper training. I'd worked for a month and then an unexpected personal issue occurred. I was only scheduled to work, 1-2 days per week prior to my leave; I was placed on medical leave, for 3 months. I wasn't given any kind of, retaining before they ultimately fired me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. This company was a please to be a part of.


  10. "It was just a bunch of people doing their jobs, it was a family."

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    Former Employee - Server in Hagerstown, MD
    Former Employee - Server in Hagerstown, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Garfield's Restaurant & Pub part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You always get help. Managers are so willing to help in any way. It was like talking to an uncle about a personal problem instead of a supervisor.

    Cons

    Either you're busy busy busy all day or super slow. Business fluctuates too much.

    Advice to Management

    Not enough of promoting within the company unless you've been there for more than a decade.


  11. "Was a learning experience."

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    Former Employee - Saute' Chef in Grand Junction, Mesa, CO
    Former Employee - Saute' Chef in Grand Junction, Mesa, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Garfield's Restaurant & Pub full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was able to gain most of my knowledge on how to broil, saute', learn management skills, inventory and ordering of product.

    Cons

    Was a small family owned resstuarant and there was no real room for advancement because of the owners family being put into positions that they weren't qualified for.

    Advice to Management

    Didn't really see the owner but the management wasn't what it should have been. We had no out look on what was going to happen. No kitchen manager either.


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