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Grandma's Restaurant Reviews

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  1. "Big Ol' Gramily"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Server in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with, and a great environment

    Cons

    Don't work here if you can't handle the crazy busyness during the summer!

    Advice to Management

    Ranking system is a bit off sometimes. It'd be great if there were set answers for certain questions.


  2. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Grandma's Restaurant part-time

    Pros

    The scheduling is all online and it is easy to drop and pick up shifts without the managers caring.

    Cons

    Late nights. Cranky customers.

  3. "Gmas server"

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    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grandma's Restaurant (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work anvironment, friendly management, good training. Lucrative tips which are consistently higher than minimum wage

    Cons

    Ranking system is flawed, not based on good criteria. There are favorites


  4. "One big happy "gramily""

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Duluth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Grandma's Restaurant part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really great work environment. Everybody on the team works hard, and is just that: a team. They all help each other in every way possible. Very easy-to-work-with employees. Comfortable work environment. Managers are great. Everyone respects everyone. Makes the customers and staff feel very welcome and gives incentives to come back (ie. gift certificates, specials, employee perks, etc.)

    Cons

    Short staff issues. High employee turnover, so times of hard to get shifts covered. Then high times of mass hires, hard to pick up any shifts. Can be hard to train somebody who you know shouldn't get the position, and ultimately have to suggest they add more training. Outdated site, systems.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. "Meh"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Minnesota in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Minnesota in Duluth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Grandma's Restaurant (Less than a year)

    Pros

    EVERYONE knows the place, good money, good location

    Cons

    NO chance of advancement, over 50% of employees are seasonal, management lacks SEVERE communication skills

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees


  6. "It's the best"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The beat reasons for working here is for the food, the food is great just reminds you of your grandmas cooking!

    Cons

    There is no challenges working here, it is the best!

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused, it is a fast paced environment and everything is going to be alright!


  7. "Grandma's Restaurants"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor/Cook in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Supervisor/Cook in Duluth, MN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Coworkers were great, the customers were always fun to b/s with and then have a cocktail with after work,
    The girls at the bar after work. Flexible schedule for the most part. Mid-Management made good decisions and never buckled under pressure. Having the newbie get a bacon stretcher from the restaurant across town during rush hour traffic.If you really like cooking a great place to work.

    Cons

    Not really any Benefits at all and if you want them it's going to cost you. Being asked to make the impossible possible. Cleaning, Catering, Waitstaff issues, getting woke up at 4am in the morning because the alarm sounded again. Management sometimes just got in the way when doing something that was beneficial for everyone. People getting upset over spilt milk. Unless you really stick to it no real career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    The Garden is such a big place i don't understand why you don't have more of a band scene there on at least Friday night. take some suggestions from your crew on menu items they eat like everyone else does. Don't just say your not a trained chef so you don't know what anything tastes like.

  8. "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to move up if you are interested in the restaurant business.

    Cons

    Run by a group of Good Ol' Boys