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Granite City Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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Granite City CEO Robert J. Doran
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Pros
  • I made good money and were able to get consistent shifts (in 8 reviews)

  • Great place to work, I was promoted numerous times after 4 great years with the company (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Constantly changing menu items, specials, and beer (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "As far as serving goes, this is an excellent job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Schaumburg, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Granite City part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management cares about each of their workers, and works in conjunction with them to make sure they are successful each shift. There is room to move up in the company. There is a great sense of teamwork amongst the servers. You are really allowed to create your own way of doing things, as long as your guest's experiences come first and they are served to the absolute best of your ability.

    Cons

    Hours can be very very long, and shifts can be physically challenging. The discount for food is pretty minimal, especially given how many servers are at work during multiple meals a day (granted, a minimal issue if you come prepared or know what to order).


  2. "Great Opp!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    promote from within company, so there's plenty of room for growth. Fun social environment and supportive

    Cons

    management can be stubborn and inconsistent with discipline

  3. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Server in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Server in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Granite City part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good money if you work hard.
    Friends for life
    Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Hard to work full time
    Sidework and rolling silverware can take 30min-1 hour after you're cut.
    Earn your keep,gotta prove yourself

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites, we notice!


  4. "amazing to ear here food and people are great"

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    Current Employee - Host in Sioux Falls, SD
    Current Employee - Host in Sioux Falls, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Granite City full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    there food is to die for and the people are friendly

    Cons

    there pace is kinda average but not too bad

    Advice to Management

    keep up the hard work


  5. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Granite City part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, friendly staff, great management

    Cons

    Hard to work full time


  6. "Server Review"

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Granite City part-time

    Pros

    Very flexible scheduling
    Used hotschedules so it was easy to contact coworkers in case of scheduling conflicts
    Management works outside of the restaurant to bring in new/more business

    Cons

    Holidays- they do not care if you do not want to work holidays
    Side work - the additional work they require you to do takes up anywhere from 30 minutes - 1 hour


  7. "Great Place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Granite City part-time

    Pros

    Great Environment
    Good People
    Very well organized
    Brand new building
    Good tips generally

    Cons

    Too many servers working at a time, minimizes amount of tables and tips

  8. "server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Granite City part-time

    Pros

    The team I worked with were great people

    Cons

    Sometimes I worked long shifts on my feet with no breaks at all.

    Advice to Management

    Give breaks to people when they have 12 hour shifts on their feet.


  9. "Great team oriented work environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Granite City part-time

    Pros

    Great managment and staff that are very helpful
    Good tips
    The guests who come into Granite City tend to be respectful
    Opportunity to move up quickly

    Cons

    Bad parking in the winter since it is near a mall
    Hardly any discount for food purchased
    Takes a while to not be first cut and actually make good tips


  10. "Server"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Granite City part-time

    Pros

    Awesome staff, super super cool GM. Would get busy on Friday and Saturday nights and often had large parties so making money was easy if you wanted to. Also shifts were short which is a pro to me - 11 to 3 or 4 during the day.

    Cons

    Small sections so if a table sat forever you got screwed


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