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  1. "Server"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grill Concepts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The location of their SF restaurant is great and guarantees fantastic walk in business. If you prove yourself to be a hard worker you quickly get promoted to other positions and get offered the choice shifts.

    Cons

    Because the restaurant is located in the heart of the city next to Union square a large percentage of your clients will be tourists who may or may not choose to tip you.

    Advice to Management

    You guys did a good job while I was there. My advice is universal to all restaurants in general, don't be afraid to cut servers off the floor plan if the night is slow. Instead, hire high caliber servers that can handle the demand and enjoy the busy work.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Bartender in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Grill Concepts (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not many but the business is heavy.

    Cons

    Bad regional manager. Bad policies. Bad implementation of new items. Bad support. Bad pay

    Advice to Management

    Grow a spine.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "thru the eyes of an non-management employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a hardworking person it's the perfect place to work, managers and supervisors are most of the time clear and consistent ,the organization of the whole work system is well done so there is no confusion in hierarchy and responsibilities of parts.
    I would say that the process of interaction with costumers and managers it's pleasant and easy.

    Cons

    the impossibility to take vacation during the Christmas holydays

    Advice to Management

    I believe that the management is doing a great job hiring the right people and allowing them to transfer to different locations with better promoting opportunities, they probably should start firing people in a more productive way too, incompetency is an anchor for the places where team work is important, and Daily Grill is one of these places.


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  5. "Trainer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great health benefits and rewards hard work

    Cons

    Little upward mobility and no real promotions


  6. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Grill Concepts part-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, flexible hours

    Cons

    Not as busy or as structured as it used to be


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Public School"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Grill Concepts part-time

    Pros

    -team service concept
    -craft beer
    -education on all foods and alcohol
    -good flow of people, very busy

    Cons

    The team service concept is great, but not always enforced so makes working very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff and really anticipate needs. Have an open door policy to allow communication, especially between the front of house and back of the house.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "same thing every day"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Restaraunt Manager
    Current Employee - Restaraunt Manager
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities to transfer or advance. Ok starting salary compared to similar positions in other companies. Great locations. Good training program.

    Cons

    No creative energy. Every day you do the same thing. No vacation time until after a year of empoyement then only 5 days if you request a long time in advance.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the moral of your team. Area directors should get feedback from hourly employees regarding managers and issues.



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