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Grill Concepts Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Daily Grill was an excellent experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainer in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Trainer in Newport Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Grill Concepts part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Proper corporate training to be ready to be on the floore

    Cons

    There can at times be too many chiefs and not enough indians


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Brand and product"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bartender in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Bartender in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Grill Concepts (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training program, great employee discounts. Great money and a very supportive management team.

    Cons

    Not any I can think of, I had a great experience here

    Advice to Management

    You all work to hard, they should bring back expo's and runners, and buss boys back.

  3. "Sever"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome Culture ; Consistent Business ; True Values

    Cons

    Hard Advancement if Not Advancing as Manager


  4. "Amazing!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The working atmosphere at all levels s truly "family like"!

    Cons

    The working hours can tend to be long.


  5. "General Manager"

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

    I worked at Grill Concepts full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to work, a lot of room to grow.

    Cons

    Cutting cost at the expense of the guest experience by corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the standards and appreciate the staff that work for you.


  6. "Daily Grill Steak and Chops"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Runner in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Food Runner in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their steaks are amazing, they are aged 28 days, thick, and really tender. When you order a Ribeye you get a 16 oz steak. Their food is consistent , their cajun tartar sauce is awesome, and their dessert portions are HUGE! Great restaurant, great bar and happy hour!

    Cons

    The only thing I can think of is that they are not all over the place, the chain has only a handful of locations.

    Advice to Management

    Make more Daily Grill locations!


  7. "Stable job and business that is flexible with your schedule"

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    Former Employee - Server in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Irvine, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Grill Concepts part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers created an amazing environment to work with. The flow worked very well with the front of the house floor plan. The money is also very lucrative if you work in the night.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care as much as it could about it's employees. The owning company is very corporate, which creates a lot of problems as they really stifle and creativity, and really make working more of a scare factor than an enjoyable environment.

    Advice to Management

    At least in my location, have a more structured training system, as the newer employees really were thrown under a bus on their first shifts. Make your employee nepotism less obvious...

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Stable job and business that is flexible with your schedule"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Grill Concepts full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No creative energy at upper management to help drive sales when begin to decline.

    Advice to Management

    Management does not care as much as it could about it's employees. Culture has diminished throughout the years, really making work more of a scare factor than an enjoyable environment.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Grill Concepts is a great company in the service industry if you're looking to move up. The managers are eager to teach."

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    Former Employee - Host in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Host in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours are flexible, based on the location. You do learn different skills which can help take you elsewhere.

    Cons

    You are competitively underpaid unless you are a bartender. You will be asked to work extensively outside of your job description.

    Advice to Management

    Make id a more employee friendly environment.


  10. "Bartender made good money"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender
    Former Employee - Bartender

    I worked at Grill Concepts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Money was good, always busy

    Cons

    The company was changing. Managers always on edge

    Advice to Management

    Need to ask employees about our shifts. How they run, and what issues we have when the company make drastic changes to our flow.


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