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Harry Caray's Restaurant Group Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "Intern"

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

    I worked at Harry Caray's Restaurant Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well respected group, heart of the city, small department so lots of hands on experience

    Cons

    unpaid, not as professional, grunt work

    Advice to Management

    organization, respect for coworkers, relative projects for training


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poor and disrespectful management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people who deal with far too much ridiculousness. Free lunch every day for full time employees. Food is pretty good at the downtown River North location.

    Cons

    Upper management is just bad. The CEO shouts at employees multiple times a week and everyone acts like it's ok. Turnover is extremely high and coworkers openly talked about quitting. Corporate staff is extremely small for 7 restaurants and there is not enough support for them. Stress is high at nearly all times and it is a difficult place to work at period.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better and with respect. Recognize them for their talents and what they bring to the table. Do not shout at employees under any circumstance in a corporate office.

  3. "Excellent Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harry Caray's Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    -Lunch (GREAT food)
    -Events
    -Opportunities
    -Quality of work
    -Coworkers
    -Locations

    Cons

    -Shared office space (But also a pro)


  4. "Nice company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harry Caray's Restaurant Group part-time

    Pros

    Nice people and good managers

    Cons

    Long hours corporate limited breaks


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Look Elsewhere for Rewarding Career"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harry Caray's Restaurant Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch and not much else

    Cons

    The owner is a nite mare. Egomaniac, rude, flies off the handle without being provoked. Will yell & scream about stupid things. Takes no responsibility for failures, only successes. Revolving door of staff, they could save huge money if they would treat staffs well so they would stay. Micromanagement, and they actually expect people to rat out coworkers when someone makes a mistake. Banquet manager drinks and smokes pot on job. Real PRO place to work. NOT.

    Advice to Management

    Pau attention to comments, learn from these advices.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Big Brother"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Harry Caray's Restaurant Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch everyday. Monthly dining allowance.

    Cons

    Bad management, poor decision making, close door policy, Stuck in 1960's

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Events"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlett, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartlett, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harry Caray's Restaurant Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many pros for working for this company. Direct bosses in Events department were cool.

    Cons

    Upper management very aggressive, hectic, rude and disorganized. Little room for growth. High turnaround. No company benefits for this position.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better and care about each department equally.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good Money, Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harry Caray's Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    It is very busy during the summer which means that there are opportunities to make a lot of money. The uniform is casual The coworkers are really nice.

    Cons

    Management sucks. They do not treat their employees with respect. They talk about employees to their peers. They are very rude and nasty. It is a seasonal job and the peak of business is during the summer.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees better. Hire cooks who know what they are doing. Try to help your servers sometimes instead of barking orders and criticizing. Learn how to work as a team.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Unsupportive Company Culture for Hourly Employees"

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    Former Employee - Hostess
    Former Employee - Hostess
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    50% discounts at restaurants
    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Poor management, money-hungry ownership, cannot move upward if not related to higher-ups


  10. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great food, good business!

    Cons

    Short hours means less opportunity to make money


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