Hillstone Restaurant Group Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2020

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3.4
54%
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Hillstone Restaurant Group President and CEO George Williams Biel (no image)
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195 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great opportunity to make really good money as a server(in 45 reviews)

  • "great money and good atmosphere(in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hillstone Restaurant Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, and Bonuses, Work is appreciated

    Cons

    I saw no cons, except work/family balance has room for improvement .

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  2. "A really great job, but you have to be all in"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hillstone Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training and team-oriented environment, great pay

    Cons

    Very, very strict on dress code. Ladies are required to wear makeup which is outdated and sexist. Benefits are not offered to FoH until they’ve been there for a full year


  3. "Overall a Positive Experience"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hillstone Restaurant Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I was surrounded by inspirational co-workers from diverse backgrounds

    Cons

    Some policies in the work place are overly stringent when unnecessary.

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  4. "Hillstone Server"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Server in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Hillstone Restaurant Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Push you to be your best

    Cons

    Too hard on employees sometimes

  5. "Great Money/High Stress"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Highland Park, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hillstone Restaurant Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hillstone is in an excellent part of town and has a "casual fine dining" fell to it. Great opportunity to make really good money as a server. 50% discount on certain meals for employees.

    Cons

    The pressure to be perfect 100% of the time regardless if it is out of your hands (kitchen backed up, out of certain items, etc), high stress, sometimes management can be a bit stuck up and act like there are no other restaurants worthy in the metroplex.

  6. "Not a bad place to work for a few months, but becomes toxic after that."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Greeter in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hillstone Restaurant Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Tipshare is decent, half-off on food (only on days when you work a double shift, or are going as a guest).. and that's about it.

    Cons

    Clientele can be extremely rude and managers will usually take their side. In general, you can tell the company doesn't really care about their employees, only about what will make them the most money. Strict rules about appearance i.e. nail polish color prefences.

  7. "Not For Me"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Server in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Hillstone Restaurant Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Not too much. Fine dining experience on my resume.

    Cons

    In my opinion - rules are very strict about appearance (hair, nails, etc). Corporate would come in very frequently, sometimes laying off multiple workers in one weekend. I would never go back in a million years.

  8. COVID-19

    "You are expendable"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Server/Headwait 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hillstone Restaurant Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay. Some guest are great.

    Cons

    Used the global pandemic to get rid of veteran servers so they wouldn’t have to pay severance ever.

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  9. "Hard work, good money!"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hillstone Restaurant Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pretty good tips, there is an answer to every question

    Cons

    Very strict, management changes too much, a lot of gossiping amongst staff

  10. "Meh"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Hillstone Restaurant Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Money for the Industry

    Cons

    Negative Culture No Work Life Balance

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