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Updated January 22, 2018
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Pros
  • Good money safe the staff can be fun to work with (in 12 reviews)

  • Great money, works with your schedule, good food (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Really long hours on holidays/weekends (in 12 reviews)

  • Crazy amount of side work per shift (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Waiter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Houlihan's part-time

    Pros

    Great people great food great atmosphere great customers

    Cons

    Long shifts no lower wage etc etc

    Advice to Management

    Better training more managers on the ground


  2. "Good place to work during school"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Houlihan's part-time

    Pros

    Flexable work schedule and work/life balance

    Cons

    Communication is lacking within company

    Advice to Management

    Communicate with each other better

  3. "5+ years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Houlihan's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible hours. GREAT staff. the people here are amazing and fun to work with. pretty good tips depending on the location and if you had seniority.

    Cons

    sometimes didn't get out of work until 3 or 4 in the morning. working holidays. kitchen was constantly understaffed and management was working to fill in missing cooks and not actually managing. your experience w/ houlihans depends on how well management runs the store. insurance offered was pretty bad.

    Advice to Management

    pay your cooks competitively to keep them working. the long time employees don't have any hope for moving up in the company because its very obvious you're cutting back in staffing and offering less incentives to stay. middle management (drs/sc) is payed too little to give up the hourly shifts where you make tips so you end up working 50+ hour weeks. the training program needs to be massively redone.


  4. "Flexible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Houlihan's (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours were flexible
    Management was supportive

    Cons

    Earnings were very inconsistent
    Co-workers extremely unreliable


  5. "Server Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Houlihan's part-time

    Pros

    Great tips, good atmosphere, get along with coworkers easily

    Cons

    Slow pace, bad clientele, bad location

    Advice to Management

    Offer better specials, cut costs in areas other than server hours...


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Schererville, IN
    Former Employee - Manager in Schererville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Houlihan's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun friendly environment work there again

    Cons

    There is a lot of overtime


  7. "Great first Job"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Manhattan, KS
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Manhattan, KS
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Houlihan's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Made good money, good customers

    Cons

    some people in management were great, others not so much

    Advice to Management

    be kind

  8. "Houlihan's review"

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    Current Employee - Dining Room Supervisor in Westbury, NY
    Current Employee - Dining Room Supervisor in Westbury, NY

    I have been working at Houlihan's part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great work atmosphere

    Cons

    Sometimes working in the restaurant business can be a bit stressful


  9. "A great place to earn extra cash"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Houlihan's full-time

    Pros

    Reduced priced meals for employees

    Cons

    Crazy amount of side work per shift


  10. "Not bad for high school or college students"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Middlesex, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Middlesex, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Houlihan's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees and managers are a good team overall and help each other.

    Cons

    Because some managers are very close to their employees it creates bias treatment towards them which in turn create drama within the team. That's why I think this is good for younger adults who love entertaining drama because there will be some.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional.


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