J. Alexander's Reviews

Updated May 21, 2020

To filter reviews, or .
3.5
54%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
Approve of CEO
J. Alexander's Chairman, President, and CEO Lonnie J. Stout II
Lonnie J. Stout II
98 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good money for just being a server(in 24 reviews)

  • "great money, good hours, very flexible(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long Hours, Working Most Holidays(in 16 reviews)

  • "Side work is a little much but not horrible(in 9 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Inspiration"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Franklin, TN

    I worked at J. Alexander's part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You will meet some of the hardest working people ever,

    Cons

    It can be very stressful.

  2. "Great company with good values"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Hostess in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    I worked at J. Alexander's part-time

    Pros

    Great management with really good pay for a hostess position

    Cons

    Rude customers, gets really busy so it can be hectic

  3. "Pretty good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server 

    I have been working at J. Alexander's part-time

    Pros

    Great management at West End location

    Cons

    People can be mean sometimes

  4. "Typical Restaurant Environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hostess in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J. Alexander's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing food, good coworkers, breaks

    Cons

    Poor management. We were understaffed and it was a major pain even to get a day off at times.

    Continue reading
  5. "I like it"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. Alexander's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Money is good, Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    hard work isn’t always recognized.

  6. "Aside from petty, catty female managers it's not bad!"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Server in Dayton, OH

    I worked at J. Alexander's part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Money is good when they don't overstaff, great teamwork structure, training system is excellent, you will make lifelong friends there FA SHO, discount on food

    Cons

    Management's favoritism and the bougie guests can get to you over time You really have to tell yourself to not let any comments from management or guests to get to you. You need to go into it knowing it may eat away at your soul a bit but you just need to shake it off because you can save a decent amount of money working there and you WILL build amazing friendships The male managers were quite fair, reasonable, and helpful. However, the female managers other than Kate quite clearly choose favorites. Basically...if you're outgoing and have "the look"/are someone who was popular in high school, a mom, or super girly, they will like you and you will probably have a good experience with them. They also have a clear preference for the guys. If you're not a guy and are a bit more quirky/not always outgoing, you will notice you have a much harder time getting help with simple things and they will be overly critical of you despite being one of the harder workers.

    Continue reading
  7. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server’s Assistant in Troy, MI
    Recommends

    I worked at J. Alexander's full-time

    Pros

    Teamwork, pay, environment, guests, managers

    Cons

    I honestly can’t name any besides normal and only occasional human unpleasantness on the part of some colleagues.

    Continue reading
  8. "Great First Job"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Host/Hostess 
    Recommends

    I worked at J. Alexander's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay, understanding management, always something to do

    Cons

    Stressful at times, customers can be rude

  9. "15 mil. Should go to small businesses, which you 500 million. Lonnie I’ve met you and you told me you create discomfort!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Toledo, OH
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J. Alexander's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None anymore. Food same menu forever care more about staff than managers.

    Cons

    Lonnie stout. Lonnie stout Lonnie stout.

    Continue reading
  10. "The worst!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J. Alexander's full-time

    Pros

    No pros whatsoever in this place

    Cons

    Management and coworkers were absolute vicious bullies

Found 249 reviews