J. Alexander's Reviews | Glassdoor

J. Alexander's Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
136 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.6
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
J. Alexander's Chairman, President, and CEO Lonnie J. Stout II
Lonnie J. Stout II
57 Ratings

136 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • Pretty good money on the weekends and 40% off food (in 8 reviews)

  • Great training info, professional practices give you great knowledge and experience (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Might work really long hours 14 (in 7 reviews)

  • Tough work/life balance expectancies (in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. Alexander's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really liked working at J Alexander's because it was a fun atmosphere. The way we are trained is to help everyone out cause the customer is the number one importance. I moved up pretty quick from a server to a waitress too. I always made really good money there.

    Cons

    Some of the managers that I worked with at the Colorado location were partial to certain employees but this was a while ago so things may have changed.


  2. "Host"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Host in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Host in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at J. Alexander's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great teamwork, great money, great people!

    Cons

    Long hours, but that goes with almost any service-industry job!

    Advice to Management

    I think it would be beneficial to implement times to have one-on-one discussions with new-hires to make sure they have everything they need to feel confident in their new role.

  3. "Just, NO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Server in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. Alexander's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    potential to make great money
    time goes by fast because you don't stop moving

    Cons

    training was the worst - hard tests with insanely high expectations for being brand new
    managers are rude - no time or care to build a relationship with their champs, just stay busy and look good doing it
    no breaks
    weird lingo
    very robotic

    Advice to Management

    loosen the chains a bit,


  4. "Hostess"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hostess in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Hostess in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J. Alexander's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tip share is 3% (an average of $30-50 a night, sometimes more especially on weekends).

    Cons

    Inflexible schedule, lots of rules and regulations.

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier to ask for specific days off.


  5. "Not Worth It"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. Alexander's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty good money on the weekends and 40% off food. The other champs were fun to work with and we were all around the same age.

    Cons

    The managers always over staff and no one ever makes any money throughout the week. Walking out of work making $15 for lunch is ridiculous. I left mainly because no one could cover my shifts and I was tired of being treated poorly by rude management who could care less about their champs honestly.

    Advice to Management

    Be better...


  6. "Hostess"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hostess in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Hostess in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. Alexander's part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    J. Alexander's helps you learn great team work, patience, and customer service skills.

    Cons

    Sometimes the shifts are long and the guests can get cranky, but just stay patient!


  7. "I love working at J. Alexander's. Coaches are great and it's an atmosphere that expects you to perform at your best."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Server Assistant in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Server Assistant in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at J. Alexander's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, awesome people, solid earning potential, 40% discount on great food, prime location being near the Easton Mall, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Can be physically demanding, late nights, employees have to park far away, 6 challenging fill in the blank tests during training

  8. "The Best of the best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Shift Leader in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server/Shift Leader in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. Alexander's (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to polish yourself professionally. This is a great place to work at.

    Cons

    Sidework can be hectic when you first start.


  9. "Entry level training program is good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. Alexander's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The entry level training program is good for management. They do strive for excellence in most locations

    Cons

    The standards are not the same for women and men. They is a lot of sexism and they exploit employees talents then threaten your employment

    Advice to Management

    The founders of the company have a great message and sense of culture and standards, you need to uphold it in all locations


  10. "J Alexander salary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Server Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. Alexander's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good money for time present

    Cons

    Very stressful job per compensation

    Advice to Management

    More accommodations


Showing 136 of 138 reviews
Reset Filters