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JOEY Restaurants Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2019

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3.4
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67%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
Approve of CEO
Jeff Fuller
113 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company with some really great people(in 21 reviews)

  • "Potential to make good money (if you’re willing to work long hours and tipout half of what you made)(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours some times working 6 days a week(in 18 reviews)

  • "Dress code can be difficult for women - working long hours in heels is very painful(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent team atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Server in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JOEY Restaurants full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Devoted to customer satisfaction, entire team works as one, social coworkers, opportunity to grow into senior roles, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Held to work minimal hours during slow days

    JOEY Restaurants2019-01-29
  2. "It's an Upscale Restaurant and You Need to Look the Part"

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Guest Service Manager in Tukwila, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JOEY Restaurants part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Upscale environment to be proud of Team minded Ample opportunities for moving up in the company

    Cons

    It's an upscale restaurant and you have to look the part- full makeup and hair done Teamwork also means team accountability- because there are so many checks in place and so many people working, if a customer leaves unhappy it truly is the team that let that customer down

    JOEY Restaurants2019-06-08
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Only apply if attractive"

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    Former Employee - Hostess 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at JOEY Restaurants part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They hire anyone, even without experience

    Cons

    Is a catty and stressful environment

    JOEY Restaurants2019-05-10
  4. "Salary"

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      Current Employee - Server/Bartender 

      I have been working at JOEY Restaurants part-time

      Pros

      You make good friends during your time working there

      Cons

      They are really strict about protocol.

      JOEY Restaurants2019-04-18
    • "Upscale Hooters w/ less money"

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      Former Employee - Server 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at JOEY Restaurants part-time

      Pros

      Easy to request off, nothing else.

      Cons

      Sexist, racist hiring process. Managers require girls to be more "flirty" and "bubbly." They prefer girls with no experience so that they can shape them into a Joey girl, selling romance and themselves to customers. Tip out is ridiculously high at 8% of sales, no matter if you were stiffed on checks. 6% goes to management. You have to wait a year to get health insurance benefits, even then it's ridiculously expensive...

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      JOEY Restaurants2019-04-09
    • Helpful (1)

      "not the best management"

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        Current Employee - Server in Tukwila, WA

        I have been working at JOEY Restaurants full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        - you have the potential to make a lot of money - fun work atmosphere - the ability to work your way up in the company

        Cons

        - making the company money has been put above the safety and health of employees in situations - employees are sometimes put in uncomfortable situations - no automatic gratuity included in large parties so you run into the risk of of taking care of a 20 person party and they can tip you $0.00 no matter how good the service you gave was (which has happened before) and during that time you weren't taking any other...

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        Advice to Management

        listen to needs and concerns of employees

        JOEY Restaurants2019-02-12
      • Helpful (1)

        "Unsafe place to work"

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        Current Employee - Waitress in Tukwila, WA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at JOEY Restaurants part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        -Potential to make good money (if you’re willing to work long hours and tipout half of what you made) -Fun environment -Location -Easy to move up in company -Flexible schedule -Free soda during shift

        Cons

        -Inconsistent managers -Open late every day -Poor employee benefits -Limited selection of employee meals (and cannot modify orders) -Requires you to have a Facebook -Strict on hours (sometimes sends you home after a couple hours or will ask you to start an hour or two after scheduled time) -Value appearance more than practicality -HIGH tipout on total sales with no room for adjustments -Took away gratuity on...

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        Advice to Management

        Your dress code should require nonslip shoes (instead, they’re more focused on appearance) so most girls wear flats or heels and the kitchen area is often wet and not properly covered with mats so girls slip very often Put more value on your employees happiness and safety Invest more in your employees to be able to retain them better Charge an autograt on large parties if you’re going to expect employees to...

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        JOEY Restaurants2019-02-22
      • Helpful (2)

        "Shady, unprofessional, management will lie"

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        Former Employee - Server in Seattle, WA
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at JOEY Restaurants full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        The people you work with at the restaurant. They all just want to be successful and are cool, but naive and often times young and naive.

        Cons

        Management is full of unprofessional 20 year olds who will lie to your face just to protect the restaurant. They will underpay you if they can get away with it. Everything they do, it is always for the restaurant. Unless you drink the Koolaid, don't expect that they will be nice to you. I would avoid this place like the plague. They hired me for full time but I only worked 10 hours a week. They will make you put down...

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        JOEY Restaurants2018-09-29
      • "Server"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at JOEY Restaurants full-time

          Pros

          Good money, some team members are extremely friendly and helpful, some customers are awesome

          Cons

          Physically and mentally demanding, no set ending time for shifts, long hours

          JOEY Restaurants2018-08-31
        • Helpful (1)

          "Bartender/Server"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tukwila, WA
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at JOEY Restaurants for more than 3 years

          Pros

          The staff you work with is incredible. Great people and customers. You can make a lot of money in a fun environment.

          Cons

          Management wants to brainwash everyone. They often do not support their employees when issues arise, they mostly place blame and want their employees to "take responsibility," even when some things are managements doing. Often lie to employees and make many promises they do not keep. Schedule is up maybe a week before, if you're lucky, so planning is challenging. Mostly hiring for just looks now.

          JOEY Restaurants2018-08-18
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