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JOEY Restaurants Reviews

Updated February 12, 2018
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Pros
  • Great company with some really great people (in 18 reviews)

  • Opportunity for growth and learning (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and a lot of double shifts (in 10 reviews)

  • Hire based on looks- it's important you show up polished are the words they use but it's quickly obvious that they are looking for attractive 20's (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Bartender"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Tukwila, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JOEY Restaurants part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Overall Joey has been a great place to work. If you're a server your first question is probably regarding tips....the tips here are fantastic. This is my second job in the restaurant industry and I've learned more than I expected to. The best aspect is the amazing people you meet, both co workers and guests. I met some of my best friends working here. There is a lot of opportunity to move up into management if that is what you want to do. Something I really appreciated was performance transparency, whether you are exceeding expectations or falling short there will be a conversation had. This is nice because you're acknowledged for doing well and/or given the proper tools to do better if necessary. My GM Kelly has always been supportive of my ambitions in and out of the restaurant which is not something that can be said for most restaurant managers.

    Cons

    As with most restaurants there will be unexpectedly crazy nights, but that comes with the industry. Really the only improvement that could be made is more competitive pay for the shift leader position.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring the best and the brightest.


  2. "It was amazing opporutnity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JOEY Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Great company with some really great people

    Cons

    It was a very tiring job

  3. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JOEY Restaurants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can make good money, in the better sections, if you are a favorite.

    Cons

    They don't support their employees when issues with a guest (who are not always right) arise. They fire people in the middle of their shifts, in front of co workers and dining guests, instead of professionally doing this in the office. You are judged more on your appearance than your intelligence or work ethic.


  4. "probably the worst restaurant i’ve ever worked at"

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    Former Employee - Server in Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JOEY Restaurants part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    5-10$ food menu for employees
    that’s really the only good thing about this place you can’t even have a free lemonade you have to pay full price

    Cons

    Rude staff and tip out is 5.5% of your net sales. managers micromanage like crazy and shifts during lunch are 2 hours long unless your a lunch closer. when your new you’ll have a 2-3 table section and they won’t seat you until their senior servers have a full section. they base the schedule and the floor plan off of how many guest compliments you get and if you get good yelp reviews. worst place i’ve ever worked

    Advice to Management

    maybe if you treat all your employees fairly you wouldn’t have such a high turnover rate for servers!!


  5. "Fun but tiring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JOEY Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    Good tips, fun coworkers, nice restaurant.

    Cons

    Rude customer base, long hours, inconsistent tips.


  6. "Joey Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Server in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JOEY Restaurants part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team, fun environment, outstanding pay, good for networking, supportive management, amazing food and drinks, teamwork is great

    Cons

    political management at times, promotions are sometimes based on who is friends with the manager, late hours


  7. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JOEY Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    Meet a lot of great people. Fun social life. Tips were alright depending on what nights you were working.

    Cons

    Management. Scheduling was always off.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. Treat us with respect.

  8. "Joey"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced
    Good Money
    Ability to move up in the company

    Cons

    They had to many people in charge as the saying goes too many chiefs and not enough indians.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  9. "Good people, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JOEY Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    They are great at recruiting fun, young, attractive people to work with.

    Cons

    Management does not care about employee well being.


  10. "Great job during college"

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Waitress in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

    I worked at JOEY Restaurants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Really great money and flexibility!

    Cons

    More difficult than a normal waiting job

    Advice to Management

    More sit-downs for positive things

    JOEY Restaurants Response

    Jul 26, 2017 – Recruitment Manager

    Thank you for your honest feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience.
    - JOEY Careers


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