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Jean-Georges Management Reviews

Updated February 19, 2019
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Worth it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team. Great food.

    Cons

    Poor compensation. Very Long Hours.


  2. "Back Waiter at ABC Cocina"

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    Former Employee - Back Waiter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Back Waiter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jean-Georges Management part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture.
    Food.
    Short hours.
    Staff is really nice despite of all the Drama.

    Cons

    Manager are not professional.
    Money sucks.
    Not everyone works the same or get treated the same.
    People come and go like crazy.
    Managers Picks favorite.
    Management Do not care about you.
    Childish environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get you stuff together.

  3. "Great Place to learn the ropes"

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    Former Employee - Maitre D in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Maitre D in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jean-Georges Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If this is your first experience in fine dining, you will most definitely learn EVERYTHING you need to succeed here (and moving on). Training is intense, but encourages excellent service and knowledgeable staff.

    Cons

    Management is on a power trip.

    Advice to Management

    Manage the restaurant and make sure staff is up to par. There's a bar to be maintained, and poor management over the last few years has contributed to a decline in the level of service, even as they open more restaurants.


  4. "Worthy"

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Line Cook in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jean-Georges Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of what you learn is top notch, and very interesting too.

    Cons

    Few people with low management knowledge, myself included.

    Advice to Management

    Great team but they gotta keep pushing


  5. "Host"

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    Current Employee - Host in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Host in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jean-Georges Management part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule and you get food from the cafeteria

    Cons

    They are always changing rules and regulations all the time


  6. "Taken advantage"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You will learn things if you like fusion cuisine

    Cons

    Taken advantage of with 0 pay and 0 room for growth. Good things to learn though if it's your first job


  7. "server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good vibe and people in work place

    Cons

    not great pay overall from the company

  8. "Good for resume but bad for work life balance."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jean-Georges Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent food, some of the best food in the world, important restaurants, good for resume.

    High pay for managers. Excellent health insurance

    Cons

    Lack of culture, chaotic, negative management, lack of autonomy, a lot of nepotism from ownership. Micro managers from corporate office that’s don’t allow creativity.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "ABC Restaurants - Good place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Pastry Cook in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pastry Cook in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Jean-Georges Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *I worked at the ABC restaurants.
    The menu changes with the seasons, so there is a lot to learn.
    The standards for plating and service are fairly high, so you can grow a lot in terms of skills.
    The pastry team has the ability to be trained in multiple restaurants, so the growth opportunities are greater.
    The atmosphere is generally friendly and close.

    Cons

    The whole kitchen team seemed to have a negative energy/outlook - this is probably because everyone was paid pretty low and felt replaceable. Most of the kitchen is made up people here on one-year training visas. It was great to work with people from different countries, but also required constant training of new people/loss of knowledge when people leave.

    At all of the ABC restaurants, there was a feeling that we would do everything for the customer, but that feeling often didn't reflect back towards the kitchen team.

    Also, when I was there, there was a strong lack of communication between management and the team. Menu changes or procedure changes would not be properly communicated to the team, so things would fall through the cracks.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate effectively, respect your team in the way you expect them to respect you


  10. "Great Pay awful atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Server Assistant in Pound Ridge, NY
    Former Employee - Server Assistant in Pound Ridge, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jean-Georges Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best part is the money

    Cons

    everyone you have to work with. If you thought the customers were difficult to deal with, try the management here. All your work is done and they ask you to start doing other peoples, then complain that your work isnt being done... its a joke