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Landry's Houston Reviews

Updated December 7, 2016
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Houston, TX

3.6
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Landry's Chairman, President, and CEO Tilman J. Fertitta
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  • Horrible ethics and vales in nearly all of the mid to upper management positions (in 24 reviews)

  • Micro managers at corporate, they talk down to the employees, & not a good work life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Restaurant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Landry's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere to work in. A lot of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Many hours a week to work for salaried personnel.


  2. "Decent Employer for Waiters/Bartenders/Hosts etc."

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

    I worked at Landry's part-time

    Pros

    Landry's offers a network of restaurants all over the country and even in other parts of the world. If you leave on a positive note, there is high potential to come back and work there again in the corporate offices for example.

    Cons

    The restaurant environment can be very exhausting. Sometimes your co-workers can be a little immature and uneducated.

    Advice to Management

    The management was pretty good at the restaurant where I worked. They really seemed to care about their staff.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Great people, good perks and corporate events. Laid back casual culture.

    Cons

    Very slow and unresponsive to innovation, trends and new ideas

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to change and listen to employees


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "HR/Payroll"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources/Payroll in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources/Payroll in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Landry's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a company cafeteria with affordable meals, you get discount at restaurants, they give away alcohol frequently, tons of office parties, free soda, and kolaches on Fridays.

    Cons

    They have a very high turn over rate with employees in all depts, so they are always short handed. The work load is very heavy and you get one week training to learn it all. There is a ton of gossip and office drama going on all the time. The company in general lacks structure and organization. Many employees fear asking questions or even letting anyone know they are uncomfortable so the pattern is to just quit or be fired. I wish i was warned before i started working there but i was blinded by all the benefits.

    Advice to Management

    The manager has a i don't care attitude, doesn't give straight answers on anything, and is very unorganized. They stated that everyone who works there is replaceable and its not their problem. Not exactly leadership material if you ask me. They do not give yearly reviews either, They say they will but never apparently have time. You will have to consistently ask, remind and almost beg to get one. Then find out raises are only 1% at the most.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Landry's Corporate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Landry's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of nice people who work at corporate. There are also many events/activities they hold throughout the year that are fun. The corporate office provides a full-service cafeteria and a pretty decent gym.

    Cons

    Upper management. Yearly raises do not commensurate with the amount of work you do.


  7. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server Trainer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Server Trainer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Landry's (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management in my property and restaurant is awesome. I have NEVER seen another establishment where every dept gets along with one another. Park Ops, retail, kitchen, floor, exhibits, banquet, and even office. There is structure and recognition when due. The word "family" is a perfect description of how well we get along with each other.

    Cons

    Having to go up to another floor to use the restroom, paying for our discounts ($9.80 a check but considering we get 50% off at majority of the restaurants, who cares? It's worth it.) Shift meals valued at $19.99 and the options gets old quickly.

    Advice to Management

    I really can't say anything other then keep acknowledging your employees for jobs well done. Recognition and appreciation makes us keep wanting to do what we do. You are our leaders. We look up to you.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    employee discounts; jeans everyday;

    Cons

    overworked
    no recognition
    lack of managment; non working managers

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your managers know what they are doing


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Accounting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant Accountant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Restaurant Accountant in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Landry's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits if you can schedule the time off, insurance is ok

    Cons

    Uncompensated, unappreciated and expected overtime gets old quick. Absolutely NO work/life balance


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Corporate culture ruled by fear and intimidation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Landry's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's not that hard to get hired at Landry's - it's a revolving door so be patient and your time will come if you're looking to gain management experience with a larger restaurant management company.

    Cons

    Everything. This company's problem is definitely a top down issue. With one of the most notorious owner/CEOs in not just Houston but the entire restaurant management industry, the problem trickles down. Everyone in Houston knows he has mafia ties, and he runs the company that way. There were times management at the store level had access to higher level conference calls. They actually said "we manage by fear and intimidation".

    Advice to Management

    There isn't anything you can do when you have no ownership or stock in a privately owned company run by a notoriously irrational and temperamental mafia member. You're either on the inside or you won't last long.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "It all comes down to the managers whether you receive personal growth."

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

    I have been working at Landry's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can make your own schedule. Pays cash at the end of every shift.

    Cons

    No room to grow. Inconsistency at the manager position. You have to be in good with them to get by with growth.

    Advice to Management

    To many to add here.



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