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Leeann Chin Reviews

Updated September 3, 2017
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  1. "Great place with good working environment"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leeann Chin part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment
    Good training process

    Cons

    Long hours but no breaks
    Unprofessional at times


  2. "Worst Job Ever!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Minnetonka, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leeann Chin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free foods, N/a, Nothing else.

    Cons

    Lazy workers, Short staffs, Schedules, Dramas, Store Manager will text or call you whenever you have a day off, no breaks, Store Manager will put you in the morning alone with a cook. Rude co workers.

    Advice to Management

    Know how to manage your staffs and schedules. Hire more staffs. And, don't edit punch your employees' hours because of stupid labor.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "General manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - General Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Leeann Chin full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Promote from within. Constantly trains and communicates. Closed major holidays. Closes at 9pm.

    Cons

    Micro manages starting from the CEO down. Does not give a seperate labor budget for training or management vacation hours, they must be budgeted into labor budget %. If you have a high average wage your labor percent doesnt go up, its based off of weekly sales, so you must make significant cuts to hit the % which causes you to be understaffed. Go to any leeann chin and you will see they are understaffed compaired to any other restaurant you walk into. Mcdonalds, burger king, chipotle, noodles, all always have more staff than a Leeann chin. They want you to give good customer service and build sales while serving fresh food, but are hurting themselves when they dont give management enough to build sales with. We cant serve fresh food with a buffet style on a 26% food cost budget. If we cant serve fresh food how do we build sales? And we cant give great quick service on a low labor budget. Managers have to constantly make cuts and put in more hours to hit budgets. I have many times cut myself down to just me and my cook closing to hit labor. And many mornings when i have truck to put away, a delivery to put out on top of running to the bank i need to schedule myself to open the restaurant alone. After lunch im down to my cook and i again to hit labor.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate needs to get their faces out of the microscope, they have much bigger fish to fry and could put all the energy they waste in constant microscoping to generate new sale opportunities. They need to give managers more wiggle room in their labor and food cost budget so they can build sales with frsh food and good service. They also need to pay managers better. If they treat us with respect by compensating us for the hard work we will stick around, and manager turn over rate wont be so high.


  4. "Food Server"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Minot, ND
    Former Employee - Food Server in Minot, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Leeann Chin part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    coworkers are friendly, employer is nice, food is good. pay is nice because the job is easy. have breaks. Got free food at the end of the day.

    Cons

    I dont see any cons unless you are careless that you might get burns.

    Advice to Management

    Manager is nice


  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Entry level job, fun co workers, flexibility

    Cons

    Managers, not free food, stinky


  6. "Good in the beginning"

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    Former Employee - Server in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Server in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leeann Chin full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can have basically have any day you want off. You can sleep with management. Can't think of anything good

    Cons

    Poor management nobody listens. Management shouldn't sleep with employees. Learn to clean

    Advice to Management

    Hire better management who doesn't act like a 10 year old & doesn't have personal relationships with the workers and hire more than just one race of people


  7. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leeann Chin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice manager, flexible schedule, easy job

    Cons

    Not much advancement, needs to keep good employees, better compensation

  8. "PRODUCTION"

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    Former Employee - Production Worker in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Leeann Chin (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None that I would care to report.

    Cons

    Poor benefits and unreliable salary increases on an annual basis. Low base salary.

    Advice to Management

    At least give employees cost of living annual pay increases.


  9. "Not a great place to work or eat"

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    Former Employee - Shift Lead
    Former Employee - Shift Lead
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Can easily move up the ladder.

    Cons

    Work environment is horrible. Corporate dumps on managers, then managers dump on employees.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  10. "i just needed money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice co-workers, gm's are good, easy-ish

    Cons

    way underpaid, the regional managers aren't great, the overheads make bad decisions for a company

    Advice to Management

    put people who have worked the stores in charge. they know whats best for the store. also pay your employees more.


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