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Lettuce Entertain You Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  • I was a full time server at Mity Nice in Water Tower Place for almost four years (in 6 reviews)

  • They have good benefits for employees (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "A well-managed corporate restaurant group"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Waiter in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Front Waiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lettuce Entertain You part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good managers, lots of upward mobility (room for promotions based on skill more so than seniority)

    Cons

    Usually have to pay for uniforms

    Advice to Management

    Stay classy


  2. "Good product"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lettuce Entertain You full-time

    Pros

    Food was great, concepts were good

    Cons

    Management could have been better, more hands on.


  3. "Server/bartender"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lettuce Entertain You full-time

    Pros

    Great company. Originating from Chicago, they have 3 restaurants in LA. Corporate atmosphere, but laid back and not too uptight like most corporate restaurants. They work well with your schedule most of the time and are pretty flexible. Very understanding as long as you're honest and upfront with them. Always changing things up to keep it fresh

    Cons

    Management is short staffed currently but is getting there. Communication between management and staff is the number one thing that is lacking in this restaurant which can be frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Communication!!! I can't emphasize enough on how important it is to constantly communicate with every member of your staff and management team on a regular basis! Also, be accountable for your actions. You can't expect someone on your staff to follow through on their job duties if management isn't following through on their end. It starts from the top and goes down the line. It's a team effort, so we all have to support each other and work together to keep the restaurant working to its full potential.


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  5. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lettuce Entertain You full-time

    Pros

    Great people, exceptional staff/employee training, great benefits

    Cons

    Flexibility and work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Work on furthering work/life balance


  6. "Restaurant Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Lettuce Entertain You full-time

    Pros

    They have good benefits for employees

    Cons

    not enough room for creativity


  7. "Restaurant Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lettuce Entertain You (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits you receive such as health insurance, discounts at the other restaurants, and training program are wonderful.

    Cons

    The company is super focused on hourly employees which is great but it does leave management with no way to truly express any issue or concerns.


  8. "Good company, great benefits"

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

    I have been working at Lettuce Entertain You full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great medical benefits for servers, fun environment with people who care about each other, room for advancement within the growing company

    Cons

    Sometimes things can be done "too corporate", policies can be too black and white, don't hire enough people - managers or servers


  9. "Downturn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great dining benefits for other restaurants.

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch with stores. Nepotism is rampant with Rich's kids, if you went to high school with them then you will succeed.

    Lettuce Entertain You Response

    Jan 3, 2017 – Director of Recruiting

    Thank you for taking the time to share this information. This is feedback we would welcome the chance to discuss with you. Please feel free to contact the Sr. VP of Human Resources to discuss further.


  10. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lettuce Entertain You full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, Lots of availability for growth, very professional

    Cons

    very corporate, little room for error


  11. "served"

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

    Pros

    consistency in hours, health benefits

    Cons

    sometimes unorganized, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    get organized and stop being such robots



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