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Margaritaville Hospitality Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Busy and casual dining, fun atmosphere (in 4 reviews)

  • great people person, get along well with other co-workers and love to do a good job at whatever it is i'm doing (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours with the restaurant side (in 4 reviews)

  • Having home office so far away can also be challenging (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Margaritaville Bartending"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Bartender in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Margaritaville Hospitality full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly and flexible managers.

    Cons

    This restaurant is not well organized. There is no real way to make consistent money.

    Advice to Management

    Pool tips among bartenders. Hire an experienced bar manager to revamp Bar. Don't keep two bars open unless it's busy enough. Raise standards for bar break downs and cleanliness expectations. Raise standards for barbacks. Raise standards for food running. Raise standards for food and drink menu.


  2. "Great Potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Margaritaville Hospitality full-time

    Pros

    Great place to have fun with team mates and a strong loyal environment.

    Cons

    dis-organized, lacks communication, top heavy egos

    Advice to Management

    Needs a MBA type management style implemented in order to grow.

  3. "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Margaritaville Hospitality full-time

    Pros

    I made pretty good money

    Cons

    Working with very immature people and that includes management.

    Advice to Management

    Try rewarding the people who work hard for you and you wouldn't be losing all your experienced workers


  4. "Love the environment!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Margaritaville Hospitality part-time

    Pros

    Very organized facility and great management!

    Cons

    There are no cons to working there.


  5. "Great company that cares"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Margaritaville Hospitality full-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment, great management, chance to transfer/travel

    Cons

    Long hours (typical restaurant/hospitality), gypsy staff (typical with service industry)


  6. "Awful"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Key West, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Key West, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Margaritaville Hospitality full-time

    Pros

    Jimmy Buffet music, that's about it.

    Cons

    No support or training. Clueless HR. Indifferent regional managers. A truly bad company.


  7. "Fun atmosphere to work in"

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    Current Employee - Server in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Server in Las Vegas, NV
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Margaritaville Hospitality full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Busy and casual dining, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Low tips compared to some restaurants on strip

  8. Helpful (2)

    "server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Hollywood, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Hollywood, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Margaritaville Hospitality full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    THERE IS NOTHING IN THIS PLACE THAT CAN DESERVE A PROS....

    Cons

    The boss is the sole authority, takes decisions depending upon his mood and wish.
    The management practice favoritism.
    No respect
    supervisors created suspicion and poor communication among staff
    Pretty much the worst company/ environment I worked with/ in

    Advice to Management

    respect to each other can change everything


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Server/Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Margaritaville Hospitality full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company, Margaritaville Holdings is AMAZING! It was such a great company who cared about their employees. Plus you make great money! They have taught me so much about how a restaurant should be ran, and have given me so many opportunities, and I am very grateful for that.

    Cons

    Everything! Once the company got bought out by IMC and Universal Studios it turned into the WORST company to work for. They don't care about their employees at all. They work you like a dog, they don't care about your life, you have to work outside your availability and they do not allow requests off. As a server you know you are in the industry to be able to maneuver you schedule. They don't reward anyone for anything and they just have constant criticism. The kitchen is the biggest disgrace and management just claps and rewards them all day everyday for their 45 minute ticket times all day EVERYDAY!!! It's run by children and inexperienced management. I have never worked where you have 19 year old running a 32 million dollar a year company. None of the management has ever even worked in a restaurant before except for Margaritaville where they just moved up, because no one else wanted to. Please know that if you chose to work in the Orlando location you will be treated like a number and not a human-being, and you will also have to be the management and take the weight of the restaurant on your shoulders, because the management is too scared to do their jobs. There are 2 managers that are on your side but 2 out of a lot is not great odds. Also, you used to be required to have 3 years, high-volume experience, and now you can get hired with no experience and be lazy. The lazier the better, because no one will hold you accountable. SAD SAD SAD what they did to such a great company.

    Advice to Management

    Get qualified management! Stop letting children and unqualified people to stand there and do nothing but swipe a card when they feel like they have time.


  10. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Bartender in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends

    I worked at Margaritaville Hospitality full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co workers, high energy, fun work environment.

    Cons

    Late night hours. They don't close until 2:00am


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