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Newk's Eatery Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Good food and desserts were outstanding (in 9 reviews)

  • Great concept with the right training, tools and systems in place to be successful and great food (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Wages tend to start at minimum wage and stay there no matter how many positions you become certified in (in 7 reviews)

  • young employees and high turnover (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Crew Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Newk's Eatery part-time

    Pros

    50% off up to $10, good environment

    Cons

    high stress, get sent home early very often, hours are uncertain

    Advice to Management

    Communication is lacking


  2. "Newk's Full Time Kitchen"

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    Former Employee - BOH in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - BOH in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Newk's Eatery full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy shifts, Laid back environment... Good for a student.

    Cons

    Pay, hours, management, staff were all bad

  3. "Back of House Prep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Newk's Eatery part-time

    Pros

    fun work environment, friendly managers

    Cons

    low pay, hard to advance

    Advice to Management

    give hard working employees raises


  4. "Pro male management style by Upper"

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    Current Employee - People Manager
    Current Employee - People Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Newk's Eatery full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, vacation, flexibility, free food

    Cons

    Hard to fire incompetent people, men favored over experienced women

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on merit not sex


  5. "Awesome"

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

    I have been working at Newk's Eatery full-time

    Pros

    The food is very fresh one of the cleanest and freshest place I ever worked at.

    Cons

    They need more room and space for when we get over crowded.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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    "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Newk's Eatery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Food is great! Fresh! Made in house!

    Cons

    Ownership was horrible! Not involved! When involved not helpful. Not knowledgeable about the restaurant business. Started taking short cuts when daddy wouldn't front anymore money. No benefits, no raises, just horrible!

    Advice to Management

    Newco and other franchise groups maybe okay, but steer clear of AB Dining, LLC


  7. "good place for college students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Newk's Eatery part-time

    Pros

    fun place to work with great coworkers

    Cons

    you either work 40 hours a week or 10 hours a week. no in between. managers will cut you to leave early not even an hour after you get there.

    Advice to Management

    quit choosing favorites

  8. "Expo"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newk's Eatery (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy Job, Room for growth

    Cons

    Corporate is very stuck in its ways


  9. "Best quality of life in the industry"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best quality of life in the industry.48-50 hour work week. Closed 5 major holidays. 2 weeks paid vacation, 4 personal days

    Cons

    young employees and high turnover

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Easy job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Newk's Eatery part-time

    Pros

    -Good pay for part time
    -Easy work
    -Pleasant managers and customers

    Cons

    -Double shifts
    -You never know when your shift is over

    Advice to Management

    Provide a time of when a shift ends for your employees to avoid any conflicts.


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