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Updated January 9, 2018
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Pros
  • The late night deal brought in lots of guests so you pretty constantly made good money (in 11 reviews)

  • Fun people, great food, great beer (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Kitchen is payed terribly and expect long hours (in 8 reviews)

  • The only thing I don't like is the late hours, but the money you make makes up for being there so late (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Chicago full-time

    Pros

    My co-workers were like a second family.

    Cons

    Late night work hours got a litte old.


  2. "Dishwasher"

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

    I have been working at Old Chicago full-time

    Pros

    It's simple & fast paced & you can have music

    Cons

    There are no downsides but busy nights

  3. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Server in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Old Chicago full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff, friendly environment, simple and fun menu.

    Cons

    There are a lot of rewards to pay attention too and customers use them every chance they get.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, loved my managers.


  4. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Server in Ames, IA
    Current Employee - Server in Ames, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Old Chicago part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Open work environment, very rapid and innovative culture.

    Cons

    No room to grow. Lacks professionalism


  5. "Very good job with great co workers"

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

    I have been working at Old Chicago full-time

    Pros

    Nice people
    Good tips
    Good working conditions
    Great management

    Cons

    People are grumpy
    Service can get boring


  6. "Not bad, but can always be better"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Liberty, MO
    Former Employee - Bartender in Liberty, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Old Chicago part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The late night deal brought in lots of guests so you pretty constantly made good money

    Cons

    Management Needs to step up and support their staff better


  7. "It's okay"

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    Former Employee - Server in Littleton, CO
    Former Employee - Server in Littleton, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Old Chicago part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They will teach you how to serve.

    Cons

    you may outgrow them quickly

    Advice to Management

    Find opportunities for employees to advance. your model is not retention.

  8. "Hostess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Old Chicago part-time

    Pros

    Easy, fun, laid back, popular place

    Cons

    Super busy, strict typical restaurant rules, cliques

    Advice to Management

    Chill out and don't be so quick to get angry.


  9. "Disorganized kitchen, wonderful staff"

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    Former Employee - Server in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Server in Davenport, IA

    I worked at Old Chicago part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff was kind and teamwork was awesome
    managers were also helpful and motivating

    Cons

    constantly were out of things


  10. "Old Chicago Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Billings, MT
    Current Employee - Manager in Billings, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Old Chicago full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    competitive wages, great core values, amazing variety of craft beer and food, a lot of made fresh daily items

    Cons

    requirement of 50 hours minimum work week

    Advice to Management

    better corporate training locations


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