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Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen Houston Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Christopher and Harris Pappas
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Pros
  • It's great food with high prices, so you get good customers who will typically tip well (in 18 reviews)

  • Really good money and you work with great people (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • You work long hours the once thriving restaurant has lost its shine (in 23 reviews)

  • Management sucks, no benefits, no breaks or lunch breaks (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Fast pace, fun, exciting"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Stafford, TX
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Stafford, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible hours, Christmas and Thanksgiving off, Good money, advancement opportunities, and work more than one position, works around school schedule, part time or full time positions

    Cons

    have to work other holidays, work weekends, work nights, draft days, poor management communication, got to get own shifts covered even when sick.

    Advice to Management

    communicate better with employees


  2. "The Real on Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule- Can pick up shifts anytime or get shifts covered by other employees.

    work with school schedule.

    cash taken home daily.

    room for growth and opportunity.

    fellow servers were some of the greatest people I've met since moving to a new city alone.

    Cons

    -No requested days off- so calling in without documentation could lead to suspension or being fired (which can be pretty stressful if you have something as simple as a stomach bug)
    -set schedule- weekend shifts are impossible to get covered so if you're scheduled Friday or Saturday that is your schedule forever. So goodbye weekends/ normal life.
    -fluctuation in management- the store continuously and often promotes and moves around young new managers so the rules, attitudes and vibe changes constantly. You never know what to expect when going into work.

    -over-schedule- They often over-schedule so you could go into work but be sent home upon arrival.

    -uncertain wages- you never really know how much you will make.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees with respect. There are a lot of young un-experienced managers here who lack proper people skills so it can feel like highschool all over again. The company does an excellent job at training their staff to better serve the guest but the vibe internally should be worked on as well. Management need to be instructed on how to properly deal with employees of varying age and backgrounds furthermore.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They hire inexperienced servers and make it easy to move up the ladder. Good if you're looking for your first server position.

    Cons

    Inexperienced and young managers. A lot of drama because of high turnover rate and management are typically young girls that like to argue and breakdown under pressure. Bad benefits. You only get three tables, making it very difficult to make good money.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible management"

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    Current Employee - Hostess/Carside to Go in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Hostess/Carside to Go in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Management doesnt care about you. Only about the money. Some in your same position can make upwards of 10+ and hour yet have the same experience. Dead end

    Advice to Management

    care about the employees


  5. "Bartender"

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    Current Employee - Bartender in Conroe, TX
    Current Employee - Bartender in Conroe, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    It is a 5 star restaurant with a 4star price . The menu is high which means higher tabs and higher tips.

    Cons

    They give a lot of food for free when a customer complains even if they do it every time they come in .


  6. "Very Flexible"

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    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX

    I worked at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pappadeaux is great for students because their scheduling system is very flexible. There is usually always someone willing to pick up your shift.

    Cons

    No cons for the company. Only con specific to me was lifting those heavy trays. It did some damage to my wrist.

    Advice to Management

    None. I have had some decent managers.


  7. "Tips"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Majority of the guests there don't tip a lot. But you'll be trained well there for sure.

    Cons

    Did not make top dollar tips

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, y'all are awesome.

  8. "Waiter"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a very profitable company.

    Cons

    They don't put up with substandard work. You have to be on your game.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing.


  9. "RUN AS FAST AS YOU CAN"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Tip share is a maximum of $35. you can eat for free if you work a double and thats only kids menu items

    Cons

    Management
    Training
    Customers
    If you want to go to school and work here not a great idea, I was constantly put on the schedule for hours i simply could not work.

    Advice to Management

    Have some one else buy the company and do an overhaul! Fire Enrique asap and get rid of those slavery costumes you all call uniforms.


  10. "Pappas Waiter/Bartender"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with
    Learn great work ethic
    Easy money for little or no skill

    Cons

    Scheduling a nightmare
    Management cares about Pappas not you.... and it shows

    Advice to Management

    Have a heart


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