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Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2019

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3.4
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Christopher and Harris Pappas
167 Ratings
  1. "Love!!"

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    Current Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender 

    I have been working at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Money, atmosphere, scheduling, coworkers and location

    Cons

    Clientele Tips Hours Barely any breaks

    Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen2019-06-07
  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in Stafford, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Depending on management on your location, the work environment can be absolutely wonderful or completely dreadful. I’ve worked with great managers who are out there on the floor with their employees helping and encouraging; then I’ve worked with managers who just stand there barking orders everyday. You can make good money and get along with everyone here if you have a pleasant attitude and personality and help your...

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    Cons

    Managers won’t allow you to work 35-40 hours a week because they are too concerned about getting in trouble with the higher ups if you get overtime, so they might cut you or send you home without notice.

    Advice to Management

    Have better communication and understanding with your employees that you know work hard.

    Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen2019-07-16
  3. "Hard Work"

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity and place to get your feet wet as a manager

    Cons

    Always work on the weekends and holidays

    Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen2019-07-16
  4. "It's like you are, in essence, working for yourself."

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    Current Employee - Server/Waitress 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    very flexible schedule...can work as little or as much as you'd like (up to 40 hours a week)

    Cons

    possibility of putting in so much work for no little to no gratuity...also, no cap on tip pool, and no automatic gratuity applied to guest check...

    Advice to Management

    ...look out more for the servers, as far as getting stiffed!

    Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen2019-06-26
  5. "DRAMA!"

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    Former Employee - Host/Hostess in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good money when there's a banquet

    Cons

    Managers who take their anger out on your schedule, gossipy and rude staff, hostesses made to do busser's job when they won't.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more bussers, let the general manager make the schedules because the individual managers WILL take advantage. Also, give double shifts a proper meal, not off the children's menu. If you're working a double, you need enough food to feed an adult, that isn't fried.

    Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen2019-07-09
  6. "Good training for new waiters/waitresses"

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Grapevine, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast-paced environment, good tips, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    can be overwhelming if new, managers sometimes rude

    Advice to Management

    try to praise the staff more

    Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen2019-06-17
  7. "AMAZING JOB!"

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    Current Employee - Togo Specialist in Marietta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fast, fun, high volume environment!

    Cons

    Difficult guests, LONG shifts, VERY difficult training (but once you're out, you're golden!)

    Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen2019-06-06
  8. "Very mixed crowd. expect to get large parties who dont tip"

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    Former Employee - Serever in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible schedule but expect to work on special days

    Cons

    management, stressfulness, and money is inconsistent

    Advice to Management

    do better

    Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen2019-06-20
  9. "Solid start for servers"

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      Former Employee - Server in Dallas, TX

      I worked at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Walked out with money every night

      Cons

      Large parties can prove to be a hassle at times

      Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen2019-05-21
    • "Good Job"

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        Current Employee - Server 

        I have been working at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        This is a good job for anyone that is in college and needs money.

        Cons

        Hard to request days off and need to have someone pick it up

        Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen2019-05-15
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