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Rainforest Cafe Reviews

Updated Aug 16, 2019

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Found 119 reviews

2.9
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43%
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24%
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Rainforest Cafe CEO Tilman J Fertitta
Tilman J Fertitta
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Very good money during summer season(in 6 reviews)

  • "RFC has flexible hours and the team I work with is amazing(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Expect to work long hours during peak time and school holidays season(in 6 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good tips"

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    Former Employee - Server in Galveston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good tips Flexible time management

    Cons

    Long work hours due to cleaning after shifts

    Rainforest Cafe2019-08-15
  2. "Good gig"

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    Former Employee - Host in Lake Buena Vista, FL

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good people, good culture, fast paced, not too stressful

    Cons

    fast paced, no breaks, long hours

    Rainforest Cafe2019-08-16
  3. "Great job while in college"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good money for a college kid

    Cons

    Always busy so didn’t get a break

    Advice to Management

    Offer discount on food to employees

    Rainforest Cafe2019-07-26
  4. "The job's either stressful or super boring, it depends on the day. Rarely do you find a solid in between"

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    Former Employee - Host in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, decent people to be around

    Cons

    Bad pay, mistakes are crucial

    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring more people

    Rainforest Cafe2019-07-12
  5. "Fun work environment"

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    Former Employee - Server in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Get to meet great people. Family-like environment

    Cons

    They want you to work everyday . Favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Give workers who deserve it an a raise

    Rainforest Cafe2019-07-12
  6. "Cool atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Server in Grapevine, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rainforest Cafe part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cool atmosphere, Easy to learn the menu.

    Cons

    Super busy on weekends, birthday parties get crazy,

    Advice to Management

    Pay servers more

    Rainforest Cafe2019-05-16
  7. "Cheap company"

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    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rainforest Cafe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some days you can make good money

    Cons

    This is a cheap company. Tip out too high. The company charges you to drink anything but water. Kitchen can't put food out in a timely manner, so customers get mad and don't tip.

    Rainforest Cafe2019-05-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Long hours, a lot of work, but fun atmosphere."

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    Former Employee - Lead Hostess in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere. Host stand is never boring.

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes 12 hour shifts with only one 30 mins break.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure work load is distributed evenly. Sometimes some employees carry more load than others, while others get to slack off.

    Rainforest Cafe2019-03-21
  9. "Blah"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe

    Pros

    Security, you know they will be around for a while.

    Cons

    Bean counters trying to control from upstairs how to run the place.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people

    Rainforest Cafe2019-02-26
  10. "Okay job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe part-time

    Pros

    great co-workers, very friendly

    Cons

    tens to be a lack of tips from customers, no automatic gratuity

    Rainforest Cafe2018-12-07
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