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Rainforest Cafe Reviews

Updated January 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Very good money during summer season (in 5 reviews)

  • 50% discount at other Landry's restaurants (Mastros/Mortons/McCormick & Schmicks/Bubba Gumps) (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience overall!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, guest engagement, employee meals, discount program, benefits, fun work environment, great food and enjoyable work shifts.

    Cons

    Late hours, guests can be unhappy at times, fast paced and stressful during peak times and systems can be outdated and in need of updates.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication between managers could be helpful at times for consistent instructions given to employees.


  2. "Decent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe part-time

    Pros

    Decent money on weekends
    good people

    Cons

    Breaks depend on how busy the restaurant was.


  3. "Server/Trainer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe full-time

    Pros

    Learned a lot about perseverance.

    Cons

    Was very corporate to the point were employees didn't matter anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are people, not robots. Treat them with respect.


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  5. "Hits and Misses"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good money during summer season
    Got along great with my coworkers
    Enough hours for everybody
    Easy to pick up shifts if you wanted to

    Cons

    If you got a break, you still had tables so you couldn't sit and eat. This meant that even during 12 hour doubles you had to shove food into your mouth in between checking on tables.
    Very stressful at times. They encouraged a 30 second greet period, but you would often get triple (or quadruple depending on your section) sat which made it very hard.
    Management was not always available, and as they had to take care of coupons and other functions like that, it would slow down your service.
    The kitchen was always behind, and the customers don't understand that there's little you, as the server, can do.


  6. "former server"

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

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe part-time

    Pros

    easy job, money is not too bad

    Cons

    too many kids, parents are annoying

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice at this time


  7. "Safari guide"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great money. Fun coworkers

    Cons

    Hard on the feet. Must be willing to close


  8. "Overall good company, noyhing really bad can say about this company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pretty good salary
    Enough hours to work if you want to, easy to pick up a shiift

    Cons

    Sometimes management desn't really care about employees

    Advice to Management

    To be more attentive


  9. "cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rainforest Cafe part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've made some good friends here.

    Cons

    I am not getting enough hours.


  10. "Worked there short amount of time"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Rainforest Cafe part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    unique environment
    international spot you get to meet all types of people
    friendly and supportive staff members

    Cons

    Tipping not included so a lot of foreigners are used to tipping and you miss a lot of money
    seasonal restaurant so the fall is very slow

    Advice to Management

    some can be unreasonable and rude and also include tips for larger parties.


  11. "You can make a decent amount of money but the people and managers that work there are very immature and unfair."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    They are pretty flexible as far as schedule.

    Cons

    Everything other than their flexibility.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like people.



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