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Restaurant Depot Reviews

Updated July 5, 2018
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  • "They do not pay enough for the amount of work you do" (in 11 reviews)

  • "low pay for amount of work, ignores safety guidelines" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "The best"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Produce Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Restaurant Depot full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great store great company great employees

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing whay you do


  2. Helpful (1)

    "They push you to leave"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Restaurant Depot full-time

    Pros

    They allow a lot of overtime. You get a pretty good amount of vacation and sick days. Paid holidays off. Under the right manager, can be very flexible with scheduling and appreciative of the hard workers.

    Cons

    The company as a whole is cheap and greedy. Our store operates with old Kmart registers from the 80s while we sell brand new pos systems. Things are constantly breaking and being replaced with old “refurbished” items that break quickly. They can’t make up their minds on policies and how they want things done. You’re constantly being told to do something different and then getting yelled at for it not being right. No matter what you do, you will never meet their demands. It’s their way of never having to pay you more or give out bonuses. People who have worked there for years are being paid less than new hires. Supervisors make less in raises than the workers they supervise. They try to ban people from discussing their wages with each other as part of company policy, which is illegal. There are promises of lots of bonuses and incentives, but they never make good on it when the time comes. Needs more workers to accomplish the things they want done, current staff feels burnt out and overwhelmed.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they are worth. Don’t take advantage of good workers. With such a high turnover, you should value loyal long term employees more. And pay what you promise someone. New hires should not be making more than people who have been there for years. It’s time to give your 5 years plus employees raises to reflect the new wages. They shouldn’t be punished for being loyal and dedicated to the company. And supervisors and management should never make same or less than people they are in charge of. Update your equipment and stop blaming employees for failures they can’t control.

  3. "Forklift Driver"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Restaurant Depot part-time

    Pros

    Cant name any pros really

    Cons

    unorganized and the lack of staff

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff and raise pay to entice people to come work


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Everett, MA
    Current Employee - Front End Cashier in Everett, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Restaurant Depot part-time

    Pros

    Your always doimg something helps take off track of time

    Cons

    The customers will try and tell you how to do your job

    Advice to Management

    higher pay


  5. "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Seafood Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Seafood Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Restaurant Depot full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    For me it was a great experience. Exactly what I needed. At first I had a lot of control. Which was awesome. I needed experience like that. Free coffee lol

    Cons

    Well let's just say it's a great place to get promoted if you are a brownoserr. The buying office is full of egotistical individuals. It's never good enough. It may not be a public company but they greedy af. Also they hire a bunch of ex convicts.

    Advice to Management

    Fix logistics lol


  6. "Full time"

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    Former Employee - Full Time in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Full Time in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Restaurant Depot full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours good pay to start with, nice people

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime for inventory, sometimes you have to argue for a break, If you're not white or black ,they will think you're a illegal and try to work you more,

    Advice to Management

    Clean house breaks exist for a reason,take them.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Although demanding it has been one of the best places I have ever worked!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Restaurant Depot full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are willing to put in the time and effort, only the sky is the limit. Seems today most people have forgotten what it takes to get somewhere. Everyone wants to just be handed something for nothing. I worked hard to get everything I have ever received from Restaursnt Depot and in return they have taken good care of me.

    Cons

    There is some disconnect between the buying office and the stores. But in the end we all work together as a team.

    Advice to Management

    Be sure to show appreciation for the good things that happen in the stores and not poi t out the negative things all the time. It's ok to say good job just as often and employees will respond much better to positivity.

  8. "assistant buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Niles, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Restaurant Depot full-time

    Pros

    - they pay on time

    -they treat you like they own you. they shout at you even if your work is great.
    - you should see how they treat the buyers, so bad
    - they use a system from the 80's for sure they do not train you how to use it
    - they miss good opportunities to do business because they don't care about the growth of the company
    -the employee barely speak to each other
    -overload of work for a small pay
    -they pretend to be friendly but they do not want anyone to improve

    Cons

    -they treat you like they own you. they shout at you even if your work is great.
    - you should see how they treat the buyers, so bad
    - they use a system from the 80's for sure they do not train you how to use it
    - they miss good opportunities to do business because they don't care about the growth of the company
    -the employee barely speak to each other
    -overload of work for a small pay
    -they pretend to be friendly but they do not want anyone to improve
    -no HR

    Advice to Management

    we are living in the 2018 wake up.


  9. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Restaurant Depot full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company and great loan products .

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.


  10. "Front end supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Restaurant Depot full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    A lot of work for little pay


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