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Pros
  • I got plenty of hours, often working 6 days a week for 5 hour shifts each (in 3 reviews)

  • Honestly there is not one single reason to work ar Ryan's unless you are in severe need of a job (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours no payroll unreasonable expectations (in 10 reviews)

  • Long hours, not able to make ends meet on low pay, more work than a minimum wage job should be (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Ryan's Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Florence, AL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Florence, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Medium to higher end of the management pay scale once justified. Pleasant management training program, a lot of tasty knowledge drilled into your brain in a relatively short amount of time. Always refreshing to Test your Mind to keep the dimension away. You will quickly overcome your fear of public speaking if applicable.

    Cons

    No work/ family balance. Almost an instant deal breaker seeing how it is a family oriented restaurant and management team ect. (Not your family.) My particular store, the management team seemed so focused on numbers and bonuses that I felt as though they had lost the passion to entertain and serve their community. Which goes back to Work/Life balance, any form of matter repetitishly tossed to the grindstone without attention to detail will undoubtedly snap.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Great training program. I could go into cooking method modifications but as it exists the pot belly behemoth named Ryan's easily makes food cost without the necessity to heckle staff. The secret to success for many chain restaurant is their addition of their very own commissary. The luxury of consistent produce, proteins, and dry goods cuts down on employee errors wonderfully, reduces labor costs typically lost in the preparation and grants the ability to produce food that looks exactly the same on Monday as it does Friday night. Food and Beverage Cost CONTROL!


  2. "cook"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Albany, GA

    Pros

    Good mangers that knows how to do thier job on an professional level and keep team members and make in everything runs good

    Cons

    Having to work long hours and hoildays dealing with team member to get the job done making sure the store is clean

    Advice to Management

    When things is going bad that day step back and count to ten to gather your thought to make the situation better


  3. "It was not a professional experience. Managers and workers used profanity and had bad attitudes."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Server in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are outgoing and a people person, then tips will come easy for you. I enjoyed the people interaction with my customers the most!

    Cons

    You will not make as much in tips on slow days or nights. It gets really hard when others don't pull their weight so you have to work double to not get behind.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to have relationships with your workers!


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  5. "Worked there for over 3 years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Greeneville, TN
    Former Employee - Server in Greeneville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ryan's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, most customers were friendly, meet new people and personalities, pay was good if you were good at what you were doing.

    Cons

    Stressful, management was high strung, high expectations for servers, weekends and holidays, hard to take time off, no PTO due to part time, constant bickering.

    Advice to Management

    Treat long-term, good employees better. Sick people should not have to work due to spreading of illness to staff and customers. Do not expect everyone to handle the load of 5 people.


  6. "General Manager Salary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Hammond, LA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Hammond, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ryan's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great insurance, 401k. Close at 9:30 out before 11. If you're into it you are micromanaged

    Cons

    Open 365 days a year, breakfast on weekends, no autonomy


  7. "a good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foley, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foley, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ryan's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good managers..good money year round..the food is great and we have wonderful customers...overall good work placw

    Cons

    very hot at ours, the a.c. unit is prehistor and has gone down..we now have portable units that can not keep up with the heat, i is slow getting repairs down around there, even small ones and the store is in desperate need of a make over

    Advice to Management

    hire more managers, two is not enough, and treat your staff well it is hard to keep good help with the volume of businees we do..other than that thank you or your hard work


  8. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Cashier in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ryan's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Close knit job with people that are very easy going and very easy to get along with.

    Cons

    First of the monthers frequent the resaurant daily, making the job stressful.


  9. "Ryan's was a true experience with consistency in completely work and keeping up presentation your area."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier, Baker, and Line Server in Zachary, LA
    Former Employee - Cashier, Baker, and Line Server in Zachary, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ryan's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interaction with customers, discount on meals, getting all scheduled works, and getting paid weekly.

    Cons

    Having to deal with unruly customers, managers not following to check up on employees compared to senior manager before them.Some employees just not following job guideline and managers allowing them to get away with it.

    Advice to Management

    I believe overtime anyone could advance to management


  10. "It's okay for a temporary position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Anderson, SC
    Current Employee - Server in Anderson, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ryan's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees get to eat for $4 while friends and family eat for $7.99. Free meal the first day you start. Even for a buffet, servers often made well over minimum wage. On slow days, we'd sit and do nothing sometimes. I got plenty of hours, often working 6 days a week for 5 hour shifts each.

    Cons

    Upper management is quick to threaten to fire people and do it often. They had a "purge" at one point where they fired anyone who wasn't "up to standards" (aka older), even people who were there for years. Required to do a lot of minimum wage cleaning work for $2.13/hr. Customers can be extremely rude and demanding.

    Advice to Management

    There's a lot of favoritism, more so than I've noticed at other employments. Listen to your employees and don't treat them like they're beneath you. Customer isn't always right.


  11. "Dishwash/maint. helper"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Marrero, LA
    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Marrero, LA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ryan's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Customers, and meeting new friends

    Cons

    Some co-workers that don't work with you

    Advice to Management

    atitude wasn't what i thought


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