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Schwartz Brothers Restaurants Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "Decent place, though management wasn't as on point as they should've been."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schwartz Brothers Restaurants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great food and atmosphere, pay, and benefits. Overall a fun team to work with, great relationship between front and back of house.

    Cons

    There was a lot of talk about what's going wrong, not enough fixing it or helping people stay on track. Staff could use better direction. Teamwork levels ranged from good to scattered and unorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Managers could be better at leading their team; helping out when needed, or finding and enacting a solution when things need fixing instead of just talking about the problem and hoping it will fix itself.


  2. "it was work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schwartz Brothers Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    they paid me money for working

    Cons

    they didn't pay me for not working


  3. "Overall employement"

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    Former Employee - Server in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Server in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Schwartz Brothers Restaurants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, scheduling and standards for employment. Overall good management.

    Cons

    Employees complain ALOT. Food is very over priced and wages among employees seemed to be unfair.

    Advice to Management

    Steve was the only manager that didnt seem to care about the employees. Especially the ones who had been there for years. All the other managers were caring, smart and did a amazing job.


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  5. ""Badness" trickles down the chain of command"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Server in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Schwartz Brothers Restaurants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    money, if you do not care about your job, your guests or making the place better for all, you can make good money, but that is it, very seasonal

    Cons

    Bad management from the very top down, sporadic policies, nonexistent training program, just a milking cow for the ownership, get more spend less, always understaffed with an expectation of good performance, not a fine steakhouse anymore, sad

    Advice to Management

    get some standards not just on paper but in every aspect of the operation

    Schwartz Brothers Restaurants Response

    Nov 7, 2016 – Director of HR

    I'm sorry to hear about your outlook of Schwartz Brothers Restaurants. We do strive to make it not only a fun and rewarding place to work, but to uphold our mission statement and standards in all ... More


  6. "Overall Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Staff easy to work with

    Cons

    Director of restaurants is not easy to work with


  7. "Team member"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, great people, company and corporate care about staff

    Cons

    Pay can be low, time off is low


  8. "Daniel's Broiler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Schwartz Brothers Restaurants part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing. May seem harsh, but there really isn't a whole lot to like about the company.

    Cons

    Management is abysmal. Most are aged who all seem to hate their lives, leading them to take it out on the employees. For a high-end steakhouse the quality control is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to have some compassion for people, treat others with respect, and how to create a fun work environment for your employees.


  9. "not the best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Cocktail Server in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Cocktail Server in Redmond, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Schwartz Brothers Restaurants part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good food and wine training

    Cons

    no breaks, rude management, bad hours

    Advice to Management

    be nice to servers


  10. "Daniels Broiler"

    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The money is pretty consistent and the view is gorgeous. The food taste great and benefits are also pretty good. Your schedule is a set schedule so it never changes from week to week as well.

    Cons

    If you want a day off you have to find someone to cover your shift and if you don't then you still have to work. Some veteran employees that work there have a lot of say in things yet are some of the laziest people who work there- not team players anymore... When a guest uses a credit card the charge to use it from the machines comes out of your paycheck- so sometimes it can be around $6-$12 a night that you get taken out... They higher new bussers that have never bussed before so at times it can be stressful when you're trying to do your job but can't cause your doing someone elses

    Advice to Management

    You are one of the top 50 restaurants in the country. Hire people who have actually done the job that they are applying for. And when you hire people, do it off of personality and people who are team players. You can teach someone to get better and tweak things that they need to fix, but you can never teach someone how to be kind or helpful in the work environment.


  11. "Pretty good work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Busser and Food Expeditor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Busser and Food Expeditor in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Schwartz Brothers Restaurants (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Manager and Co-workers were almost all great to work with. They knew what they were doing and gave helpful advice and constructive criticism and feedback.

    Cons

    Occasionally really busy and stressful working environment because the customers expect a lot out of the restaurant and will be sassy and difficult.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part, no real advice. Management could do a little better to train front of house staff with some of the physically demanding and coordination demanding work responsibilities. I would suggest more breaks but that is not realistic in the restaurant business.


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