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Schwartz Brothers Restaurants Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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  1. "Flexible corporate"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Food Server in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with and for. Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Competitive team environment
    Some micro management


  2. "Poor management and careless CEO"

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    Former Employee - Server in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Server in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Schwartz Brothers Restaurants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The team was like family. Clientele made it a profitable job

    Cons

    lack of moral and company culture. It was a very negative work environment

  3. "A (mostly) positive experience!"

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    Current Employee - Lead Host in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Host in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schwartz Brothers Restaurants part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty much everyone who works here is great and super helpful. The managers care about their staff and take their scheduling needs into consideration (which was perfect for me since I started this job while still in school.)

    Cons

    One manager seemed to play favorites with the hostesses. When someone who has been working there for 8 months is only being scheduled for 2 days a week (with 7 days of availability) and a new hire is working for 5 days a week, then there is a problem. But that problem, I am told, is going to be solved soon.

    Make sure you can stand on your feet for extensive periods of time. There is not much time to take a rest and sit down.

    Advice to Management

    Other than the scheduling thing, they all do a great job.


  4. "Decent place, though management wasn't as on point as they should've been."

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    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.


  5. "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


  6. "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.


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

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    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

  8. "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


  9. "Team member"

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    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


  10. "Daniel's Broiler"

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    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.


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