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Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill Reviews

Updated August 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Schedule flexibility, fun atmosphere, ability to control income (in 5 reviews)

  • Flexible hours for what the job was, worked in Utility (AKA dishwasher) so it was pretty straight forward (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • After our great GM left this place isn't what it used to be, high turnover rate, long hours (in 10 reviews)

  • Poor Work Life Balance and constantly changing environment (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Just got hired"

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    Current Employee - Server in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends

    Pros

    My experience has been really great. Every manager I've met so far has been very nice, helpful and even gone out of their way to explain the restaurant business, in general, around my area. They can answer every question I ask and have a really good training staff and routine. All the employees seem to get along well and there's a great sense of unity in the restaurant. Customers are pretty nice and the food is good and well priced. They're also really good about working around your schedule.

    Cons

    It takes a little while to go through training and be able to start working but it's for the better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Service Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Service Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really enjoyed working for this company. For Smokey Bones to have been sold it did a great turn around in such a short time.

    Cons

    no longer part of a massive company

    Advice to Management

    Continue to Ignite the fire

  3. "Great laid back company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    LOVE working here! The atmosphere is great, the people are great, very relaxed working environment.

    Cons

    sometimes long hours and tips are not always the best.


  4. "Great Place To Work !"

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Till this day I tell people I miss working for Smokey Bones. I have worked in other restaurants before but Smokey Bones was the best. Great money, great people, great times. As any service job it can get stressful. For a corporate restaurant it is awesome. I worked a non-corporate restaurant and it was more corporate than Smokey Bones. Not a hard menu to learn, drinks can be difficult but other than that, Serve here, It is a good time.

    Cons

    You never know what time you leave, but that is all service jobs.


  5. "A casual place to work. The tips here are above average. The management is easy going as well."

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    Current Employee - Server in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Server in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is the money comes quick and early. You can make 100 bucks from 5pm to 9pm on certain days. The scheduling is very flexible.and the management is pretty easy to work for.

    Cons

    This place is big. Expect to walk several miles per shift. Especially if you pull a double.

    Advice to Management

    They should let the staff wear ballcaps again! It boosts morale and fits the atmosphere. The customers benefit from great morale.


  6. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are worse less rewarding jobs

    Cons

    Too many coupons
    low menu prices

    Advice to Management

    better marketing


  7. "Awesome work environment!"

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    Current Employee - Server in Fairview Heights, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Fairview Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, outgoing coworkers, fun environment, they promote from within

    Cons

    Some inexperienced/incompetent management
    Must be well liked by management to enjoy working and get a good schedule

  8. "jtogdfjgldfjdsgd"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great place to work all around

    Cons

    cant think of any con's


  9. "Corporate Office Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and fantastic team to work with. Great concept, branding runs deep through the company. Fantastic food. Super bar. You'll like it there.

    Cons

    Concept is geographically spread out. Makes building the concept hard. Good units have a strong manager with an entrepreneurial bend. Someone that gets into the community and makes the restaurant thrive.

    Advice to Management

    Open that next unit. You'll only learn how to do it by doing it!


  10. "Truly one of the best companies I've ever worked for. Great money, great managers, and pretty good staff."

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    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The money is great for what you do, the managers are amazing, and the staff is fun. Corporate came in a lot but they are awesome as well. They're super friendly and never talked down to anyone. I can't say enough good things about the General Manager Dan, not only is he great at running a business but he's such an awesome person. The other managers are amazing as well. One of the best team of managers i've had in my many years of serving.

    Cons

    It takes you a while to get into a good money making shift. Everyone has to pay their dues and prove themselves which is good but can be frustrating at times. As a long time server I don't see this as a bad thing but I remember how it felt to have to prove myself when i really needed money.

    Advice to Management

    Management should just keep doing what they're doing.


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