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Starr Restaurants Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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  • On your feet constantly and you work long hours and they don't give you time off (in 10 reviews)

  • High turnover because there are exceedingly long, dead shifts that make no money (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Opportunity for growth"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starr Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Great career opportunities; always growing and there is room for advancement

    Cons

    Communication can always be improved

    Advice to Management

    Continue to improve training


  2. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Starr Restaurants part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Possible Health Benefits
    Corporate Operational Structure
    Opportunity for growth within the company

    Cons

    Restaurants often have poor management.
    Disorganization/ inconsistency in promotion potential of employees
    Low minimum wage

  3. "Hosting at Le Diplomate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Starr Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    Bustling, fast-paced restaurant, really nice coworkers, the patrons love this place

    Cons

    Long hours, mediocre pay, unpredictable treatment by managers (frequently not so nice), you won't be taking any food/leftovers home!

    Advice to Management

    Respect hosts more


  4. "Excellent place to grow"

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

    Pros

    Hires and promotes from within. Lots of ability to learn more and increase your skill set and experience.

    Cons

    No sick time. No benefits unless you are management.


  5. "Good salary for the position"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Hostess in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent hourly wage for the hostess position, compared with other restaurants
    Friendly staff
    Opportunity for growth
    The offer health insurance if you work 33+ hours a week

    Cons

    Morning shifts starting from 6am, the management has employee preferences and makes the schedule according to them


  6. "Host"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starr Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    Atmosphere, management, successful restaurant

    Cons

    long hours standing, little pay


  7. "Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sous Chef in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Starr Restaurants (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to work for a company that is constantly growing and pushing the limits in regards to food.

    Cons

    Sometimes you get no creative control and they tend to micro manage the way you do your job. But for the most part it's ok

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Experience"

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    Former Employee - Server in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Server in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team, brilliant coworkers, benefits, fun environment

    Cons

    Stress, Always busy, Always have to be ön."

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! This was by far, my most positive restaurant industry experience.


  9. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Server in Philadelphia, PA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Starr Restaurants (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are well organized, (POD) and accountable.

    Cons

    Specifically about POD, you are not allowed to request time off (which is crazy, as if your work schedule doesn't already suck working for a restaurant). Its not that busy and they are really unfair with regards to sections and cuts. The alcohol selection isn't that great, which makes it difficult to up-sale items.

    Advice to Management

    Allow requested time off.


  10. "Starr Restaurant"

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

    I worked at Starr Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    Long hours for a daily shift

    Advice to Management

    NA


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