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Swensons Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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  1. "Waitress"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Waitress in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Waitress in Midland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Swensons part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Busy lunch and dinner times


  2. "A College Student's Dream"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Curb Server
    Former Employee - Curb Server
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Swensons part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Build Friendships, Rewarding, Opportunities for Advancement

    Cons

    Not fully standardized yet (things may be different based on who is managing on your shift), some locations are better than others (not scheduled at only 1 location during the week)


  3. "Curb Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Earn lots of money, that is it.

    Cons

    Treat you like crap and expect too much.

    Advice to Management

    Let the Server's do their thing and it would be an amazing job for everyone


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Treated liked dirt"

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

    I have been working at Swensons part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Half off on food, and after a year you get free food.

    Cons

    Senior management treats literally everyone else like trash. They often will call you in on a day off, and realize that was a mistake and immediately send you back home. Working lunch shifts usually is a 1 or 2 hour shift and hardly worth your time. They work you just under full time to keep you from any benefits. Senior management plays favorites pretty frequently, and will often demote of fire other managers based purely on how they feel. You'll get more than an eternity's worth of verbal abuse and insults, and raises come sparingly (meaning not at all) anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize your employees' efforts and stop having an elitist mentality for being a Unit Manager. Give more raises like how it used to be.


  6. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Server in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Server in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Swensons (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for if you thrive in a fast paced working environment. Lots of communication required to succeed.

    Cons

    Very tiring and long hours, however it is worth it. Great company and staff. Would recommend to any hard worker.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management. It's a great company you truly get what you give.


  7. "Work work work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Curb Server in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Curb Server in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Money is awesome and that's it.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent and over demands.

    Advice to Management

    Lessen your stranglehold on the college kids!


  8. "Curb server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Swensons part-time

    Pros

    Great money if you are a hard worker and get the better shifts.

    Cons

    You have to drive to different locations throughout the week. Turnover rate is high because of how many tic tac rules there are

    Advice to Management

    Don't just hire anyone just to fill a spot. Make it a little harder for curb servers to get the job


  9. "its OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broadview Heights, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broadview Heights, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Swensons part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    slight raises very often, good food

    Cons

    horrible hours, horrible manager, people come and go and get rehired and leave all the time


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Too much verbal abuse and insults for one lifetime."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Curb Server in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Curb Server in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced. Co-workers become like family. Summer time is great. Pay is great.

    Cons

    Extremely poor treatment of employees. One mistake gets your head chewed off. The manual states they expect "perfection" when we all know perfection is impossible. Senior management looks down on all servers as scum and unable. Ruins your outlook on the entire idea of the company.

    Advice to Management

    You preach to your employees about manners yet you lack any and all of that sort. Try positive criticism instead of constantly being negative towards every action a server makes.


  11. "They do things their own way."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH

    Pros

    Fast paced, expected to be successful, you are able to work a lot of different positions, and you can enjoy the food.

    Cons

    Management talks very down to you, they expect too much too fast, upper management has a hard time keeping people employed because no one wants to be treated like that

    Advice to Management

    Get more help at the upper management tier of Swenson's. Stop treating people like they are scum off the street and they can't be trusted to do anything.