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Tavistock Restaurants Reviews

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  1. "Well"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Flexible
    Caring managers
    Humble co workers
    Location
    Relaxed workflow
    Easy company to work for
    Unique concept
    Great food

    Cons

    Erratic work schedule
    Hired too many staff despite small locality
    Some concepts were poorly thought out
    Some degree of favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Since working at the company's newer restaurants, I've enjoyed it so far. Although its really unfair to be scheduled only once a week


  2. "it was ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    most of the staff was cool and its laid back

    Cons

    fired the guy who comes in one minute late who was a good person and dose good work but keeps the shysters guy who steals his own co workers tips when working parties and steals wine and other stuff from the restaurant. when management was informed nothing was done WTF!!!

    Advice to Management

    DO YOUR JOB! buts its different now its 2015 i think thing have change by now


  3. "Tavistock needs to make $ for the investors."

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    Former Employee - Cook in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cook in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Tavistock Restaurants (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The chefs made an effort everyday to make a nice staff meal. The Exec. Chef, CDC and Sous were very qualified and great to work with. The foh staff were also great and very polite, even when the restaurant was slammed.

    Cons

    Low pay. The line cooks were mostly Mexican/Hispanic. Although we got along great because of my Spanish speaking ability, I don't enjoy working in such kitchens because of the "La Raza" effect. Almost all of them are hacks imo. Don't get me wrong, they are great short order cooks but not restaurant material. Why does Tavistock hire very qualified chefs but also hire hack cooks to execute the food?

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on experienced cooks or culinary graduates.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of Transparency, Promises Unkept, Constant Change to Management"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Tavistock Restaurants as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've heard that over the past year, it was great to work here because things were happening and campaigns were running. However, that pretty much stopped when I arrived, and I had no idea.

    Cons

    There isn't much passion in the employees nor innovation to do more with the brands.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Laid off due to office closure---thankfully."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The wages were fine, though I worked there for three years & still left without making the median income of the city we were based in.

    Cons

    Absolutely toxic environment with very few perks. Very low morale around corporate office. Instead of having working systems put in place, we were forced to cobble together broken systems and hope for the best.

    Advice to Management

    Take value in your employees from the bottom to the top. They're the ones padding your pockets.


  7. "Supervise food prep staff, and delegate tasks as needed."

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    No dress Code, great music

    Cons

    Terrible senior management, unappreciated lower staff members

    Advice to Management

    Get better qualified leaders, who will grow the company


  8. "If you like to work in the 70's .. come work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are nice and try to be helpful.

    Cons

    Bad benefits, small salaries, old school mentality, no clear paths for promotion or advancement. They hold on to ineffective people due to loyalty. There is a do minimum possible mentality. Everyone is frustrated and upset all the time the environment is extremely negative.

    Advice to Management

    Hire smarter and younger people to change the mentality and corporate environment. Until you can wear jeans on Fridays, have some fun and room for advancement you will never get A players. Smart people work with smart people ...



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