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Updated January 31, 2018
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Pros
  • Solid clientele, good work hours, great money, supportive management, well structured training for all staff (in 13 reviews)

  • Great management, provided with all tools to complete my job (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Poor work/life balance, sometimes working for multiple departments, rude guests (in 6 reviews)

  • very stuffy work environment, have to use 'capital grille' vocabulary (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "host"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Capital Grille part-time

    Pros

    there are many good people

    Cons

    the environment is fast paced


  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Server in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Tampa, FL

    I worked at The Capital Grille full-time

    Pros

    Great food and wine.

    Cons

    Menu hasn’t changed very much

    Advice to Management

    Introduce new menu items

  3. "The Capital Grille restaurant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Capital Grille full-time

    Pros

    We Have Fantastic Clientele!

    Cons

    Pay varies tremendously from week to week

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly


  4. "Host at Capital Grille"

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    Former Employee - Hostess
    Former Employee - Hostess
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Capital Grille part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee meals before shifts
    Meeting/maintaining relationships with guests

    Cons

    Management was always very rude and catty - so were some of the servers/hosts. Talking bad about guests behind back


  5. "Hostess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Capital Grille full-time

    Pros

    Great teamwork in the environment

    Cons

    Favoritism in the work place

    Advice to Management

    Be fair


  6. "Best company I have ever worked for"

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

    I worked at The Capital Grille full-time

    Pros

    All around thoughtful compensation package. Well planned and encouraged development process. Guest first philosophy. Consistency in their treatment of their people and the overall brand.

    Cons

    The upward mobility is there, but it can take awhile to get to the next step.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Server Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Capital Grille part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, short hours

    Cons

    poor management, not always consistent

  8. "Wonderful guests, Terrible management"

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    Current Employee - Bartender in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Bartender in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Capital Grille part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful guests and fellow service staff, potential to make decent money is there for the most part although not like it used to be

    Cons

    Terrible management, hostile work environment, micromanaging, no respect for staff, money has greatly declined, poor work/life balance, often get scheduled regardless of availability

    Advice to Management

    I thought I would be a lifer in my service industry career at the Capital Grille in Denver until the lastest MP took over! Now I'm hunting for another job :( He has created a very hostile work environment and treats his staff with zero respect as his employees and as individuals. So disappointing to have worked at a place for so many years and to want to leave so badly because of this person. It's often said "people don't quit a job, they quit a manager". That's definitely the case in this location and instance. I've already seen so many people I've worked with for so many years leave suddenly because of the MP. People whom I know also thought they would stay indefinitely until this manager came along!


  9. "Host"

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    Current Employee - Host in Rosemont, IL
    Current Employee - Host in Rosemont, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Capital Grille part-time

    Pros

    At the Capital Grille, you are a family! You love each other tremendously and your job is very supportive of you. YOU get treated as a real family member. They care about your well being.

    Cons

    You don't want to leave the Darden family!

    Advice to Management

    Continue building the family. I love the Darden family.


  10. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Server in Dunwoody, GA
    Current Employee - Server in Dunwoody, GA

    I have been working at The Capital Grille part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Make your own schedule
    Money is great

    Cons

    Management
    Too many programs
    Make you feel responsible for restaurant being slow.


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