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The Crow's Nest Restaurant Reviews

Updated September 26, 2017
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  1. "Tourist trap, cheap clientele, management does not have servers' backs"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Busier than most Santa Cruz restaurants. Long history continues to draw customers.

    Cons

    Draws a pretty cheap class of customer, especially tourists. Menu is overpriced. Management never really supports the staff in any type of conflict. Customer id always right to their face, and should be, but servers and bussers have been fired for issues that were obviously not the employee's fault.


  2. "Great group of people to work with."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Restaurant culture is very good. Management is great and most regulars are nice.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of... you get paid for what you do.

  3. "Busser"

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

    I worked at The Crow's Nest Restaurant part-time

    Pros

    -Overall very friendly staff
    -Flexible hours when choosing shifts
    -Clear path of upward mobility

    Cons

    -No online schedule made it inconvenient to see shift times
    -Difficult to trade shifts
    -Too many managers

    Advice to Management

    -Create online platform for employee communication and scheduling


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great management, good people and nice work environment"

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    Former Employee - Server Assistant in Santa Cruz, CA
    Former Employee - Server Assistant in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Crow's Nest Restaurant part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The management was great here and the employees were all nice and friendly

    Cons

    This place draws a lot of out of town customers that are sometimes hard to work with

    Advice to Management

    Don't need to be so cut throat a little communication goes a long way


  5. "Great place to work, fun, well compensated, flexable scheduling."

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    Current Employee - Server in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good money, beautiful "office", respect from management, easy to get time off

    Cons

    Have to tip out a very large percentage of server tips, including tipping the kitchen where the Crows nest should pay their cooks more and not rely on servers to. Being made to stand around when your section has not gotten any tables all day just so the management can feel safe should there be a sudden rush.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more from within. I have seen many deserving employees get turned down to their request for advancement.


  6. "Greatest restaurant to work at"

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    Current Employee - Cocktail Server in Santa Cruz, CA
    Current Employee - Cocktail Server in Santa Cruz, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Crow's Nest Restaurant part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone who works there is amazing, supportive, and kind. I have never worked in a restaurant with no politics or problems with management, except for The Crows Nest.

    Cons

    Slow during the winter months.


  7. "Bartender/Server"

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    Former Employee - Bartender/Server in Aptos, CA
    Former Employee - Bartender/Server in Aptos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Crow's Nest Restaurant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast pace restaurant with a wonderful local clientele. This establishments offers a great opportunity apply your work ethic and be rewarded with higher position of employment.

    Cons

    It has high and low seasons. The winter months don't offer a lot of opportunity to make money.