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Updated May 1, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Flying Saucer full-time

    Pros

    Educational, fun, great location, good money

    Cons

    Management is not up to par


  2. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Server in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Flying Saucer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team environment. worked here for three years and its been worth the stay.

    Cons

    long hours, high product inventory requiring extensive knowledge.

  3. "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Flying Saucer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, teamwork, management. Jeff Mickel was a great GM during his tenure. Now owns Whiskey Kitchen.

    Cons

    Dirty and old building but Flying Saucer didn't own it anyway (downtown Raleigh, NC).

    Advice to Management

    None, all managers were professional, knowledgeable, fair, and actually a lot of fun.


  4. "Server"

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

    I have been working at The Flying Saucer full-time

    Pros

    The company really works for a good team environment and pushes their staff to help each other provide a high quality customer service experience.

    Cons

    The hours can be long and keeping track of all of the different beer tappings can be difficult.


  5. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The managers are nice and very accomadating. They are great with working around your scheduling needs.

    Cons

    There really aren't many, other than usual cons that go along with working in the service industry. (Long hours, occasional rude customers)


  6. "Fun Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Bartender in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Flying Saucer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, unique environment to work. Learn lots about beers from around the world. Good tips.

    Cons

    Nothing negative to really mention.

    Advice to Management

    Don't date your staff.


  7. "Enjoyed my time there"

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    Former Employee - Server/Trainer in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Server/Trainer in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Flying Saucer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learn a lot about beer styles, most of the patrons were awesome, fun work environment, potential to make a lot of money, puppies on the patio :)

    Cons

    Had a few bad managers (most got weeded out by corporate), some of the patrons were sketchy/pervs, lunch shifts were slow, working on the patio in the winter was the worst (no patrons)

  8. "Good money, abusive bosses"

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Flying Saucer full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to become incredibly educated on craft beer
    Great money

    Cons

    Long, late hours
    Managers would go off on staff, using sexist and racist language
    You have to dress like a little girl

    Advice to Management

    Your staff are human beings. Treat them as such.


  9. "great atmosphere!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I had a great experience working at the Saucer while I was in college. They make their own ranch dressing.

    Cons

    Long and late hours at night


  10. "Good opportunities for those that want to work."

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Flying Saucer part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is fast paced and upbeat. Lots to learn and plenty to get excited about if you like craft beer. Earning potential is really based on how hard you want to work.

    Cons

    Attitudes on the staff could sometimes be discouraging but that's the service industry.

    Advice to Management

    Hire before you need people to avoid panic mode scheudling.


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