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Thomas Keller Restaurant Group Reviews

Updated July 10, 2018
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  1. "A-"

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    Former Employee - Captain in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Captain in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thomas Keller Restaurant Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Compassionate Management Team, Industry leading benefits, 2+ Weeks Paid Vacation

    Cons

    Extraordinarily intense work environment, demanding hours.


  2. "Extern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Thomas Keller Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with very talented and hardworking people

    Cons

    the environment is not for everyone

  3. "associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Thomas Keller Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    good food, family meals, very educational

    Cons

    management is poor, minimum wage, too many slow employees

    Advice to Management

    get it together


  4. "TK=emperor with no clothe!"

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    Former Employee - Server in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Thomas Keller Restaurant Group part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Name on résume that’s all hellish stories to share with friends I don’t have anything good to say about the company!

    Cons

    Like a military operation managers are horrible whip in their hands Instill fear threat and blame will write you up for nothing and look the other way when it comes to their favorite employees/friends!
    Bad and worse NOT worth the headaches!!!

    Advice to Management

    They won’t listen to any advice they are too full of themselves!


  5. "great way to gain experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Thomas Keller Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience.

    Cons

    Some of the managers aren't good at their jobs.


  6. "Concierge & Private Dining Manager"

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

    I worked at Thomas Keller Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    Great Core Values, good opportunity to learn from the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Executives do not embody the core values, not a good work, home life balance

    Advice to Management

    Embrace the core values and respresent Chef Keller’s vision - treat everyone with respect, have integrity in everything you do, lead with compassion and clear direction.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The hustle is real."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to learn. Great co-workers, Great Opportunity, Great benefits. Reestablish the basics of Culinary. Looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    People usually leave for the same reasons. The pay was significantly low, especially since you have to pay for parking every single day or $80/month. The other is that it's probably the hardest kitchen one will ever work. This job isn't for the week but for people who have the drive.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to work on recruiting serious Chefs, Pay needs to be more competitive; $12 to start is nothing. Other restaurants around area pay $14/ hour for preps. Sous Chefs need to be more patient with commis especially since they don't get paid much.

  8. "good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Server in Napa, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Napa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thomas Keller Restaurant Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    busy busy, lots of $

    Cons

    impossible to find good staff


  9. "Don't ever work for Thomas Keller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Thomas Keller Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    I loved my coworkers, we were good to each other

    Cons

    We were expected to put this work before anything else, including our families and our health. We were paid nearly nothing, breaks were nearly nonexistent, and the culture of the entire company was cut-throat and disgusting. Most of management is blatantly racist.


  10. "Learn a lot"

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    Former Employee - Chef De Partie in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Chef De Partie in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Thomas Keller Restaurant Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great sous' to learn from as well as other cdps.

    Cons

    eh, the pay i guess

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


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