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Winking Lizard Tavern Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. "Great Place to work"

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

    I worked at Winking Lizard Tavern full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule and great atmosphere

    Cons

    Some employees spend too much time complaining


  2. "Very well structured company"

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    Current Employee - Server in Avon, OH
    Current Employee - Server in Avon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Winking Lizard Tavern full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun and busy environment
    Clear cut policies and expectations
    Very approachable management

    Cons

    None really if you understand the industry (weekends and no definite end time for your shift)

  3. "Great company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Winking Lizard Tavern part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company, as a whole, really values the employees and the way that we are treated. They pay for some fun events for employees to attend throughout the year and really value the knowledge that we hold of beverages. For example, this isn't a bar you can get by at just knowing bud light, miller lite and what's in a gin and tonic. The Lizard makes it a point to have 'shift meetings' every day with servers before the shift where we try new beers and learn about them. We also have a seminar every year to talk about the new beers coming out the next year and taste them. I have learned so much about beer working at this company and really value that education being a bartender. Other restaurant owners and bars are always impressed by the knowledge that WL staff has.
    The management really does a great job of giving people their requested days off and sticking to their availability when scheduling. I've worked with the company at two different locations for six years now and I love it!

    Cons

    It's a restaurant/bar, so with that, you never know what kind of money you'll make from night to night. But that's not a Winking Lizard problem, that's just the service industry in general.


  4. "The best ever ever ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Awesome place to enjoy fun

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think if


  5. "Good training but not much life balance"

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

    I have been working at Winking Lizard Tavern full-time

    Pros

    Good training, fun atmosphere. Owners are present and involved.

    Cons

    Very little life balance. Working long hours and little vacation time. No sick time.


  6. "Cook"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Winking Lizard Tavern full-time

    Pros

    People are friendly and decent pay.

    Cons

    Too much labor too hot in the kitchen


  7. Helpful (1)

    "TOO laid back and yet demanding"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Most of the staff was very friendly and supportive. They are respectful of management that truly cares.

    Cons

    Training was haphazard at best. Left to learn a lot on my own and thrown into jobs with no training several times.

  8. "I loved it"

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    Former Employee - Expo in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Expo in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Winking Lizard Tavern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family friendly environment, opportunity to cross train in different areas, close knit, fast paced, constantly changing menu.

    Cons

    No cons to list at this time. I absolutely loved working there. If I had to list a con, I would say that the servers should try to be more involved in ensuring that orders leave the kitchen correct and in a timely fashion.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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

    Pros

    It was a good place to work

    Cons

    The hours were not good


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Winking Lizard Tavern full-time

    Pros

    Good ownership, hands on managers, integrity in all phases of work

    Cons

    Turnover high as employees expect rather than provide positive work environment


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