Training Manager (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – October 22, 2017
Bar Louie can be an excellent place to work, however it greatly depends upon the management at the store level. I have worked at many locations, and if you are in a great location that consistently drives sale then you will have fun and excel.
Trainer/Server/Bartender (Former Employee) – Glendale, WI – October 20, 2017
Good company to work for, able to make a lot of money. they have a ton of specials and happy hour is awesome. After working here for years i still love the food and the culture and will visit for happy hour. amazing martinis
The company in general is run differently at each Bar Louie.
Server (Former Employee) – Warrington, PA – October 15, 2017
My personal experience was more of not letting my shine through due to the competitive nature of an already established staff and a certain manager that was the FOH manager who favored others over me and other employees that she did not like as well. Not all Bar Louie's are like this because the one in Bensalem is run different. I just had a hard time with one person who made it difficult to work there.
Line Cook/Server (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – October 8, 2017
management was below poor. they all would drink on the job. management would play favoritism. just to the females. its been many reports of harassment on the job. I don't know what else to say. overall not a good place to work
Depending on location it's a fast-paced, high energy environment. It is a corporation but you are still given a good measure of freedom to give your Bar Louie its own, unique personality. Also, plenty of opportunities for advancement within the company.
Manager in Training (Current Employee) – Strongsville, OH – September 28, 2017
The environment is fantastic but the management is not on the same page about how to train and what is important. It is hard work but you learn a lot. Things are always changing and the pace is always depending on how the shift before was set up for you.
Server (Current Employee) – Foxborough, MA – September 20, 2017
A lot of work for inconsistent money. Improved customer service skills but stressful environment. Great job for college students or someone looking for supplemental work. Great people who are looking for a fast paced environment.
Bar Trainer (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – September 19, 2017
Was a corporate Bar Trainer for this company and truly loved my job until my tipouts from the safe went missing. Sadly it happened multiple times and management didn't care much about it to find out who was stealing. Was sad to leave a company I loved so much but neither corporate or management wanted to make things right. Loved this place, really.
Server (Current Employee) – Perrysburg, OH – September 13, 2017
Serving at Bar Louie has been great since I'm going to school full time because the scheduling is flexible enough to be able to do school work. Also, the money you make is good too because you walk out with the tips you made that night giving you a sense of accomplishment. The staff and management are friendly and I have built personal relationships with some.
Lead Line Cook/ Trainner (Former Employee) – Glendale, AZ – September 1, 2017
it was fun at first, kitchen manger was hardly there, there was no direction from other management, poor communication, i would work 12+ hours a day 5 days a week. was tired of working late nights til 3-4am sometimes
Bartender (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – August 27, 2017
A typical day at work includes cleaning up after other employees and continuously over performing to make up for the slack of those employees. Management is completely unprofessional and often drinks during shifts at nearby restaurants and bars. They often come in drunk after shifts too and yell at employees and cause scenes. Management also plays favorites so if you want a good schedule be prepared to suck up. There is also a lot of fraternization between managers and employees. Breaks are non-existent unless you're a manager, then you get unlimited breaks to play candy crush and smoke packs of cigarettes. The managers set terrible examples for employees and have no idea what business ethics are.
The most enjoyable part of my job was being able to take time off for vacations.