Senior Director, IT Strategy, PMO, Vendor Mgmt (Current Employee), Tampa, FL – July 28, 2015
Pros: Comp card, people, brands
Cons: Minimal advancement opportunities
Fun place to work with dedicated people and great brands to work with. There's a strong focus right now on innovation and the digital customer experience, which should work well for the company in the very near future.
Service Desk Analyst. (Former Employee), Tampa, Florida – July 18, 2015
Pros: Pay, benefits, work flow.
Cons: Management and "groupies".
I worked there as a contract to perm in their IT department. 1: The manager in the Helpdesk side has their favorites. And they show it. 2: If you're not part of those favorites, you get treated as – more... if you were not welcomed there and they find a way to either push you out for fire you. 3: When you finally notice these things and try to act on them, it's too late. Upper management doesn't care.
Now, when I worked there, I was doing great. I did take a little longer to get use to the type of work, but I managed on my own without any management ever coming to me. I was on cloud 9. I was really happy to go to work. I was really happy with MOST of my co-workers. That was until my 6th month review. I mentioned to my supervisor that seeing a few people walking around, talking, gossiping, not doing their job, was a bit tough to handle. This was AFTER they pushed me to tell them this. (meaning they kept asking until I finally told her). After I told them that this was going on, my job was never the same. I was completely treated badly. The person(s) I "told on", was part of their little group. Needless to say after a few months, I was let go due to a bunch of nonsense. Told that my performance was low, even though I was NEVER talked to by management. Not once in the months that I worked there was I ever told I was doing anythign less than satisfactory. I tried to go to the director of IT. He was going to reconsider my employment after I explained to him what had happened.. By the end of the weekend, they fired me due to more lies by another supervisor. – less
Service Trainer (Former Employee), Tulsa, OK – June 29, 2015
Pros: 50% on food
Cons: Working nights and weekends
The culture at Lonestar Steakhouse needed help. The management was nice but they did not push the employees to do any work. The cooks did a great job but the front of the house servers were lazy and unexperienced.
Manager, Trainer, Server (Current Employee), Georiga – June 3, 2015
Pros: pay, flexibility, opportunities
Cons: lots of company changes, communication issues
Working for Bloomin' Brands gives you many opportunities to learn new skills and apply them on a daily basis. It is a fun, fast paced job that requires good people skills with a high level of social interaction – more... with co-workers and guests. It is imperative that you learn how to manage time and many tasks simultaneously to perform any position within Bloomin' Brands. Identifying problems and problem resolution is highly beneficial to job performance. It is a great place for networking within the hospitality industry. The social aspect is the most enjoyable part of the job and is required for success. The most difficult part is learning how to manage yourself, which becomes essential. – less
Shift Manager/Trainer (Current Employee), Schaumburg, IL – May 18, 2015
Pros: Limited knowledge necessary to start, Cash every night, multiple roles available for front of the house workers.
Cons: Very little flexibility with scheduling, no benefits, not much opportunity for advancement.
There was a lot of thought and care put into the initial concepts under this umbrella. As a customer you will most probably have an outstanding experience and the food quality is still superior to most – more... competitors.
On the downside, casual dining is suffering in this economy and may be on it's way out. This particular company wanted to be upper-casual but is believed by some to have been forced into the discount casual range frequently in order to stay competitive.
For the front of the house wait staff that can mean a significant drop in pay, support and budget for labor. If one was a professional server with a cicerone licence or with formal hospitality training there would be better money elsewhere.
If it's local and convenient then this job will be great for new servers and at the very least will remain competitive with most hourly jobs.
Still the security is good for now and the company seems to retain management, especially at the higher levels. This means that the structure and experience brought to these concepts is usually more sound than most other companies. – less
Regional Service Tech (Current Employee), PA, Western NY – October 7, 2014
Working fo rthis company provides a fun, fast paced, and challenging work life. My days have routines but also small situational twists. I get to provide great customer service that gives me a sense of – more... fulfillment. I also feel that I get honest feed back and can give my honest opinon and know its respected. My leaders are progressive but hold true to the culture of the restaurant companies principals and beliefs. The hardest part of my job is traveling to different locations. The best part of my job is takig great care of customers. – less
Restaurant Proprietor (Former Employee), Garland, TX – June 4, 2013
Pros: learning opportunities, corporate support, family atmosphere within the company
Cons: work/life balance. the hours became too much for my current lifestyle and family obligations
I have worked for Bloomin' Brands Inc. for 16 Years for a reason. It had great leadership, career advancement opportunities, and great values.
I was a restaurant proprietor and loved working for my people. – more... I recently decided that the hours I was keeping was not giving me the work/ life balance I was looking for so I resigned. I would still be working for Bloomin' Brands Inc. today if there were other opportunities that could assist me with my work/ life balance. – less
Administrative Manager /Head Waiter / Trainer (Former Employee), Augusta, GA – May 16, 2013
Pros: please see resume
Cons: please see resume
2004-2005 Bloomin’ Brands:Carrabba's Augusta, GA Administrative Manager /Head Waiter / Trainer Duties to include, The supervision of floor service and performance of others. Maintained positive attitudes – more... for a positive work atmosphere. Great Guest relations. Other duties to include the following: Basic internet, to also include e-mail's between our local branches and corporate offices, up and down loading, letterheads, marketing, scheduling, cash accountability, accounts payable, accounts receivable, processing, inspections, inventories, and problem solving, etc. Ensured "Ultimate Guest Satisfaction." – less
Corporate Trainer (Current Employee), Pine Brook, NJ – March 21, 2013
-I enjoy dealing with customers first hand every day at work. -I learned how to delegate jobs to other employees. -My co-workers and I get along very well and make it a fun and enjoyable environment to work in. -Most enjoyable part of the job is when new trainees come to me with questions, it makes me feel like I am bettering the trainees as well as the company.
Accountant (Former Employee), Tampa, FL – March 12, 2013
A typical day at Bloomin' Brands, Inc. is managing 70-90 plus locations with emphasis on details concerning the Balance Sheet and Income Statement accounts. I moved up internally 3 times and was exposed – more... to many management styles. The co-workers are great and hard working. The hardest part of the job is managing the work flow given the volume of calls and emails you receive daily. The most enjoyable part of the job was the relationships you forge with your stores. – less