MANAGER (Current Employee) – Wheeling, IL – October 11, 2017
Customer base at my restaurant extremely unpleasant. The work life balance is also extremely difficult. I close 5 nights a week when I was hired I was told Id be the opening manager, so its tough with a young child.
If you are going to work in the service industry, work for Lettuce Entertain You
Server/Barista/Cashier/Host (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – September 10, 2017
Internal staff is top notch and company does a decent job at making sure their employees are taken care of. That said, if you'd like to move up within the company, make sure you are taking your own initiative.
Food Server Joes Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – June 6, 2017
Held a position for a few months shy of 10 years and had the number two spot for most shifts worked. Time off was usually a given but not to be abused. Wine programs, classes and incentives were offered and if you wanted to try something it was encouraged to inquire about. High volume, fast paced environment and expect to stay longer than anticipated on some evenings.
Barista, Cashier, Host (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 5, 2017
I worked at Foodlife and I fell in love with working there because there's workers who are dedicated and love what they do, but the management is what plummets the job. The management loves to praise and take the customer's side than their own team.
Office Assistant/Cashier (Former Employee) – 835 N. Michigan Ave – April 25, 2017
Lettuce is a great company to a certain extent. My place of work was Foodlife. Foodlife was a great place for all walks of life until they changed the division. I sometimes run into guest to this day that have totally stopped patronizing the place. How I do miss the company and all the wonderful holiday parties and discounts, in the end the management turn out to be an awful team.
Great discounts, opportunities for growth, food and parties.
Great laughs good work being done busy days can get massy but nice job
Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 25, 2017
Working for Raman-San was kinda wonderful as long as you get along with everyone and do your job you'll have a nice day I will the easiest Job was cleaning and putting the dishes away on the rack and taking out where they are needed the most hardest job in the dishpit will maybe be washing the pots on a very busy day the window can be hard as well but after awhile it becomes easy n fast you will learn how to have fun and work at the same time the management is good they will look out for you they have like a Asian place really nice chill spot for people
Server (Current Employee) – Schaumburg, IL – December 7, 2016
It is a very fast paced work place. Only well organized people will survive. There is a lot of pressure on the servers. The server is the "face" of the restaurant and he/she needs to make sure the costumers are happy. The hardest part of the job is that you can not have a bad day. Every single day you need to perform your best with no exception. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with the costumers.
flexible schedule, discaount at all LEYE restaurants
People-oriented company that values its employees & provides upward mobility
Marketing & Design Intern (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 15, 2016
Lettuce Entertain You is a great company to work for. The company as a whole, "does things right." Training programs are comprehensive and sets employees up for success. Upward mobility within the company is easily attainable (with hard work and the right attitude) AND it's also urged. If you are interested in pursuing a career in the food/beverage/hospitality industry, I highly suggest pursuing a career at Lettuce Entertain You (LEYE).
Server (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 24, 2016
Lettuce is the ONLY company to work for as a server. I worked at Paris Club for three years until it closed. Then I was transferred to Osteria Via Stato which was a wonderful place to work. The management team treat you like an adult. The food is wonderful and the wine list is beautifully crafted.
Server (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – September 30, 2016
I began working for Lettuce Entertain You as a hostess. Once established I made it clear to the serving manager at the time that I wanted to become a server. It has been the only restaurant that has allowed me to advance and no amount of words can express my appreciation for the opportunity. The environment is fast paced and I do not recommend this for a new or first-time server. The learning curve is steep, but not impossible. It is not a boring job, and even on slow days the management will find something to keep you busy. I will also say that it has been the only job that has made me feel truly cared for when things in your life may be difficult.
Great money for a breakfast job, great benefits if you can maintain hours, never short on shifts.
There are no real breaks, often times it can be overwhelming, the management does not always cut aggressively enough.