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McAlister's Deli Employer Reviews

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Best Co-workers I have ever seen
Team Member (Former Employee), Fort Collins, COAugust 23, 2014
Pros: co workers, managers, regular customers.
Cons: short on hours
Getting prepared for lunch rush was always fun with coworkers. I learned that getting along with who you work with is very important. Best management ever. Hardest part was the crazy lunch rushes but still wasn't even that bad. The most enjoyable part was being the best group of people
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could have used a bit more team work
Kitchen Manager (Former Employee), Winston-Salem, NCAugust 13, 2014
the job itself was simple but no one worked together to achieve a common goal and management was little to no help at all. its no wonder the place closed a few months after i left
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more for someone going to school and needing a side job
Sales Associate/ Cashier (Former Employee), Myrtle Beach, SCAugust 12, 2014
Pros: a paycheck
Cons: no raises hardly ever no advancement to go to other positions
its an ok work enviorment the pay is not that great for the work that you have to do no raises
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An okay job at beast
Cook (Current Employee), Ballwin, MOAugust 9, 2014
Pros: rarely free food
Cons: split shifts, bad managers, hot in the kitchen, and always standing.
A typical day in McAlister's as a cook would be preparing for the lunch/dinner rush by stocking your station, making food in a timely manner, then cleaning and restocking to prepare the next rush. I learned about time management, qualities of a good employee and leadership. What I did not like about McAlisters is the management. They're some managers – more... that I loved, but in my experience most of them had major issues. I've dealt with a lot of managers getting fired or relocated. I've worked there for a little over two years and I would say what makes this place decent is the co-workers. They are down to earth and really fun. I would say the hardest part of this job would be dealing with the dinner/lunch rush or working a split shift there. A split shift would be like 9-2 5-9(close). Another thing people may not like is if you're scheduled 5-8, you won't normally get out at 8. Sometimes you might get out earlier, but for the most part you stay around and help until the job is done. – less
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Not the place you want to work.
Food Runner (Current Employee), North Little Rock, ARAugust 8, 2014
I didn't like nothing about the mcalister's. They need new management
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Family friendly environment with good food and affordable prices
Cashier (Current Employee), Durham, NCAugust 6, 2014
Pros: friendly employees
Cons: no breaks
After being owned/taken over by Southern Deli's, management has gone downhill significantly. The current general manager has only been working for McAlister's for a total of 8 months and has a severe Napolean Complex about himself. Very rude and snooty with the current assistant manger and employees, penalizes them without facts of the events that have – more... transpired, and doesn't enforce the rules for every employee, therefore showing favoritism. Overall VERY unprofessional and needs a severe lesson in people skills. It upsets me to know that I enjoyed working here in the beginning of my employment, but will be leaving with a sour taste in my mouth. Wouldn't recommend anyone working there as long as he is the general manager of the store! – less
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Productive and fun workplace, where new people are common
Cashier/Server (Former Employee), Myrtle Beach, SCAugust 1, 2014
Cons: pay rate
Allowed me to multitask due to the high volume of the store. I was able to network with new individuals and provide them with reason to continue to visit. The work hours were great and fast since there was always work to. The management staff was great and willing to help at any given moment.
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Fun workplace
Cashier/ Waiter (Current Employee), tuscaloosa, alJuly 25, 2014
I Love working at McAlisters. I enjoy the customers and the way of greeting each one of them. We work as a team to get the job done .
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A good first job
FOH HOurly Manager (Former Employee), Shiloh ILJuly 24, 2014
Pros: ability to move up quickly
Cons: poor compensation, hours, management
Pros and Cons vary from each location and the management team that is in charge.
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Fun and productive place to work.
Cashier and Order Taker (Former Employee), Southaven, MSJuly 9, 2014
A typical day at McAlister's involved me doing a cleaning detail when I arrived, taking orders and running customers their food. At the end of the day I did another cleaning detail then went home. It was an overall very easy job and a good enviroment.
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Great work place if you like spending most of your time at home
Cook (Former Employee), Fort Smith, ARJuly 8, 2014
Pros: great work/life balance (a little heavy on the life part)
Cons: poor management, not enough hours, lack of communication between front employees and kitchen employees
I worked at McAlister's Deli for a little more than a year. I loved it at first, the trainers were a delight, the new employees were great and nobody rushed anybody. All that changed once the training was over and the GM (General Manager) took the reigns. Employees were quitting left and right, we started losing money, and the GM was making the female – more... employees uncomfortable. I felt like the lower level employees were forced to work harder than what was required of them, but I didn't mind working hard. I enjoyed that part. What I was not a fan of, however, was the managers standing around being lazy and texting on their phones for two hours while we are in the middle of a rush. I think with some better management McAlister's Deli could be a great place to work. Until that day though, I don't recommend ever applying at this place unless it is an absolute last resort. – less
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Fast food
Crew (Former Employee), Monroe, NCJuly 7, 2014
From the time I clocked in until the time I left I took customers orders on the register and cleaned the resturant.
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Fun place to work
General Manager (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCJuly 1, 2014
Pros: free meals
Cons: terrible work/family balance
It was a great experience helping to grow the brand. The most enjoyable aspect was teaching new employees a good work ethic.
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A wonderful restaurant, full of busy business
server (Current Employee), Indianapolis, INJune 30, 2014
Pros: free drinks, good management
This has been my favorite job. I love McAlister's deli, and consider everyone who works there, family.We have very busy lunches and sometimes busy nights. We sell a lot of tea and even in the summer, we sell a lot of soup. Most of my co-workers are very awesome people. The hardest part of my job is, well, nothing is very hard for me. I love my job and – more... being busy. – less
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Good pay, bad environment
Front of House (Current Employee), Columbia, SCJune 28, 2014
Pros: great customers and great pay
Cons: bad coworkers and management
I enjoy dealing with the customers, but the management is lacking respect. Respect is a big thing in my eyes.
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Fun work enviornment
Cook (Former Employee), Huntsville ALJune 25, 2014
I was in school at the time this was essentially a summer job. I had a great time, I also learned how to prepare different items all while learning a different style of business
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Bad place to work
Busser (Former Employee), Lafayette, LAJune 22, 2014
Schedules done without input from employees
Poor amount of hours weekly
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Interesting
Cashier (Former Employee), Baton Rouge, LAJune 13, 2014
It can get pretty hectic on a daily basis. It is an interesting place to work at.
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Friendly Atmosphere with great managers
Cashier, Waiter, Dishwasher, Delivery Driver (Former Employee), ShilohJune 7, 2014
Cashier
Waiter
Dishwasher
Catering
Delivery Driver
Decent Hours
Competitive Schedules
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Fast-paced work environment.
Cashier (Former Employee), Baton Rouge, LAJune 2, 2014
•Managed all cash transactions by maintaining a daily account of the daily transactions and also balancing the daily account at the end of each day
•Interacting with customers and provided exceptional customer service

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