For many years, On The Border wwas a great place to work.
Managing Partner (Former Employee) – Tysons Corner, VA – March 23, 2013
On The Border was my first management experience. I worked there for several years and got to know the brand very well. I learned most of what I know about the restaurant business from On The Border. I feel like I reached my peak potential with the company so I decided to see what other challenges were out there for me in a different setting.
Host (Former Employee) – Plano, TX – June 23, 2017
The managers mostly leave the host and such to their own devices and don't hang over them overbearingly or act condescendingly. Generally nice folks with a good work-life balance, the managers will try to help you make money. However, waitstaff beware, because it is easy to get shouldered off into one of the outdoor sections, which can be hard to get any seats for whatsoever.
The employees generally help one another and are friendly. Drama-free environment. Host might sometimes feel as though they're doing the job of four people if the restaurant is understaffed, however. If you apply, consider pestering the managers about keeping a serve assistant on deck.
Day at work usually involves seating guests, wiping down menus, sweeping, restocking mints, and replacing toilet paper in the bathrooms. During rush hours, bussing tables and serving chips and drinks to guests may become necessary. Convincing customers to join the Cabana Club also important.
Most enjoyable part of job was probably none of it, but none of it was particularly unenjoyable either. Fairly standard work experience.
Server (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK – June 21, 2017
I worked with this company for almost 4 years at two different locations. I loved working with this company the whole time I was there. The only thing I would critique is that at on of the locations I worked at, the management seemed not to care too much. Other than that, I made great money and the staff was like family.
Waiter (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – June 1, 2017
The place is a good go to job. Working here can be difficult but you can definitely get a nights worth in tips. I worked many positions here throughout 2 years and would have to say To-Go is the most time worthy.
To-Go Specialist/Hostess (Former Employee) – Jonesboro, AR – June 1, 2017
When I was there it has a lot of pressure because it was just opening and had to be open before it's original date because of thanksgiving. So everything was rushed. The managers were all running around like they knew what they were doing but had no idea. Team work played a huge part. But from what I hear they have new managers so hopefully it's better.
Waitress (Former Employee) – Princeton, NJ – May 31, 2017
Busy restaurants, management staff could be a little more understanding and on top of their servers in order to have a smoother workplace. Servers don't stay very long so its a lot of training for new people all the time.
Server (Former Employee) – Edmond, OK – May 22, 2017
Not very busy rushes, which meant not very great money, and the management was horrific. I would not recommend working here at all. The co-workers were great, but the management killed the environment for so many of the employees.
A lively place that is busy with great intertainment.
Waitress (Current Employee) – Franklin, WI – May 4, 2017
I learn something new at my job everyday, Wether it's a switch up on the menu or a new special for the day. That's why it's important I am on time because our job switches up things all of the time. I get along with all of my managers. They are all nice and easy to work with. We have a lot of mixed races in our job. I like that because I have met a lot of different people working here. I believe that the hardest part of my job is sometimes learning new things rapidly. sometimes learning new items and deals can be stressful especially when it's busy. All in all I enjoy my job all around. The only reason for even wanting another job is because I need extra income. Somewhere more stable.
Flexble breaks, nice tips, great inviroment, and nice co workers.
No insurance, slow days, it's far from my house and at times long hours.
Server (Former Employee) – Allen, TX – May 2, 2017
The pay was average for a strong company, the atmosphere was incredible, and the management actually cared. I would come in, get ready for my shift, make sure I had the right amount of change, and get to work. After we got cut, we would clean our section, roll silverware, claim our tips, and leave.