Good Place for advancement
Bar Manager/Operating Partner (Former Employee) – Eugene, OR – January 14, 2016
P.F. Chang's was a great place to work as I learned a great deal about how to manage the business from a great leader. The Market Partner that hired me was fantastic in teaching new things to new managers. I learned how to evaluate a P&L to better utilize and monitor the restaurant resources from one period to the next.
My co-workers were all fantastic. There is a great culture in the company of growth and respect.
Day to day I would be at work anywhere between 9-12 hours and depending on the shift the duties varied. The opening manager was responsible for line checks in both the kitchen and the bar, as well as account for the money in the morning. Setting up the dining room and assigning stations to each server. Ensuring that we are staffed to meet sales and drive incremental sales and service to help ensure labor percentages were being met. Cutting servers off the floor on unusually slow days to meet labor was also a crucial function, yet driving sales took the forefront.
The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the vast array of personalities that come into your building. Either vendors, team members, or guests, it was always great to interact with people both to say hi, and help solve problems.
Food was provided by the company. Decent bonuses.
No scheduled breaks, and a lot of turnover from top down management.