Team Member (Current Employee) – Gurnee, IL – June 11, 2016
A typical day at work is hard to describe. The business is dependent on the day, upcoming holidays, weather, and other environmental effects. The co-workers are amazing. It is almost impossible to be hated at work. If you aren't slow or terrible at your job, you will be greeted with kindness. The hardest part of the job is the work. Obviously that makes sense, but for the pay you receive, the work is not worth it. The most enjoyable part would probably be eating the excellent food there, or leaving at the end of the night.
Real easy work , but when we were busy we were busy
Cleaning Specialist (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – September 22, 2016
A typical day at work consisted of giving your all to the customers. Customers come first that's why we all were there. Hardest part of the job was being positive during a bad day. I love meeting new customers. The biggest thing I learned was the manager jobs. They showed me how to assist them with deposits and etc.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Grandview, OH – May 31, 2016
I learned so many work related skills at Penn Station. I've worked here longer than any other job and I fell in love with it. The co-worker and customers are very friendly and the supervisors are fair. Since the food was freshly prepared everyday, I would say the most difficult part of the job was cleaning because it was very detailed and specific. Usually from mornings til a little past 3 pm it would be busy because of the lunch rush.
Server/bartender (Former Employee) – Battle Creek, MI – August 25, 2016
Very busy but fun. I learned hard work pays off. Management didn't always communicate well, but always supportive. Co-workers in a clique, but also supportive. the hardest part was competing for money and drunk people. The most enjoyable was all the money and fun we had.
Crew (Former Employee) – Ashland, ky and Huntington, wv – January 31, 2015
I don't enjoy speaking ill of past employers, but this was the worst place I've ever worked in terms of everything. It's a family owned business, and the only way to advance your career is to be related to the owner. Management will belittle you, talk bad about you and sometimes down right lie about you if it gets them what they want. They will not fire people, they will cut hours to 6 hours a week divided over 6 days... that's right 1 day off a week and instead of giving raises, they will treat you worse than dirt so that they can hire a new person at minimum wage after they've driven you to quit (to avoid paying unemployment) had a very big double standard on how to deal with discipline. They hire pill heads :-/
Perks include a few people with amazing personalities...
free lunch for working 8+ hours or 50% off other times
no breaks unless you work over 9 hours, no raises, no promotions, verbal abuse
Manger (Former Employee) – Bowling Green, KY – August 5, 2015
My typical day at work is taking care of customers and employes. I over looked employes job performs. I learned many things from this job such as patience and time management. The most enjoyable part of the job is talking to the customers and making them happy.
when I got to work I would brew teas cut lemons, make sure all patio doors was unlocked, turn tvs on, and start waiting on my tables, then at the end of the shift make sure all the silverware was rolled and all my tables was stocked on the caddies, and wiped down ready for the next shift.
loved meeting new people and learning where they was from.
it was just a temp job and they ended up shutting down
I felt like it was more of a "hangout with your buddies" than a professional, work environment. I dealt with difficult customers with respect and dealt with situations to the best of my ability/knowledge. The most challenging thing for me, would have to be the lack of communication between coworkers and managers. I enjoyed having music playing in the background and talking with the "regular" customers! I learned how to be on my feet and handle any sort of stressful situation that may arise.
Started washing dishes the Summer before my Junior year of high school, quickly worked my way into Shift Leader within a year, and Assistant Manager with some General Manager responsibilities within the next two years. Job security was very high, and although the manager could micro-manage at times, he proved to be a capable leader who was willing to work around my hectic schedule. A very good job to have during school years, and glad that I worked there. Compensation was not as high as could have been however.
flexible hours, worked with friends, proximity to home.
lack of pay and benefits, manager over-bearing at times.
Great place to work, little opportunity for advancement, and not the most productive management team.
Crew (Former Employee) – Greenwood, IN – March 17, 2014
Everything about this position was very natural and easy for me. The company wanted very nice employees that would treat the customers with respect and know them on a personal level and know them by name. I love interacting with guests and making sure they leave happy with their dining experience.
good place to work for if you have good customers service
Store Manager/Assistant Manager/Crew Member (Former Employee) – Cold Spring, KY – March 12, 2013
I show up every morning about 30 minutes before I have to be there. I start all the morning prep work for lunch. Then clean up and prep again for dinner. I've learned how to work with people and be a peoples person. As the manager I got along with all of my employees. The most enjoyable part of that job was being able to reenact with the customers. However to me wasn't nothing hard about that job.
i got free lunch and my managers did too
i didnt take much breakes and there ain't any benefits at all.