Bartender / Server (Former Employee) – Mentor, OH – November 13, 2017
Probably one of the worst bar/server jobs I've had. The building is disgusting. Everything single bottle you touch is sticky along with any other thing you could possibly need to work a successful shift. NO one is a team there, it is about I.
Greeter/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Colonie, NY – November 9, 2017
Awesome workplace culture with good management. Everyone is willing to help each other out. Of the day of my interview I don't think I have ever walked into a restaurant where everyone acknowledged me and asked if I was being helped.
Head/Line Cook (Former Employee) – Providence, RI – October 28, 2017
Smokey Bones I really dislike how they closed down several stores but didn't take any employees to any other company restaurants. We came in one day and told us that this was our last day. Didn't even give us a two week notice so we could start looking for another job.
Greeter/Server (Former Employee) – Casselberry, FL – October 20, 2017
My favorite job so far, Smokey Bones offered many advancement opportunities. My favorite part was sampling food items from the menu during server training. The most challenging part was the side work at the end of each shift.
Beginning of Upper Level Management in Restaurant Business
Server,Corporate Service Trainer, Key Manager (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – October 18, 2017
Smokey Bones was my first FULL time restaurant job. I learned so many things while working there such as the proper way to pursue customer satisfaction as well as LISTENING to the right people when it came to training me on certain aspects of the restaurant business.
Waitress/Host (Former Employee) – Youngstown, OH – October 5, 2017
Our restaurant was shut down quite unfairly. No warning. I find it really messed up that corporate decided to do that without telling its workers. Other than a messed up corporate system, this has been my absolute favorite place to work. We have excellent food, an awesome atmosphere, and our manager was just absolutely amazing. I'd still be there for sure.
Chef (Current Employee) – Plantation, FL – October 4, 2017
Smokey Bones is a very nice place to work at friendly people spontaneous people rockstar environment and friendly customers Delicious food good donuts great Oreo cookies especially hot bartenders and servers so next time you ride by smoky bones pull up get you some all you can eat wings bag of donuts strawberry lemonade and your check in PSA Don’t forget to tip your waitress
Hostess (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – September 27, 2017
I enjoyed working here, I was a hostess so I was always the first thing the customers seen when they came in. I liked my fellow employees and helping them out. I enjoyed my managers they were always understanding and willing to work with me on my schedule.
Manager & General Manager (Former Employee) – Maumee, OH – September 14, 2017
It was a company that I moved up very quickly because I was willing to relocate to 3 different states in 6 years. Training to become a manager not a very strong program. I was thrown into a lot of situations that I had to think on my feet. (cooking, forecasting, pnl's ext) It required a lot of 12 plus hour work days due to being under staffed for labor constraints. The thing that I most enjoyed was building a strong culture of hard working motivated team members through performance based scheduling. The hardest part of the job was labor constraints that were very hard to meet unless all managers were working hourly positions and not leading the store the way that we should. I however did learn how to count and control liquor and food inventory. Schedules for over 60 employees, forecasting, performance based scheduling, ordering of all supplies in the store.
Waitress (Former Employee) – Peabody, MA – September 3, 2017
Terrible new manager at Peabody location, other managers were good. Co-workers were great but complained about management and hours/pay every hour of the day. Some managers were sexist and racist, a bit perverted; each one of them had an extreme temper problem. I recieved little training and was lied to many times, I'd highly recommend not working there but food was alright other than the fact the whole kitchen and staff touched the food and drink with their unwashed hands. People drank and did drugs on the job all the time, not all but some including management staff. Hated it.
money which you can get anywhere.
got yelled at for taking 10 mins to myself to eat a sandwich when the place was dead. Atmosphere