Line Cook (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – August 17, 2017
It was a very challenging and also motivating place to work. The restaurant was one of the busiest places to eat in the whole city of San Francisco. I was very rushed and exciting, also very rewarding and humbling. I've worked with many great individuals and the management were team players. I've learned a great deal from this place that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. For example, how to multitask by working efficiently and quickly while dealing with immense pressure.
Chef,prep,cleaner (Current Employee) – Valencia, CA – August 16, 2017
It is a good place to work.excellent people to work for.I'm always busy.sometimes it gets really busy and it gets hard to keep up but as long as you can work in a fast paced environment then you're good.it can be a very demanding environment but if you can handle pressure then you will be ok
Lunces arent free but theyre cheap if you work there
SERVER (Former Employee) – Peoria, AZ – August 16, 2017
run, run, run. and if youre not fast enough, youre going to hear it from the other servers. establish your place quickly as a top dog, and create those relationships with managers and bartenders, or youll be with long ticket times and unhappy tables with not much help.
Used to be great, new management turned that around though
Server (Current Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – August 16, 2017
I have worked at this location for over 7 years. Our original GM really cared about his employees. He made sure everyone felt welcome to share their ideas or concerns. When he relocated and a new GM came in no matter how many poor surveys were taken about her the employee moral continued to drop. No one feels comfortable sharing ideas, our concerns are met with disregard, and we have been made to feel like just a number that helps bring in more sales. The company standards are no longer of concern and the cheesecake culture no longer exists. It really is sad to see the store I've been in for so long take a turn like that.
Baker (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – August 16, 2017
I worked at the Cheesecake factory as a baker for about a year. I loved my managers, but it was often a lot of stress. Breaks would be rare especially during the crazy busy hours (which is when you would need a 15min. break the most). However, the tips were almost always excellent, and you would get a free meal/ bread for those extra long shifts.
Great tips, awesome managers, occasional free food, friendly co-workers
Fast paced, stressful, little to no breaks on most busy days, tiresome
Line Cook (Former Employee) – Peoria, AZ – August 15, 2017
Management was great, always willing to accommodate my work needs and willing to help out with the rest of the staff. Workplace culture was inviting; the best part of the job was being able to learn techniques and to apply my skills everyday. The hardest part of working as a line cook was finding someone to cover my shift in situations where I was sick and unable to go into work.
Work Benefits, welcoming environment, and flexibility
Bartender (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA – August 15, 2017
Cheesecake Factory knows how to take care of their employees. The only issue is that the irvine location is so busy , but the fact that there are two bars means bartenders make less money than servers. it is a busy restaurant and managers and staff are like a family.
great staff, great food, great training
bartenders don't make much money, tough clientele, busy
fast past environment with full support of entire team
Manager (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – August 13, 2017
High standards with high volume. achievable goals and positive attitudes is an everyday occurrence. this is where winners work.they have full training that is documented every day. A team driven and friendly environment.
Server (Current Employee) – Braintree, MA – August 10, 2017
Fast paced restaurant with great atmosphere and delicious good. Staff discounts available and plenty of opportunity to make good money. Coworkers are very friendly and management actually cares about their staff.
Host (Current Employee) – Brandon, FL – August 10, 2017
This is my first host job and I find it to be very self explanatory. The work environment is fast paced but it keeps you on your toes. Your coworkers work hand and hand with you so it makes both your jobs easier.
Discounts, great people to be around, and great pay.
There is a high value of people who love this place which causes a wait time on occasion.