Host/Server (Former Employee), Vestal, NY – June 21, 2014
A typical day at Uno Chicago Grill was first starting off by setting up the restaurant for the incoming customers. Before every shift started the manager on duty would have a what we called "pre-meal" meeting about the focus of the day. For example the food focus for the day could be to sell appetizers or desserts. They would also discuss what they – more... would like the over all shift to consist of and let the employees know if there was anything big or minor planned for the day, like a party or kids tour. With a meeting before each shift we would all learn what to expect with the upcoming shift, we would all be on the same page about things, and because of this we were able to efficiently work as a team. Everyone at this job worked well with each other, they were always there to help another co worker out, especially during high volume times. The high volume part of the day I would say was the hardest part of the job, but only when we were short of staff for whatever reason. Our main job was to give excellent food and drink service to our customers in a fast pace environment. I would have to say that during this part of the job the most enjoyable part was the other co workers. Getting help from other people who are experiencing the same thing as you while keeping a smile on their face and the atmosphere light made the job the most enjoyable. – less
Host (Former Employee), Wisconsin Dells, WI – May 15, 2014
All of my co-workers and management were enjoyable to work with, and the customers were fun, too. I learned to work in a busy, sometimes stressful environment effectively without getting overwhelmed. When we had new hosts I would sometimes train them.
Hostess/Server/Salads (Current Employee), Birch Run, MI – May 6, 2014
I love everyone I work with, the staff gets along excellent. Management is also great, willing to work around school and other jobs. Promotions are very possible and easy to attain if you're on time and do your job correctly.
Key Hourly/Corporate Trainer (Former Employee), Indianapolis, IN – March 5, 2014
Pros: loved the people i worked with
Cons: management that has a personal objective
Going in knowing that it's all about you making a good impression on your guests. I learned that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. The majority of management was a breath of fresh air to work with. They made it worth coming into work each day. The hardest part was having to say good-bye. The best part was that it really felt like a family – more... environment. – less
Cook (Former Employee), Frederick, MD – February 13, 2014
Pros: very little, you may learn a few things. some cool co-workers.
Cons: never get a raise, never move forward, can't even get a straight answer about my w2
I did have some former co-workers that were great and I did learn some things there. I gave up my weekends, faithfully every single weekend, away from my kids for this job because I was told I would start at $10 per hour and once I completed training and probation period, I would get $12 an hour (within 3 months time) and I would have the potential – more... for growth. I quit another job making 3 times the gross pay (but worked a lot more hours there). In the end, after two years, I still made the same exact $10 per hour. Never moved from the same position and to top it off, they not only lied about sending out my W2 forms on two occasions, once in my face and once over the phone, but they still have not sent them. I am very disappointed with their actions. Very poor management and everything they told me and other co-workers were nothing but lies. Very sad! I am sorry I wasted so much time and hours with my children. – less