Service Professional (Current Employee) – Springfield, VA – January 24, 2017
Yardhouse is an excellent place to work with a great culture and atmosphere. It is unlike many other restaurants where the standards are much higher. I have learned a lot about my capabilities and my opportunities as an employee.
Bartender (Former Employee) – Friendswood, TX – January 23, 2017
Busy fast paced environment Guest is the number one priority YardHouse culture is the fuel to the establishment Training is very extensive and full of information The hardest part of the job would be closing, the bar is massive so it took quit some time to clean it. The most enjoyable part would be learning about the new beers we would get in, and explaining them to the guests.
management is not on the same page, lack in comminication and positive feedback
Declining culture, food quality falling, standards are gone
Sous chef (Former Employee) – Miami Beach, FL – January 22, 2017
Company is really on a decline from an internal point of view. As the company grows they are taking away from food quality. Alot if managers are under qualified 80% of the chefs cant cook a burger right. They have taken the skill out if the kitchen and will hire anyone. As for a manager dont plan on having a life. When its good for the company they love it when its good for you they belittle you. Stay away from this concept. They claim to have a strong culture every month they change brand values and focus.
Lack of quality, no work life balance, upper managment no respect
Hostess (Former Employee) – Hallandale Beach, FL – January 16, 2017
There were at least 4-6 managers of this one restaurant and not one of them knew what the other was doing. When a personal/family issue came up, they had zero respect for the time that I needed off. I explained everything to them yet they would call ON WEEKENDS to still have me come in. The managers would be polite to our faces, but when there weren't any guests in front of us, they would never take responsibility for their own mistakes and therefore, blame us (their employees)
fast paced, always changing, fun environment, great pay
server (Former Employee) – Costa Mesa, CA – January 6, 2017
Yard house is a great company to work for because it keeps you on your feet. Management was amazing in terms of delagating work to all team members equally. I loved it because as long as you knew what you were selling then management would leave you alone and if they sensed that you were struggling they would take the time to help you out however necessary. To anyone who wants to work their way up in ranks then yard house is great about letting you move up if you show drive and great work ethics.
pay, tips, half off employee meals, vacation, benefits
Server (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – January 11, 2017
The typical day at work was smooth till 7 pm then business would alway pick up. The structure behind each concept that Yard House provides is incredible. From the mechanics to the expo station to the high standards of the bar it makes it such a amazing place to work. The people that work there and the people that come to dine are all incredible and the food is just on another level.
Waitress (Former Employee) – Temecula, CA – December 5, 2016
Yard House is known for their massive beer selection and tasting different styles was always fun. I learned about what I liked and didnt like and would sell beer based on that. Unfortunately education classes weren't offered. The back of the house was always dirty. There was even flooding that would go on for weeks and it would smell really bad. Management wasn't great. For the most part they picked favorites based on how flirtatious you were. This also determined your schedule and who received the best shifts. This dynamic made co-workers difficult to get along with because everything felt competitive. The money there is pretty good but overall vibe is what made me leave.
Hostess (Former Employee) – Yonkers, NY – January 23, 2017
A typical day at work is always pretty productive. Yard house is pretty popular, especially the Ridge Hill location in the tri-state area. I learned a lot about hospitality, patience... pretty much helped exercise my people skills... management was great always on top of the guests needs and spectacular GM very attentive to her employees needs as well. Great ambiance
Fun work enviornment. Great general manager. She's very compassionate about her job and about her co workers. Positive vibes
Front Desk; Hostess (Former Employee) – Kansas City, KS – October 17, 2016
Job I saw myself advancing very fast. As long as you're a good worker and self motivated and they acknowledged it, they would love to see you excel as long as you want to see yourself excel. Flexible with your schedule and room to grow.
Host had free meals, opportunities to advance
Worked worked full time hours and didnt't recieve the beneifts such as healthcare.
Expo Lead/ Server (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – January 27, 2017
A place where you can make money and go home. This place is always crowded and there are a lot of opportunities to move up. You must be able to know at least more than half the beers. The Employees are the most enjoyable part of the job. fun and loving people.
My postion at yard house started out very enjoyable but ast the company grew the qualit of managers and hour employees standard slipped.
Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – August 2, 2016
Lead sous chef, opening the restaurant, mid-shifts and closing responsible for hiring, training ordering of all kitchen supplies, food cost labor and the daily operation's of the kitchen. managing food cost and labor. coworkers young and most new to managing. Right now hiring reliable team members. teaching young men and women the ins and outs of foodservice.
The love of working in the kitchen, teaching and training, the salary and bouns and the benfits.
Managers not on the same page too often not able to hire and maintain godd kitchen staff
Amazing restaurant and tavern, exceptionally managed.
Server (Former Employee) – Rancho Mirage, CA – June 29, 2016
The Yard House was the best restaurant I've worked for during my career as a Server. Their training program was incredibly extensive in relation to all others I've been through. Throughout my training and employment, I expanded my knowledge of beer from "better than most" to highly advanced. I also learned how to be a great server while still operating as a team and helping out others when in need. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the fast-paced environment.
Very lucrative weekend shifts. Great flexibility with HotSchedules.