Head Hostess (Current Employee) – Morris Plains, NJ – November 12, 2017
I have learned that the hospitality industry has a "revolving door" attitude towards some of its employees. The turnover is tremendous and those who do stay normally advance into managerial positions. The hardest part of the job is trying to train new recruits who normally are not interested in a career at Zinburger. Their poor attitude shows from the very beginning. Integrity is an essential part of any job and it is lacking in those who are only temporary. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to know the regular guests who come in weekly and sometimes daily. Getting to know some of the clientele has its benefits. Relationships are built and sometimes friendships are created out of this. Management has improved over the years with the creation of CrunchTime. This is the website that employees access to know what their shifts will be for each new week. There are still some issues with communication between employee and management. General managers can improve their ability to communicate clearly and precisely by dedicating their time to quarterly meetings with FOH and BOH employees. I find the pay fair for the area I work in. It is a little above the average amount paid out to employees in the same job. Over all, Zinburger is a fair employer trying to do a difficult job of retaining its staff.
50% off menu items. Incentives.
No breaks if working only part-time. Long hours on your feet.
Bartender/ Trainer (Former Employee) – Nanuet, NY – December 3, 2017
I made a lot of great connections with both employees and patrons of Zinburger. however the company as a whole is not very good. We were not well equipped to handle the volume of guests, and often guests were unsatisfied.
Bartender/Server/Line Cook (Former Employee) – Nanuet, NY – August 25, 2017
The most unorganized chain of command. The managers are all over the place, rude and condescending. They will schedule you for one shift and then randomly switch you all the time. Ie. you could be scheduled to bartend and they put you to serve or food run. Probably one of the worst establishments ive ever worked for. they do not care about families crisis or emergencies and they let customers walk all over and belittle their staff.
Food Server / Cocktail Server (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – July 11, 2017
Working at Zin it was a fun environment to work in! the Guests that came in were always enjoyable and friendly. A lot co-workers were friends and spent time together outside of the restaurant. Working at Zin feels like being a part of a second family!
Hostess (Current Employee) – Huntington Station, NY – June 21, 2017
As a hostess this job helped me having better interactions with people. I deal with all sorts of people on a daily basis and learned how to communicate with each person that makes them pleased and understanding of the wait time or any issue they may have. You learn how to stay calm and how not to stress too much about tiny things at a job like this. I do enjoy the human interaction. You learn that there are more good people in the world than you think.
Server (Former Employee) – Cherry Hill, NJ – June 4, 2017
I.worked here for about 4 months as a server. I found a better job opportunity at a different restaurant after my hours were cut because they hire new people everyday. I put my two weeks in respect fully. I go in too my shift on sunday, just too find out ive been taken off the schedule all because i told my coworkers that i got a new job. They made me come in and.embarrass myself, instead of just calling me and telling me they took me off the schedule. Very unprofessional the GM mark and all the managers. Very petty and into drama
At the start of working there the work environment was nice and the people were nice but after some time working there it was shown how rude the people were. Management never stood up for their employees even thought they stated that the did. Everything was very disorganized and people got fired for the smallest things.
Good money and food
No breaks, horrible attitudes, never organized, low staff
Host/ Server/ Trainer (Former Employee) – Charlottesville, VA – March 27, 2017
If you like fast paced work you'll love zinburger! There's something exciting about getting in that zone and being pumped to do your job. Zinburger is a fair work environment that if you work well with others will be a blast!
Line Cook (Former Employee) – Paramus, NJ – July 6, 2016
a typical work day was always busy i learned how to prep food make sure all orders went out perfect and made sure the system was good management was excellent co workers were hard to deal with at times but still was fun to work with The hardest part of the job was dealing with to many people emotions the most enjoyable part of the job when the servers use to come to me and tell me about what the customers said about what i had done with preparing there food
bring food home, head chef was very cool and respectable
A very high stress work environment, as most jobs are in the hospitality industry. Went through a lengthy training and orientation process which stressed respect toward fellow co-workers and professionalism at work only to find that 75% of the people who work there behave in the exact opposite way.
Tips, some camaraderie, food?
Stress, some rude staff, business is getting slower.
Hostess/ Server (Former Employee) – Paramus, NJ – May 20, 2016
Co-workers could've been a little bit more professional . management couldve given breaks The hardest part was dealing with unprofessional people and the most enjoyable part was eating discounted food.
Line Cook, Preparing Food (Current Employee) – Gilbert, AZ – March 13, 2016
Zinburger has a fun environment and is very fast pace job. You work long periods of lunch rush. I have learned how to properly work with fryers. The management is awesome they seek to help employees everyday. My Co-workers that I work with are fun to work with very helpful and they know how to create a team work environment. The hardest Part of working at Zinburger for me is find more hours to work. The most enjoyable part if this job is working on the line as a team and getting the stress and frustration out of each other.
Hostess (Current Employee) – Huntington Station, NY – December 7, 2015
I love being social and talking to new people everyday which is basically perfect for being a hostess or server. You greet new faces and make them smile with simple gestures all the time. Start conversations as you walk them to a table and wish them a good night as you hold the door open for them when leaving. Usually the babies are the best part. Working in a restaurant means you get a lot of families and a lot of cute babies that visit. They seem to always put a smile on face at the end of the day.
Line Cook/Prep Cook (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – September 28, 2015
I would come in usually two hours before opening and do the prep work for what ever station that they would have me open. Then for the remainder of the time before opening I would go help prep put away the orders that we recieved that morning.
Server (Former Employee) – Sunrise, FL – April 8, 2015
When you first go through training it lasts for a week straight, just be prepared to go into work right after training for over a week with no days off. They expect you to work double right away too. The management never worked with me, they worked against me. If I ever made a mistake, even the slightest mistake I was yelled at and never heard the end of it. I HIGHLY suggest not working here, the pay is not worth it at all. They expect way too much from you for extremely low pay. I have worked in many restaurants and every one except Zinburger has felt like a family. One last thing, everything you have to say to your tables is rehearsed, you have to give their "pitch" word for word. I had absolutely no room to be myself when talking to tables here.