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Chaotic but generally worth it
Bartender/Server/Trainer (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHOctober 15, 2018
Management for all Bar Louie’s (I’ve worked at 5!) seems very hit and miss. However, with the open seating aspect, it’s easy to come in, take more tables if you want to, and make good money!
Pros
Hours flexible
Cons
Management iffy
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5.0
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Late night fast paced type of environment
Kitchen Manager (Former Employee) –  San Antonio Tx. La CanteraOctober 9, 2018
Warm surroundings with an urban feel include nightlife photography, signature hand-laid tile artwork, hardwood floors, and exposed brick walls. Service is speedy with a smile.
Pros
Extremely fun
Cons
A bit slow during lunch but did take off once happy hour hits
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1.0
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Busch leauge
Bartender/Server (Current Employee) –  Westminster, COOctober 1, 2018
No integrity. I was hired as a bartender and given a date I would be trained then working behind the bar as I have done for the past 9 years. 3 weeks after the date given I have not received any bar shifts. The people behind the bar are very inexperienced and talk down to servers due to management not having a back bone and allowing it. Tips are terrible unless you are a pretty girl and they put you in the best sections. Lowest paying restaurant job I've had in years. Terrible communication as no one ever knows what is going on. 22 year olds with no life or work experience "run" the place and boss everyone around yet are the first ones not to do the job correctly. Very disappointed at my tenure here as I had high hopes. Do not waste your time as if you have any experience in the service industry you will see this place as a major joke. They hire anyone with a pulse so beware you will not be working in a professional environment.
Pros
Small discount on food and a couple of coworkers are cool
Cons
Management sucks, inexperienced staff act like the boss, very low pay
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5.0
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Very good place to work
Bartender (Current Employee) –  Clinton Township, MIOctober 1, 2018
Awesome and fun environment to be a part of. The staff is really friendly and so are the regulars. Happy hour is the best in the area. Management is on top of there game.
Pros
Discounts
Cons
None
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4.0
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cool place
Server (Former Employee) –  Greenville, SCSeptember 28, 2018
bar louie is a cool place to work that encourages self expression and lets you show off your best side, great menu and great commendatory within the staff , youll love this job
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3.0
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Louie Loves
Area Chef / Kitchen Manager (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHSeptember 24, 2018
Bar Louie is a great place for new and emerging managers to get experience and see the inner workings of a corporate structure. The training is fun and the culture truly allows for the company to thrive.
Pros
Cool Concept, Open Door Policy
Cons
Hours were brutal in most cases 16 hours 100+ hour work weeks
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3.0
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Depending on the location it could be great
Manager (Former Employee) –  Oak Park, ILSeptember 23, 2018
Bar louie is a good spot to get your feet wet and have an understanding of how to come up and be good worker. Some of the expectations are a bit unrealistic but overall as a whole I dont regret working for the company.
Pros
Lotta free food and opportunities
Cons
Long hours and questionable management
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4.0
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A very fun place to work with a relaxed atmosphere.
Server (Former Employee) –  Toledo, OHSeptember 20, 2018
Management is effective and each manager comes from a service background, so they all can relate to hourly and tipped employees. Quick paced and stressful, your skills as a server or bartender are tested, but you are rewarded appropriately.
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3.0
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Fun place to work with great people.
Server (Current Employee) –  Greenville, SCSeptember 13, 2018
Some days are slow and some days are really great. Management is good and will help you with whatever you need. Very laid back and will let you wear whatever you want within the regulations.
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3.0
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Fun and casual work environment
Cocktail Server (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLSeptember 12, 2018
Good place to work, very easy style of service, the only thing that I can say is that the managers could better work on delegating situations and being on top of the servers.
Pros
quick easy money
Cons
The money is not guranteed
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4.0
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Productive fun workplace with and exceptional menu
Server (Former Employee) –  Aurora, COSeptember 10, 2018
Co workers were amazing to work with team workplayed a great role in this company. Menu was exceptional and the environment was welcoming. Managers could use some improving.
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4.0
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Great co
Server (Former Employee) –  Hyde ParkSeptember 2, 2018
Great co to work for! They are helpful and understand and awesome people to work for.

The place is always busy so many servers were needed and the staff is great too.
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3.0
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productive and fast pace work
Server (Current Employee) –  Downey, CAAugust 30, 2018
This is high volume bar, hardly ever a slow day. We had a very wide range of clientele. Busy weekend and special events bar. Definitely fun but you have to be on top of yourself especially when it gets busy from 12-2am.
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5.0
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fun and friendly workplace
Server (Former Employee) –  North Little Rock, ARAugust 28, 2018
Hours varied but management was very good at cooperating with you. Hardest part of the job was remembering the whole menu for testing. Most enjoyable part was becoming friends with the rest of the staff and customers.
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good place
Service manager (Former Employee) –  Lyndhurst, OHAugust 24, 2018
if you have tough skin and a good sense of humor this is a pretty great company, some long hours but a lot of fun to work with all the people there. open 365
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2.0
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Just a lil short
FRONT OF HOUSE MANAGER (Former Employee) –  ohioAugust 21, 2018
This company has the right idea with what they want their culture to be but they are not executing it. There is no accountability anywhere within the company. General Managers having relationships with hourly employees and favoritism is the name of the game. If they can control these things and they might start having a successful company
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3.0
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It has been a long time since i was there
FOH Manager (Former Employee) –  Matteson, ILAugust 16, 2018
I was the FOH manager and worked a lot of hours. It was a stressful position because of the the lack of organization and leadership. It is my understanding that it is now a better place to work
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2.0
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The Bar Louie I worked at was a private franchise owner.
Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 16, 2018
Horrible place to work, it was a privately owned franchise location. They cut corners on everything they did. They did not follow recipes, they used very poor product for a lot of the menu items. I did however train in a corporate store, and that was ran like it was supposed to be.
Pros
None
Cons
To many to explain.
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4.0
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Great place
Line Cook/Prep Cook (Former Employee) –  Warrington, PAAugust 8, 2018
I love bar louie but they just dont offer enough & do not give out pay raises , the general manager needs more experience with his BOH cooks , they do not train you also you have to walk in an just asume you know what your doing its not organized at all
Pros
Great experience great people
Cons
The general manager does not have enough experience
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Fun work environment
KITCHEN MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Hurst, TXAugust 6, 2018
Great company. Worked with my hours. Moved up really fast. Great starting pay. Learned a lot in a short amount of time. Highly recommend to anyone is the food industry.
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