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Fun and exciting place to work with an all scratch kitchen with food and drinks you ars proud to sell
General Manager (Former Employee) –  Memphis, TNJune 14, 2019
Loved working their but Memphis TN was to rough of a city for me, loved the atmosphere and staff just clientele that tried fighting you over food wasn't worth it
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2.0
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Server - Bartender - Trainer
BARTENDER-SERVER/TRAINER (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJune 14, 2019
Every location is unique to the area
Unique food and drink menu
An ideal location for small to medium groups
Potentially high energy meets good food with great service
The opposite is also possible
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3.0
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Low Pay, High Profits
Line Cook (Former Employee) –  Westlake, OHJune 14, 2019
At Bar Louie you will learn how to do many exciting things such as:
- Underweigh recipe ingredients to shave food cost while simultaneously ripping the customer off so hard they won't come back, thus ensuring your short-term employment.
- Learn about how your store is 60% more profitable than the industry average
- Get paid nearly the least of any cooking job for these privileges.
- Deal with coworkers drinking on the job to cope with their dismal future
Pros
Hot, easy chicks
Cons
You're poor and surrounded by drug addicts.
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4.0
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Fun place
General Manager (Current Employee) –  North Little Rock, ARJune 12, 2019
Fun place to work, the company is expanding nationwide. You learn alot working with the company. The only Con working here is late hours and called in shifts.
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3.0
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fun place to work but terrible overall
Bar Manager/Assistant General Manager (Former Employee) –  westminJune 12, 2019
this job was absolutely fun. Until you became a manager, then it was dealing with other idiot managers who only cared about spreading rumors and always talking about people and their personal lives. If you like restaurant drama and drugs then it is fun. if your looking for a professional place. look elsewhere. but it is a good place to start.
Cons
no benifits until at least a year. automatic 401 that is near impossible to op out.
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2.0
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Poor Management and Scheduling
Full Time Bartender (Former Employee) –  Paramus, NJJune 11, 2019
There was little to no care for the staff. Some bartenders were stretched out so thin that when it came to our schedules, I was barely home. The money was okay at best, but for the location and volume ... should have been much better. Majority of management was a mess, and heavily stressed out. Constantly low on inventory, little to no intervention from supervisors/managers when other employees were clearly in need of assistance, and a majority of the time some employees would have to pick up the slack of the more "idle" employees who were never appropriately dealt with.
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4.0
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Fun work place with lacking customer base and inept owners
Morning/Afternoon Head Line Cook (Former Employee) –  Manassas, VAJune 11, 2019
I great place to gain a deeper understanding for the ins and outs of the restaurant business and the ups and downs that come along with it. The people who worked there and the culture that came with the restaurant was inviting for a new employee but the restaurant was severely slowed down by the owners and higher ups who refused to fix the obvious problems.
Pros
free lunch, job advancement, open environment to voice concern, friendly
Cons
higher ups not willing to change, need for vitalization to improve customer base
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4.0
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Fun face paced environment
Hostess/Expo (Current Employee) –  Las Colinas, TXJune 3, 2019
I love working for BarLouie, but I wish the hours were more consistent. Other than that, I have NO COMPLAINTS! The servers have to tip out the bartenders, but that’s all. They make pretty good money.
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3.0
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Understaffed
Line Cook/Prep Cook (Current Employee) –  Hurst, TXJune 2, 2019
They need kitchen personnel and fix a bunch of stuff, the cooks are great and work very hard running the whole kitchen including washing the dishes. But it is laid back and fun when you are not getting hammered by orders by yourself.
Pros
Free Lunch
Cons
No Breaks, No Health Care
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5.0
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Where everyone understands each other, 90% of the time
Expo, Foodrunner & Barback (Current Employee) –  Kendall, FLMay 27, 2019
Just the thing that I dislike, is there is no busser, even on the busiest nights. All sauces requested by customers have to be ring in by a server/manager, then have to go all the way to the back from the kitchen window. The kitchen itself is too small for a full house or lacking a kitchen crew or 2. Always running short of silverware, ramikens, and cups for the fries or other sides. Supply can run out for days or almost a week.

A healthy environment, awesome relationship of the managers towards the employees, also the back to the front of the house. It's a very decent place to work at in a food industry.
Pros
50% off
Cons
Managers lack the tools/power for a more efficient workflow
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2.0
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FOH love, and demeaning to BOH
Line Cook (Former Employee) –  Livonia, MIMay 19, 2019
Management all dislike each other and don't work together, but also don't do anything about complaints every boh worker shares. There is a lot of work need be done in this kitchen, starting with front of house culture against back of house. Remember, boh makes front of houses money by preparing the requests of the guests.
Pros
Fun environment, decent pay
Cons
Foh, management, hours, broken promises from managers
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1.0
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Meeeeh
Line Cook/Prep Cook (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLMay 18, 2019
They hire people without knowledge in kitchen and they dont know how a kitchens run. Is bad theres never prep done and always 86 more than 3 items. Bad bad bad and the word stays short...
Pros
You eat one meal
Cons
They are incompetent team and management
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4.0
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Fast pace
Line Cook (Former Employee) –  Henrietta, NYMay 15, 2019
I worked as a line cook for a couple weeks which was temporary, I called and asked for more hours and they never called back so I just gave up calling them back
Pros
Discount on food
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Bad experience
Dish washer (Former Employee) –  United statesMay 13, 2019
Over worked and barely was able to have breaks.other employers were rude and did not respect you.will never recommend this to anybody.it was a experience well learned and moved on.
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great guest
Bar Tender (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 10, 2019
I enjoyed my time there for the time that i was there working. My co workers were great team players, The guest were patient and the area was a money making area.
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Horrible work place
Line/Prep Cook (Former Employee) –  Cheektowaga, NYMay 7, 2019
Very unorganized and no structure and it would be terrible to have a staff that’s going to turn a great business into a dump. Every part of management is uneducated in the terms of how to run a restaurant
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Super disappointed in Bar Louie Bensalem
Server (Former Employee) –  Bensalem, PAApril 26, 2019
The style at Bar Louie is basically children bossing children around.
As a former manager at previous restaurants(not bar Louie) this is my professional opinion
They push unrealistic sales goals on servers and the servers aren’t allowed to go home until sales are met for the day, even if that means harassing the customers into buying more products (usually drinks) which leads to over serving of guests which leads to drunken behaviors by guests.
But the fact that you aren’t allowed to go home even when you haven’t had a table for HOURS is really unprofessional and just a waste of everyone’s time and resources. The staff is nice, but the management lacks some serious communication skills to say the least.
Would definitely never work or go back to Bar Louie Bensalem,PA
Pros
Decent food
Cons
Everything else
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4.0
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Great restaurant and atmosphere, awful management
Server/Waiter (Former Employee) –  West Hartford, CTApril 25, 2019
Do not expect to be treated like a person rather than a name on a staff list. Management routinely ignores schedule requests and availability. Communication is terrible as are the apps that are supposedly to help streamline scheduling.
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2.0
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Waitress (Former Employee) –  Hampton, VAApril 23, 2019
standard waiting tables job. Family feel when working in restaurants. Tips and service pretty much like other places. Overall fun and standard. Team atmosphere
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5.0
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fun Laid back But Busy
Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHApril 22, 2019
I don’t have anything negative about this place, Free Food(employees only) Get Discount:) Workers and Managers are Cool Fun Laid back Understanding. Good Place to work. Keeps ya busy
Pros
Free meals for Employees, flexible Schedule
Cons
Just a short a break.
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