Server (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – March 21, 2018
New people were always hired and promoted in the same month. Rarely were people trained properly. Great place to meet people and build networks. This job was very flexible with your schedule and willing to work with you.
Application Development Manager (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – February 19, 2018
- Good place to get exposure to Azure if you are in IT. - Annual 'realignment' and FTE / Consultant ratio doesn't prompt growth for the FTE. - 1990 work space. Aka cubicles, no stand up desk ,no fun area, no snack. However, do have Coke Freestyle. - The employee benefit is actually pretty good but no 401k match if you make above certain amount. - Wish could say more good things about Bloomin Brands but can't. - Need to listen to your employees and data with long term IT strategy instead of chasing shiny object for a year and change again.
Waiter/Server (Former Employee) – Tennessee – January 14, 2018
Tip share killed any chances of me making decent money. I would work an 8 hour shift just to tip 30% (they tell you it's 3% of you overall sales when you are hired but fail to mention that it averages out to 30% of your tips.) of your total tips to other people in the restaurant. It was annoying that I had to share some of my tips with the bar when there were many nights non of my tables ordered drink from the bar. The whole tip share process here was awful and I felt like they were stealing my hard earned money.
The management treated the servers like garbage. They always felt the need to assert dominance by degrading their employees.
Overall not a great experience. Would never work here again.
Server (Former Employee) – Delray Beach, FL – January 12, 2018
Friendly staff, made a lot of friends at Carrabbas, the proprietor(Scott) was very nice too, rarely ever got mad or said anything negative, very fair as well. The other managers over the time i was there (Mike, Reko, Burnadette, and Christy) all had some quirks like everyone does, but I'd happily work with any of them again. The only downside and the reason I left was due to money, it wasn't very expensive at all, and we had one of the slowest seasons ever as well, so It just wasn't enough money.
Worse place I've ever worked......kept it so cold I had to wear thermals in july.....one manager has no idea what she's doing.....anyone that don't respect their employee enough to give them a break don't deserve great employees.....one manager slung the mixing bowl across the floor because he was mad....damaged the bowl where it wasn't use able anymore.....one more step and I would have wendown like a bowling pin......40 years in restaurants and this was the worst year of my life, job wise....
Cook (Former Employee) – Valdoata ga – December 19, 2017
When you get the job you are promised the world and how great they are, but when you start working there you are actually dropped into a popularity contest hosted and judged by people who back stab and are bad at there job. The management staff doesn't know what there doing and have real attitude problems. Also the cleanliness is defiantly lacking. Oh and if you don't cover a shift that's not yours last minute on your day off when your out of town they threaten to fire you. Run away if offered a job.
Bar tender (Current Employee) – Walnut Creek, CA – December 12, 2017
Will reel you in with decent money, but working conditions and morale are usually low. Depending on the location advancement is more often than not unlikely; also flexibility with schedules are poor. Loyalty is almost nonexistent.
Cook (Former Employee) – Osage Beach, MO – December 11, 2017
Come on folks its fast food easy job we have all had a job before. What made this job difficult was the attitudes of the overall staff. Management lackes any authority over staff and the staff came to hang. Raises don't get handed out and if they do watch your check might have to wait a month or two.
Server (Former Employee) – Bossier City, LA – December 5, 2017
Worst management team every. Very much like high school gossip and hang out hour. Inattentive during training. High turn over rate , poor location. Too much maaterial not enough cooperation, poor ethics when selecting employees
Bartender, Server (Current Employee) – The Woodlands, TX – November 22, 2017
There are plenty of opportunities to improve yourself and move up in the company or to have as a spare job making extra money. Typically runs as a family with a never-ending feeling and understanding of 'teamwork makes the dream work'
Line Cook/Prep (Current Employee) – Hermitage, TN – November 20, 2017
What should be a pretty good looking 2 year span of work for a resume, has been belittled and devalued. Hours cut from 48 a week to 30 if I struggle. Work pace and number of items to prep nearly doubled. They work 3 people on a station because they CANNOT find skilled workers! They would rather pay 2 dish per night, than pay one good dish overtime.
Job security! if you can put up with it, you won't be fired at least. They can't afford to let anyone go!
Manager (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – November 8, 2017
have worked for 10+ years for blooming brands and over all thoughts are salaries are not reflective of skill levels senior management seem to have lost touch with field managers and managing partners. sometimes communication that is handed down is not communicated clear enough and can be confusing at times. when given tasks they expect you to follow through with no questions which is fine but when asked for support they seem to not really care what you have to say
Server (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – October 3, 2017
Not enough people dining in and low tip out amounts. Management cares more about how they look to higer up management than their servers. Working 8+ hours a day with low pay and too much expected of servers because servers constantly leaving.
Server (Former Employee) – Tonawanda, NY – October 3, 2017
Hired as a server. Took them about 4 weeks for training. I have served for over a decade and the training was very repetitive and not about the job I was hired for. Save yourself a month of your life and don't bother with these guys. Very arrogant managers and on the Boulevard large opiate issue. Not a good job for a parent or for anyone who has self dignity
No breaks, 2 to 3 table sections, drug issue, poor managing with low experiance