Assistant General Manager (Former Employee) – Gaithersburg, MD – March 15, 2017
I have always been told if you like the restaurant industry you must be crazy. I love the industry but it is a very challenging one if you have a family. You work nights, weekends and holidays. The hours are long. I have to say the environment if exciting.
Back of House/Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Strongsville, OH – July 19, 2018
loved washing dishes for low hourly pay, it was incredible working by myself on the busiest nights. I really enjoyed having the work of three people all to myself, great company that really cares about its employees
Restaurant Server (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – July 11, 2018
Obtained a lot of great professional and transferrable skills working as a restaurant server. Made really great bonds with my co-workers who have become life-long friends, and appreciate the service industry to the fullest extent, knowing the challenges faced with customers, co-workers and management in this industry. Also servers are severely underpaid in WI ($2.33/hr + tips).
Server (Current Employee) – Honolulu, HI – July 11, 2018
I have never had better management who understands that life happens. They are super willing to work with you. Shifts get picked up pretty easily or if something happens urgent, management will let you off for the shift with no later explanation needed. Sarcasm is high in the workplace but accepted by all who work there. People hang out together even after work hours. Sometimes work is super dead and sometimes it can be super cut throat out of nowhere. It’s hard to gauge the money making shifts. Money isn’t steady though because of all the construction in the area right now. No one wants to deal. Heavy plates need to be pre-bused off the table. You get use to it; muscle memory. Gotta announce and sing the birthday song. It’s a celebratory restaurant. Big parties. Tip out to bar 7% of alcohol sales, wait assistant 3% of all sales(incl. discounts/ coupons customers come in with which is a whole other animal to Buca), food runners depends 1=1%, 2=1.5%, 3=2% of all sales(again incl. coupons/discounts) The coupon thing sucks but that’s the customer base Buca has built.
Great job while in College or even for career servers
Waiter (Current Employee) – Kansas City, MO – June 24, 2018
• Manage over 100 customer orders on a daily basis • Manage special events for major banquets • Provide excellent customer service to 700+ customers on a daily basis Very good place to earn money and much experience is needed to serve at this restaurant because it is a very intense work environment and unlike any other restaurant.
Good Money/ Flexible Hours
Opened on holidays/No breaks/No benefits/Bad Cooperate District Managers
Prep Cook/Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Augusta, GA – June 21, 2018
It was a good job, i got along with all my coworkers an supervisor, i just wish they had benifits for doctor, i wish they didnt go out of business i still would of been there, but they business wasnt making enough of money so they had shut down an let everyone go
Server Trainer and Bartender Trainer (Current Employee) – Palo Alto, CA – June 19, 2018
great place to work. Lots of fun, terrific food, terrific team mates , great management team. When you first enter the restaurant, it has the feel of an Italian home kitchen, which I think is wonderful.
Server/Bartender (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – June 5, 2018
I was a bartender/Server at Buca Di Bepo when i was in college. I didn't plan for this to be a career or long term job. I enjoyed it while it last. It was very flexible with my school schedule and a good way to make decent money without having to work a lot.
Executive Chef (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI 53202 – June 4, 2018
The job sounded like something I would like long term. Once I was through manager training, they placed me in my location with the other manager on vacation and left me with a note taped to my computer to place food orders and call in a repair for some broken equipment. That first day was pretty much how every day of my employment went while I was there.