Hostess/Expediter/Server (Current Employee) – Fairfield, CT – June 17, 2018
It can be very hit or miss. I learned how to approach a variety of customers from all different backgrounds. Fairfield management was very lenient, kind waitstaff and fun to work with. Trumbull management was more organized, also kind waitstaff and provide a more qualitative experience. It can be overwhelming on weekend mornings in a breakfast diner but you do get used to the rush; however, the customers always provide a memorable experience for the waitstaff when including the children and getting to know the customers.
Server (Current Employee) – Wethersfield, CT – February 5, 2018
Many people seem to get fired if you're not one of the veteran servers there. I found management very unprofesional as in taking inappropriate calls on duty, yelling at cook staff where customers could hear, texting hiding in the back, poor communication between staff and eachother, hypocritical and possessive over their staff. There's always favorite but there was a level between family and outright creepy and there were points working here I feel very uncomfortable.
Money isnt bad if you get the right hours
Only get good shifts if you butter up managers, vetern or they creep on you
Unrealistic expectations of managers. Owner treats managers terrible. Promotes unqualified, undeserving and inept employees. All around one of the worst places i have worked for and i have been in food service management role for over 10 years.
Busboy and Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Southington, CT – November 15, 2017
It is a good job but the owners are very hard on you to do your job right. They never allowed me any time off because of school and that was stressful. They are not very lenient on what you do on the job. You have to constantly be working. But as long as you do what you need to do then it is a great job
Server (Current Employee) – Fairfield, CT – November 13, 2017
Tips are pretty good overall, but the management is difficult to deal with. It's hard to take even a shift off as we are fairly low staffed and employees can be inconsiderate. It's working for me as a temporary job, but I don't see myself there long-term
Service Team Member and Cashier (Former Employee) – Orange, CT – May 4, 2016
Overall a great place to work. the hours are great, so are the costumers and the working staff, the managers try to accommodate to my need, and its very organized and clean. The pay isn't so great and there aren't any benefits
great costumers, great coworkers and management, organized and clean, connect with new people everyday
Busser (Current Employee) – Fairfield, CT – April 22, 2015
This job is a very demanding and taxing on a physical level ,the owner is very uncaring even though the staff makes sure the customers are well taken care of .the Hardest part of the job is scrambling for hrs to work but the most enjoyable part is getting tips and making your customers and co-workers smile .
Waitress/Busser (Former Employee) – Orange, CT – April 13, 2015
while working at Chip's I did not have a good experience. The other waitresses and bussers were great but management was not. The owners/managers are very rude to there workers. We worked 8 hours days with no break but got 2 (45 minute) breaks taken out of our pay even though we were not allowed a break.