Great American Restaurants
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About us
Great American Restaurants is a leading multi-concept dining operation serving the area around Washington, DC, with about a dozen casual dining locations. Its concepts include Carlyle (American bistro), Coastal Flats (seafood), and Sweetwater Tavern (Old West-themed brew pub). Other brands include Artie's, Mike's American Grill, and Silverado; the company – more... also runs the Best Buns Bread Co. bakery. Partners Randy Norton, Mike Ranney, and Jim Farley started Great American Restaurants in 1974. – less
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What is it like to work at Great American Restaurants?

3.6
Work/Life Balance
3.7
Compensation/Benefits
3.5
Job Security/Advancement
3.9
Management
3.9
Culture
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What do employees at Great American Restaurants say about culture and work-life balance?

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Fast-paced
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Relaxed
Competitive
Collaborative
4.0
Phenomenal staff to work with, fun, exciting, but very stressful
Written by Waiter (Former Employee) from Centreville, VA on August 1, 2017
A typical shift starts very relaxed and then ramps up, forming good relationships with colleagues makes life there wonderful and alleviates stress. The company is focused on team service, and without team service the restaurant just does not run. So, you really have to count on one another to do what they say they are going to do. The managers can be - more...
Pros
Great People
Cons
Short Breaks, Minimal discounts for staff, impossible to get time off.
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What jobs are available at Great American Restaurants?

Top work locations
4.7
Centreville, VA
4.4
Reston, VA
4.3
Tysons Corner, VA
4.2
Fairfax, VA
4.0
McLean, VA
Most popular roles
4.5
Bartender
4.4
Host/Hostess
4.1
Server
4.0
Host/Server
3.8
Restaurant Manager

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What did candidates say about the interview at Great American Restaurants?

Interview experience
Based on 8 interviews
Favorable
Interview difficulty
Based on 8 interviews
Medium
Interview process length
Based on 8 interviews
About a day or two
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