Server/Hostess (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – December 19, 2018
I think management means well, but the location I worked at was extremely understaffed. Put a lot of pressure on the other employees to cover shifts and stressed everyone out, they're so picky with who is hired, though. they should ease up, especially considering at least one person walks out on their shift every week because it's so crazy. Workplace culture appears to be "team oriented", but in reality, everyone is just over-critical and snappy. No breaks, no days off if they can help it, but there are some great people there. People get fired pretty frequently, over little stuff. Pay is amazing and only worth it if you don't get worked up about your "team" being rude, placing blame, throwing you under the bus, shaming you for not picking up shifts...etc.
great money, payed weekly, some very personable managers and coworkers
no breaks, huge amount of knowledge and responsibility required, stressful
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Wilsonville, OR – December 11, 2018
Houston's Inc. is a wonderful place to work. Everyone is professional, understanding, and friendly. The company as a whole does monthly birthday celebrations to make everyone feel included. They are very proud to help people advance within the company. Overall they are a wonderful company to work for and I would recommend anyone to work here.
Server (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – September 24, 2018
Houston’s has been an absolute waste of time. They want serving machines not servers. Why hire servers with impeccable resumes and experience and not allow them to serve in a manner that is efficient but their own method if all the required steps are still being taken. Houston’s wants everyone to be the EXACT same there is no individuality or thoughts of your own. If you can follow the leader or if you’re a great YES-MAN this is the job for you. The GM has no brain at West Paces location its a joke of an Establishment compared to real fine dining experience.
SERVER (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – July 30, 2018
This is a clean, conservative, highly professional place to dine at. High end food selections catered to the upper middle class and up. The prices are a bit steep, but reasonable given the time and put into preparation.
Head Server, Bartender, Host, and Food Expediter (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – June 25, 2018
Great health care, but you have to work there full time for a year before becoming eligible. Consistent money for a restaurant. It is like any other restaurant as far as a popularity contest with floor charts and promotions.
BARTENDER (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – May 2, 2018
The manager made the job more complex and strenuous than necessary, More negative feedback then positive. The structure of service was thorough with communications but again the negative feedback hurt the relations between peers and manager.
Cook/Prep (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – January 3, 2018
It was a enjoyable place to work. Busy but, fun. The staff is great and nice to be around. The food is always great and taste wonderful. I would recommend anyone to work there or, just go there and try the food and wonderful staff to be around. It's a great place to be.
Lead Programmer Analyst (Former Employee) – Wilsonville, OR – November 16, 2017
this company is run like an expensive hobby by people with no experience running a business. They confuse commanding with leading. They confuse compliance and submission with cooperation. And they seems to lack the ability to do math.
Warehouse Lead (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – October 15, 2017
The only pro of working at Houston's Inc. was that it was a job that I got paid at. The management weren't trained properly. It's bad when I myself knew more information and had more skills than my leads and supervisors. I did not get paid the right amount of pay for all the skills I had nor did they pay fairly. There is nothing I can say, other than Houston's Inc. is a horrible place to work, I would NOT recommend them to anyone. I currently have an equality case against them because they let me go when I was on requested medical leave.
Sushi chef (Former Employee) – Pasadena, CA – September 25, 2017
Houstons was my first real kitchen job while in school, it built me a very strong foundation and gave me superior knife skills. I Learned great knife skills and how to make sushi, the culture was deep and the lessons were great i would recommend this work place to anyone.