I worked at Levy as what they called a Runner. We would get Event Orders, or "EO's", from clients that wanted to use our convention center to host their events. They'd order services such as food catering, concession stands, and full bars. They'd tell us how many people they expect to show up, and estimated how much beer/liquor/labor they want to buy for the event.
The team of runners(1-5 people), plus 3 or 4 supervisors would tell us how many bars we need set up, how many coke merchandisers to fill with water+soda, and how much beer and liquor to prepare for the events. That's probably the hardest part of the job because in my experience at least, our managers were NEVER on the same page, and trying to get jobs done quickly and efficiently was impossible. This lead to a lot of rushing to get things done last minute, doing 1 job several times to get right, or overtime working late(sometimes long days from 10am-2am).
I think the most enjoyable part of the job is meeting people from all over the world for different events. learning about things you'd never expect to learn about, and hanging out with cool(or really annoying) bartenders.
free food and drink, yearly raises, usually fun atmosphere, health benefits, Pto
poor management, heavy lifting + pushing, long days
Concessions Manager (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – June 15, 2018
There is always room for growth at Levy. The experience is a keeper. Levy is partner with compass group. You get to travel state to state and property to property working the same as well as different job titles and paid occurring.
GROUP SALES MANAGER (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – June 14, 2018
The only great thing about the company was my immediate supervisor. Higher management was horrible and not held accountable for their own attitude and horrible treatment of employees. They wanted everything and gave nothing. The only saving grace in my situation was the Director of Operations.
Concession Manager/Nutritionist (Current Employee) – Oakland, CA – June 11, 2018
I love my job very friendly people to work with if you have a problem it taken care of ASAP. no stress and pressure. They take of the employees at time of special events and craziness of games. we also get recognized at times of recognition.
Cook (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – June 11, 2018
You can't lead people when you are not a good leader yourself. There is no communication in this place . I am disappointed that if you wear a suit and tie you are regarded in high standings when the real people are the Chefs working 14 hours a day. The people in the stands making millions of dollars to sell for you. You should be a little more grateful and a lot nicer!
Runner/ Cashier/ Banquet Server (Former Employee) – Moline, IL – June 10, 2018
This is a super fun job. The only complaint I can have is you didn't get paid enough and not enough hours. It's very part time and seasonal really. Besides that it was so much fun. Definitely a job for someone in school or retired
Set up stands before employees arrive, distribute money to all registers, order cash for stands, pick up money and make money drops to office, registe
Stand Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 10, 2018
Set up stands before employees arrive, distribute money to all registers, order cash for stands, pick up money and make money drops to office, register audits, inventory(counting and ordering), product distribution, file all stand paper work, manage cashiers cooks and preps, handle recounts and stocking, handle customer service and complaints
Food Preparer (Former Employee) – Saint Paul, MN – June 10, 2018
a typical day at Levy's was awesome very fast paced kitchen. I learned how to prepare different meals as well as certain meals are prepared. management was great. there wasn't anything that was hard about the job. I loved working there
Director of Purchasing (Current Employee) – Miami, FL – June 10, 2018
work life balance in season is ridiculous. You can easily work 2 weeks straight without a day off. In the off season you may have to travel away from your family. They have implemented flexible time off, that's if you get all your work done. Taking time off only in the off season if you don't have to support other locations. Also they don't pay there veteran managers what there current rate is. In order to get what your worth you have to leave the company.
Hostess (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 9, 2018
i was a hostess so I had it pretty easy I seated people all day til last inning and I was off I workin the the dinning area at white sox stadium now called guaranteed bank it was cool job just needed more hours could survive of lil checks
Food and Beverage Server (Former Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – June 8, 2018
Levy restaurants are fast and quick on their feet, when I see something that needs to be done i will either solve it myself or will be told by manager or other work enforcers. I like working with levy restaurants because it was well balanced, but the only con i have with the work place that its crammed with employees.