McMenamins Employee Reviews

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If you want fair pay, don't do it.
Customer service (Former Employee) –  Bend, ORApril 11, 2019
Very little pay for the amount of work. Cooks were paid more but the bartenders were still obligated to tip the cooks out of their tip jars (even though their hourly rate was significantly lower).
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Good job
Bartender and waitress (Former Employee) –  Tigard, ORMarch 20, 2019
Good job to work for when going to school part time, very flexible. I worked at night and went to school in the morning. No benefits though unless you work fulltime.
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great place management is not
HEAD CHEF (Former Employee) –  Bothell, WAFebruary 12, 2019
management will take care of other management even id its in the wrong












































































thank you
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Okay
CATERING CAPTAIN (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORFebruary 8, 2019
I like working here. It’s not my future goal, but it’s great while I am still in college. I don’t see myself here for 10+ years. But it’s fun to work here
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Fun and culturally rich company
BARTENDER & SERVER (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJanuary 15, 2019
A typical day relies solely on what was going on in the area. Being next to the Seattle Center the brewpub was often revolving around what events were going on. I learned so much about the company, the city, and the culture that they so lovingly shared to their employees. Management was fantastic, and totally for their employee's happiness both inside and outside the company. The hardest part of the job was the busy seasons (October-December). The most enjoyable thing about the job was the people that you met through McMenamins being such a recognizable place all throughout Washington and Oregon.
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Great place
Chef (Former Employee) –  Eugene, ORJanuary 3, 2019
Well run establishment with long term goals and thinking. Upper management was easy to work with and very inspiring. Art work and restoration of old properties turning them into Hospitality and retail ventures was an awesome concept. Very family oriented enjoyed my time there.
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Evil management
Housekeeper (Former Employee) –  Anderson's schoolNovember 26, 2018
My direct manager was a delight but executive management was evil. Constantly looking for anything to ride you. Couldn't do anything right. Set you up for failure. Very uncomfortable working environment.
Pros
The director manager and supervisor was awesome
Cons
Executive management needs help and stresses the entire team consistently.
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Mcmenamins
Server (Former Employee) –  Sherwood, OROctober 19, 2018
Typical day at work was doing dishes and cleaning when not serving tables, opening cleaning entire restaurant by myself. Management was a person on a computer that did not seem to do much managing of employees. Hardest part of the job is lack of space and working tools to do job efficiently.
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Great company!
Head Manager (Former Employee) –  Beaverton, OROctober 18, 2018
Nice place to work with great ownership and human resource department. Benefits are incredible and employee retention is high. Most people work there for a minimum of ten years!
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Great Benefit with fun work
Line Cook (Former Employee) –  Portland, OROctober 16, 2018
The work place have a lot great benefits to use and offer free hotel room for a night at Edgefield. I learned a lot from coworkers about cooking and doing dishes in quicker way.
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Productive
HOSTESS (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, WA 98661October 12, 2018
During the summer time the work environment is very fast paced, and you sometimes work 9 or 10 hour days, but then once October settles in most of the employees are cut.
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Very fast paced, but fun place to work!
Bartender/ Barista (Former Employee) –  Bend, OROctober 11, 2018
Overall my time at McMenamin's Old St. Francis location was enjoyable. It's like Disneyland for 21+, lots of great drinks and food. I had the privilege of working in a speakeasy bar, and I could have stayed there a while happily.
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Management was poor
Bartender (Former Employee) –  Forest Grove, OROctober 9, 2018
The scheduling was really poorly done, people were working mostly 10-15 hour days then not knowing when to come back for over a week. Management also was bad at communicating between each other.
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Pub staff (Current Employee) –  Portland, OR 97201October 7, 2018
Overall McMenamins is a decent company to work with. Most of the staff is good. If you're looking for a company within the food/Hotel hospitality you can make a decent wage with possibilities to move up. The company provides many different positions and you can sometimes relocate too.
Pros
Decent wages depending on location, fun atmosphere
Cons
hours can very a lot at times, serving/tips can be cutthroat at times
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Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORSeptember 22, 2018
If you are a workaholic who can handle high levels of stress I recommend this job. They often have varying structures of management at each location so you never know how good of a team you’re going to get. Each location team is required to follow the same rules as the others but the management quality varies and consistency is not guaranteed.
Pros
Money. Staff friendliness. Eclectic company.
Cons
Overworked, under compensated.
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Depressing
Dishwasher/Busser (Former Employee) –  Beaverton, ORSeptember 11, 2018
I like the aesthetics the place the just sucks. Like who ever is managing the interior design is having a fun time. but just like any crowded pub it’s not a therapeutic environment to make a living.
Pros
Greasy food and beer
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People were great to work with it is fast pace have to keep up
Food prep/Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, WAAugust 20, 2018
U come in food prep daily cleaning tasks then dishwashing. Prepping food from ingredient list. Management i thought was fair. The culture was fun everybody is different.the worst part is getting to far behind. The good part is if ur having a bad day every body is trying to cheer u up people r great there
Pros
Free lunches and its fun being there
Cons
One person that makes your day wors
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Fun and Fast paced.
Hostess (Former Employee) –  Forest Grove, ORAugust 20, 2018
If you want to work with great people that are fun and energetic work here.
Customers come from all over very fun people.
Super fast paced, lots of venues and catered events on the grounds.
Pros
Discounts on delicious food.
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Fast paced. Always busy.
Pub Manager (Former Employee) –  McmenaminsAugust 3, 2018
Fast paced, always busy! You’re over staffed when it’s slow and understaffed when it’s busy. Unable to predict staffing levels. Good environment to work in, in between the times of stress. Good teamwork and good camaraderie. Meal tickets for shifts worked.
Pros
Meal credits, tips, atmosphere
Cons
Stressful
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Tough but Fun
Server (Former Employee) –  OregonJuly 24, 2018
Fun company to work for. The owners were very friendly and knew most of the managers by name.
Being Head Manager required me to work a minimum of 45 hours a week which could be tough sometimes.
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