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Fast paced working evironment with a supportive staff
Server (Former Employee) –  Forest Grove, ORJuly 17, 2018
A typical day at work is very busy, mostly during the summer months. Sometimes you will be running around like crazy trying to get orders from people and food and drinks to your tables. On the busiest days sometimes there is no winning with your customers and they will be somewhat disappointed mostly because Mcmenamins restaurants are not fast food restaurants and sometimes people expect that. Also it can be understaffed at times which makes it difficult to keep up with the flow of business.

Coworkers were enjoyable and the atmosphere with the property and the people made the work fun and interesting. Hot summer days were very difficult if you work outside, and that combined with the fast pace flow of business and overabundant amount of customers was probably the hardest part about the job. The most enjoyable parts of the job were the other employees and managers who were nice, understanding, and open to making the work as fun as possible, and the benefits that came with the job such as discounts on alcohol and other merchandise at the front desk and restaurants.
Pros
semi-free lunches, outdoor and indoor working areas, great staff, company discounts
Cons
sometimes stressful pace, sometimes short-staffed
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decent place
Assistant Kitchen Manager (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORApril 11, 2019
good place to learn. very friendly environment. lots of long hours as with any kitchen job. they have always treated me well, and always stop and addressed any issues that may come up.
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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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