Employee (Former Employee) – Florence, AL – January 5, 2019
While taziki's is a great company to work for, it does come with its drawbacks. Favoritism is unfortunately a part of higher managements ideal work environment and it hurts those not within that circle. Disciplinary action was hard to dish out due to half the staff being included in said circle, while the other half complained about being called out on their own mistakes where the favorites didn't. And another unfortunate circumstance was that corporate regulated hours per week and that meant being understaffed almost certain. Those negative points aside, the staff are friendly and easy to get along with. Getting half off on meals doesn't hurt. In store management is more than reasonable and try to work with you on improving the efficiency and quality of your work.
Line Cook/Server (Current Employee) – Conway, AR – May 22, 2018
A good place to get started if you're a student. It has decent pay and benefits, but nothing to work up to. A typical day if working all day starts three hours before opening to prep appetizers, sides, and ingredients for sandwiches. After opening, sandwiches are cooked and appetizers and sides are plated to order. There is usually a two hour break between 3 and 5pm. Start cleaning and wrapping food one hour before close if it's not too busy. Cleaning is usually finished one hour after close. Prepping is actually very enjoyable and relaxing especially before opening. But it is stressful at times as some employees are unreliable which makes for a very chaotic schedule at times. There doesn't seem to be any direction, everyone is left to their own pace no matter how fast or slow. Overall, it's an okay place to work, not great, but not too bad either.
free and half priced lunches, usually a two hour break if working all day, healthcare, dental, decent pay
inconsistent/long hours, unreliable staff, poor management, not much direction
Server/Cashier (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – December 18, 2018
The resturaunt is a chain built by two people who once traveled/lived in the mediteranian. i believe it is a resturaunt dedicated to research of the culture. how ever, the work place is work-casual and the hirees a bit preppy.
Line Cook/Prep (Former Employee) – Clearwater, FL – November 30, 2018
This company was not a bad company. I learned a lot from the owners, including not to judge people too quickly. The to sisters were great to talk to and would give you their bike if you needed it, Literally. They gave me a brand new bike when I had no way to get to work other than walking. I enjoyed working here even with the unsettling feeling that I may end up unemployed. After heling to open their restaurant I watched other Employees lose their job one after the other (this being the nature of a new restaurant). All in all I enjoyed the Challenge of trying to impress the owners.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – September 19, 2018
A typical work days consists of basic food and customer service. I personally have learned a lot more about managing restaurants. The People that work there are friendly and helpful. They are the most enjoyable part of the job.
Server/Casher (Former Employee) – North Little Rock, AR – March 10, 2018
The bonuses and benefits are nice, and management was cool for the first 10 months or so. However, I did have a manager request my medical records (of which I refused), and the youngest son of the owners seems to have forgotten what it means to work from the bottom to the top. He repeatedly screamed and yelled profanities at employees while guests were present. My advice conform and keep your head low, otherwise they will find a reason to send you packing.
Benefits, great pay.
Ownership, some management staff, very unforgiving.
Prep/Line Cook (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – February 15, 2019
I am just trying to move on with my application already but it is a good place to try it for yourself, and you decide I did not come on here to do reviews about other companies I came on here to apply for a job.
Line Cook (Former Employee) – Tallahassee, FL – September 10, 2018
Now, before anyone thinks that I am just saying this because I don't work there anymore, no, I have heard almost all of the employees complain about the General Manager. She was mean and vindictive and would pick out the people she didn't like and treat them harsher.
Prep Cook / Manager in Training (Former Employee) – Morgantown, WV – February 5, 2018
A typical day would include prepping fresh produce and meats daily for customers. In this role I learned different cooking styles while learning how to safely operate a plethora of kitchen tools. I was trained to be a manager which taught me the in's & out's of a companies P&L, bottom line and how to look to cut cost for profit growth. The hardest part of the job would be to manage college students when a lunch/dinner rush would occur and orders would be sent out incorrectly. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the happiness on customers faces after eating at our restaurant.
Free lunches, culinary skills, management skills
Chaotic when orders were incorrect during rushes, lack of attentiveness and care from employees
FoH Shift Leader (Current Employee) – Lexington, KY – August 24, 2017
A typical work day varies but for most people it includes 1 hour of prep in the morning before the store opens. This is very fast paced but as a team it can be accomplished easily. Synergy is the key to this store. Everyone helps each other or else it can make everything fall apart The management at the two stores I have worked for have been excellent. The hardest part of the job is different for everyone, but for most it is the speed at which we work. The most enjoyable part of the job is hearing the compliments on the food. We all work hard to hand prep everything out of the kitchen, so when a compliment is given it really feels like you and your team have earned it.
Discounted lunches, Great Team work, Excellent Managers