Texas De Brazil Employee Reviews

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Depends on your location
Corporate Trainer (Former Employee) –  Albany, NYJune 19, 2018
Depending on the location and the restaurant you were at, each manager was different and had their own way of doing things. When I first opened up the Albany location, the gm at the time was the absolute best. When I left for a little and came back, the gm was very very strict and for no reason. She would try and push peoples buttons just to get a reaction and it was very unprofessional.
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Good food and discount, but terrible place to work
Restaurant Hostess/Bartender (Current Employee) –  Buffalo, NYMay 29, 2018
Management made the job more stressful than it should be. Co-workers made the job very bearable and a better place to work. The discount if you work there and come in to eat is 50% off which is pretty awesome. Generally, working here makes you miserable.
Pros
Discount on dinner
Cons
Short breaks
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Great concept but is managed poorly
Server/Bartender (Current Employee) –  Syracuse, NYMay 28, 2018
The restaurant itself is a great concept and can be nice as a part time serving job , but management tends to pick and choose when they feel like running the place. The negativity and lack of interest in maintaining a nice restaurant makes working there feel toxic. As a server I felt at a disadvantage because many products guests wanted were constantly out of stock especially with wines and ingredients for cocktails. Texas de Brazil uses a lot of discounts to lure people into eating there more , so you often risk losing money when people tip off the discount amount , you also split 45% of the tips with the carvers and 10% to bartenders and bussers. So you only take get 40% of what people tip you . Also the managers tend to take a lot of smoke breaks and guests get confused when it takes forever to get them their check if something needed comped off , military discount , etc. I would only work here if you have a really thick skin and don’t mind working in an environment where things only get fixed when they become the absolute worst.
Pros
Free food at the end of the night
Cons
No paid vacation, often understaffed, management is indifferent
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Demanding customers but enjoyable work culture
Carver (Current Employee) –  Fairfax, VAMay 16, 2018
The customers are often difficult, but this is a great position to build people skills. The other carvers are fun and there is good comradery amongst everyone.
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Not a great GM
Server/Bartender (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLMay 16, 2018
They don't really care about your personal life, they want you there basically 24/7 and if you ask for a day off, they give you hard time, no sick days paid, if you were sick most of the times they didn't care, You still had to work, Management not professional at all, all they think about its themselves not leaders, juts pushers, they don't respect your days off, they don't rotate days, lots of time you don't even have 1/2 hour lunch break, and they will always be on your back to please hurry cause they need you on the floor. Hostess don't last at all, managers don't let them do they're job relax, breathing on there necks, don't bother to sit people, just stay at the hostess stand, in line up would always be the same subject, Not a thank you for a great job, not cheering the servers. they over work you
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good
Properly cook food (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLMay 2, 2018
free lunches and dinner.
short breaks during the weekend just 30 minutes between shifts.
all managers are very strict. they don't care to much about the workers. but you can make enough money.
Pros
free lunches and dinner
Cons
short breaks during the weekend just 30 mins between shift.
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great
Hostess (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXApril 25, 2018
busy day great team and work environment. hardest part of the job would be the seatting schedules when large parties reserve but nothing the managment team wont help you with if having a diffuclt time.
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quick money but poor management
carver (Current Employee) –  Westlake, OHApril 17, 2018
your staff will work hard. your managers will be disrespectful. at least for my location, there is a complex with managers and they are degrading towards your hard work and will not care. Instead of construction they sit in the office and randomly come back to the gaucho pit and yell at your crew and your crew only even if you're near the end of a 12 hour shift covering for someone they accidentally keep scheduling on the wrong day due to school and other jobs. unprofessional and very degrading towards the gauchos. they actually called me from a funeral complaining... it was my grandmas funeral. when it comes to requesting days off and taking breaks they are def breaking laws and assuming they are allowed to force you to come on on certain days you literally cannot. its not organized and the managers are unprofessional and act immaturely and talk behind everyones back.
Pros
good pay
Cons
terrible management
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Fun, structured work enviroment
Event Manager (Current Employee) –  Tyler, TXMarch 21, 2018
Great company owned by a fantastic family. They really care about guest experience, will do anything to please a customer. They are very family oriented and understanding.
Pros
free dinners
Cons
10 hour day minimum
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fun place
Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  Yonkers, NYFebruary 13, 2018
it was a good environment good people good music, food good vibe the work was simple the resterant was fast pace they only served lunch and dinner the cooks was doing there thing
Pros
we had frre lunch
Cons
we couldnt take the food home
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Productive work place with really amazing food
SOUS CHEF/KITCHEN MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TN 37203February 7, 2018
I really enjoyed working a Texas de Brazil. Everyone was like family and helped out where they could. The food is incredibly delicious and the management was pretty layed back as long as you handled your business.
Pros
Free for after every shift
Cons
No brakes and no benefits
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A good job if you don't need to express yourself as a Chef
EXEXUTIVE CHEF (Current Employee) –  AnywhereFebruary 5, 2018
The job pays well for what you are asked to do.
It is very important to subscribe to the company culture.
It is a rewarding job if you can hire a team that wants to take pride in the work that they do. Team must understand that a job well done is one that is consistent with exactly what the company wants to see.
From what I can tell, basically around a 50k wage cap.
Pros
Have done a lot more work for a lost less money
Cons
At the Exec Chef levle there is not much you can to raise your pay.
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Fast paced work
Prep Cook/Dishwasher/Line Cook (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJanuary 23, 2018
Fun place to work . Good food. Everyone was nice to work with and for. I would work there once more if given the chance. Had to go do to Family problems.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
short brakes
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Good people.
Busser (Former Employee) –  8390 Northfield BlvdJanuary 16, 2018
Co-workers are easy to get along with and try to keep a good atmosphere in the workplace. The managers are very caring and understanding with requested days off, sick days, and any other work related issues.
Pros
Good people/ good food.
Cons
You can only go so far.
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Texas De Brazil
Server (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLJanuary 14, 2018
Tough skin, be ready to breath eat and sleep work for hardly no pay what so ever. Co workers keep the environment workable but you're constantly trying to prove yourself to the managers to get sat correctly or even treated nicely.
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Welcoming environment for any level server.
Server/Bartender (Current Employee) –  Fort Worth, TXJanuary 11, 2018
Working as a server at Texas de Brazil can be fast paced but with the help of the supportive staff, any level server can quickly become a professional.
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Worth it
Gaucho (Current Employee) –  Yonkers, NYJanuary 8, 2018
Nothing worthwhile is easy in Life. I have been with the company almost a year and in that year my life has changed drastically. Started in Miami but I transferred to Ny. This is a great company to work for and gain experience in the restaurant industry. It is true, the gauchos split the tips with the servers and the bartender, which is not very fair considering the gaucho prepares, cooks, and serves the food. But Texas De Brazil has given me an oppurtunity to learn a career and I am taking advantage of that. Company promotes from within.
Pros
Free food
Cons
Unfair pay scale
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Fun good environment
Hostess (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJanuary 6, 2018
It was a good working environment too much work for what we really do get payed you go get two free meals for working there and then 50% after that good place
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Great opportunity for experience, but...
Meat Carver (Former Employee) –  Norfolk, VAJanuary 5, 2018
I learned a lot at this job, and actually enjoyed it. That said, as a meat carver, you are in charge of preparing, cooking, and serving the food, while the actual servers are in charge of up-selling.... wine. Despite this, meat carvers make 45% of credit card tips, and no cash tips....

Meaning, if the customer pays cash, the meat carver did almost all of the work serving the table, but makes nothing on it. It creates a certain level of, resentment, towards the wait staff. Which can make the work environment a little toxic. The real kicker here is that Meat Carvers don't make minimum wage while serving, they get paid as if they're servers.

The real value in the Meat Carver position is how it looks on paper, after you've spent at least a year or two getting screwed. It's a great opportunity if you're cool with sacrificing self respect.

Furthermore, middle management is constantly on your back micro-managing, and the kind of customers who come to this place at night are just downright terrible. A typical Weekend night here is more like a night at Medieval Times than a fine dining establishment. The kind of place a man takes a Tinder date when he wants to look good, but eat like a caveman.
Pros
Free food, good work experience.
Cons
Long hours, unfair distribution of tips
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serving
Server (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLDecember 8, 2017
Very fast paced job to work in, coworkers were very helpful. The place is so big, you would never find a manager when you needed one. The environment was very nice.
Pros
401k, respected school schedules
Cons
Lack of management supervision
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