- Circle Restaurant Inc24.Nov 2015
Let's face it. The people in charge had no business being in charge.
Support from management
Managers would get into screaming matches with workers. I saw fisticuffs almost happen several times. The owner was constantly down talks employees and speaks Ill of them behind their backs. Employees always on edge and fear for their jobs.
Co workers get along great mostly. Management doesn't get in on teamwork.
Freedom to work independently
Not bad. Workloads were generally distributed evenly. I didn't think it was fair that some employees didn't have to work many if any weekends and some worked all weekends.
Communication was usually decent. As long as management wasn't just talking bad about employees that did not deserve it.
Women had decent opportunities. I know they did not like to hire different race or ethnicity.
Attitude towards older colleagues
Not a lot of seniors were hired. Treated long time employees like trash though.
Mostly dead end.
Overall compensation for your work
Low wages. Mostly no benefits. Offered supplementary insurance but hours were so all over the place most couldn't afford it.
Office / Work Environment
Generally safe and clean.
Middle of the road.
I was begged to come to work on my days off far to often. And if you worked 40 or so hours one week you could be sure to work a lot less the next week.
Most people there were not happy. I found it a miserable place to work solely because of bad management skills.
People would be fired because a boss or manager were in a bad mood or disagreed with something. We walked on eggshells constantly.
No ramps or elevators. Not even for customers. They once made me help carry a man in a wheelchair up the stairs to enter the restaurant. I did not feel safe doing this and did not like being forced into it.
Generally safe. Sharp knives and very hot surfaces but common sense and training prevented most accidents.
Hard going on the weekends. More overwhelming than challenging.
Inclusive / Diverse
Management did not respect most people.
Suggestions for improvement
- New management. People with some education and experience in real management. Making sure those in charge have a friendly ad receptive but stern people skills.
What I like about the company
Good starting job to get some skills for restaurant work.
What I dislike about the company
Bad bad bad management. Lots of nepotism regarding people getting management positions with out any real experience. To much down talking and swearing at employees. It was usually unfounded and uncalled for. People would even get yelled at in front of customers.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyCircle Restaurant Inc
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2012