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Rick Tasman
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    Loved my job at the beginning, but it will take a toll on you

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    Former Employee - Server in Maitland, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Server in Maitland, FL (US)

    I worked at BUCA part-time (more than an year)


    The money was somewhat decent. I enjoyed working with the other servers.


    The management! At first they were great but their true colors will come out I promise you that. They act like everything they do is a favor to you. Plus the paisano partner and the chef will scream at you because they are having a bad day. I truly felt I would be there for several years because I looked forward to going in. But after 2 years it was draining. I had no personal life and worked every single holiday. Plus they wouldn't allow you to bring in a sandwich or granola bar if you got hungry. It was very in humane to work us 14 hours with no break and no food.

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    Take care of us! You don't realize how much we sacrifice for you and go out of our way to help the restaurant. You say you take care of us but quit acting its a favor to us. I would have stayed if it wasn't for management. It's a solid restaurant with delicious food. But quit allowing your managers to abuse its staff

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BUCA Interviews

Updated 13 Nov 2014
Updated 13 Nov 2014

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    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at BUCA in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume to Buca and received a phone call in less than 24 hours. The woman on the other end of the line seemed very excited to meet me, and asked if I could come in for an interview the following day. I agreed. When I met her the next day, she seemed enthusiastic about my resume. We discussed desired shifts and availability. At this point, I thought I had the job. She left to go run my background check (which is clean) and sent another manager in the speak with me. At that time, the interview went south. He was very impersonal. It seemed he did not want to be there at all. He asked me the same questions as the other lady, but treated me like an idiot. When I asked how long the background check would take, he responded with, "a few minutes to a couple hours. Do you know how to get out of here?" Just like that the interview was over. I left feeling very confused. It has been almost a week and I have not received a phone call. Not even to tell me they decided to go with someone else. I find this very unprofessional and rude. Honestly, I am a little relieved. Who want to work in an environment where they are treated in such a manner? No thanks!

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Website www.bucadibeppo.com
Headquarters Minneapolis, MN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1993
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Benihana, Darden, P.F. Chang's

Everyone's "famiglia" at these restaurants. BUCA owns and operates more than 85 Buca di Beppo Italian restaurants in about 25 states. Each themed eatery is an over-the-top recreation of a post-war Italian-American restaurant decked out with a hodgepodge of memorabilia. Geared for larger parties of people and event dining, the menu features Southern Italian-American cuisine served family-style to encourage sharing and conversation. Most locations of the casual-dining chain offer a lunch menu (smaller portions for single diners) in addition to its popular dinner options... More

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