Unlike any restaurant I've worked in, in the best way!Management has a knack for picking employees who are similar to each other in and outside of work. Our staff is definitely the reason we are succeeding! Oh and all of the yummy made from scratch fresh food helps too!
Management was courteous to me because I was a "lucky one" (they like the lucky ones) however, I witnessed several other employees being treated unfairly/disrespectfully/unprofessionally because they weren't liked by management. If they can walk over you, they will - so don't let them. I know several people who have been there well over five years and still have no set schedule, and, most importantly, no respect for their lives outside of work. It is good money, you will make lifetime friends (at least I did), but my advise to you when it comes to Cali D. is... Hope for the best; Prepare for the worst.
Private club, customers must be members of Kiawah Island Club so all tips and transactions are done with a member number, no cash exchange unfortunately (reflects in your taxes...) But, good connections; you meet some famous people now and then; free golf, kayak, and amenities for being an employee; internal employee drama like every restaurant but overall decent place to work; not the place to go if you want to make more than 30k unless you're a head server in the restaurant.
Flexible, friendly culture. There is a sense of entitlement with LT employees. Management can be difficult and create problems during busy and stress times. Overall fun environment. Rapid turnover and mostly college aged employees . Lot of money fast. Jazz lounge is laid back and lot of fun but tips are not always 20% due to cover
Great staff, treats you like family. Management needs to be a little more stable but overall is pretty good. Very understanding when things go wrong, caring for all customers, and always provides great service.
You get paid hourly plus tips. Tips aren't reliable but if you go out of your way to greet the table and indulge in a story or recommend a sight to see, people will happily tip you. It's a shared tip system so get everyone on board with making the customers feel that southern hospitality.
Working at Waters Edge has been a great but challenging experience for me. It can be quite hectic but I have awesome coworkers that help me get through it! Its nice working on the water every day and I can't complain about my 'office'. Summer season calls for a lot of long hot and hard days but the money can be worth it! Just be prepared for a lot of hard work with some great friends along the way.