Restaurant Technologies Reviews

Updated 20 February 2015
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  1. Good Company. The best at what they do.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - National Account Specialist
    Current Employee - National Account Specialist

    I have been working at Restaurant Technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Pay. Team atmosphere and culture are great.

    Cons

    Health benefits aren't good. A lot of travel...but that is just part of the job.

  2. Micro managed

    Former Employee - Delivery Driver
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver

    I worked at Restaurant Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pays well and fosters local family atmosphere.

    Cons

    Severely micromanaged and full of redundant paper.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Non-consistent is consistent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Specialist in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Restaurant Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Independence, your competence is mandatory if you want to fit in.

    Cons

    Inconsistent with training. Either you get it or you have to "figure it out."

    Advice to Management

    Train you managers to be manager and not belittle the AS position.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    General Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Restaurant Technologies full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Growth Company that promotes from within

    Cons

    Penny pincher, most facilities are 20yrs out of date

    Advice to Management

    Senior managers need to get out in the field more to see day to day challenges.

  6. Innovative & unique company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Restaurant Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very unique company, branch based so local leader will determine choices and define environment

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility given the size of the depots

  7. Helpful (1)

    Far from the days of best places to work...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mendota, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mendota, MN (US)

    I worked at Restaurant Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The first year or so seemed like a great office environment, a real team attitude where you felt appreciated and part of "the family."

    Cons

    The leadership has no idea how to keep good talent at the company. The office has turned very toxic and breeds resentment. Salaries are terrible unless you are an under-performing manager in sales. There's too much of an "old boys club" mentality there.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs some fresh faces with new perspective. Clearly Sales needs a new approach to success and needs to stop rewarding poor performance just because you're "buddies."

  8. Helpful (1)

    Bullies, politics, lies and deception

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Restaurant Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High energy, get you drinking the cool-aide. Appear professional and well run from the outside. Attempt at training was solid, but execution and consistency once in the field were not the experience most would say they have had. The last few years some very talented and young leaders brought in; most seem to have left already; those that are remaining should be the future of the company.

    Cons

    Incestuous leadership at the top. Consistent non-performers stay in high level sales leadership roles, only looking out for themselves and openly talking about their compensation package and equity in the company. No team work once you leave corporate offices; great ideas always go to someone else and failure always on the lower level, newer staff. One of the most senior but most toxic sales "leaders" has not shame in hiding behind his friendship with CEO and uses that to bully others.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, be who you say you are as it pertains to culture and values. Get rid of the toxic sales leaders who've been there too long. It costs less in attrition than whatever retirement buy out it costs for the old gaurd. I know of one senior manager who had the highest level of turnover in his region, yet he keeps his position based on success from 3-4 years ago. It's costing the company more to hire and retrain new employees than it would to let him go and hire right from the get go.

  9. Not the right company for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Restaurant Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to make your own schedule and meet business owners and executives

    Cons

    Not a very strong training and growth structure. Leadership comes and goes and so do sales reps.
    They have a show me attitude and never tske responsibility as a company for mismanagement, lack of training, or not so kind politics.

    Advice to Management

    New leadership is needed to create a company with long term happy employees. Right now it is more of a leave and replace mantality. Everyone is replaceable instead of working with them to succeed.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Drive to succeed, drive harder to succeed, drive even harder ...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Empolyee in Mendota Heights, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Empolyee in Mendota Heights, MN (US)

    I have been working at Restaurant Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They attract good people, the current staff (at corporate) is approachable and typically helpful. The location is nice and they have a great position in their market space. Potential for the organization is high.

    Cons

    The company is highly aggressive -- sometimes they bite off more than they should and try to fit execution into unreasonable time frames. This leads to long hours with high stress and burn out potential. They seem to be going through a lot of leaders recently. Benefit program leaves a lot to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    There has been heavy focus on Sales and depot operations -- which is absolutely key. Make sure that the areas that support Sales and Operations are making good decisions and choices (HR, IT, Marketing, Product Development ...)

  11. Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Burnsville, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Help Desk Technician in Burnsville, MN (US)

    I have been working at Restaurant Technologies full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team environment endless advancement opportunities for hard workers
    Director of I.T. was an amazing boss, who took care of his employees and genuinely cared about them. Was excellent about training opportunities and truly understood the value of training good people so they could perform their jobs better. Was always willing to assist with career development and outlining a clear path to career goals.

    Cons

    As with any organization, there is always pain associated with growth

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget about work/life balance

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