Based on 352 responses, the job of Bar Manager has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.65 out of 5. On average, Bar Managers are highly satisfied with their job.
Q: What is it like working as a Bar Manager?
Bar Manager in Summit:
Pros: Clientele and price point are above average
Cons: nothing really
"Great opportunities and amazing venues."
Bar Manager in Sydney:
Pros: Flexibility and freedom
Cons: Management varies according to owners company
"A Lot Of Responsibility."
Pros: Love to work with people and make my staff like they can count on me to make sure everything is done right.
Cons: Not being appreciated by the owner.
Pros: Authority, autonomy, face to face interaction.
Cons: Erratic hours, stress, constant phone calls.
Pros: Getting to see new a regular people everyday.
Cons: Dealing with people not coming to work, scheduling, off the floor(no tips) work, disgruntled customers, flexibility.
"The work is hard, but the hours are long."
Pros: Ability to be creative. Events/trade shows.
Cons: Unpaid overtime, un sociable hours.
"Great job, just not for life."
Pros: Great social interaction, entertaining, high level of comradarie among staff, not just in your own place of employment, but other nearby bars. Enjoyable work, with a great wage for very young people, fantastic for paying through college.
Cons: Late hours. No overtime, unsociable hours compensation, nor extra bank holiday pay, as it's completely expected that you'd be needed and working at those times. Not sustainable as a career, unless you manage to pull 60 hours a week.