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Blues is a music genre and musical form which was originated in the Deep South of the United States around the 1870s by African-Americans from roots in African musical traditions, African-American work songs, and spirituals. Blues incorporated spirituals, work songs, field hollers, shouts, chants, and rhymed simple narrative ballads. The blues form, ubiquitous in jazz, rhythm and blues and rock and roll, is characterized by the call-and-response pattern, the blues scale and specific chord progressions, of which the twelve-bar blues is the most common. Blue notes (or "worried notes"), usually thirds, fifths or sevenths flattened in pitch are also an essential part of the sound. Blues shuffles or walking bass reinforce the trance-like rhythm and form a repetitive effect known as the groove.

A person said this in a review: "I think blues is the worst music genre in the whole world. It's trash, don't even try it. It sucks."

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Overnight Cleaner (Former Employee) says

"They tell you to you to hide your stuff while working fir them and they know they hire thieves. They have no one to train you properly. Alot of heavy moving"

Cleaning Crew (Former Employee) says

"lack of compassion for employees, unorganized, discrimination, favoritism, it was a lot to handle, also not enough pay, just didn't feel comfortable, couldn't show my full potential"

Bouncer/Security (Former Employee) says

"U Will End Up Homeless Living Under a Bridge if u Depend on H.O.B to Pay Yo Bills HOB is a Joke The Worst Security Job i Ever Had in My Life Dangerous Cons: Bad Place To Work DisRespectuf Supervisors"

Student Intern (Former Employee) says

"I didnt like working in a corporate setting. I really didnt learn anything there. It sounded like fun beforehand, but once I met the HR Manager, the whole experience went south. Cons: it was a credit for graduation"

Bartender/Server (Former Employee) says

"The management constantly avoided taking responsibility for their jobs. When problems were brought to their attention they would tell you to talk to the other manager. The environment was not cleaned properly and the employees displayed the same attitudes as the management. They act as though it is the best job you could ever get in Myrtle Beach but the money in the restaurant was consistently lacking. This was due to the kitchen staff being under trained and ill prepared for dinner service. It was not uncommon to have over one hour wait times only for the food to come out undercooked. When this was brought to the attention of the managers they would yell so loud that the customers in the restaurant could hear. There is great potential and it is a wonderful location, I just wish the people who 'cared' about the place really did. Cons: Management doesn't care, Unclean"

Security / caterer (Current Employee) says

"Not my favorite company to work for . The bad days outweighed the good."

Sous Chef (Former Employee) says

"Tough Corporate micro managers. Corporate Chef didn't know how to run day to day operations. Called every time we had someone clock in late or early, but would not call when we executed a $50,000 party well or had an outstanding night with no comps or kitchen complaints. Now he is there in-store (Dallas) he has a better understanding of how the business ACTUALLY works. Would not recommend management level job."

Door Host/Security (Former Employee) says

"At HOB they do their best to make you feel a part of something. Only that something is a farce. As a Door Host(PC term for Bouncer) you are worth very little to the club. Cons: Upper Management will come down from LA and expect you to cater to them, you're just a number and easily replaceable, no raises, no free tickets, no free food"

Host/ Server / Costumer support (Former Employee) says

"Managers need a lot of work ... coworkers were nice and food / music were amazing . No room for growth but if you like music and good food this is a good job"

Executive Chef (Former Employee) says

"Great pay and benefits. The idea of the culture they want to be is amazing, in reality it is the same as any other company that cuts bottom lines, cuts budgets, gives unrealistic goals. The overall objective for these venues is getting lost with corporate guys that are wearing blinders and looking at a small portion of the business and letting other areas suffer for it. Understand the job before you direct others on how to do it. Understand all aspects of the business before making blanket statements and decisions, every venue is different. The top management will stay the same, the middle corporate guys will rotate again soon, and the venue management will continue to grind and push forward as always. I believe in this company, not its current middle corporate guys. Cons: Poor corporate management, too many hours, background checks on line level employees"

Special Events Sales Manager (Former Employee) says

"High turn over sales job as company has high quotas and company benefiting commission structures that are really difficult to reach. Management doesn't support employees when it comes to ways of promoting their markets (low marketing budgets)."

Server (Former Employee) says

"Tickets from the kitchen are 1hour+ wait times. Rude kitchen workers. Fellow servers drunk and high. If you weren't willing to party with them they don't like you. Management played favorites with good and bad sections. Some people made 100 dollars in tips while other left a shift with just 20. Made you do a lot of parties where the pay is obsolete due to taxes. Management is rude and confrontational."

Hostess (Former Employee) says

"None of the managers communicate with each other or any other employees, they tell people they will be promoted but never do it and there is a lot of harassment between managers and employees Cons: healthcare is terrible, hardworkers get in trouble for everything, slackers get promoted"

Audio Stage Hand (Former Employee) says

"This was a gig that I took on a internship status while I was attending Full Sail University. I gained vauable knowledge from there that I still use today. It gave me the ability to work around well known artists. I was able to get a taste of what it takes to be an on the road audio engineer. Cons: No Pay"

Employee (Former Employee) says

"If you aren’t drinking the koolaid and kissing someone’s butt no matter how well you do your job they will find any reason to remove you. If you try to protect your department and staff it accordingly they will tell you no because another department has different rules therefore you cannot follow the rules written in the guidelines. Do not work here if you value your own thoughts and ideas . They will smash them out of you"

Customer Service (Former Employee) says

"Management makes this job so awful and stressful. They only do things to help themselves. No sense of teamwork here. No raises and no movement in the company. I never got a review or raise in my 3 years there, but was expected to continue to go above and beyond for the company. It’s a very hostile work environment and everyone brings their personal lives and drama into the work place. Managers will threaten write ups if you ever try to stand your ground. I’ve heard multiple managers complain and talk bad about their own employees. Very unprofessional place to work. Cons: no advancement, underpaid, bad management, hostile work environment"

Server and Banquet Event Staff (Former Employee) says

"Working there is like being a child living in a household that is constantly having a domestic. First off there are way too many managers on board, and they all want to dictate over one another. So while they rage war against the employees and the customers are the ones who suffer. House of Blues is far from what it initiated as a company that Helps Ever, Hurt Never is now just hurting everyone. Cons: Just about everything. Corporate, Management, Lack of communication"

Lead Bartender (Former Employee) says

"Overall management changed every two years ranging from theme park management to glorified taco shop chains. Sadly none had the venue specific skills required to run the place. Food and beverage ranged from creole to American comfort but changing constantly"

Bartender, Barback, Security, Special Event Staff (Current Employee) says

"I started working at house of blues in December of 2009 to current, its a fun place to work but its also a corporate nightmare if you want to get full time hours or benefits. The benefits they offer are quite good but for you to qualify you have to be a full time employee which you come to find out after talking to hr, isn’t going to happen unless your a manager. Even if you consistently work over 30 40 hrs a week. Cons: No quality health care benefits for part time employees"

Music Hall Usher/ Security (Former Employee) says

"Cool yet stressful work environment, with minimal aid from management. Customer service is paramount but security experience is the key to employee safety."

Former Employee - Server says

"I worked at House of Blues part-time for less than a year Cons: Low tips on account of members receiving a $50 - $100 off coupon every month. Management makes no attempt to handle the servers receiving a 10-15% tip on a severely discounted check. Power trips among management. No attempt by management to curtail toxic behavior of back of house staff."

Former Employee - Executive Chef says

"I worked at House of Blues full-time for more than a year Cons: Pay Ever changing management Recipes are awful Inventory system is not useful"

Former Employee - Security Guard says

"I worked at House of Blues part-time for more than 5 years Cons: Dysfunctional. Just poorly run from the top down."

Current Employee - Security/Door Host says

"I have been working at House of Blues part-time for less than a year Cons: Management Director of Security Pay"

Former Employee - Director of Restaurants says

"I worked at House of Blues full-time for more than 3 years Cons: No growth potential. Nepotism at the top. Lacking ability to spot, reward and grow good employees. Key leadership lacks training and understanding of how Ops runs and subsequently drives the business and morale into the ground."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at House of Blues full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Everything else. Pay, management, working conditions, ect"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at House of Blues part-time Cons: Everything they do including the computer systems is from 1991"

Former Employee - Event Security says

"I worked at House of Blues part-time Cons: You get paid slave wages, NO OVERTIME even if it means working 12 plus hours, customers treat you like garbage for $10/hr, Livenation doesn't give a crap about their employees, lots of sketchy stuff going on, I'm certain Livenation is in violation of labor laws here."

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"I worked at House of Blues Cons: Get better training, expects you to learn everything within a week and if you don't pass their "training" will make you resign saying that you asked to quit."

Line Cook says

"I worked at House of Blues for more than a year Cons: to many dishes on menu"

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