We believe our associate’s experience is equally as important as our guest’s experience. Our associate's happiness and growth is the key ingredient to our success. We hire happy people! Find your happiness at Rusty Bucket!
Our restaurants represent our founder’s vision of genuine hospitality: friendly service in a relaxed setting. In order for our associates to bring this vision to life for our guests, they must feel supported by our team and share our commitment to our values and goals. We put our associates first and in turn, they take great care of our guests!
Bucket Life is our definition of “The Good Life.” It encompasses the company’s culture and philosophies and is supported daily by the following elements:
Commitment to Quality
Dedication to Local Communities
The Answer is Yes! Communities
The first and most important focus of our Culture is to engage every Associate with a shared commitment to our values, goals, and management process. Essentially our Associates at every level need to understand the answers to the following questions:
WHO ARE WE?
We are “a fun, fast, friendly neighborhood tavern.”
WHY ARE WE IN BUSINESS?
To develop a successful restaurant company that can provide growth opportunities for the business and every associate.
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE?
To make “Raving Fans” of our Associates, Guests, purveyors, partners, and the communities in which we do business.
WHAT IS OUR PLEDGE?
To create a diverse, inclusive and equitable environment where all are valued, welcomed, heard, and supported.
OUR WHOLE COMMITMENT
Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern is comprised of unique individuals who contribute to the synergy of a thriving organization built on hospitality. Our WHOLE Commitment is a collaborative partnership between all Associates to inspire and support one another. Rusty Bucket’s inclusive culture based on our core philosophies, advocates awareness, sensitivity, and fairness, so all Associates feel welcome, heard, and valued. We are committed to understanding different perspectives with curiosity and respect, which will allow us to grow together and achieve our full potential.
We believe in taking care of our associates! Along with work-life balance, career development & positive workplace, we offer outstanding benefits to both hourly & salaried associates.
- Health, Dental and Vision insurance options
- Vacation days
- Closed holidays (new year’s day, memorial day, independence day, labor day, thanksgiving, christmas eve & christmas day and superbowl sunday night)
- Wellness Gym Membership Discount
- Dining discount at all Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern and Cameron Mitchell restaurants
- Complimentary soup + salad each shift
- Quick growth opportunities
*Some restrictions apply based on tenure and average hours worked. Insurance benefits are offered to full-time (30+ hours/week) associates after a 60-day waiting period. Vacation time is offered after one year of employment and 401k offered after six months of employment.
- Health, dental and vision insurance
- Quarterly bonuses
- Paid time off! Vacation, personal and sick days
- Paid holidays off + we’re closed superbowl sunday night
- Flexible dependent and health spending accounts
- 401 (k)
- Short & long-term disability
- Company-paid life insurance
- Associate assistance program (eap)
- Section 125 plan
- Discounts galore! Including gym memberships, home and auto insurance
- House charge account (aka free money!)
- Dining discounts at all rusty bucket restaurant & tavern and Cameron Mitchell restaurants
- Relocation assistance
- Maternity & Paternity leave
- Bereavement leave
We strive to mentor, train and develop our associates for their next opportunity at every level. Build your leadership and technical skills at Rusty Bucket! We look forward to helping you become your future self as you map out your road trip to success as a Bucket-Lifer!
The future leader program teaches you the general knowledge of our restaurant operations, leadership style and the ability to say ‘the answer is yes, what is the question?' to everyone we come in contact with. The program was created to assist associates with little to zero previous management experience, giving them the time to learn the necessary skill set to be successful as a manager. Each associate will continue to work their hourly position while training to be a future leader.
The future leader program is a very unique benefit offered to all associates interested in growing their careers in this exciting industry. To be a successful future leader, you must be self-drive to take your experience and career to the next level. Each associate's journey is different based on their commitment and knowledge to the program. We promise you, it’s worth the ride! What are you waiting for?!
We are a "ProStart® Preferred Partner" for the Ohio Restaurant Association Education Foundation. The ProStart® program was developed to increase the quality and employability of today's high school students studying Hospitality and Culinary Arts.
From the charitable donations from our annual golf outing, Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern presents a scholarship to a deserving ProStart student each year at the “Celebration of the Stars,” held in Columbus, Ohio.
For more information on ProStart®, please visit their website at www.oraef.org
"The fun, fast-paced and friendly environment of the Rusty Bucket is perfect for me!"Theresa, Worthington Rusty Bucket