Carino's Italian Grill

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Updated Jul 11, 2014

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3.5 21 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

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Creed L. Ford III

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61% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good people, but complete lack of vision and leadership

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people, loyal restaurant operators, decent product.

    ConsZero leadership - no one is running the actual business.

    Nepotism is keeping this company from getting better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire. Sell the company. Something. This company needs a President/leader who's actually going to come to work every day, and define and execute a vision. You need to wipe the slate clean and redefine your brand - the Johnny Carino's brand is a complete mess which is why you have been bleeding sales for the last few years. Without drastic and significant changes in leadership and brand, this restaurant will continue to decline.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The pay and bennies weren't bad........

    Restaurant Manager (Former Employee) Fargo, ND

    ProsThe monthly bonuses were nice perks and some of the managers were great to work with.

    ConsUpper management left the learning up to us, and offered little knowledge in some cases. No room for growth due to size of company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn the job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Overall Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAdvancement / Quality of life/ sometimes pay

    ConsLocation, amount of management in the restaurant

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    A restaurant's success is in it's employees....tho sometimes executives forget that.

    Server (Former Employee) Kansas City, KS

    ProsFlexible hours, transfer ease, relaxed atmosphere both for the customer and the employees, great coworkers and teamwork focused serving staff.

    ConsDistracted management, unapproachable superiors, lack of appreciativeness of upper management, focuses on "the numbers" and not the people.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease realize that the "customer is always right" doesn't always mean comping their food, and truly focus on the customer as a whole. Don't spend so much time worrying about what the area director thinks for the three hours he's in the building, and more time focused on the customers that are the reason we remain open, and those customers will not only keep coming back, but will bring new business with them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a great stepping stone for me, I am glad I made the move and at the time I did.

    Assistant General Manager (Former Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsGreat job to learn the basics, had a great learning experience with the training program and the culture used to be awesome.

    ConsNo growth for people who are promoted from within. This used to be a huge part of the culture but this shifted to hire more outside employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Meh

    Server (Former Employee) Durham, NC

    ProsIt was sometimes fun, they had contests, sometimes let you eat food. It wasn't all terrible.

    ConsThe managers were definitely their own "clique"
    Restaurant was never busy enough to make tips
    Didn't do a good job of training

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter training program
    Improve Morale

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood starting place to gain experience with interacting with all sorts of people.

    ConsDidn't care for some of the assistant managers and their lack of professionalism.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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