Carrabba's Italian Grill Reviews

Updated April 2, 2015
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  1. Flexible college schedule

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill

    Pros

    Most locations are open in the evenings only except for on weekends, learn to multitask, interacting with people on a daily basis, not any sit still moments

    Cons

    Some shifts to pay your dues like cocktail serving on a busy Friday or Saturday night and you don't make much money

  2. Love working here.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    50% employee discount. 25% off at Outback, Fleming's, and Bonefish.

    Cons

    Rude customers, long hours, stressful at times.

  3. Server

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    Current Employee - Server in Coral Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Coral Springs, FL

    I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone works together as a team as long as you are not a slacker and you put in an effort at your job.

    Cons

    No insurance and no benefits for servers

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your good employees and get rid of the ones who aren't doing their share and are providing poor service.

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  5. Carrabba's - Avondale, Great Opportunity, Bad Management

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    Former Employee - Server in Avondale, AZ
    Former Employee - Server in Avondale, AZ

    I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    *Steady Income
    *Opportunity to work as much as you want (if you are in the right clique)
    *Great co-workers

    Cons

    *High Turnover (you're always picking up the slack for someone new)
    *Management is only "present" when corporate is in town
    *Favoritism runs rampant in this location.
    *Quality of Service and Talent is not recognized or rewarded

    Advice to Management

    Clean house . . . see your service scores slipping?? Replace all of your training staff and key employees with competent and passionate people that care about the company and its future.

  6. Carrabbas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill

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

    Pros

    Friendship, skill building, people skills

    Cons

    favoritism, stressful, customers can make you hate people

  7. Best in teamwork!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Server in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Family friendly, promotes teamwork environment, extremely clean.

    Cons

    Slow summers make it hard to stay long term.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the quality of service that Carrabbas was known for. Carrabbas is slowly leaning toward a more casual dining experience and customers are noticing.

  8. love the company great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Secaucus, NJ

    I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    very exciting restaurant to work for love the concept pay was very well love the corporation

    Cons

    some of the challenges was they look for you to finish job at a certain time what's a good challenge

    Advice to Management

    they did hire management within the company you could be operating partner

  9. Hostess

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Hostess in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay. Flexible hours. Fifty percent discount on all foods and free food at the end of the night.

    Cons

    Servers can be rude. Not the best environment for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Can be overbearing at times.

  10. Great Partnership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Partner in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Managing Partner in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The managing partner program is good, It has average hours but the food quality is really good. I traveled to several cities training which was a bonus

    Cons

    Alot of teh store are not as profitable as they should be so the bonus structure can be hit and miss

  11. Learned so much

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill

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

    Pros

    Great company to learn skills and build character.

    Cons

    Needs to present more opportunity to women.

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