Carrabba's Italian Grill
3.6 of 5 117 reviews
www.carrabbas.com Tampa, FL

Carrabba's Italian Grill Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014

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77% Approve of the CEO

Carrabba's Italian Grill President Steve Shlemon

Steve Shlemon

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72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great, easy to pick up on

Server (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill part-time for less than a year

ProsScheduling flexibility, room to progress

Consif the restaurant is slow, it's tough to make money

Advice to Senior Managementstop scheduling so many people on slow days

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Bartender

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I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill

ProsTips and friendly co-workers (cooks, servers, bartenders)

Consmanagement was very one-sided, low benefits

Advice to Senior Managementpay more attention to your employees and treat everyone equally

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

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good, fast pace

Server (Current Employee)
Troy, OH

I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill part-time for more than a year

Prosfast pace, good tips, flexible hours, good managers

Conslots of training, bad tips on some days

Advice to Senior Managementyou are doing good keep it up

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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"Great place to broaden food and wine knowledge as a server

Server/Bartender (Former Employee)
Ellicott City, MD

I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat, made-from-scratch food that you feel happy to describe and serve to guests
Flexible schedule
Possible to move-up in restaurant i.e. bartender, shift supervisor
Employees treated well, respected, appreciated
Good training and continued refreshing of food and beverage knowledge.

ConsIt's a restaurant job so the expectation to handle a fast-paced, high-stress work environment applies here.

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

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Life of a Server

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill

ProsFlexible schedule, ability to make a decent wage, and supplies good quality food which makes the job that much easier

Conslate nights and weekends must be worked in order to make a livable bank. The ceiling is low unless you enter management, but that is to be expected.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe amount of coupons and deals being offered now are constantly being introduced, with many of the special offers over lapping. It may be helping from the corporate standpoint, but by numbing the essence of Carrabba's the company is slowly losing its stature and draining the pockets of the hourly front of the house staff.

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It was an overall good experience.

Server/Bartender (Former Employee)
Nottingham, MD

I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill part-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexibility / Benefits (insurance) / Shared Discounts at other restaurants. It was my first time as a server and I was able to learn - bartending/key/expediting.

ConsNot many. Some bad clientelle, and rigid management at times.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A Great company to grow with.

Proprietor (Current Employee)
Fredericksburg, VA

I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat training, pay, product and people

ConsMale dominant workplace - not always consistent on policies

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

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Good Restaurant

Server (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat food, Great discount, transferring very easy.

ConsSometimes bad management, guests can be difficult depending on area.

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

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Great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill full-time

ProsThere is a lot of opportunities if you do your job correctly and efficiently.

ConsLocation can hurt your income.

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

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Palm Bay, FL

I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill part-time for more than a year

ProsFun co-workers and management, meal discounts

ConsLittle to no breaks, crappy pay (tips aren't that great during lunch time), moving up often takes a few years of employment

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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