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Dick Portillo
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Margate, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Margate, FL
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    I worked at Portillo's Restaurant Group full-time (More than 5 years)


    Great Pay,great benefits, great training, great management


    Make sure to be prepared to work every day,

    Advice to Management

    give all the employees free meals for themselves, not just management

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oak Brook, IL
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    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Portillo's Restaurant Group (Oak Brook, IL) in August 2015.


    Terrible candidate experience. I was brought into a conference room by the HR manager and her colleague (director of HR perhaps? She didn't introduce herself). The first thing they did was give me a one page document listing their benefits and they made it a point to stress that you need to complete 6 months of employment before accruing one week's vacation. They also made me immediately sign their background investigation form as well as their voluntary disability form. These forms are standard, but it was unusual they would make me sign them during the interview. As far as the actual interview, it felt rushed and I certainly didn't feel like they were interested in me from the very beginning. Both ladies were fairly unprofessional in the way they presented themselves and the opportunity, and I knew immediately I was overqualified to recruit for burger flippers and restaurant managers! I think I was there for about 25 minutes and was hurried out. They asked me if I knew how to find the door (lord forbid you'd actually escort your candidate out like a real HR professional) and I told them I'd manage. It was a total waste of my time Obviously I didn't get the job, nor did I want it. I received an email a couple of days later that was filled with typos and poor grammar saying they were going to move forward with candidates who "are a closer match to our skill set". Haha! Ok, good luck with that!

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Website www.portillos.com
Headquarters Oak Brook, IL
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1963
Type Company - Private
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

Meet the hot dog king of the Windy City. Portillo's Restaurant Group is best known as owner of Portillo's Hot Dogs, a quick-service chain offering hot dogs, char-broiled burgers, sandwiches, and crinkle-cut fries from about 45 uniquely decorated locations throughout Chicago and its suburbs. (It also has selected locations in Indiana and California.) Portillo's is a venerable institution that ships its products to fans around the world. The company also runs about a dozen casual-dining spots under the names Barnelli's Pasta Bowl, Key Wester, Luigi's ... More

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