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Buona Companies Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014

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4.0 4 reviews

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    One of the best Restaurants I've had the privilege of managing

    Co-Manager (Current Employee) Bolingbrook, IL

    ProsIt is a family owned company with the family very active in the operations of the company. This means that your work means something to them and that good work gets recognized. They have a fantastic menu and a great customer base.

    ConsOther than the obvious difficulty of finding good employees, there were often communication issues. But that is to be expected anywhere you go. There certainly were a lot of "moving parts" to operations and I doubt that will change in the next several years

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvertise. I continue to believe that Buona has a far better menu than its competitors. I just didn't see the sales. The company is still expanding and gaining capital, but sales were never near where I expected.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best job I ever had but I screwed up.

    General Manager (Former Employee) Berwyn, IL

    ProsGreat support, most doors always open, competitive salary, you work hard Wish I could go back

    ConsThey seem to forget that it is not only the family that makes the company, some people talk a good game and they are believed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not forget how you got to where you are and who helped you to get there. I am sorry!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard knocks, winner-take-all restaurant business experience, fighting for every dime

    Cashier (Former Employee) Hillside, IL

    ProsGood enforcement of profit building policies
    Highly competitive
    Excellent product
    Higher end clientele

    ConsThe strict rules can be stressful and discourage personality
    Favorites are played
    Expensive
    Management swaps restaurant in 2 - 4 year cycles. Good for the managers, bad for the grunt employees who have to start over with someone new.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the family happy and you will be rewarded

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

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    Overall Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood People, Good Food, Family Business

    ConsFamily business run on the corporate level

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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