Buona Companies

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Buona Companies Reviews

Updated April 9, 2014
Updated April 9, 2014
4 Reviews
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4 Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Manager  in  Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Bolingbrook, IL

    I have been working at Buona Companies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

    Other 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 ManagementAdvice

    Advertise. 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best job I ever had but I screwed up.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Berwyn, IL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Berwyn, IL

    I worked at Buona Companies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Hillside, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Hillside, IL

    I worked at Buona Companies part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep the family happy and you will be rewarded

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall Good Company

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Buona Companies

    Pros

    Good People, Good Food, Family Business

    Cons

    Family business run on the corporate level

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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