Carino's Italian Grill
3.6 of 5 20 reviews
www.carinos.com Austin, TX 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Mar 14, 2014

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3.6 20 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

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Creed L. Ford III

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65% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A lot is required from lower paid positions.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Carino's Italian Grill

ProsAlways a young fun staff, great corporate structure with many resources available for any help needed. The food is great and the process by which food safety and quality is met is very streamlined creating confidence in your position because there is always an answer somewhere.

ConsThere are long hours and late nights, slightly limited in what you can and cannot do for guest recovery, advertising, community involvement, and advertising because of the corporate structure. Managing young wait staff can be tedious. A lot of extra cleaning and detail wokr is required by lower paid staff in order to ensure lower costs and to make up for the fact that they pay no outside vendors to attend to any cleaning in the restaurant so servers and cooks and bussers have to maintain all facilities.

Advice to Senior ManagementA couple more dollars spent on abor during the day would go a long way in ensuring that the restaurant facilities were maintained properly and that guests are properly cared for. An extra couple of servers or an extra host or busser may cost us a couple of dollars in profit for that day, but a guest that does not come back because they did not have good service or food because the FOH and BOH are more worried about their cleaning responsibilties than they are about taking care of them can cost quite a bit in money we will never see because those guests never came back.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good server job for Modesto

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Modesto, CA

I worked at Carino's Italian Grill

ProsScheduling was flexible, management was easy and friendly, nice customers, easy job.

ConsNot enough shifts offered, cost-of-living doesn't meet enough business to make it sustainable. Most people have 2nd jobs.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement was great, no problems.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good people. No business.

Server (Current Employee)
Missouri City, TX

I have been working at Carino's Italian Grill

ProsExtremely nice and helpful people.
Somewhat flexible hours with the hotschedule system.

ConsLow base wage.
Afternoons are dead.
Fluctuating business, but usually pretty low

Advice to Senior ManagementBe friendlier to servers. Be more patient. It's your job to fix things when others can't.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a place with a future

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Carino's Italian Grill

ProsMany great people but most were pushed out

ConsWildly inconsistent management like working at a different place everyday. Isolated micromanagers at the top who believed they had all of the answers when they had none.

Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to school and learn something. Your skill sets stopped evolving 20 years ago. At least read a book or too. And, listen to the few good employees you have left,

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Carino's

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at Carino's Italian Grill

ProsGreat people, fun culture, dynamic enviornment

ConsRecession hit hard, a lot of transition at the moment

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to serve great quality food and ensure that over cutting corners and Carino's will be victorious.

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Not a bad place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Piscataway, NJ

I worked at Carino's Italian Grill

ProsGood people. All scheduling done online so it was easy to switch shifts, request off, etc. If you wanted to train for management they were pretty open to promotions as long as you were a good employee. Decent benefits package for hourly employees.

ConsMost of the managers are very young and inexperienced. The training program is very confusing.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees.

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Good Experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Carino's Italian Grill part-time

ProsGood starting place to gain experience with interacting with all sorts of people.

ConsDidn't care for some of the assistant managers and their lack of professionalism.

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

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Carino's Italian Grill

ProsConsistent
Great managers
Opportunities to advance
Clean restaurants
Great guests

ConsSome of the requirements of the restaurant are almost impossible to meet sometimes. And the random stop-throughs at inconvenient times really are stressful when you're trying to do your job.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep an eye out for the managers that take their employees for granted or play favorites. I noticed this among my store #.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Carino's Italian Grill

ProsGreat work hours and good pay

ConsWorked every Sunday so GM could have the day off

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Server (Former Employee)

I worked at Carino's Italian Grill

Prosyou can get a good schedule, great employees, and overall its an easy job

Consusually the cutomers are the only cons

Advice to Senior Managementoverall pretty cool place to work not really the best clientele base but that depends on the area your in

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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