Carrabba's Italian Grill Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Great food you can feel good about serving and talking about (in 13 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, ability to make a decent wage, and supplies good quality food which makes the job that much easier (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • It would be great for employees to have a chance to make money during that time of day (in 6 reviews)

  • The servers with seniority just leave stack of unsorted dishes and won't complete side work (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Excellent Food, Service, Ambiance and Mangement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill

    Pros

    Chicken Bryan. Speidino De Mare, Rigatoni Martino..... Need I say More ???

    Cons

    Employee meal and Insurance changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Consistent money derived from a lot of regulars

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill

    Pros

    Regulars are consistent and location of my store is ideal for conventions and large parties.

    Cons

    Coworkers are drama filled at times, similar to high school.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Server

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    Current Employee - Server in Coral Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Coral Springs, FL

    I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill

    Pros

    Everyone works together as a team as long as you are not a slacker and you put in an effort at your job.

    Cons

    No insurance and no benefits for servers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your good employees and get rid of the ones who aren't doing their share and are providing poor service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Carrabba's - Avondale, Great Opportunity, Bad Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Avondale, AZ
    Former Employee - Server in Avondale, AZ

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

    Pros

    *Steady Income
    *Opportunity to work as much as you want (if you are in the right clique)
    *Great co-workers

    Cons

    *High Turnover (you're always picking up the slack for someone new)
    *Management is only "present" when corporate is in town
    *Favoritism runs rampant in this location.
    *Quality of Service and Talent is not recognized or rewarded

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house . . . see your service scores slipping?? Replace all of your training staff and key employees with competent and passionate people that care about the company and its future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Carrabbas

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill

    Pros

    Friendship, skill building, people skills

    Cons

    favoritism, stressful, customers can make you hate people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Best in teamwork!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Server in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Family friendly, promotes teamwork environment, extremely clean.

    Cons

    Slow summers make it hard to stay long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the quality of service that Carrabbas was known for. Carrabbas is slowly leaning toward a more casual dining experience and customers are noticing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. Waiter

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    Former Employee - Waiter in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Waiter in Novi, MI

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the money and interaction with the customers. For the most part the people who come to dine here are nice. Very flexible with hours.

    Cons

    Nights and weekends are a requirement. The management staff was cool but the owner can be very rude and unapproachable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as if they are apart of a team and you appreciate what they do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. love the company great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Secaucus, NJ
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Secaucus, NJ

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

    Pros

    very exciting restaurant to work for love the concept pay was very well love the corporation

    Cons

    some of the challenges was they look for you to finish job at a certain time what's a good challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they did hire management within the company you could be operating partner

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Hostess

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Hostess in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill

    Pros

    Good pay. Flexible hours. Fifty percent discount on all foods and free food at the end of the night.

    Cons

    Servers can be rude. Not the best environment for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can be overbearing at times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Great Partnership

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Partner in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Managing Partner in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The managing partner program is good, It has average hours but the food quality is really good. I traveled to several cities training which was a bonus

    Cons

    Alot of teh store are not as profitable as they should be so the bonus structure can be hit and miss

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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