Carrabba's Italian Grill

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It is what it is.

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Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Tampa, FL
Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Tampa, FL

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

Pros

Decent employer, clientel. Gets busy quick, people tip well, people work together. Good discount.

Cons

It's a restaurant... Can't make enough to live a decent life, dead-end, dirty, redundant.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Realize most of staff doesn't want to make this a career.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good Operations. Tough to move up

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Amherst, NY
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Amherst, NY

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

    Pros

    Great Food
    Fast-Paced
    Great experience (due to the open line)
    Pay is better than many chain restaurants

    Cons

    Very little advancement opportunities
    Stressful
    Pay is low for intensity and stress of operation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that although labor and food cost are extremely important to company numbers, there is a great deal of pressure on managers and employees to pick up slack because cooks/servers/bussers/dishwashers are being sent home to meet labor requirements. An extra set of hands often helps everyone mentally and helps the restaurant run smoother.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's like this

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    Former Employee - Multiple Jobs in Canton, MI
    Former Employee - Multiple Jobs in Canton, MI

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

    Pros

    Get plenty of hours
    Hard-working employees are recognized
    I don't know about all Carrabba's, but the one I worked for made lunch for employees
    So and so with management
    Good team-building

    Cons

    At one point I was scheduled everyday for a month plus
    Not enough pay for as hard as I worked
    Management played favorites (a lot)
    Impossibly busy winters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees about how the company can improve, I left because no one in management was concerned about the struggles I was having. I told them I was working too many hours with not enough pay. Their reply, work less hours. This made me mad, because I couldn't work less hours because I wasn't paid enough to pay my bills. Even with the obscene 14 hr days I was still in the hole, and I didn't have very high bills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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