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Great food, terrible corporate feel.

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Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Grand Rapids, MI
Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Grand Rapids, MI

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The food is amazing and the commitment to quality is excellent. All of my team members are like my family and the service is consistent.

Cons

The corporation has their hand in EVERYTHING. "Anything goes" is ridiculously taken advantage of by customers and the clientele includes people who can't afford to eat at a real nice restaurant but don't want to go to Red Lobster.

Advice to Management

Trust your employees and give them free reign once in a while. Back up your employees when the customer is being ridiculous and out of line, instead of giving the customer free food.

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  1. Truth about Carrabba's

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    Former Employee - Host in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Host in New York, NY

    I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible schedules, nice managers, neat atmosphere, room for advancement, meal compensation benefits, nice coworkers.

    Cons

    You have to pass a menu test in order to work here (which you have to cheat on in order to pass).

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps upper management should take the menu test without proper training. It's impossible to pass. Corporate officials are always out-of-touch with reality and you should not need to know every single ingredient in every single thing in order to just he a hostess or host. I'm pretty sure you can have good hosts who simply don't know EVERY single thing off of the ingredients list.

  2. Bartender

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tips and friendly co-workers (cooks, servers, bartenders)

    Cons

    management was very one-sided, low benefits

    Advice to Management

    pay more attention to your employees and treat everyone equally

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