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One of the best things to ever happen to me!

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Server/Bartender
Current Employee - Server/Bartender

I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Flexible Scheduling, half off employee food, twenty-five percent off blooming brands restaurants. If you are driven and outgoing you have the opportunity to advance very quickly. If you are trusted the company will let you work almost any position that you want to learn. If you work the average of 32 hours for 6 months after being there for a year you obtain a paid vacation. The company makes it very easy to relocate if want to also if you leave the company then it is easy to come back.

Cons

Depending on position it makes it harder to get off at the last minute. It is a socially driven job meaning that if you are not sociable then you are less likely to advance in the company. Every location is different and you can not apply these pros or cons to every store. I have heard horror stories from some stores and praises from other stores.

Advice to Management

The corporate offices should try to ensure that their managers follow company policies more properly. Most managers and partners are appropriate but some of the managers sexually harass the employees and make inappropriate gestures.

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  1. Poorly managed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Boca Raton, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Because it is a seasonal area, when season hits (usually late November to April) there was consistency in the clientele. Good discount when you eat in your home restaurant. The staff is very friendly and you get paid every day.

    Cons

    Poor management and treatment of employees. Working lunch shift is a waste of time because of the lack of business. Had more issues with kitchen mistakes or other uncontrollable factors. Also, the boca clientele knows what they can get away with and they take advantage. Failure to schedule in your availbility and requires you to get the shift covered even if it isnt in your availability.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to each other and get on a solid game plan so you can deliver clear direction to your staff. Lead by example.


  2. Definitely better than some food service jobs.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Car Side
    Former Employee - Car Side

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay if you're in a tipped position
    You'll eat plenty of pretty good food
    It's a fairly social culture
    Flexible Scheduling system

    Cons

    Obnoxious training procedures and tests
    Fairly low level of respect
    Goofy / borderline bizarre corporate level activity
    Food quality / overall concept have been sacrificed for cutting costs

    Advice to Management

    In my experience, there were certain entrenched employees, individuals who had been with the restaurant for years that we're prone to acting like management, and manipulating the actual management. You must pay attention to those who may be poisoning the employee culture and correct those issues effectively.


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