D'Amico & Partners

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Rapid Downhill Slide

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

I worked at D'Amico & Partners

Pros

Despite what one other review said, where I worked it was a "famiglia." Great people, and a supportive and friendly environment. Management was friendly and available and helpful. Work was a pleasure because of the cooperation and camaraderie amongst staff and the strong work ethic of everyone there.

Cons

No loyalty. Good employees with great work ethics were discarded and treated with terrible disrespect. It is not just the food that makes a great restaurant--no matter how good the food is, it is the wait staff that presents it and that sells customers on buying. It is their attitude and competence that makes the experience complete. D'Amico needs to start respecting their waitstaff and trusting them to do their jobs, or they will lose not only the staff, but also the customer base that came to see those servers who made the experience great.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep your good workers, and if you want a true "famiglia," start treating loyal employees with some respect, which includes trusting people to do their jobs without breathing down their necks, paying them on time (and paying them their tips), and realizing that a team is a team for a reason, and breaking up a team that performs well together is most often disastrous.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Still a good company, but. . .

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    Current Employee - In the Kitchen in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - In the Kitchen in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at D'Amico & Partners

    Pros

    It is a great place to meet dedicated, quality people in the field. A huge amount of ex-D'Amico employees litter the landscape of Minnesota.

    Cons

    It's not what it once was. They've gotten big, but still don't understand some of the necessary, professional ways to treat their people. Their senior management seems to be hired/moved around for no reason other than how well they get along with Richard. Quality is not the point - kissing backsides is. There are no effective checks on what Richard thinks - so don't bother disagreeing with him, even if he has no idea what he's doing!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Knock off the "Famiglia" nonsense. It's a bunch of hooey.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Still the place to be

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at D'Amico & Partners

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business. Still a well known, respected and revered place to eat.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from upper levels of management. Lack of flexibility in this field but less flexibility in this org than many. There are very few benefits offered and special employee programs are sporadic and don't always get the follow through they should have to make them successful employee programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing and nurturing new concepts and new restaurants in Minneapolis St. Paul, but don't lose focus on what you've already built.

    Approves of CEO
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