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Great Concept with Opportunities to Advance and Grow

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at Eataly full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Work with an amazing team of dedicated individuals
Learn about Italian Culture and Slow Food
Opportunites to find you passion and grow with the company

Cons

It is a start up so Eataly is working on creating internal infrastructure and adjusting it so that it works best for the company and employees. This is to be expected with any start up and not necessarily a con but an opportunity to adapt to a changing environment and find best practices.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Start at the bottom...you'll stay at the bottom

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Eataly full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing food at all of the restaurants.

    Cons

    -No room for advancement. You will continuously be overlooked for promotions.
    -Low pay, long hours

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    If you love yourself at all avoid working here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Eataly full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Discounts on expensive italian gourmet foods.

    Cons

    During Hurricane Sandy they requested we use our own vacation time to cover a week lost of wages. This was for the hourly rate employees only, some 500 people. Salaried employees a small minority got paid. Some employees did not have vacation time at all which meant they would have to 'eat it' for that week of no power and no work. Eataly management "did not consider" paying employees at all at first. After about two weeks they gave everyone a flat rate, many at a lower rate than usual.

    Eataly NY does not give recognition, credit or value to the people that are doing great work and want to move ahead. They have consistently lost great people in all departments because of the refusal to give raises or better positions. Most departments in the store and cafe (not the kitchens) have no form of hierarchy therefore you will be stuck in a position even if you are overqualified and have done great work before until one is created for you or someone leaves (both highly unlikely). If you're not invited to happy hours with corporate don't expect to get recognized for your work here. They believe and quote, "Everyone is valuable, but not necessary."

    Communication issues abound. No one communicates what is going on resulting in double-work, delays and mistakes on the regular. Plans large and small are haphazardly put together by people playing at running a business.

    A job is a job, but this place is best avoided if you care about your well-being. Even Chefs have cried in bathrooms cursing this place. The worst family meal I've ever seen too. No one cares about anyone here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some structure, CARE ABOUT YOUR EMPLOYEES and pay your employees more money - you can afford it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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