Giordano's Pizza
3.6 of 5 8 reviews
www.giordanos.com Chicago, IL 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Mar 23, 2014

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Waiter (Current Employee)
Tampa, FL

I have been working at Giordano's Pizza full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat food, good culture, made great money. I met a lot of friends that I still have to this day

ConsSome disorganization. A large amount of food waste. Managers had a difficult time getting staff on board and motivated to fulfill company goals. Location ended up closing and many employees lost their jobs

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on controlling excess waste and training managers

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Fast paced, challenging, never dull.

Manager (Former Employee)
Rosemont, IL

I worked at Giordano's Pizza full-time for more than 8 years

ProsClose knit "family" environment among the employees.

ConsCorporate overkill. Too much paperwork and not enough hands on customer interaction.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn what your employees job entails.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great employer, very personal, and pays ethically

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Giordano's Pizza

Pros-Tips are distributed fairly and reviewed by the employee
-Friendly and comfortable atmosphere
-Not a lot of corporate influence
-Pay is above minimum
-Free soft drinks and occasional food

Cons-Can work late on some nights, but that is to be expected

Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice would be to keep the restaurants as is, and do not stick the corporate influence into the restaurants. I have seen other companies become worse because of corporate influence.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice restaurant. Staff/management friendly. Food awesome

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Giordano's Pizza full-time for less than a year

ProsEmployee discounts! I worked here for 6 months and ate pizza on a daily basis. Loved it.

ConsOccaisionally understaffed, especially during lunch. Also, when I worked there the tables were not set up in sections, and guests could choose where they wanted to sit. The result was you could end up assigned to tables on opposite sides of the restaurant which meant a lot of needless running back and forth.

Advice to Senior ManagementSplit the dining room up in sections and assign one server per section.

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Good money, bad management

Server (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Giordano's Pizza full-time for more than 3 years

Prosearn good money, friendly environment

ConsHard work and lots of overtime

Advice to Senior ManagementYou should try to monitor closely store management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Diminishing

Delivery Driver (Current Employee)
Lake Zurich, IL

I have been working at Giordano's Pizza as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsWhen I first started here, I made a ridiculous amount of money on tips.
Easy job

ConsNew management chased away all old customers
Raised prices along with lowering customer service quality

Advice to Senior ManagementCare about the place you own. Other people are depending on your business to make them money as well. If you can't make your customers and employees happy, you shouldn't be taking vacations every other weekend while your business fails under you because you don't really care.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Staff, Fun Atmosphere, Good job while a college student

Phone Clerk (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Giordano's Pizza full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat team work, a lot of interaction with people from all around the world, flexibility of work hours, Gain experience how to provide customer service, Good pay for Chicago for a position from this sort.

ConsA lot of work hours a week, No tips, Computer system is kind of old.

Advice to Senior ManagementLower management is careless about the problems at the restaurant.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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No thank you.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Giordano's Pizza full-time

ProsPretty organized and non panicky during busy times. Sorry, but other than working with pretty nice people, not much.

ConsNepotism. It's probably the reason this company is in trouble. Idiotic district managers that can hardly write in English but drive needlessly over the top luxury company cars (this was the case when I was there anyway). Store managers set up sweetheart deals with area bars only they benefit from. Pretty much a free for all.

Advice to Senior ManagementI figure it is too late for any advice. Giordano's has run aground financially anyway. Not shocking.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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