Il Fornaio

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Il Fornaio Reviews

Updated January 14, 2015
Updated January 14, 2015
6 Reviews
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6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great staff, friendly enviornment

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    Current Employee - Server in Del Mar, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Del Mar, CA

    I have been working at Il Fornaio full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good money, nice staff and nice customers. Has a great view and when it's busy there is a lot of opportunity to make a lot of money. Also has great looking people coming in.

    Cons

    Not the best management, management went downhill starting from the head chef and general manager. Miss old management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring your passion back, and treat your staff better. Corporate management should learn to care about the people that are making them money, it doesn't make sense that the CEO is the only person who comes to the restaurant and greets the employees and shakes their hand. That little gesture increases morale a TON. This does not pertain to the President Beatrice or the CEO Hislop, they are AMAZING.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Hostess

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Il Fornaio part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    My manager only lets me work weekends (sat and sun) 9:30-3:00. My tips can range from 30-70 from one shift. Usually reflects on if it's busy or not. Free food and drinks. Get to meet a lot of people, such as the CEO.

    Cons

    Manager doesn't let me get much time off so I can go home since I am away for college. I would love more hours.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty good

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    Former Employee - Hostess in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Hostess in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Il Fornaio part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Treat employees pretty well, feels like a community

    Cons

    No room to move up

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    il fornaio

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    Former Employee - Waitstaff in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Waitstaff in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Il Fornaio

    Pros

    great environment to work in

    Cons

    multitasking though some jobs dont require it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encountered all types of managers, some that were pretenious others that shared their life experiences and made coming to work fun. same with customers going to encounter all types

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good restaurant to work for if you are in the industry.

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    Current Employee - Bartender in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Bartender in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Il Fornaio

    Pros

    Very flexible with vacations and time off when needed.
    Informative meetings to learn more about wines and cocktails.
    Great regional monthy menu program for diners.

    Cons

    Can be stressful during holidays.
    They don't allow overtime.
    No raises given after years of work.
    Vacations are not paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work and quality service focus.
    Try to bring in paid vacations.
    Try to bring back 5 year accrued bonuses.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fantastic people in a fun and dynamic atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are fantastic and the company has a very forward looking energy. Attention to detail and high levels of service keep you on your toes!

    Cons

    It was difficult to implement change. Also a bit too by the book sometimes in the way situations were handled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to take risks and make changes, its the only way to be a path finder in the industry!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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