Oregano's Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    The job is what you make it.

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Oregano's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun, fast-paced and allows or personal interactions. Work hard, build relationships, earn your tips, don't be lazy and you'll enjoy working at Oreganos. The place is always busy so embrace the fact that you have a good job at a busy/steady company.

    Cons

    Typical things/people that come with working in the restaurant setting. Don't get caught up in the drama and you'll be fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restaurants are team-based environments. I would consider more team-oriented encouragement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Overworked and micromanaged.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Oregano's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    2 days off in a row. Lively work environment most of the time.

    Cons

    Paid salary was for 45-50 hours, but often worked 70+ hours. Schedule changed weekly so it was difficult to adjust. Upper management had a tendency to micromanage staff and would often act vindictively. Benefits were given, then taken away, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let managers manage. Be honest about expectations, provide support and let the professionals do their job. Also, taking away employee benefits is not the best way to improve the bottom line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Keeps you busy

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Flagstaff, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Flagstaff, AZ

    I worked at Oregano's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fast-Pass
    Training is good
    Friendly Staff
    Hands on Customer relations
    Comparable compensation for the area

    Cons

    Terrible work-life balance
    Poor upper management
    Bonus are always 6 weeks late

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Not my favorite

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Server in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Oregano's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They value customer service above all else so you are sure to learn a lot about delivering outstanding customer service.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical culture (managers treat the rest of the employees like they're useless)
    Expected to know an insane amount about the restaurant (every single ingredient in every single dish, regardless of position)
    No job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect and they'll be more productive!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Fun environment, inconsistent pay

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Server in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Relaxed and playful environment, co-workers are trained to always help each other out and be very welcoming to guests. It has a friendly and positive atmosphere

    Cons

    Pay is inconsistent, over staffing of servers, bad sections, difficult to turn tables when food takes so long

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great Service for Guests, Horrible Managers

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    Former Employee - Server/Cashier  in  Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Server/Cashier in Tempe, AZ

    I worked at Oregano's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Decent Pay/Tips
    -Great Co-workers
    -Awesome Service/Food
    -Attainable Relocation around the valley

    Cons

    -Managers treat you horribly. Most of the time they are moody, rude and take it out on their employees
    -They say they have an open door policy, but depending on the day, the manager can fire you if they consider it 'being a bad sport' or 'complaining'
    -If your a student, it is hard to work around your schedule
    -Not a lot of room for advancement
    -Little to none employee discount on food

    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Where they don't want you to be yourself

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Server in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Oregano's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Sometimes good money, co workers were a lot of fun! Never a full moment in the restaurant biz. The company loved to promote from within.

    Cons

    Management was hit or miss, company allowed customers to walk all over them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The customer is not ALWAYS right

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great atmosphere, busy and popular restaurant that will make you money.

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Server in Tempe, AZ

    I have been working at Oregano's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great flexibility, good pay if you work for it,

    Cons

    Pay can also be inconsistent at certain times of day/week/year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Oregano's is a fast paced, lively environment that gives employees a challenging but rewarding jb

    Current Employee - Server  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Server in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Oregano's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is ample opportunity to make money as Oreganos is constantly busy and the family atmosphere means that bills are driven up

    Cons

    Oregano's can be a stressful environment for servers as you are forced to take care of a large number of tables in a very busy restaurant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to employees

  11.  

    Not bad but not great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Server in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Oregano's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers are cool for the most part, great menu, potential for great pay

    Cons

    Don't compromise with school schedules, younger managers leave open for favoritism, no breaks during shifts so you're up and moving for hours at a time, have to run food for everyone sometimes before your own which can be frustrating for your tables

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more flexible with school schedules

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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