Papa Gino's Holdings Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Pros
  • there are some great people who work there (in 4 reviews)

  • The people who work there are great people (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Food is over-priced, team members used to get free meals, now they get only 50% off (in 4 reviews)

  • They have recently changed upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Crew Member

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Papa Gino's Holdings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good tips. You can make 30 bucks in tips in a really good day. The owners are really friendly and nice.

    Cons

    Long hours and weekends are mandatory. Pretty much if you won't work both Saturday and sunday, your fired.

    Advice to Management

    Give the workers a break. I cut my finger so many times there to the bone and was told to keep working. No one is going to want to work for you if you treat them like slaves.


  2. Don't do it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Nashua, NH

    I worked at Papa Gino's Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, sometimes.
    My GM was supportive.

    Cons

    No employee perks.
    No incentives.
    All my coworkers would rather get high than do their jobs.
    HR doesn't respond to regular employees.

    Advice to Management

    Find people to work there that aren't scum of the earth and reward those who do their jobs.


  3. The worst place to work at.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Server in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Papa Gino's Holdings part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Discounts on food, some good coworkers and friendly guests of the restaurant.

    Cons

    Managers treat wait personal as trash, abuse them verbally.
    Absolutely ridiculous wage.
    Dinner rush gets out of hand and is very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people better.


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  5. Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Haverhill, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Haverhill, MA

    I have been working at Papa Gino's Holdings (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable work that's about it.

    Cons

    Non stop changes, they treat their employees awful!

    Advice to Management

    Care about your management!


  6. Some good years, some not so good years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Papa Gino's Holdings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great relationships with guests, tenured employees in corporate office are always welcoming.

    Cons

    Never a 48 hour work week, long hours on weekends, 12+ hour days. hard to schedule a vacation at times.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team members, quality of life is very important, You have many loyal, dedicated employees, reward that with a good job sometimes.


  7. This company treats their management team members terrible.

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

    I worked at Papa Gino's Holdings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a job that pays the bills.

    Cons

    Ridiculous hours and obnoxious upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you did before the company was sold to the present owners.


  8. Love Papa Gino's employees, but dead end job.

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

    I have been working at Papa Gino's Holdings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and good place to gain work experience.

    Cons

    As with any restaurant career. Long hours, weekends and holidays are most likely required, low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Improve work/life balance.


  9. Alright

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Papa Gino's Holdings

    Pros

    There is good flexibility of hours, good range of hours that can be worked, other employees tend to be easy to work with, and the work itself is not very difficult.

    Cons

    Pay raise is highly unlikely, dinner and lunch rushes can become very stressful and unpredictable.


  10. have learned a great deal over 28 years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training District Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Training District Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Papa Gino's Holdings full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    personal growth ability to advance in first 20 years of career.
    meeting and developing people
    ability to provided leadership solve problem
    assist with development of other district manager and managers

    Cons

    advancement not growing
    company trying o sell making dramatic changes as part of sale
    dont value people


  11. Fun atmosphere and nice people made a stressful job enjoyable

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bench Cook in Middletown, RI
    Former Employee - Bench Cook in Middletown, RI

    I worked at Papa Gino's Holdings part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hours form well around classes while in school.

    Cons

    Barely above minimum wage, work to late at night, stressful environment.



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