Pappasito's Cantina

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Pappasito's Cantina Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
28 Reviews
3.3
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great management, good benefits, overall unmatched life experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Waiter/Bartender in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Head Waiter/Bartender in Houston, TX

    I worked at Pappasito's Cantina full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of room for growth, this company prefers to promote and bring up management from within its existing staff pool. The training programs are thorough and in-depth, I felt ready once complete. Goal based programs are motivational. After working for the company for 5 years, I can honestly say that I walked away with life experience that I use daily, even at my current corporate, non-restaurant job.
    This job is ideal if you're putting yourself through school, the management worked around school schedules, and even helped with school expenses.

    Cons

    Working on holidays is mandatory, and say good-bye to your weekends. Although that's the case with any restaurant or retail job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're not happy, leave. The staff looks to you for guidance, and feed off of your energy - positive or negative. Cultivating a positive environment is essential to the culture of a restaurant. It's necessary for you to put on a mask sometimes, but the staff and restaurant will benefit from it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    A good experience with great co-workers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Pappasito's Cantina part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    A Fast paced environment that rewards hard work. The core staff was very competent and performed well under pressure.

    Cons

    Working with the public always has its drawbacks and sometimes customers can be very demanding. It can be difficult at times to provide superb service to every single guest.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Work hard and reap rewords

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - To Go Server in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - To Go Server in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Pappasito's Cantina

    Pros

    You work hard you get tipped pretty well

    Cons

    Customers are rude, the some managers have anger issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    This is a very good company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Banquet Captain, Trainer, To-go, Catering in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Banquet Captain, Trainer, To-go, Catering in Houston, TX

    I worked at Pappasito's Cantina full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair management, flexible schedule, insurance, time off requests usually granted but with your help in covering your shifts that will be missed, work with school schedules

    Cons

    Must be available for holidays and weekends, tipshare is 2.5%, a small amount of politics with regard to your ability to move up in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Busser

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Busser in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Busser in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Pappasito's Cantina part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of hours, easy to get job

    Cons

    Terrible working conditions. Talked down to by management. Lied to about pay checks. Practiced unsanitary food preparation. Horrible experience, completely unprofessional, terribly run restraraunt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat employees like they're valuable from top to bottom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Worked half a year as a hostess

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hostess in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Hostess in Houston, TX

    I worked at Pappasito's Cantina part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -The management was very flexible
    -You received free meals when you worked double shifts
    -Great benefits such as medical and dental insurance
    -You always had a team to back you up during busy shifts

    Cons

    - Weekends are brutal, up to 2-3 hour waits
    - Management always threw leftover foods out at the end of the day which I never understood why they did not give it away to workers to take home

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I love working for this company, not only is it a great opportunity, they are also my family!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Pappasito's Cantina part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great wait staff
    great service
    friendly environment
    fajitas and margaritas are amazing!

    Cons

    loud environment
    not enough space to put everything on tiny tables

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I have grown a lot as a person with this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Manager in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Floor Manager in DFW, TX

    I have been working at Pappasito's Cantina full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's pretty flexible but still pretty demanding.

    Cons

    Can be very stressful, with unrealistic expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Insightful!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Pappasito's Cantina part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There is room for movement within the company. On the job thorough training.

    Cons

    Language barrier sometimes can gender an employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Didn't like it there.

    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

    I worked at Pappasito's Cantina part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    No pros could be found.

    Cons

    Very clicky mostly immature kids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the kitchen.

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