Pappasito's Cantina

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Pappasito's Cantina Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
22 Reviews
3.2
22 Reviews
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Christopher J. Pappas
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  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Pappasito's Cantina part-time for 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
  2.  

    I have grown a lot as a person with this company

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    Current Employee - Floor Manager  in  DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Floor Manager in DFW, TX

    I have been working at Pappasito's Cantina full-time for 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
  3.  

    Insightful!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Pappasito's Cantina part-time for 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
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  5.  

    great coworkers lots of work

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    good money very busy great people to work with everybody is friendly

    Cons

    you have to do everything managers pick favorites opportunities for advancement if you are favorite, you pay tip pool but at the end of night you have to buss you own tables bartenders are very very mean (houston tx I-10 and beltway 8) kitchen managers are very stressfull you have to pay to get a shift covered . bad place to work worst ever!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being stressed nobody is going to die

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    it's a job. Great Co-workers

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    The co-workers as well as the store managers are great. They work very well with your schedule (school, second job, etc.). Lots of opportunity to move up if you work hard enough. Depending on how good of a server you are, there is a lot of potential to make decent money. The longer you work at a certain store the better shifts you will get. Fast paced.

    Cons

    Micromanaged for sure, witnessed a concept leader literally looking over a supervisor's shoulder while the supervisor was working in the kitchen. Supervisors are taken advantage of, they are stressed out all the time. Requesting off is a hassle. When you are starting out they will give you shifts that they have open, not necessarily the "money making" shifts. Job gets harder once QA season comes around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store Managers/Supervisors: You guys are doing a great job. Y'all need an award.
    Concept Leaders +: acknowledge your servers, bussers, etc, don't just ignore them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Didn't like it there.

    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

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

    Pros

    No pros could be found.

    Cons

    Very clicky mostly immature kids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the kitchen.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    LOT of WORK

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    Former Employee - Waitress  in  Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Waitress in Sugar Land, TX

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to pick up shifts.
    Extensive training.
    Some managers are easy to work with.
    Papps can be flexible. I had a health issue that caused me to take several doctors apts and the managers were very understanding.

    Cons

    You do EVERYTHING. You are responsible for greeting your table, get drinks, get chips & salsa, take order, enter order, run food to table, refills, and everything from there on.
    It's hard work and managers have screwed me out of a good money night. From what I understand that can happen at a lot of restaurants.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and weed out the bad managers. It's hard work for not a lot of money some nights.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Pappasito's Cantina part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Make great money and great management

    Cons

    Hours are typical restaurant hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more perks even if they are small to your employees. Just a more discounted meal or something.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a great experience, I learned a lot.

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Irving, TX

    I worked at Pappasito's Cantina part-time

    Pros

    Good people to work with, Awesome managers and the training they give is the best.

    Cons

    None for me, The restaurant is in great condition, friendly people and hard working management there's nothing to complain about. Good job experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It has been very pleasant for me

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to make decent money while in school

    Cons

    A lot of politics with managers

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