Patina Restaurant Group Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. Horrible experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice restaurants and the food is great.. You are entitled to free lunches during your shift. Guests are usually very pleasant too.

    Cons

    Long hours with short breaks, sometimes they even ask you not to clock in for 30 mins to an hour so that there won't be any legal consequences for them and surprisingly most employees agree to that! They are constantly trying to underpay their workers, so do yourself favor and check your checks, especially the last ones, if you ever decide to leave this terrible company. Management is completely unprofessional and most managers do not even have relevant, if any, education. A lot of managers need to to improve their English language skills - even hourly staff often communicates more clearly. Overall, the company and the owners are completely unethical and only care about their profit.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and promote more ethical culture. Management needs more training.


  2. Lack of training/unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, good restaurants, good benefits

    Cons

    Lack of training, unprofessional, no opportunities


  3. Helpful (1)

    Management and Parking

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great venues to work and fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Management yells at staff and trickles down to not having a positive environment to work. One captain will say one thing and another will say something else and question why you are doing what you are doing? Chefs throw away food in front of servers, and servers are all starving; the food we get if we do is sometimes a measly sandwich. Parking not reimbursed and not informed that you have to pay on various off site venues.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Patina Restaurant Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can have a fixed schedule if ypu need to further your education.

    Cons

    There is no promotion from within the organization, upper level mangement jobs are offered to managers outside of the organizational structure.

    Advice to Management

    There is a need to motovate your present team of managers through rewards, acknowledgement and promotions.


  6. Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and people were very nice

    Cons

    Treated you very badly and stressed you out


  7. Helpful (1)

    Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Patina Restaurant Group (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great chefs, beautiful venues, great long time guests

    Cons

    management team is often overworked and understaffed

    Advice to Management

    improve hiring strategies to keep restaurants properly staffed


  8. Helpful (1)

    Catering Ops Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot planing and executing events for cultural institutions. Lots of great creative minds getting together to make parties memorable

    Cons

    Very little support from management. Profits not put back into department resulting in making do with what you have for years (ie equipment, supplies, etc.). No room for growth.


  9. Discriminated after return from Military Duty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Professional and organized environment. Majority of the employees are very nice and pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    I happened to encounter terrible management, and as I have mentioned in the title for this review, I discriminated against when I returned from a tour for military duty. It was very disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think the manager wanted to relate and therefore he never did, instead I got the worst shifts and were forced to quit.


  10. Unprofessional all around...

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    None except transfers for the ones who want more of the same

    Cons

    Management practices favoritism right left and center VERY unprofessional only cares about shoppers reviews the rest of the time does as little as possible

    Advice to Management

    Learn your job


  11. Restaurant Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyday I learned something new even after being in the business for many years. They gave me the resources I needed for growing as a manager.

    Cons

    It's a huge company with a ton of employees which made it very difficult to stand out.

    Advice to Management

    Be yourself and maintain a professional team atmosphere.



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