Primanti Bros.

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Primanti Bros. Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
8 Reviews
3.4
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to serve

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Moon, PA
    Current Employee - Server in Moon, PA

    I have been working at Primanti Bros. part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Quick table turnover for servers, great corporate backing

    Cons

    Hiring is a struggle, may have to work with sub-par servers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Typical kitchen experience.

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    Former Employee - Line Cook  in  Cranberry Township, PA
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Cranberry Township, PA

    I worked at Primanti Bros. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay,
    A number of great co-workers, both cooks, and servers.
    Free meal per shift.
    Not much of a dress code for cooks.

    Cons

    Poor management.
    Poor quality of cooking equipment and tools.
    Constant lack of enough good people, both in servers, and cooks.
    Scheduling issues too often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to encourage and reward quality employees, while also managing and educating employees that put out sub-standard work. Management could also coordinate better between cooks and servers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Kitchen Cook

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Worker  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Kitchen Worker in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Primanti Bros. part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people and working environment. Company treats you well, flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    potential night and weekend hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Corporate Takeover Diminishes Fun Setting in Family-friendly Restaurant (Oakland Branch)

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Server in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Primanti Bros. part-time

    Pros

    - Every day is different
    - Somewhat flexible scheduling (works around your unavailability)
    - Tips everyday/every shift

    Cons

    - Corporate has too much control (over-regulated radio/tv channel options)
    - Not everyone goes through the same training process and so are not as knowledgeable as they should be
    - Corporate workers have not worked their way up: do not have our waiting on tables experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trying to make each store the same exact place isn't doing the customers any favors. Each location of PBros should be able to be a little different shaped by the workers there. Almost like a fun new experience every time you walk into a different branch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Restaurants are well run and management is fair to employees

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Server in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Primanti Bros.

    Pros

    Good managers
    Holiday perks
    Opportunity for advancement if desired

    Cons

    No money when it's not busy
    Time off can be difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good place overall to work and get experience in the restaurant business. They are flexible on letting you try other positions if you are interested (cook, food runner), which could lead to management opportunities.

    Recommends
  7.  

    It is a complicated experience. Overall, I'd say 45% satisfactory.

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Server in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Primanti Bros.

    Pros

    Respect from customers as it is a famous restaurant. Hours can [usually] be flexible. Work attire/"uniform" is flexible to a t-shirt and shorts.

    Cons

    The neighborhood has gone bad recently and the customers/tips aren't what they use to be. Management is run by a family, it may not make the best choices for a business but it supports the immediate family. One must be "accepted" by the family to maintain a job, even if you are a good worker.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the work ethic of your employees. Don't listen to hear-say, actions speak louder than words. Everybody should be treated equally at the work place.

  8.  

    not a bad place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greensburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensburg, PA

    I worked at Primanti Bros.

    Pros

    Decent atmoshphere. Most people were friendly to get along with. Manager a little pushy when stressed, but that wasn't always the case. Relatively flexible for off time.

    Cons

    Sometimes had to deal with jerks as customers (I guess you run the risk of that anywhere). Was sometimes blatantly obvious management had no clue what was going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rely a little more on the advice of the people on the floor. They may see things you do not.

  9.  

    fun environment to work at

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Primanti Bros.

    Pros

    fun, fast workplace with lots of money to be made

    Cons

    as the company gets bigger, it's become more corporate.. instead of a family family like they advertise.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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