The Dinex Group

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The Dinex Group Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company for food/bev industry

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    Former Employee - Server in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Server in New York, NY

    I worked at The Dinex Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people that work at Café Boulud are one of a kind. Everyone is supportive of expanding your knowledge and skills in all aspects food and bev. As a generalization, the managers are amazing. Benefits are unbeatable: free health insurance after 3 years with the company, 401k, and paid time off.

    Cons

    Clientele can be demanding and particular. Scheduling isn't always seamless, but that's part of the industry. Family meal leaves a lot to be desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold staff members more responsible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    Worked hard, great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Bread Baker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Bread Baker in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Dinex Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great training, decent hours for bread baking, lots of different breads, fast paced. Resume and skill builder. Benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Culture of a French kitchen can be a little rough and impatient. Training is not necessarily in English: learn by watching but pressure is on to be very fast.

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    Only one week of vacation time after a year of service is very low for a fast-paced, very physical job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a woman friendly kitchen environment

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    Former Employee - Chef De Partie in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Chef De Partie in New York, NY

    I worked at The Dinex Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Beautiful food concepts, but a menu undeserving of the boloud name

    Cons

    Inexperienced chefs on power trips

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need adults running the kitchens not boys.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Great experience for an intern

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    Former Employee - Pastry Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pastry Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at The Dinex Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working with amazing chefs, and a team of fun but serious workers who all have very positive attitudes. Had the opportunity to attend NYC F&B event while assisting the pastry chef (I was in Pastry). Really good experience. I was an intern back then.

    Cons

    There really isn't any I can think of. The restaurant is really busy so prepare to work a lot (with lots of passion too ;)).

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  6.  

    Great management, fun place to work, average money

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    Current Employee - Server in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Server in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Dinex Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I cant speak for the other restaurants, but the one I work at has an amazing boss. Smart and outstanding at his job, but also very cool on a personal level. Insurance is a rarity in serving jobs so that is a big plus. The people and the insurance are the reason I've stayed as long as I have.

    Cons

    The money is below what you would expect. Too many hands in the cookie jar. My experience in NYC is the typical tipout (to bussers/runners/bar) is 40-45%. Here with "managers" (sommeliers, matire d, etc), we tip out around 65%. Making $500 in tips a night but only actually getting to keep $150 is very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give "managers" a salary so servers don't have to share their money. Other than that, no complaints!

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  7.  

    good for freshers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Dinex Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    more chance of growth here

    Cons

    training is not as good

    Recommends
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