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Agata & Valentina Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agata & Valentina part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was easy to get hired. Friendly employers. Very diverse. I was doing cashier and switching to the cafe department as well which was fun.

    Cons

    The store can get pretty hectic at times and the staff can be pretty mean but over all it was okay.


  2. "BEWARE!!!"

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

    I worked at Agata & Valentina (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    FREE FOOD ON FRIDAYS ONLY

    Cons

    1. micromanagement
    2. the owner and the manager does nothing but complain and complain
    3. no one is respected by the owner and manager, and everyone takes the blame for everything and anything.
    4.The Manager walks around all day in the office looking at what people are doing and dictating what they should be doing.
    5. very suffocating environment where you can't take 2 min break from all the stress.
    6. does not care for your vacation, sick days and personal days.
    7. both the owner and manager will call you in the last minutes to discuss work and will keep you in no matter how long it will be finished. No respect on when you are supposed to leave. Plus they do not pay overtime.
    8. Be aware if you apply for a staff accountant job --you will not be doing that job as well. Instead you have the privilege any job that is backed up from others.
    9. this place is gloomy and dead.

    Advice to Management

    EVERYTHING!


  3. "Great place to work !!! Awesome store!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Agata & Valentina full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The store is a beautiful store, you get trained VERY well. You also get exposure to many different areas of the store which is a plus for me! it allows you to be extremely well rounded and obtain strengths in many different areas. The store is fast paced, the staff is very friendly and upper management and HR have an open door policy, they are very involved in all aspects of the store and care about the employees and ensure everything is running smoothly and everyone is happy!

    Cons

    Because its such a busy store, it really is only meant for people who have GREAT customer service and really love to help people and stay active and busy. If that is not you, than you'll have an issue working here.


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  5. "Not a Horrible Place to Work"

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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 Agata & Valentina (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Steady work pace and predictable work days. Each of the day to day tasks were very similar. The busiest times for the catering department are during Passover and the end of the year holidays (Rashashuna thru Christmas). The atmosphere was safe and clean. Most places the employees would not eat from the kitchen. The kitchen at Agata and Valentina lives up to its reputation. I've had them cater my own personal events.

    Cons

    There is too much of a respect gap between management and the rest of the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Management should try to bridge the gap between themselves and the staff. There are very many people who walk around with superiority complexes there. There were many occasions when overtime was needed but instead of asking for help from one of the employees in the catering department the manager would ask another manager who was not familiar with the procedures for assistance. The company would not go into ruins if the staff received a little overtime during the busy seasons.


  6. "Wasted my time"

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    Former Employee - Driver in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Driver in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Agata & Valentina full-time

    Pros

    Most of the coworkers and costumers are wonderful. A fair discount for employees. Enough departments for good numbers. Big place to content enough products. Also a very busy place.

    Cons

    The place feels like a jungle where you get dropped at and feel confused to find your way out. The rate of expectations to do more than you already have are way more higher than the appreciations from your hard work you've already done. Low considerations towards employees are the most common factor. Lack of order is the most comfortable design made by their own financial greediness. Nothing matters but daily numbers (sales) made. Employees are blame for sales down causes by the employer's succumbing pride and unadjusted manners toward the efforts given by these immigrants employees. Seniors are mostly immigrants coming from far away around the world and unfortunately got scooped into this mess that they hardly can get away with. Natives wouldn't last a year because of the constant disgusting treatments coming from the employer. Food are preferred to be thrown away that to be given to employees. One person mistake doesn't apply to all but everyone's do the most impact on one. The the useless employees are rewarded while the most profitable ones are ignored and disrespected. The only thing that makes you smile is your coworker, anything else is a disgrace. There's nothing human but profitable coming from the employer. The place is rigged at every level.

    Advice to Management

    They're so lucky to have you Mackinley !


  7. "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Buyer in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agata & Valentina (Less than a year)

    Pros

    there are absolutely NO pros

    Cons

    terrible work environment where everyone is miserable & under paid, NO real room for growth, senior management or "THE EXECUTIVE GROUP" are manipulative & very un professional. major rodent & pest problems in store locations & the "corporate office". you are also always extremely under valued and unless you work "9 days" a week you are not what they want.

    Advice to Management

    JOE & LOUIS retire!!!


  8. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of diversity , good hours .

    Cons

    Rude co workers , not really a uplifting environment .

    Advice to Management

    Need to have a better work-balance and shifts . Coworkers need to have a better attitude .


  9. "STAY AWAY!!"

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

    Pros

    Learn how to be a slave

    Cons

    Being a slave to a spoiled brat

    Advice to Management

    Learn to understand


  10. "Treat employees like slaves ... they don"

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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 Agata & Valentina full-time

    Pros

    None ... Worst job EVER ,

    Cons

    Unprofessional/Not organized .... The management SUCKS and needs more training . !! They treat employees like slaves. The pay SUCKS ...

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be more professional. Treat people how you would like to be treated. Learn to keep private information private. What goes around comes around !! HR SUCKS


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible company to work for, executives are some of the worst I have ever seen."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Office Worker in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Office Worker in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Agata & Valentina full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people there mid-level are great and hard working. Too bad they are taken advantage of, underpaid, and treated like indentured servants.

    Cons

    President is rude, unlikeable, and selfish. A year ago during the holidays, he canceled bonuses for employees (minus executives) and had the company pay for his new Maserati instead. There is no growth in the company, they pay as little to their employees as possible and do not treat them with respect.

    Advice to Management

    Remember the Gold Rule.


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