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Carino's Italian Grill Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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  1. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carino's Italian Grill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Carino's was an awesome place to work!

    Cons

    Chapter 11 was rough, but the Ford family brought us through it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "Carino's Fargo"

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    Current Employee - Bartender in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Bartender in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carino's Italian Grill full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High turnover so if a person puts in time and effort they will have the ability to earn. Typically a good staff that will help newer and younger staff learn the job.

    Cons

    High management turnover creates a mix of policy and procedures that can be hard to follow, or hard to know what's expected.

  3. "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Carino's Italian Grill part-time

    Pros

    The coworkers are easy to get along with, and the environment is always lively. There's a lot to learn at Carino's

    Cons

    Management is inconsistent at times, with scheduling and addressing employee concerns. The hours are long, and the kitchen gets hot


  4. "carinos"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    weekend tips, friendly coworkers, easy hire

    Cons

    inconsistent management, high turnover, scheduling


  5. "Solid Employer with Integrity"

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Carino's Italian Grill full-time

    Pros

    Organized, process-driven office with a relaxed work environment. Solid benefits, and upper management make decisions with integrity

    Cons

    Work life balance was not ideal. Company not expanding as aggressively as before.


  6. "Wouldn't recommend it unless you really need it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carino's Italian Grill part-time

    Pros

    It can be a fun environment to work it, but it can also be boring. It usually depends what mood the GM is in.

    Cons

    There is no opportunity for growth. While I understand that it is a restaurant job, if you want to move up from hostess to server it is really hard to do unless you are the managers favorite, or another manager moves you up while the GM is unavailable. There is a large turn around for workers because people don't want to work with certain management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to workers especially when they are expressing that they want to move up in position. Even though you might have your favorites give everyone a fair shot. Don't keep someone in a position that they expressed they don't want just because they are good at it and you don't want to train a person to be just as good at it.


  7. "Waiter/Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good tips and encouraging management, 50% off employees and 30% off total ticket when dining with a group. Great teamwork, good food

    Cons

    No Growth, but then again its a server/waiter position.

  8. "Carino's life"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carino's Italian Grill full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Carino's was my first experience in a large chain restaurant, I have always worked at mom and pop restaurants. I was surprised to find how efficient and cost conscious the company was.

    Cons

    Long long long hours, but that's the way restaurant life is. Also the company has faced some financial issues and closed down many locations.

    Advice to Management

    Keep coaching your team and get them all on the same page. Last time I went and ate at Carino's it was not consistent with past visits.


  9. "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Lake Jackson, TX
    Former Employee - Bartender in Lake Jackson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carino's Italian Grill part-time

    Pros

    Flexible with school, easy to move up if you're a good employee, used to have good training. Can make cash if you want

    Cons

    Extremely cheap. Would choose what liquors to buy and what not to buy even if it meant just not having something for the week. Training is now trash, and so is management

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring hot hostesses just to bang them


  10. "Catering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers.
    Training.
    Opportunity.
    Food.
    Guests.
    Caterings were fun, and rewarded us well.

    Cons

    Management could use a boost in experience and training.


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