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Carino's Italian Grill Reviews

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  1. "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


  2. "Average Job"

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    Former Employee - Catering Coordinator for 25K/Year : ( in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Catering Coordinator for 25K/Year : ( in Houston, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good in house management and co workers

    Cons

    Financial restructuring within the company led to 33% less income for supervisory position. No foreseeable changes in pay structure.

  3. "Good people, but complete lack of vision and leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, loyal restaurant operators, decent product.

    Cons

    Zero leadership - no one is running the actual business.

    Nepotism is keeping this company from getting better.

    Advice to Management

    Retire. Sell the company. Something. This company needs a President/leader who's actually going to come to work every day, and define and execute a vision. You need to wipe the slate clean and redefine your brand - the Johnny Carino's brand is a complete mess which is why you have been bleeding sales for the last few years. Without drastic and significant changes in leadership and brand, this restaurant will continue to decline.


  4. "The pay and bennies weren't bad........"

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Fargo, ND
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The monthly bonuses were nice perks and some of the managers were great to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management left the learning up to us, and offered little knowledge in some cases. No room for growth due to size of company.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the job.


  5. "Overall Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Advancement / Quality of life/ sometimes pay

    Cons

    Location, amount of management in the restaurant


  6. "A restaurant's success is in it's employees....tho sometimes executives forget that."

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    Former Employee - Server in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Server in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carino's Italian Grill part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, transfer ease, relaxed atmosphere both for the customer and the employees, great coworkers and teamwork focused serving staff.

    Cons

    Distracted management, unapproachable superiors, lack of appreciativeness of upper management, focuses on "the numbers" and not the people.

    Advice to Management

    Please realize that the "customer is always right" doesn't always mean comping their food, and truly focus on the customer as a whole. Don't spend so much time worrying about what the area director thinks for the three hours he's in the building, and more time focused on the customers that are the reason we remain open, and those customers will not only keep coming back, but will bring new business with them.


  7. "It was a great stepping stone for me, I am glad I made the move and at the time I did."

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    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carino's Italian Grill full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great job to learn the basics, had a great learning experience with the training program and the culture used to be awesome.

    Cons

    No growth for people who are promoted from within. This used to be a huge part of the culture but this shifted to hire more outside employees.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Server in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Server in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was sometimes fun, they had contests, sometimes let you eat food. It wasn't all terrible.

    Cons

    The managers were definitely their own "clique"
    Restaurant was never busy enough to make tips
    Didn't do a good job of training

    Advice to Management

    Better training program
    Improve Morale


  9. "Good Experience"

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

    I worked at Carino's Italian Grill part-time

    Pros

    Good starting place to gain experience with interacting with all sorts of people.

    Cons

    Didn't care for some of the assistant managers and their lack of professionalism.


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