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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "Great Team to be apart of."

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    Former Employee - Server in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carino's Italian Grill part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent tips, managment generally friendly, I really enjoyed being apart of that team.

    Cons

    Sometimes the customers could get a little snippy.


  7. "Great place to work part time if only it were in a better location with more customers."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sherman, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sherman, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a laid back atmosphere where you can treat the managers like friends and make money at the same time.

    Cons

    You have to work night, weekends, and holidays as a server. This means you get left out of a lot of the fun.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "A lot is required from lower paid positions."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Always a young fun staff, great corporate structure with many resources available for any help needed. The food is great and the process by which food safety and quality is met is very streamlined creating confidence in your position because there is always an answer somewhere.

    Cons

    There are long hours and late nights, slightly limited in what you can and cannot do for guest recovery, advertising, community involvement, and advertising because of the corporate structure. Managing young wait staff can be tedious. A lot of extra cleaning and detail wokr is required by lower paid staff in order to ensure lower costs and to make up for the fact that they pay no outside vendors to attend to any cleaning in the restaurant so servers and cooks and bussers have to maintain all facilities.

    Advice to Management

    A couple more dollars spent on abor during the day would go a long way in ensuring that the restaurant facilities were maintained properly and that guests are properly cared for. An extra couple of servers or an extra host or busser may cost us a couple of dollars in profit for that day, but a guest that does not come back because they did not have good service or food because the FOH and BOH are more worried about their cleaning responsibilties than they are about taking care of them can cost quite a bit in money we will never see because those guests never came back.


  9. "Good server job for Modesto"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Modesto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Scheduling was flexible, management was easy and friendly, nice customers, easy job.

    Cons

    Not enough shifts offered, cost-of-living doesn't meet enough business to make it sustainable. Most people have 2nd jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Management was great, no problems.


  10. "Carino's"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, fun culture, dynamic enviornment

    Cons

    Recession hit hard, a lot of transition at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Continue to serve great quality food and ensure that over cutting corners and Carino's will be victorious.


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