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Carrabba's Italian Grill Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule and the work/life balance is great (in 38 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, great food, management was great (in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours depending on table turnover (in 23 reviews)

  • Weeknights can be slow but if you work hard you will make money (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Former Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was:
    Fun Fast Paced Good Money
    Flexible Growth Potential

    Cons

    Slow Some days
    Training was good or bad depending on the person


  2. "Key manager/ Admin"

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    Former Employee - Key Manager/Administrative in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Key Manager/Administrative in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great people, great food, good money

    Cons

    I can not think of any

    Advice to Management

    treat employees like they are valued, and they will show their true worth.

  3. "Carrabbas is a great place to have fun and make money"

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Collierville, TN
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Collierville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great food
    Tips were good
    Interaction with customers

    Cons

    Coworkers can be much

    Advice to Management

    Keep being empathetic and honest. Inspire your teams


  4. "Favorite Restaurant Job"

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    Former Employee - Server in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Server in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone is family. They have your back, and the friendships you make with your coworkers last a lifetime. Its more than just serving. They build up your career skills and teach you fantastic customer service skills as well. The atmosphere is great, the managers push you to succeed but always have your back when it comes down to it.

    Cons

    Not too many really. It's restaurant life, so it's stressful. And sidework sucks. Takes a long time to finish and get out of there.


  5. "Server"

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Too much sidework for the amount of money you make.


  6. "Prep cook"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill full-time

    Pros

    you can work at your own pace

    Cons

    Sometimes the prep list is to long and the work gets repitive.


  7. "Ok hours, will ask more than expected, nice vacation pay afte one year"

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    Current Employee - Grill Cook in Vero Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Grill Cook in Vero Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay for vacation after a year.. great cooking learning experience.. i an now well trained in sauté and grill.. ps learn as you go. Best tip for any restaurant

    Cons

    Always something wrong.... like with every restraunt!!This needs to be cleaned,you need to re cook this,they didnt like this complete a completely new dish

    Advice to Management

    Work as a team... under-minding is unprofessional and humorous.. yes everyone EVERYONE is mad but owner/proprietor has the say so.. very thorough cleaning .. over all nice place to work just minor corporate bull

  8. "good job, not enough money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    fun, good management, good nights

    Cons

    bad nights, difficult tasks and not alot of money


  9. "To-go/ Host/Server"

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    Former Employee - Hostess/Carside to Go/Server in Coral Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Hostess/Carside to Go/Server in Coral Springs, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Customers here usually give great tips when they are dining in. The other coworkers are usually very friendly. The store provides flexible hours which is great for students.

    Cons

    The hourly wage at Carrabba's is low, and the managers can be inconsistent. Customers at the To-go window often do not know to tip so there can definitely be some bad days.

    Advice to Management

    I would say to give better benefits to employees, and to be more consistent and kind to their staff.


  10. "Best Place I’ve ever worked"

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    Former Employee - Togo/Carside in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Togo/Carside in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, Good discounts, good way to make money

    Cons

    Money not steady which isn’t their fault


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