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Carrabba's Italian Grill Reviews

Updated July 30, 2017
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  • Long hours depending on table turnover (in 21 reviews)

  • it's hard to make money bartending there (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Diminishing Concept"

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

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

    Pros

    Great job for a server who wants to make money while going to college.

    Cons

    Management had no quality of life. They like to talk about it but they can live up to it.
    Staff rushed off clocks and pushed to make quicker service times.


  2. "Downhill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hunt Valley, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sometimes you get free food.

    Cons

    Unfair work environment; favoritism by flirting; no work-life balance; working 12 hours every holiday is mandatory; management is lazy/disorganized

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be held to higher standards. Shouldn't just come to work to eat and play on phones.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Cape Coral, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Cape Coral, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good pay. You also get a 50% off discount at your Carrabbas and 25% off at other Carrabbas, Outback's, Bonefish's, flemings, and Roy's.

    Cons

    The manager is the worse person I've ever met. The manager actually is well known around the area as being a terrible and crazy "lady". Also the place is ran by children.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cursing at and verbally abusing your staff. Maybe you could actually keep your staff if you treated people with respect.


  4. "Stress"

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

    I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduling so I was able to go to school

    Cons

    Negative environment to work in

    Advice to Management

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  5. "South Springs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill part-time

    Pros

    Fairly tasty food, many nice staff members

    Cons

    Poor management, many bad business practices.


  6. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill part-time

    Pros

    Fun people to work around

    Cons

    Poorly managed by proprietors, corporate decisions are not very well thought through, and horrible clientele


  7. "Great co workers but terrible management!"

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great food, tips are good most of the time, co workers become like family, 1/2 off employee meals, picking up additional shifts was easy.

    Cons

    Business was very slow during the weekdays, management was horrible, you always heard the negative things and never anything positive, favoritism was a problem with certain managers, it was hard to get the time off you requested, lots of employee turn over.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees the way you want to be treated, management needs to stop the favoritism of friends and family members in the workplace, the rules should be the same for everyone, give your employees the benefit of the doubt and compliment them more!

  8. "Restaurant Business Bull"

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    Former Employee - Carside to Go
    Former Employee - Carside to Go
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are great people. Except for you know those people with baby mama drama. Thanks but I will pass on your mediocre life you have fallen into at the pathetic age of 40.

    Cons

    You ARE replaceable. That is basically the message you receive from all managers when you work there for an extended amount of time. The pay is crap and you rely on stingy customers for tips. You can bend over backwards for a customer and they will repay you with a $2 tip. I hope to never work in the restaurant business ever again.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like replaceable paper napkins.


  9. "Host, Kentucky."

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Hostess in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of my colleges were very helpful. You got half off on food for you and your family, great atmosphere

    Cons

    Not minimum wage, $5/hr plus tips. Management was not professional, not enough hours. Most servers also don't tip to all host or the have the option to not tip at all.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional, don't mess around with the cooks in the bathroom, also appreciate your employees and don't be controlled by them, you're management for a reason.


  10. "Too much drama"

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Easy money
    - Flexible hours
    - Awesome coworkers

    Cons

    - Management
    - No consistency with business or money

    Advice to Management

    Find employees that actually care enough to stick around


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