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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. "Managing Partner"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill as a contractor

    Pros

    Staff, culture, quality products, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Blanket statements and late communication at times

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "Server, Bartender, and Headwaiter"

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    Former Employee - Server, Bartender, Headwaiter in Altamonte Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Server, Bartender, Headwaiter in Altamonte Springs, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quick cash, fun atmosphere, always new people.

    Cons

    Not a steady pay-rate, could have a great week followed by a terrible one. Always working nights and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Bartender"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great money and schedule

    Cons

    There is a lot of extra work involved


  7. "Hostess"

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    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discounts while working
    Discounts at all Bloomin Brands restaurants
    Fun environment
    Fast paced
    Decent base pay with tips from total sales

    Cons

    No breaks
    Long periods of time standing on your feet
    Not a lot of hours
    Starting wage is fairly low

    Advice to Management

    Do not over schedule because it makes it difficult to justify coming into work for just minimum wage with the way that tip share works

  8. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Server in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment
    Servers worked as a team

    Cons

    Servers were not fairly treated by other servers with seniority

    Advice to Management

    Give servers larger sections


  9. "Working at Carrabbas"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits. The hours have a potential to be optimal with an appropriately staffed restaurant. The product provided is also of good quality.

    Cons

    Typical restaurant woes. You work many 60+ hour work weeks. Lots of potential undue stress. Many changes in upper corporate leadership shift company direction a little too much.

    Advice to Management

    Stay ahead of priorities and do the best to insure the corporate standard is being held to the maximum ability.


  10. "Good Food"

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

    I worked at Carrabba's Italian Grill full-time

    Pros

    They make good food at this place.

    Cons

    You have to pay money for the food.


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