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Carrabba's Italian Grill Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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Carrabba's Italian Grill CEO David Pace
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Pros
  • usually make good money, always very welcoming (in 36 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, great food, management was great (in 35 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. "Timing is Everything"

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

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

    Pros

    There used to be a ton of advancement opportunities and perks for when you got there.

    Cons

    I started as a server several years ago and was very quickly advanced to different training positions. Recognizing my potential, they told me that a store manager ("proprietor") position was definitely an option. I spent the next several years waiting to move up to the Assistant Manager position, the managers above me (some of the best I've worked with) waiting for their stores. Finally, those managers moved on to different companies, Carrabba's promoted a bunch of not-so-great people, and I moved on.


  2. "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

  3. "server"

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

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

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    not enough flexibility id hoped for

    Advice to Management

    you rock


  4. "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


  5. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Food Server in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment, good money, excellent product

    Cons

    Getting good hours can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing


  6. "Great company to work for while going to school."

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    Former Employee - Server in Bonita Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Bonita Springs, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great food, management was great.

    Cons

    Had to work all holidays.


  7. "Best company ever to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    I have worked here for almost 8 years. They are very flexible with scheduling and family orientated.

    Cons

    Working some holidays and weekends.

  8. "Not very good, double standards and do not uphold their principles and beliefs."

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    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    All right salary and benefits . Challenging, food benefits at sister restaurants, good systems to follow, lots of change. New recipes.

    Cons

    Partners not working to develop other managers. Long hours, every holiday, no breaks, unrealistic time frames, favoritism, not upholding the fair hearing policies


  9. "Not a good place, do not recommend."

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    Former Employee - Server in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They work with your schedule. But that's only because you'll need a second job to pay the bills. Think twice before going here.

    Cons

    The management is horrible, they don't care at all about employees. Doesn't make good money, Worst job I ever had.

    Advice to Management

    Be nice and don't threaten to takes someone's job as a joke, it's not funny.


  10. "Alright"

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    Former Employee - Host/Hostess in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Host/Hostess in Murfreesboro, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an employee you get 50% off food, they used to be good at giving raises, and the manager that is a perfectionist so be prepared to get an earful. The staff is friendly, but whiny/complains often.

    Cons

    Do not reccommend working as a host.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that people make mistakes some times


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