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Carrabba's Italian Grill Reviews

Updated December 12, 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. "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


  2. "Clean, good wages, reasonable expectations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Number of shifts distributed fairly, cleanest restaurant I've ever worked at

    Cons

    Consistently hired back people who had previously been fired

  3. "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.


  4. "Normal line cook job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avondale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Avondale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great food, fun recipes, room for mixing it up

    Cons

    Horrible bosses, they didn't teach

    Advice to Management

    If someone needs training do it, quit yelling at them


  5. "Good resturant"

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    Former Employee - Food Server
    Former Employee - Food Server
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good tips, they had decent management.

    Cons

    The location I worked at was slow. They chose favorites when doing the floor plans.


  6. "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.


  7. "Key ( assistant manager)"

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    Former Employee - Key Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Key Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bragging rights are only a pro if you are genuinely proud of what you have done for your company to make it great. Do great things, and the pros are infinite.

    Cons

    Often left in the dark on your future with the company. The "psychological contract " is imperative for retaining quality staff.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time getting to know your employees and their goals, invest in the people that are consistently loyal to you and your brand, and not everyone is out to get you.

  8. "Managing partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Partner in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Managing Partner in Phoenix, AZ
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carrabba's Italian Grill full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Our family recipes are second to none. Our roots are what drives our hospitality. It is a fun, energetic, and caring environment. It is very detail orientated and focused on great food and service.

    Cons

    Very time intensive and a normal day is 10 to 12 hours.


  9. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was like working with your family members
    Good money
    Opportunity for advancement
    50% employee discount

    Cons

    Long hours on your feet


  10. "Waitress"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very good company values, organized business model

    Cons

    The uniforms are painfully unfashionable


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