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"It is what it is."

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Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Tampa, FL
Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Tampa, FL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Decent employer, clientel. Gets busy quick, people tip well, people work together. Good discount.

Cons

It's a restaurant... Can't make enough to live a decent life, dead-end, dirty, redundant.

Advice to Management

Realize most of staff doesn't want to make this a career.

Other Employee Reviews for Carrabba's Italian Grill

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Operations. Tough to move up"

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Amherst, NY
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Amherst, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Food
    Fast-Paced
    Great experience (due to the open line)
    Pay is better than many chain restaurants

    Cons

    Very little advancement opportunities
    Stressful
    Pay is low for intensity and stress of operation

    Advice to Management

    Understand that although labor and food cost are extremely important to company numbers, there is a great deal of pressure on managers and employees to pick up slack because cooks/servers/bussers/dishwashers are being sent home to meet labor requirements. An extra set of hands often helps everyone mentally and helps the restaurant run smoother.


  2. "Worked for Carrabba's for over six years. Excellent food, excellent management, culture and values."

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    Former Employee - Manager/Waitress/Bartender in East Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager/Waitress/Bartender in East Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Management really cares about your well being
    - Ample training opportunities backed with lots of support
    - Great food!!!!
    - Lots of growth opportunities

    Cons

    - your weekends are non-existent
    - it's hard to make money bartending there
    - every holiday you will be on the floor until you get seniority

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

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