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Patina Restaurant Group Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • The perks are nice for eating free food, (in 4 reviews)

  • Great locations, good benefits, good people, solid growth if you're willing to put in the time (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, little recognition, can work your tail off and always have more to do (in 6 reviews)

  • Management tries, but is obvious they have not been properly trained or have support from senior management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very busy with good organization

    Cons

    Disconnected with employees needs and sometimes treat them like robots

    Advice to Management

    Connect with team more often


  2. "Could be MUCH better... Was once great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    Looks good on the resume. Respected, established company. Some good operations.

    Cons

    Total inability to recruit or retain top talent. Erratic leadership, poor communication and too many locations open long past being relevant.

    Advice to Management

    The culture is broken.
    You need to manage millennials and everyone else differently in order to improve talent and results.

  3. "Great food"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people.

    Cons

    Working at the Corporate office means you repeatedly perform the same functions. There's very little opportunity to learn or do something new.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to cross train job functions in order to maintain a fresh perspective on processes and procedures.


  4. "Good company."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Hostess in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive staff. Hard work but fun.

    Cons

    It was a seasonal job so no benefits.


  5. "Server"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Patina Restaurant Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High volume restaurants, good food

    Cons

    Low base wage, low career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Let people grow and prove their worth


  6. "EVENT MANAGER, WAITER/BARTENDER"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generally the staff was a delight to work with.

    Cons

    The Music Center, although beautiful is not designed for optimum efficiency when executing events. Very little, if any, loyalty to staff, regardless of the number of years in employment.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "AM Lead Pantry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Loved the 4:00-4:30AM usual M-F holidays and weekends off. Christmas bonus of $200.00from CapHroup and super nice people at the Cap Group American Funds. Coffee! I miss my day to day cup of joe. Can't stand not having any lunch in my life or employment. Thankful for St.James Church and St. Andrews feed me 5 day lunches. St.Jons Gardena 3 day a week dinner time meals.

    Cons

    Being on the verge of poverty with unpaid rents feeling boxed out of employment being formerly with such a "Powerful" entity is debilitating. Unemployment insurance was a bee sting like never before in my lifetime. After leaving this company I feel like a body on a stretcher from one line to another around town for groceries and meals.

    Advice to Management

    Never tell somebody to invest $10,000.00 in a car when they absolutely cannot accommodate an alternate hour with public transportation. Never swear on the employees life and livelihood that PRG needs you and isn't going to be letting you go anywhere else. Then terminate the one investment that is now not getting yield dividend or payment from that cash outflow of business rxpense. Let them come in at 6:30 AM or transfer in good standing to another division please.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Office"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Patina Restaurant Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, reputable organization, free dining.

    Cons

    Low pay, executive management does not care about their employees and management is not properly trained. Everyone gossips, horrible benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of top performing employees


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Just Too Corporate for the Culinary World..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chef in Monrovia, CA
    Former Employee - Chef in Monrovia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You're able to move around within the company very easily and there are many other opportunities within the company.

    Cons

    A LOT of politics. If you're seriously passionate about being a goo-quality chef. This is not the place for you. Good for basic/entry level experience, but not much good quality growth is practiced here with management or below.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the employees more.


  10. "server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Patina Restaurant Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    as long as you have a good supervisor, it is good pay

    Cons

    a lot of physical labor


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