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Patina Restaurant Group Reviews

Updated October 23, 2017
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Pros
  • The perks are nice for eating free food, (in 4 reviews)

  • Great benefits and great people (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours on hard concrete floors (in 7 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. "A Great Learning Experience"

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

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    Work with very talented cooks and chefs.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better to prevent high turnover.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ups and downs"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pastry Cook in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Pastry Cook in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn other stations if allowed by chefs, a lot of stations to learn

    Cons

    Favorites are obvious and and treated above everyone . Favorites can make big mistakes , curse out the chef , walk out mid shift, without termination. Non favorites will receive termination .

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone that's talks a lot actually does the work they say. Lazy workers sometimes get away with more because they talk well.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great food"

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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. "cook"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cook
    Former Employee - Cook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    creative menu, experienced chefs and front of the house servers

    Cons

    not a good working environment

    Advice to Management

    be aware of who they are hiring


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hard Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful clientele and location, overall quality of food is high

    Cons

    Long hours, little recognition, can work your tail off and always have more to do.

    Advice to Management

    Better training for employees


  6. "Catering"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Beautiful venues
    Repeat clients
    No oversight
    Plenty of hours
    Flexible with schedule
    Room for growth within the company

    Cons

    Not very organized
    Management tries, but is obvious they have not been properly trained or have support from senior management
    High expectation but no training/support/direction

    Advice to Management

    Management tries, they really do, but as a business PRG is more concerned about making money and meeting targets than their employees or clients.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "EVENT MANAGER, WAITER/BARTENDER"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "AM Lead Pantry"

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    • 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.


  9. "Cool if you are a College Student"

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    Former Employee - Hostess
    Former Employee - Hostess

    Pros

    Cool Atmosphere! Great co-workers! Ok Menu.

    Cons

    High Tourist Attraction, Low Pay, Hours were cut when slow which hurts already low pay. Sometimes Tourist do not tip. Managers played favoritism.


  10. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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