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Patina Restaurant Group Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated May 15, 2019

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3.2
66%
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62%
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Patina Restaurant Group CEO Nick Valenti (no image)
Nick Valenti
69 Ratings
Pros
  • "Opportunities to learn other stations if allowed by chefs, a lot of stations to learn(in 10 reviews)

  • "Good benefits some schedule flexibility(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Like all service industries, can be long hours(in 11 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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and values. Room to grow and learn!

    Cons

    Long hours during high season (Which is expected)

    Patina Restaurant Group2018-12-24
  2. "there's better places to work"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    coworkers are really cool people

    Cons

    long hours, favoritism among management, no flexibility

    Patina Restaurant Group2019-05-16
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Catering Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good People. The CEO is very present, involves and cares for the team. Good support within the group. Good company perks - Free meals offered in exchange of reviewing the service Salary for mid management matches the average for the area

    Cons

    Like all service industries, can be long hours No allowance made for Team building activities.

    Advice to Management

    Adding an allowance for team building activities on locations would allow manager to solidify and encourage their teams.

    Patina Restaurant Group2018-11-20
  4. "Don’t Work here"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Vacation time offered to certain employees

    Cons

    Long hours Payroll issues Lack of support from Management Worry too much about numbers and only rich clients Worry too much about image to company then the guest

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the guest then the upper management. When terminating an employee give a legitimate reason and give notice instead of just dropping It like a bomb shell focus more on all the guest and be open to new ideas

    Patina Restaurant Group2018-11-20
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Hard Work"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Patina Restaurant Group

    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

    Patina Restaurant Group2017-01-22
  6. "GM"

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    Multi-unit Manager in Hamilton, NJ

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group for less than a year

    Pros

    semi-corporate environment, great pay. Dining card able to be used at all other locations

    Cons

    very long hours, holiday hours they get even longer

    Patina Restaurant Group2016-03-21
  7. "Naples45"

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    Bartender in Astoria, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group for more than a year

    Pros

    Regular business hours m-f and not too late. Busy bar scene especially for happy hour and for lunch. high earning potential for bar staff. Provides benefits for hourly employees.

    Cons

    Management is stretched thin and relies heavily on core service staff. issues with facilities are not quickly addressed, if at all. Long hours on hard concrete floors. no barback so the bar staff stocks for itself.

    Advice to Management

    be more timely on facility issues.

    Patina Restaurant Group2016-02-15
  8. "Restaurant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Patina Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    Reliable Company, Experienced Management, Excellent locations.

    Cons

    Very long hours, Low Wages, No Bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    The criteria for career advancement are not clear.

    Patina Restaurant Group2015-12-31
  9. "Great hospitality company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Patina Restaurant Group full-time

    Pros

    great company to work for, restaurant closed on weekends

    Cons

    long hours, always switching management

    Patina Restaurant Group2015-12-01
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Patina Restaurant Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice restaurants and the food is great.. You are entitled to free lunches during your shift. Guests are usually very pleasant too.

    Cons

    Long hours with short breaks, sometimes they even ask you not to clock in for 30 mins to an hour so that there won't be any legal consequences for them and surprisingly most employees agree to that! They are constantly trying to underpay their workers, so do yourself favor and check your checks, especially the last ones, if you ever decide to leave this terrible company. Management is completely unprofessional and... most managers do not even have relevant, if any, education. A lot of managers need to to improve their English language skills - even hourly staff often communicates more clearly. Overall, the company and the owners are completely unethical and only care about their profit.

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    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with respect and promote more ethical culture. Management needs more training.

    Patina Restaurant Group2015-08-19
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