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Updated December 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Can be good money, people are usually friendly and nice, (in 5 reviews)

  • Expanding Pittsburgh-based chain provides lots of career opportunity in a fast paced, action packed environment that doesn (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, out work can take a lot of time (in 5 reviews)

  • I believe that formula allowed the ownership to let the employees be more accountable, but also made certain employees extremely volatile (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Bartender"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Primanti Bros. full-time

    Pros

    Great hours, management, and place to work.

    Cons

    I can’t think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "Decent college job"

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    Current Employee - Server in Grove City, PA
    Current Employee - Server in Grove City, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Primanti Bros. part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good money and leaving with cash every night

    Cons

    Must have patience and quick on your feet

    Advice to Management

    Care more

  3. "Long days"

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    Former Employee - Prep Cook in East York, PA
    Former Employee - Prep Cook in East York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primanti Bros. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training team, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Worked on the prep team and would pull multiple 14-16 hour shifts several days in a row.

    Advice to Management

    Stop expanding so much and focus on the employees and the product more.


  4. "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moon Township, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moon Township, PA

    I worked at Primanti Bros. full-time

    Pros

    Best Place to work ever

    Cons

    No cons, you make great money in a busy environment.


  5. "Be Yourself, Make Money Doing It"

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    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Washington, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Washington, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primanti Bros. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Expanding Pittsburgh-based chain provides lots of career opportunity in a fast paced, action packed environment that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Being yourself is they key to success in at Primanti’s.

    Cons

    Lots of hours are available/required, may throw off the work/life balance for some. Definitely not a 9-5 job.

    Advice to Management

    Support to staff is more important than intimidation to create results. Get involved, think about how you can help and act on it. It’s a team, after all.


  6. "love the job, can’t stand the management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Primanti Bros. part-time

    Pros

    the people who work there are all great. not a whole lot of drama which is unusual for restaurant business. my regulars are great. i️ genuinely like most of the food.

    Cons

    management has been a mess since i️ started months ago. love going to work because i️ like my job and the people, but some managers make it a miserable work environment.

    Advice to Management

    show some appreciation to your employees. and not just the ones you like.


  7. "Server review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primanti Bros. part-time

    Pros

    Great team work and a fun environment

    Cons

    Poor management, very long hours and not flexible with schoolwork

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better. Some of the language used is just unacceptable.

  8. "server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Primanti Bros. full-time

    Pros

    customers
    easy menu to learn
    easy job requirments

    Cons

    management sucks
    constant menu changes
    constant gimmicks


  9. "easy job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primanti Bros. part-time

    Pros

    easy to move up in restaurant

    Cons

    slow couldnt pay bills, over staffed on floor


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great People, Great Environment"

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    Former Employee - Greeter in Allison Park, PA
    Former Employee - Greeter in Allison Park, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primanti Bros. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Could not have asked for a better staff to work with every day. My coworkers were a blast to be around, and everyone performed well as a team. My pay was more than reasonable considering how much fun the job was. The "players" and our "head coaches" truly made the experience worthwhile.

    Cons

    Many of my shifts ended up dragging on much later than they were scheduled. This worked fine for me, but the unpredictable work nights created conflicts for those with family obligations or other jobs. Management, while approachable and friendly, didn't always have their act together.

    Advice to Management

    Look out for the employees that can't commit their entire lives to Primanti Bros.


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