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Romano's Macaroni Grill Reviews

Updated Jun 8, 2019

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3.1
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52%
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100%
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Nishant Machado
1 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good food, easy to adjust schedule(in 34 reviews)

  • "Great Staff, good start of pay, easy menu, good people(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Company is headed in a downward spiral to many upper management much managing been counters not understanding the business(in 13 reviews)

  • "Long hours (15 plus) - no support from corporate or area director - running a restaurant with only 2 managers for over 4 months(in 10 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Romano's Macaroni Grill

    Pros

    Worked with great people and had awesome guests

    Cons

    As a bartender you frequently are also in charge of 3rd party to-gos

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing an awesome job

    Romano's Macaroni Grill2018-11-27
  2. "Decent corporate restaurant"

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    Former Employee - Head Bartender 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Romano's Macaroni Grill full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Family culture, discounts on food

    Cons

    Open every day, even Christmas

    Romano's Macaroni Grill2019-05-21
  3. "its ok."

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    Former Employee - "Server" 
    Recommends

    I worked at Romano's Macaroni Grill part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    quick money, flexiable schedule

    Cons

    poor management, employees do what they want

    Romano's Macaroni Grill2019-05-31
  4. "Meh"

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      Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Saint Louis, MO

      I worked at Romano's Macaroni Grill part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      The people there are nice.

      Cons

      The management is very mean

      Romano's Macaroni Grill2019-05-21
    • "Squeeking by...barely"

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      Former Employee - Accountant in Denver, CO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Romano's Macaroni Grill full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      They are so messed up you get to work on all kinds of problems. They received bridge capital to avoid a total liquidation and chains on the door.

      Cons

      This country was barely making it. Their was no 401k. they reduced food benefits in the stores. The CEO celebrated sales declines. You never knew when the doors would close for good. The operating income was negative before they even paid for HQ.

      Advice to Management

      If I am the private equity owners, I wouldn’t put one more dime in the company. There are essentially no assets since they own zero real estate.

      Romano's Macaroni Grill2019-06-06
    • "cool managers but terrible system"

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        Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Escondido, CA
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at Romano's Macaroni Grill part-time for less than a year

        Pros

        very nice managers who understand if you need a day off. coworkers are nice enough

        Cons

        too many to count. managers only give hours to their favorite servers. if you're new you only get a 3 table section even if you've served before and don't expect to take tables for more than an hour. very hard to earn seniority and work your way up the totem pole

        Advice to Management

        give the new people a chance to work their way up and get more hours. people who have served before know what they're doing

        Romano's Macaroni Grill2019-05-07
      • "Poor Management- stores closing rapidly"

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        Former Employee - Bartender/Server in Tampa, FL
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at Romano's Macaroni Grill full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Easy online scheduling, can drop/pick up shifts

        Cons

        Poor management, unsanitary, not stocked properly, lazy employees

        Romano's Macaroni Grill2019-05-08
      • "Awesome"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at Romano's Macaroni Grill full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          The pros are it is a great company

          Cons

          The cons, not enough employee

          Romano's Macaroni Grill2019-03-24
        • "Don’t work for this company"

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          Former Employee - Food Server in Austin, TX
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at Romano's Macaroni Grill part-time for less than a year

          Pros

          There are no pros working there.

          Cons

          Management; co-workers; and staff were not what they should’ve been.

          Advice to Management

          Screen your employees better.

          Romano's Macaroni Grill2019-04-17
        • "Former Hostess"

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          Former Employee - Hostess in Los Angeles, CA

          I worked at Romano's Macaroni Grill part-time for less than a year

          Pros

          nice people, decent hours, decent pay, good experience

          Cons

          unorganized, older restaurant, was thrown in without training and expected to just do it

          Advice to Management

          train employees better

          Romano's Macaroni Grill2019-03-05
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