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The Dinex Group New York City Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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  1. "Private Dining Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Dinex Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dinex is the corporate umbrella for the entirety of Chef Daniel Boulud's restaurants all over the world. My experience pertains only to those here in NYC. Passion, Drive, Humility, Dedication, Success, Delicious: are all adjectives I would use to describe the colleagues I have had the honor to work with in my tenure. It is my belief all these characteristics trickle down and having a parent company who truly cares for its employees is always a blessing. Chef Daniel is an inspiration!

    Cons

    Restaurant hours are notoriously brutal. Sadly no paid benefits for paternity or maternity leave.


  2. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Server in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Dinex Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Descent benefit, You were always able to work extra if you wanted

    Cons

    Company Culture, Long Shifts, High turnover

    Advice to Management

    Do more to ensure strong performance among all employees. Little is done to penalize poor performing employees, causing good people to leave.

  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Dinex Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing place to develop your career in hospitality. Daniel is a true giant in the industry but his heart is even bigger. He loves and values his employees like no one I have ever worked for.

    Cons

    Typical con's relate to the industry like long work hours and working on holiday's.


  4. "Well managed and successful restaurant group."

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    Current Employee - Chef De Partie in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Chef De Partie in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Dinex Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities in the company to work through, many restaurants available to work in. Offers full benefit opportunities after 3 months of full time work.

    Cons

    Long hours, demanding boh work environments. Base level pay rates could be higher, but will be raising with new minimum wage laws next year.


  5. "dont work here"

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    Former Employee - Pastry Cook in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Pastry Cook in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Dinex Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    resume builder-thats is all

    Cons

    no pay
    high turnover
    bad, ill-informed boss
    horrible work life balance
    not knowing schedule until a few days before
    advance is bias and slow
    sexist- worse than other kitchens
    not paid for overtime
    boss changed times to pay me less
    forced to come in 90 mins early with no pay
    food not up to haacp standards
    young staff with little management experience

    Advice to Management

    hire better well informed bosses


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good for the resume, bad for your wellbeing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Dinex Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you work hard, you can succeed at one of the most highly regarded restaurant groups in the world. Your resume will always look better after working there for 2+ years, if you can last that long.

    Cons

    Company treats its employees as expendables, out for their own gain above all else. Do not expect to find a family there.

    Advice to Management

    Actually set an example, do not take shortcuts, listen more than you speak and make other people want to be there.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant General Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at The Dinex Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I likked working for Daniel Boulud - he is totally crazy but he cares about everything!! They promote from within, lots of managers move to differnt properties. Decent people

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of picky customers, working Sunday brunch. So expensive to live and work in NYC

  8. "Sommelier"

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    Former Employee - Sommelier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sommelier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Dinex Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I served tremendous wines. I was able to really refine my skills as a Sommelier. I experienced advancement within the company.

    Cons

    A negative is that the way the restaurant was set up required the sommeliers to walk through the kitchen, a hallway and down a flight of stairs to get wine. It took us off the floor for too long.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe try to not give too much attention to the VIP's because it is distracting to other diners and makes them feel less important.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hard but good work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Dinex Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Corporate structure, benefits, culture, career opportunities, implimented change

    Cons

    promotions, salary negotiation, hours, late starting benefit packages

    Advice to Management

    Allow salary renegotiation if necessary


  10. "Great company for food/bev industry"

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    Former Employee - Server in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Server in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Dinex Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people that work at Café Boulud are one of a kind. Everyone is supportive of expanding your knowledge and skills in all aspects food and bev. As a generalization, the managers are amazing. Benefits are unbeatable: free health insurance after 3 years with the company, 401k, and paid time off.

    Cons

    Clientele can be demanding and particular. Scheduling isn't always seamless, but that's part of the industry. Family meal leaves a lot to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Hold staff members more responsible.


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