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The Dinex Group Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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  1. "A Necessary Step"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The price point is high and the quality of food and service meets the standards of the price. Repeat business keeps the traffic steady even when the season is over. her Daniels name on your resume can also be a huge help if you're staying in this industry and leave on good terms.

    Cons

    I suppose pooling would be a negative but in the seasonal market it is helpful. I wouldn't do it after I leave this company if I don't have to.


  2. "Server"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "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.


  4. "Well managed and successful restaurant group."

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    • Senior Management
    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. "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.


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good for the resume, bad for your wellbeing"

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    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Great work experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Dinex Group full-time

    Pros

    High standards, good management, good benefits (health insurance, 401k), reputable name, and teamwork focused approach.

    Cons

    Demanding clientele and working brunch.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant General Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Typical grind restaurant job"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Bartender in Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great name, looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Pooled house, low pay. Some employees arent interested in working hard knowing well that they gonna get paid anyway.

    Advice to Management

    change tip distribution system


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