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The Dinex Group Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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Daniel Boulud
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  1. "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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good for the resume, bad for your wellbeing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  3. "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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant General Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Talented chefs and generally easy-going restaurant employees to work with. Benefits are great. They provide 401k, health insurance, sick and vacation days.

    Cons

    Corporate management should care more about the restaurant level people. Wished there were better communication on what corporate expects from restaurant managers.

    Advice to Management

    Management should visit restaurants more often to get to know their restaurant colleagues better which might help with how they work together.


  8. "Hospitality business is about love not money..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great colleagues, gratifying environment, really motivating boss

    Cons

    Definitely a boy's club, less upward career mobility for female employees

    Advice to Management

    Corporate culture overtaking the main reasons people join the company


  9. "Restaurant manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Dinex Group full-time

    Pros

    Very reputable company, easy to grow within

    Cons

    Very, very long hours, not the best pay


  10. "Sommelier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. "fun company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at The Dinex Group full-time

    Pros

    fun place to work great people great management

    Cons

    was in the new restaurant starting up, lots of kinks were being worked out.



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