server (Former Employee) – McAllen, TX – January 18, 2016
A typical day at Carinos was always a fun day. although it was fun it was very professional our management where always on top of us so that we could be on top of our responsibilities. Our customers where always our priority, I had to set an example for all our new employees in that I was a trainer.
Trainer (Former Employee) – Tyler, TX – February 11, 2013
Carinos, was one my favorite places to be employeed. The managers were awesome and so was the staff. I was there since the beginning,my very first resturant opening ! I would say the hardest part of the job would be when your managers not having a great day. And you call in after you call in 2 hours before your shift starts. They then call your parent to see whats going on and in turn call your parent a lier. That was the last straw for me. I then put in my two week notice, which by the way I didnt get to complete I was taken off the schedule, bout a year later I wanted to return to carinos and was told I was not up for rehire. I followed all procedures correctly before leaving the bussiness. I was a trainer, one of the best host, made employee of the month on several occasions, always on time, not only did the staff love me .I had my regular guest that came to see me. I was so great at what I did at carinos that my manager every year for my parents anniversary would send a beautiful message for them thru k.L.T.V. Oh and by the way he wasnt the one that offended my mom by calling her a lier. Till this day I would love to go back. However I dont understand why I cant . I think it's personal on the management teams side. Not sure if I should ask corporate.
Waitress/host (Former Employee) – katy tx – December 7, 2014
i would open the store some days, set up the restaurant. i learned how to use the p.o.s and run big trays of food the management isn't the best. the co works are co works and we work as a unit on busy nights. the hardest part is being over sat and not being able to show the guest the service they pay for. the best part is the guest.
Host (Former Employee) – Amarillo, TX – April 16, 2014
A day at work was either really boring or really stressful. The wrong people felt they needed to be in charge and would boss everyone around. Calm solutions were often ignored and the well-being of the employee didn't seem to matter at all. Though some days provided the absence of certain people it would be better than others.
Bar Manager (Former Employee) – Round Rock, TX – March 29, 2012
Worked Monday-Friday. Had great relationships with many people. Always something going on. I learned much about the restaurant business and how to work with people. How to stay calm and focused with dealing with so many personalities. Spent over 10 years of my life at that restaurant.
great food...great recipes..great brand losing its luster...
server (Former Employee) – kansas city ks – September 30, 2014
Typical day at work involved clocking in and listening to most of the other servers drama...typically waiting to be sat for at least 30-45 minutes...once things got up and running it was OK....again...just OK...most of the time the kitchen times were very slow...
What I learned: I learned that when you are hired on the fly and a manager openly admits that 8 servers just walked out. That's a red flag you should pay attention to.
Management was well, under par for sure. Constantly playing good cop and bad cop then truly not holding all accountable for the same levels of service.
Good Co-workers were hard to come by. I found a couple. As in any restaurant there are always some who partake in extra-curricular activities. My issue was the bulk of many whom did so while "ON THE CLOCK"...SAD,,,, BUT TRUE..in every position in the restaurant. (no wonder the brand is going under)
The hardest part of the job was honestly putting up with redundant things that just frankly shouldn't have been happening. There is a laundry list.
The most enjoyable part of the job....at this point...was leaving...little side work in the location I was in so it was very nice to have a quick exit at the end of the night...
I would not recommend working for this organization in the location I did if you have any aspirations of learning new things and or growing. There is a reason this company is filing for chapter 11 and has closed so many nice restaurants. The economy can only be accountable for so much. When you able to deliver good food (well recipes) like this at a reasonable cost likemore... they do there should be no reason the restaurant in the location I was in wasn't full on a regular basis.
Very Sad to say I think this one will be gone soon..not just the restaurant I was in...but the brand and good food as well.less
50% off food
moral, management, lack of accountability, overscheduling, games