It was a fun work place it was also my first job .
Line Worker (Former Employee) – Rocky River, OH – November 13, 2017
Piada was a very popular food place it was fun . Working at piada i learned how to be patient , i learned how to work in a fast paced I leaned how to deal with not very nice people . Working there period taught me how to work in that type of environment.
We got free lunches, or we were able to take the food home
We got a 30 minute break, if the restaurant was busy we would have to skip our break
Cashier (Former Employee) – Parma, OH – October 9, 2017
Everything started out fine great hours because it was a new restaurant opening in a new area. After business started picking up they began to hire more staff which led to hours being cut without warning, it felt like betrayal after being promised certain hours and working hard to show loyalty and then corporate stabs you in the back
Cook (Former Employee) – Florence, KY – September 27, 2017
something still needed worked on but over all it was a great place to work as a cook. i do believe it needs new management. but the staff was great to work with, its a friendly work place. and good food. ill always remember them.
Great Resturant Job, Fresh Food, low wages however
Line Cook/Prep Cook (Former Employee) – Rocky River, OH – September 27, 2017
I worked at the Rocky River Piada. It was face paced, I worked 'The Stone', and a little bit of everything, I cooked, I cleaned, I prep the food before opening, I closed, I liked it. I learned a lot from the Chef/Partner. I spoke to every guests that walked in the door, and gave them a smile. I think some of the coworkers didn't like their job, which is their choice to work there or not. Overall, It was a great experience. Wish they paid more, I may have still been working there.
Team member (Former Employee) – Carmel, IN 46032 – August 2, 2017
Everything was amazing when I first started. My first job trying to be the best I could, being a sponge and taking in as much information I possibly could so I could become the best team member possible. A typical day included checking you're work station setting up for the day and making sure everything runs smoothly. Only problem was the management was beyond awful. The GM for my store couldn't run the store for her life. Everyday walking in would be complete and udder chaos because we are either missing people, items, and or she just didn't do her job and is extremely far behind. But when we got ahead of the game it wasn't a bad day, but when we were behind it was like trying to run a marathon with a broken leg. Slow, and painful.
Piada is unlike any concept I have ever read/worked for. The Italian chipotle is the term most use to describe Piada. The food is truly fresh, and in many cases organic. Its a different option that makes it possible to step outside of your everyday meal selections. The hardest part of the job I would have to say is staying consistent. Just like in any industry if the cat is away the mice will play so to speak. The profit margins when dealing with food as fresh as what Piada offers is less of that in restaurants that do no serve fresh products so there is less room for error. The most rewarding part of my day is giving guests their meals and watching them come together over a great meal in my dining room. People just seem to smile more when the food is all around better!
Cashier/Team Member (Former Employee) – Bexley, OH – May 5, 2017
My managers were amazing. They were all extremely friendly and clearly explained what expectations were for each day. A typical day at work depends on what your job is. No matter what, it is usually a calm environment despite the fact that it is a fast paced environment. The employees are very diverse and you will probably pick up a few phrases in another language. The hardest part of the job is when there are rushes on Sundays! It is difficult because there are so many customers, but it makes the work day go by fast! The most enjoyable part of the job is the music that they play because it's usually new, upbeat music. It makes it easy to be in a good mood. Overall, this was one of the best jobs I have ever had.
Guest Service, Dishwasher (Current Employee) – Sterling Heights, MI – April 24, 2017
For a long time, I saw this establishment as a good place to go to, it had a great environment, the employees were always so kind and helpful, and never had to wait long for my food. Although now, that is not the case. I always see people with bad attitudes, messy environment and work places, and it always seems like there are so many problems, like the employees are slacking or do not have the motivation to give the best customer service they could.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Lyndhurst, OH – April 7, 2017
At piada they were very friendly but they were also very unorganized the management was horrible they were not professional at all and the worst part they didn't have set times to get out of work which was a downfall because there was no overtime
Still dont know (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – February 3, 2017
The team was cool for the most part when random people weren't trying to be your boss. They are very unorganized, communication from higher ups is nonexistent unless they have something demeaning to say. Very busy. They say you don't work late nights, but some nights I didn't leave until 12 midnight. I was ALWAYS at work. Piada would be an okay place to work if they got it together and fired the one Boss who was a complete jerk.
Unorganized, horrible boss, no communication, and list goes on
Productive, diverse environment, very fast work pace
Grill Cook (Former Employee) – South Euclid, OH – January 14, 2017
A typical day at work for me is normally opening as a grill cook. in doing so I had to prepare, cut, clean, dice or sautee' all of the meats and vegetables for the day as well as cooking cases of pasta to serve to our customers throughout the day all the while making sure my work area remains clean and I am not running out of any food needed to get through the shift, I also learned a lot about food safety procedures as well as food quality expectations. I have acquired very great knife handling skills and crew leadership skills. my management team was great and they were all very friendly and dedicated a lot of their time to their employees. My coworkers were very diverse, and also very nice and created a great work environment. The hardest part of my job was running behind on time and making sure that you have a set pattern for your workday, the most enjoyable part of my day was the fast paced environment because it became more like a game or challenge and it was quite fun.
amazing food, meet alot of beneficial people, development
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Beavercreek, OH – July 25, 2016
They offer insentives, such as referral money for anybody that works there that refers a worker, and don't follow through with the reward. Supervisors/managers talk about everyone behind their backs AND blatantly disregard rules they impose on everybody else. Working for this company for 2 years has drained me from happiness more than anything else ever has. AbsolutEly NO training program for new hires.
Free food, corporate takes care of people
No training, company isnt loyal, hires outsiders rather than promoting.
Crew Member (Current Employee) – Rocky River, OH – July 15, 2016
typical day at work was busy i learned how to run a line productively management was good to work with and fair my co workers like family and fun with to work with the hardest part of job was learning the kitchen and the flat grill the most enjoyable part was getting to know the guest
Cook/Prep (Current Employee) – University Heights, OH – May 26, 2016
I enjoy working for Piada. The management could be a lot better in my opinion. I feel like communication here is key and sometimes that is not always understood. Their should be more promoting from within the company as well. The most enjoyable part about working at Piada are my co workers. We really have fun and keep each other going. The hardest part about working at Piada is working as a crew member for so long without being promoted.