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Interesting first job experience
Cashier (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBDecember 16, 2014
Pros: the food discount
Cons: the people
I worked with A&w for about 4 months as a runner, to a cashier, to learning how to open and close the store.
The hardest part for me was when I had to work under pressure during lunch hour with an employee newer than me. I managed the work hour.
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Terrible managers who cut corners to "satisfy customers"
Kitchen Staff Worker (Former Employee), Greater Sudbury, ONDecember 1, 2014
Management is a mess. They claim to accomdate schedules, which meant consistently giving me 40 hours a week while in highschool as a part-time employee. However this was my fault apparently.....
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Negative work environment
Cashier (Former Employee), CollingwoddNovember 24, 2014
Pros: great customers
Cons: extremely negative manager
Staff are overworked and underpaid. Continuously to blame for any problems that the store is having. Manager tends to yell at staff in part because she can't hear in part because she is extremely easily aggravated by any little thing. Great coworkers who were fun to work with. Impossible to please management who constantly give you ridiculous deadlines – more... and will even refuse to fill orders when they think staff are messing with them. Customers are great and very friendly but should go someplace else where the staff are better treated. – less
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Organized
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Calgary, ABNovember 18, 2014
Pros: free drinks
Cons: short breaks
Was a fun place to work
Very understanding with workers
Pays well
I learned a lot about cooking burgers
The most enjoyable part of my job was dealing with the public
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Not a good place to work
Cashier/Customer Service (KEY HOLDER) (Former Employee), Collingwood, ONOctober 29, 2014
Very poor management. The Assistant manager is not nice to work for. They like to over work all employees.
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Was terminated for absolutely no reason at all
Cashier/Food Handler (Former Employee), TorontoOctober 28, 2014
Pros: great coworkers, great customers, gained cashier experience
Cons: poor management, terminated with no notice
I had worked there for 3 weeks everything was great . I'd arrive 30 minutes earlier, Customers would compliment me on my great smile and positive attitude, Customers would also compliment me for delivering fast service . I always kept everything stocked and would triple check with my team leader to ensure I had all task done before pre-closing. Everything – more... was fine until the next week they had told me I didnt have a schedule that week but I'd be working the next week. Next week comes they tell me to call again on Tuesday then Wednesday to discuss my scheduling that for that week . By wednesday I had called and they had told me again i had no scheduling that week and to call next week for my schedule . And can you guess what happens next ? the same thing! Obviously frusterated I asked if I could have a talk with the regional manager who said hed figure out what was happening because he had not heard anything . So after not hearing from him for two days I called my store again and they had told me that they had terminated my training and that I'd no longer be working there confused I had asked why and she said she couldnt tell me why and that I'd have to talk to the regional manager. So I contacted him and he basically said that my supervisor had said I wasnt "a good fit" and there was nothing he could do about it. Keep in mind I had not been scheduled for about 3 weeks and within those weeks my supervisor had been telling me to call back so I could be scheduled . and then two days later she tells the regional manager that I am not a "good fit" and they refuse to elaborate on that .. Other than that its a fairly easy job , you get 40% meals worth no more than 10$ while working. I had great co workers but Management was very poor and I had barely made any money because money from uniforms was deducted from both paychecks . I you want an easy fast paced job with great co workers this is a good job but beware your managers can fire you with no notice and reason. – less
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Working at A&W
Kitchen (Current Employee), Kingston, ONOctober 27, 2014
Pros: great team-working skills
Cons: not many hours
I enjoy working at A&W. A typical day at a&w is coming in before the shift- and working on the bun station, fryer or grill station. What I learned from this job is to work in fast food, you have to work very fast. The management is excellent there, they train you on your own pace and to their best of ability. The co-worker are great, and are always – more... there to help you if it is needed. The hardest part of the job is trying to keep up with the fast-passed environment. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to work with everybody. – less
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Cook/Prep (Former Employee), Fort Nelson, BCOctober 17, 2014
I learned a lot working for this company. I love my co-worker and that was the most enjoyable part of my day was going to work and working with all them. the management was great. I don't think there was a hard part to this job.
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Busy work.
Cashier/Cook (Former Employee), Mississauga, ONOctober 8, 2014
Pros: i stole money from the register
Cons: uniform and those 2 annoying girls that i had to deal with.
Busy work fast paced. Learned to cope with stress. Multitasking most of the time.
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it was very productive
Food Prep & Cooking (Former Employee), Lloydminster, SKOctober 7, 2014
* I enjoyed the staff
I liked the location
* it was easy
it was fast paced
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Busy but Enjoyable
Cashier (Current Employee), Langley, BCSeptember 28, 2014
A great starting job, it has taught me so many different skills that will benefit me as an employer. The A&W I work for is full of friendly staff that are always eager to help you learn better methods of doing things. It's a little far out, but it's worth it. It's always challenging, which can be fun. It's a busy fast-paced environment so I've learned – more... to adapt to busy workplaces. – less
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its a wonderful enterprise that takes pride in there great service
Cashier/Drive Thru (Former Employee), Greater Sudbury, ONSeptember 23, 2014
Pros: workking arround people all the time
Cons: nothing
A typical day at A&W was going into work feeling great and knowing that your going to have a good time serving customers and making them smile. I learned that with a great staff and good management going into work is always something to look forward to. Lastly the thing I enjoyed the most at A&W was getting to know the regulars and being able to make – more... new friendships every day. – less
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lots of hours
Cook/Cashier (Former Employee), collingwood onSeptember 15, 2014
I liked the environment and the people I worked with. I loved working in the mornings and cooking the breakfast's. I loved that I got full time hours and I was able to move up the ladder.
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fun place to work
Cashier (Former Employee), Victoria, BCSeptember 13, 2014
Pros: 1 free meal a day
Cons: bad night manager
I worked there not long because while I was working there I did night cashier shift and my night manager would sit on the computer on facebook and not do his job so the rest of us had to do his job for him and if it wasn't for that with no raise I would have stayed.
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Fast paced work environment.
FOOD PREP WORKER (Former Employee), Canmore, ABSeptember 3, 2014
Pros: 50% of lunches.
Cons: long hours
A typical day entails food prep, stocking and organizing. The co-workers were friendly. The hardest part of the job is cleaning behind the equipment. The most enjoyable part of the job was how quickly the day goes by.
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Productive but busy work place with many coworkers.
Kitchen staff (Current Employee), Abbotsford, BCSeptember 2, 2014
Pros: discounted meals
Cons: fast moving and crowdedness
A typical day at work is clocking in and getting straight into the kitchen. Reading orders and making food according to them. Making the orders full before timer buzzes.
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fun workplace
Cashier (Former Employee), Calgary, ABSeptember 2, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: long, hours, low pay, snub manager
i really have a bad experience in A&W while i was working there, the manager are super strict with just the tiniest of all mistake. i learn nothing from there because of that manager that has bad attitude towards its employees which i don't blame her if she's just doing it for company's sake, but i thinks its too much. the co-workers are great to talk – more... with not just the manager that is being snub thinking mighty and high. the hardest part of the job is where the manager is there and watch every inch of your move and just standing there while its busy and talking to phone while he/she saw its too busy. the most enjoyable part of the job where the manager isnt at the store where we could do/ handle the job better. – less
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Good for students
Cook/Team Leader (Former Employee), Brantford, ONAugust 30, 2014
Good place to work for first job. The people are what make the job enjoyable.
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Typical day at work
Shift Leader (Current Employee), Kamloops, BCAugust 29, 2014
I am always a busy person so I am always finding something to do to help out in anyway possible. So, my typical work days are usually very busy.
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Cook and Customer Service (Former Employee), Aldersyde, ABAugust 26, 2014
a typical day would include flipping burgers, cooking fries.

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