Customer Service (Former Employee) – Prince George, BC – 29 November 2017
From what I remember Boathouse was a lot of Folding, Till, and Late night inventory with awesome co workers. Boathouse helped me build a lot of customer service skills and taught me not all customers are happy to be in the store.
Cashier and customer service (Former Employee) – Timmins, ON – 17 November 2017
At Boathouse I would greet and serve customers as well as take care of transactions. I learned how to be more comfortable with customers and how to interact with them in a strategic way. The management at Boathouse was very controversial, in my tenure of under a year I went through three different managers. The two first managers were both very immature and were clearly not responsible enough to manage a store. Things they would do include not showing up to work, talking about other employees behind their backs and accuse employees for things supervisors had done. I liked the job itself it was very fun, but the atmosphere was filled with drama.
Line Cook (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 5 November 2017
Owner has no idea what he's doing or what he wants Horrible work environment Small inadequate kitchen Head chef doesn't even work in the kitchen Owner has expressed his hatred of his OWN customers even saying he wishes he had a restaurant that didn't allow women! In front of his female employees! Don't waste your time Better jobs out there
Company needs work with efficiency and the way it handles it's employees. Terrible regional management. Spending money on clothing we were over stocked on as well. Regional will not accept your direction on a certain project regardless if it is more efficient and suited for your store. Closing tills takes years as there are tasks that are unnecessary. Salaries for roles above sales associate are extremely underpaid for the amount of responsibility and work that they must do. Major changes to both attitude and protocol must occur with this company as a whole.
Enjoyed working at Boathouse I got to use my skills as a manager at a different level. Really use teamwork and organization. Being able to meet deadlines and monthly paperwork. I loved working with the staff and got along with all of them. Teaching the staff new selling techniques to help build up sales when our budget was low.
Boathouse has a great training program for teaching beginners the ins and outs of retail. The staff of the store are all friendly and wonderful to be around. It's a great place for high-school or college students to work.
If you're looking to work here as your main job, I would not advise it however. There is no option for advancement and there has been a few incidents of people being trained for higher positions without getting the pay to compensate. Even if you work full-time hours, you will not be considered for full-time benefits. Due to this, you do not have sick days and it is near impossible to schedule a life around work because the hours are very sporadic.
Outside of that, management is wonderful and easy to work with. It has a very laid-back feel to it and you are well-trained to play your part.
Fantastic people that make up the team at boathouse. It is a super awesome environment to work in as they are very supportive of everyone and their unique creativeness. The managers are great, very supportive and caring about how their employees feel at and outside of work.
Server (Former Employee) – Port Rowan, ON – 21 August 2017
Being a server my first time was great to be at the Boathouse because I learned a lot and very quickly as sometimes it was under staffed and you had to work quickly and efficiently. Some of the staff are quite caddy and the manager is rude and unprofessional.
Great tips, friendly customers, snacks when you want
Working here has been amazing, the locals are so nice and i'ts right on lake erie.
Hostess (Former Employee) – Port Rowan, ON – 20 August 2017
The owners are so nice and forgiving. All the employees are respectful and most are willing to switch shifts if needed. The food there is amazing. There isn't a dull moment at the Boathouse restaurant. I'd work there forever if I could.
Sales Associate and Cashier (Current Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 28 June 2017
Boathouse is a really kind environment that allows you to be and express yourself openly. Everyone's main focus is towards the store and making sure it does well, so they prefer you ask questions to get tasks done faster rather than you struggle on your own and take extra time.
Hostess (Former Employee) – White Rock, BC – 11 June 2017
A positive place to work for the most part, although the management was a little sloppy. It gave you an opportunity to have a diverse work field by offering three different floors each offering a different tone of work/ pace
half off for you and four other people you dine with
Dishwasher/Kitchen Helper (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 23 May 2017
What is there to really say about working in a high volume kitchen? The work was stressful, the hours were inconsistent, and the pay was low. There are probably worse kitchens out there, but this sort of labour isn't my cup of tea.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 17 May 2017
I spent about a year and a half working here, and for the most part it's been an amazing time. The hours are flexible and the people make you feel like you belong there. Management has been a downside regarding drama towards employees and such, but other than that I've really enjoyed working there!
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 18 April 2017
Lots of interactions with customers. You learn how to talk and help customers in a rightful manner. I've learned that its easier to get along with coworkers and if you give them the treatment that you want back.