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fun and flexible
Manager/Server (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON24 August 2017
Boston Pizza is a fantastic place to work. As long as you're willing to work hard there will always be a great pay off. Great place to learn and grow.
Pros
flexible schedules
Cons
pay isn't great
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Good for what it is
LINE COOK (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON24 August 2017
For a middle grade chain restaurant, the pay was satisfactory and the amount of work expected from most kitchen staff is below average to most other restaurants.

Management at the time was rather shaky due to manager turnover.

As a regular closer, I did have to deal with managements inability to turn down a customer even if its 5 minutes before closing.
Pros
free food, fair tipout
Cons
late closing hours
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Great place for advancement
line cook (Former Employee) –  Niagara Falls, ON22 August 2017
Loved the morning shift when I was here. Got my prep done before noon and would work the salad station by myself. I had all my high school friends working here and it was like home.
Pros
amazing co-workers
Cons
very high volume
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Don't bother
Server & Bartender (Former Employee) –  Oakville, ON21 August 2017
The food is fast food quality but ridiculously over priced. the hours are long for little pay. the managers make you wait up to an hour for your cash out while they talk to their friends at the bar. Head office is constantly sending out incentives for you to upsell which often times is actually a ploy to trick customers into paying more for the same thing. definitely do not recommend working nor dining here.
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Square one only or orangeville
Bartender and server (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON21 August 2017
The GM of these two locations is absolutely amazing. They have two parties a year for staff, and they go above and beyond. He just really cares about his staff as people and has more than once had life chats when staff have been having a difficulty outside of work. Great staff, fun place.
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Well organized boston pizza
Manager/Server (Former Employee) –  Slave Lake, AB21 August 2017
They were very organized and very professional one of the best ran boston pizza's ive been in the managers are well informed and have great product and general knowledge of the business as well as great skills in training the staff to be great at their jobs
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Either you like it or not
Restaurant General Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB20 August 2017
Very much a program like a robot to follow to work in any franchise. Anyone can learn the job here at any level so that is a good thing. No creativity really. Just follow the program get paid and go home.
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Good place with workable environment
Cook (Current Employee) –  Kingston, ON19 August 2017
Its my first job here in canada. So excited that I got this job and its an awesome feel to work in my favourite place as cook.
People are so good and working as a team gives us good feel.
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Overall good place to work
Line Cook, Prep Cook and Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  Gravenhurst, ON17 August 2017
Working at boston pizza was overall a good place to work. Its a fast paced environment where you must move fast to keep up . Tought me proper time management skills as well as many other valuable skills for the work place.
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Great managers!
Waitress (Current Employee) –  Stony Plain, AB16 August 2017
Working at Boston Pizza Stony Plain was awesome! It's just like any other job though with a bit of drama between some of the workers but the managers do an awesome job of keeping everyone calm and making sure everything goes smooth!
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Flexible scheduling and fun atmosphere
Cook (Current Employee) –  Athabasca, AB15 August 2017
It is a fun energetic upbeat playful and supportive environment to be able to work in. Everyone is a valued team member and are recognised and rewarded for their work ethic.
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Great for student and single parents.
General Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 August 2017
Felix able work schedule and part time positions. For me the hardest part was the franchisees as they were very controlling and never gave out to much information. Not all of the owners were this way but it was very tough
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Great Management
SERVER (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL14 August 2017
BP was a great place to work after years away from the industry. I learned new skills and was treated fairly and with respect. A fantastic place to work!
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over worked and under paid
Manager (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, ON14 August 2017
not a very pleasant place to work, sometimes forced to work 16 hrs with no consideration for days off. promised bonus etc upon accepting position with no follow through!
Cons
long hours
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Pretty good
Cook/Prep (Current Employee) –  Athabasca, AB13 August 2017
The people are nice hours are good and you learn alot about preparing food and communicating to wokr as a team. The hours arent bad but the pay is minimal
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Semi-intriguing employment experience.
Hostess/Kitchen Assistant (Former Employee) –  264th and Fraser hwy12 August 2017
Being a hostess at Boston Pizza, for my experience, it was okay. A typical day at work would be working about two and a half hours, then having the rest of the day off, or working a split shift. Management was fine. I learnt working there how complex their menu is. Unable to provide an answer for workplace culture. Hardest part of the job, being swarmed by impatient guests, and food taking time to cook. Most enjoyable part of the job, would be working a fun full seven hour shift.
Cons
only working two and a half hours daily
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Fun place to work
Hostess (Current Employee) –  Orangeville, ON11 August 2017
Boston Pizza is my favourite job that I have had, the people are great, the management is great and its overall a fun place to work with many opportunities
Pros
Good discounts
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Great Company
Manager/Server/Bartender (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB10 August 2017
Enjoyed working for this company. I had a great bosses and owner.
Great for teens and what a great way to earn some extra cash or get management experiences.
Pros
Great Team
Cons
N/a
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Fun, content and a fast paced job
SERVER (Former Employee) –  Bonnyville, AB9 August 2017
A typical day at work is usually a very faced paced day, socializing to many people on the daily. Management is super friendly and also strict to make sure things run smoothly throughout the day. The most enjoyable part of the day is having the chance to talk people and just see how everyones day is different, from what they are doing that night to the reason they are in town.
Cons
no benefits and low discounts
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too good for bps
Lounge Server (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 August 2017
Those who have worked there for years walk and talk with a sense of entitlement, and that's coming from someone who has been working there for quite some time and would have entitlement if I took advantage of it. The servers really get screwed over. If say a $300 tab doesnt tip, the server still has to tip out the kitchen and the bartender, regardless if it was their fault or not. Resulting in the server having to pay $15 out of their pocket to serve that table. No one should have to pay to work, that is unacceptable.
Some staff are great but bps is known for its drama. huge turn over.
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