Part/ Full Time Employee (Former Employee), Stratford, ON – June 2, 2014
Pros: long hours (good for overtime pay)
Cons: long hours for good workers (i worked the occasional 12 hour shift)
A typical day at work consisted of prepping food, making orders, and cleaning the kitchen. I learned a lot about maintaining a clean workplace and making sure food was made accurately without errors and being aware of allergies. Management was somewhat approachable. Co-workers were friendly but constantly changing except for some senior members. The – more... hardest part of the job was working through the dinner rush (Thursday - Saturday) effectively. The most enjoyable part of the job was tips. While working in the kitchen you don't expect to get tips, but at Boston Pizza (in Stratford at least) tips are shared with the kitchen staff. – less
I really enjoyed the working environment and management at Boston Pizza, They were, and will always be considered more than just a job to me, they were my family. If it wasn't for me graduating college and having to move I would still be working there.
Part-time Dishwasher (Former Employee), Ponoka, AB – May 31, 2014
Pros: annual christmas banquet
Cons: condescending supervisors
I learned how to be adaptable to changing situations and manageing my time effectively. Some co-workers didn't work as they should have and passed their work on to me. And there isn't much room for advancement.
Line Cook (Former Employee), New Minas, NS – May 28, 2014
During my time at Boston Pizza I learned the value of correct food safety and methods of ensuring food quality/safety, the importance of prioritization in order to ensure an efficient kitchen, and overall how a commercial kitchen functions in an effective and efficient manner.
Dishwasher (Former Employee), Milton, Ontario – May 18, 2014
Pros: example is free lunches
Cons: extremely hectic schedule which was negatively affecting my academic performance
I am a Grade 12 student and I applied to Boston Pizza for a job of dish washing in order to save money for my post secondary education which is going to start in September 2014, that is, after three months. My job involved washing dishes and other utensils, for example, frying pans, plates, glasses etc at a very fast rate as there were many customers – more... especially during Saturdays. I learned that doing part time job along with studying is extremely imperative for students as it improves our time management skills and makes us more efficient. In addition, I also got some experience of a work place which is really beneficial for me as I will do a part time job in these summer vacations and during my post secondary education. The management and co- workers were all very benevolent, kind and compassionate as all of them treated me with equity, dignity and respect and helped me whenever I was experiencing arduousness in doing something which was related to my job. The hardest part of my job was that I had to work until 2 to 2:30 a.m. on Saturdays which was really late in the night and due to which I was not able to properly focus on my studies. The most enjoyable part of my job was that I started to learn to wash dishes at a fast rate which was a good sign for me as I was slow in the beginning. – less
Great chance to improve organization, and social skills.
Server/Hostess (Former Employee), Victoria, BC – April 30, 2014
Pros: good hours
Cons: lack of organization
This job was enjoyable for the people. I loved the customers that would come in and make your day better with a lovely chat. As this was a tiny branch, covering the part of hostess and server was a usual day. Time efficiency, management, and the importance of communication not only to a customer, but with co-workers. I would say management was an example – more... of bad communication skills, and therefore made the job some-what difficult at times. I loved the people I worked with. – less
Hostess (Former Employee), Mississauga, ON – April 30, 2014
Typical days at work make you move and interact with people in so many different ways. Everyday there is something new to learn from varying customers and the funnest co-workers. The most enjoyable a part of the job is knowing that a table you've served is happy and satisfied whereas the hardest part is knowing that not matter what you've done custormers – more... didn't appreciated your hard work. – less
Enjoyable Workplace, it could use a little structure
Server (Former Employee), Sudbury, On – April 28, 2014
I worked at Boston Pizza for about 6 months. The atmosphere was great and the staff was very welcoming but the restaurant lacked structure. I would have 8 shifts one week and then 2 another. If I booked off a week I got 2 and a half off. It was details like that which made it difficult as a place for permanent employment.
Server (Current Employee), Fleetwood, BC – April 25, 2014
Working as a server can be demanding but it is very rewarding. Boston Pizza is very flexible with scheduling, time-off and picking up more shifts. Leaving for school and being able to come back to work over the christmas break was very generous of the management.
Waitress (Former Employee), Midland, ON – April 19, 2014
I'm not looking to get back into serving again, the job wasn't for me, I'm not comfortable with a lot of multitasking. Couple things I did learn from this job was to always keep the customers happy, making sure their needs are met, staying organized, keeping things tidy in the work place. The best part about this job was that I made some great friends, – more... & even though I am not working at the restaurant anymore I am still close with the friends I gained during the job. – less