WAITRESS (Former Employee) – Humboldt, SK – 23 January 2018
I really enjoyed working at both Boston Pizza restaurants. I love the workplace culture with it being a family and sports bars, that you got a mix of both. A typical work day would include customer service, following orders, co - worker communication, cleaning, re stocking. I learned a lot about how to handle high stress situations and how to deal with difficult customers. I loved all my management at both places, they were very welcoming when I first began and were always helpful when I was in need. The hardest part of the job is when you have to deal with difficult customers. The most enjoyable part was the great co - workers and environment, I also loved waitressing since the moment I began when I was 16.
Cook/Cashier (Current Employee) – Courtneypark, Missisuaga – 23 January 2018
If you are looking for a part time or pass time job and are interested in cooking, then it is the place to be. If you like meeting new people then be a server and find out about other people. Make new friends.
Line Cook (Current Employee) – Chatham-Kent, ON – 22 January 2018
A typical day at work is long and stressful or short and long lived. The management all depends on who works each day but is generally okay, there is a lot of drama that occurs between staff members that management does not work to resolve.
FOH Server (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 January 2018
Having never worked in a restaurant environment before, working at boston pizza has given me the practice and confidence to work in the bar or restaurant quickly and effectively and it has taught me how to build rapport with many different guests.
Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Terrace, BC – 17 January 2018
The Boston Pizza that I worked for had a very well built communication system, helping the team increase productivity and understanding with one another. The training was made easy and learning what to do and how to do it was simplified, for example if someone were to forget how to do something there was no irritation or stress present, someone on the team would simply tell them or show them.
Discounted food and beverage, free drinks while on shift, opportunities for new and better positions, and of course the tips.
Can't really say there was any cons in my opinion.
Very challenging and busy, hot small kitchen. But the staff has fun in that environment. You really learn how to work in tight quarters and still enjoy each other's company. Overall a great place with good managers
crew (Current Employee) – Pitt Meadows, BC – 15 January 2018
Working at Boston Pizza can be stressful. A normal day would consist of many hungry customers coming through our doors to the point where it can get quite hectic. But we remain professional and ensure our guests enjoy their experience. The best part about working at Boston Pizza is being able to work with such amazing, positive people. the mood there is always bright and the atmosphere is chill and very family friendly I also very much like the management, they seem to really care not only about their customers but the employees as well.
Server and Bartender (Current Employee) – Cornwall ont – 9 January 2018
Since the minimum wage went into affect I know someone that was demoted from manager to server. Also when the shift is 8 to 4 they are not started to be paid until they serve the first customer. So they need to sit there maybe 2 hours until a customer comes in. That is not fair. I think that all these big chain restaurants are the same. NOT FAIR.
Not paid for scheduled work unless there is a customer
Waitress (Current Employee) – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – 9 January 2018
Working at Boston pizza has given me a second family. The staff is amazing and the management makes sure we are always happy. Although management has changed many times over the years, the present management continues to improve Boston Pizza day by day.
Good place to get my start in the field of culinary.
LINE COOK, SERVER, HOST, DELIVERY DRIVERR, EXPO (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 9 January 2018
In the two cities I worked in for Boston Pizza there was a noticeable difference between how vastly different they were run. Overall it was a good place to work and I am extremely thankful for the opportunity I was given to better myself as an employee and eventually a leader.
Stressful work environment, with a great sense of reward at the end of the day.
Line/Prep/Closing Cook (Former Employee) – Nepean, ON – 7 January 2018
The job itself can seem daunting, or stressful. It's not for everyone. But should you thrive working under pressure, and like to have a sense of accomplishment after completing difficult tasks, then this is a great company to work for.
Management can differ location to location, but the workplace culture is generally always the same. High energy, friendly staff make each shift enjoyable, and end of shift is always a party.
This job grants great kitchen skills, such as knife control, do's and don't's of cooking, and plating. It's a great location for anyone thinking of starting a career in culinary. If you can survive this style of restaurant, you'll know you can move on to more advanced positions.
Great staff, decent pay, helps you appreciate hard work.
Hours are either too short, or very long. Management will often leave you to fend for yourself.