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Busy reaurant
Kitchen Manager (Former Employee), Sault Ste. Marie, ONFebruary 5, 2014
Learned lot about running kitchen, how food cost works and how restaurant runs
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very busy
Dish Washer (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABFebruary 4, 2014
Pros: 50 percent off meals
Cons: 9hours a day
its was a good experience to work with a team and be apart of one
itwas allways very busy though
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free meals, and decent wages.
kichen manager and assistant kitchen manager (Current Employee), Cambridge, ONJanuary 29, 2014
Pros: free meals
Cons: no consistent shifts, all over the place for times that you work
Great team to work for and with. Best company i have worked for in my years in the restaurant industry
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Comfortable, encouraging atmosphere, always felt welcome and eager to come to work every day!
Server (Former Employee), Boston, MAJanuary 22, 2014
Pros: 50% discount, staff parties, great atmosphere!
Cons: minimum wage, although most times the tips did make up for it.
Basically I'd come into work 15 minutes early to be prepped on any large parties for that day, I would get my section of the restaurant and ending duties and also I would be told of any promotions that were happening in the restaraunt. If I was working an early shift I'd open the restaurant, check tables for proper placements, set up all the equipment; – more... salad bar station, pop machine, coffee machine. If I was working just a day shift my secondary duties would be to help with the salad bar, stock the produce and desert fridge. If I was closing the restaurant I would dismantle all the equipment at the end of the day and do a full cleaning of the restaurant to the managers satisfactory. I worked with all cash machines and learned about gratuity and tips, I also learned how to cash my register out at the end of each shift. I underwent intense training on a deadline as well. My co-workers were amazing, I really enjoyed the down-to-earth feel and they were a lot like my second family because I did work a lot of hours there. The hardest part of the job was any dine & dashes because you do see it coming but you can't just refuse a guest service, I found it sort of nerve-wracking but anytime a co-worker or I would be faced with this sort of problem we would all ban together and deal with it in the most professional manner. The most enjoyable part of my day was making someone else's day, I met so many great people and learned so much. I would absolutely recommend this job to any, and I still maintain a healthy out of work relationship with most co-workers and left on good terms with my boss at the time, who might I add is amazing at what he does. Overall it was a great learning experience! – less
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Slow with lack of work security due to new staff consistently
Server (Former Employee), North York, ONJanuary 14, 2014
Pros: food discounts, tips
Cons: short hours, no hours, getting shifts taken away for new staff, being sent home due to no guests
The turn over of guests was really low, therefore you never see new faces and the turn over in staff was really high due to management always bringing new staff in and running the senior staff out of their hours therefore quitting.
There was no security because there were few guests and because management would provide hours where staff felt they were – more... deserved.
Staff would also be made to stay hours before they would get started on shift because it was so dead even though they were scheduled for a certain time, or they would be sent home with no pay only a free lunch. – less
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Fun atmosphere
Assistant GM, Supervisor, Server/Bartender (Former Employee), Boston, MAJanuary 13, 2014
Boston Pizza was a great place to learn about the restaurant business. I had an amazing time going from being a server all the way to running a restaurant and learning the ropes from some amazing mentor.
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Fun place to work!
Server (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABJanuary 8, 2014
Pros: cheap food, tips
Cons: long hours when closing
I loved working at Boston Pizza. Downtown is such a busy place, the restaurant would usually be full. Sometimes breaking a sweat running from table to table. Tips were also amazing!. The management team wasn't really the greatest, but my coworkers were the greatest group I've ever worked with. Hardest part of the job was dealing with unhappy guests.
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Fast-paced fun environment
Hostess (Former Employee), Drumheller, ABJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: great discount
Cons: changing managers, lack of organization
Because I started working there when I was thirteen so I enjoyed the fun enjoyable environment. The management was always changing but all the managers were very understanding and eager to work. I learned more about handling money and my personality fit well with working with people and with costumers. The hardest part of the job, as bad as it sounds, – more... was a few costumers. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with fun people. – less
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Great atmosphere and customers
Waitress (Former Employee), lloydminster abDecember 31, 2013
Pros: half off meals
Cons: late nights
A typical Friday night was really busy there was always something to do. There was never a boring minute. Although it may have gotten a little hectic management kept everything in line. The hardest part of the job was when it got really late at night and I had been working all day. Other employees would cheer you on and keep you awake. The most enjoyable – more... part of the job was the regular guests that would come in it was a great way to meet friends and contribute to the community. Being a chatter box myself, this made it a perfect job choice for me as being sociable was part of the job. Tips helped too! – less
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Productive and Friendly workplace
Hostess (Current Employee), Boston, MADecember 26, 2013
Pros: improving commmunication skills
Upbeat friendly staff and customers during working hours make the time fly by
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enjoy it
Cook (Current Employee), peterborough, ONDecember 25, 2013
Pros: discounts on lunches
Cons: should b a free meal a shift, raises
solid place to work, good people, a raise every once in a while would be nice. my co-workers are wicked the supervisor staff are helpful.
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Fun environment
hostess includes taking orders (Former Employee), Boston, MADecember 16, 2013
Pros: 50% off
Cons: no breaks
Some days would be extremely slow, started to pick up around 8. The most enjoyable thing about working at boston pizza is working with people around the same age as myself. Management was OK
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things i liked about bp
Cook (Former Employee), Woodstock, ONDecember 4, 2013
i got up and got there about 15 mins before i started got ready in uniform and the clocked in. got the dish area ready to go for the dishwasher if I was not the one. warmed up soups and sauces on stove and then went to do the perp for the day. i some times i would work dish and help out on making pizzas and that. I learned how to let every one know – more... when you are coming threw with a hot pot and how to make sure every one knows you have a knife. I got a long good with management and co-workers. we could joke around as long as we were still working hard. the hardest part was to make sure you had every thing that went with the order in the oven and it made right. part i enjoyed was working with the people and doing prep work . – less
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fun energetic atmosphere
server (Former Employee), leduc, albertaDecember 4, 2013
Pros: 50 % off food
Cons: sometimes it was fluctuated hours
i overall enjoyed working at BPs , i met a lot of amazing people and i love the management, it is the best job i ever had and i was very sad to leave due to me moving back home.
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great pleace
Server/Bartender (Former Employee), Calgary, ABDecember 3, 2013
had a great time there
great staff great management great food
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Productive environment
Kitchen, Dishwasher (Former Employee), Welland, ONNovember 27, 2013
Pros: free dinner
Cons: late night shifts during school
-a day at work would be a line in prepping pizza for the dinner rush, as well as taking temperatures of walk in fridges and freezers.
-what i have learned is how to prep food and cook steaks to a perfect rare, medium rare, or blue.
-the management was very friendly and very understanding when it came down to booking family events off from work
-the – more... co-workers were very easy to get a long with and always offered rides to work and as well as to get home.
-the hardest part of the job was keeping up with the dinner rush in the dish pit and closing the restaurant during school.
-the most enjoyable part of the job was getting tipped out every night after a long shift. – less
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Nice environment with a lot of interesting people.
Hostess (Former Employee), Boston, MANovember 27, 2013
Boston pizza was a good pick for my first summer job.
A typical day at Boston Pizza for me would be cleaning and setting all the tables when customers were finished eating. Greeting and seating customers and providing them with a menu and the special of the day. I had to answer phones to take delivery orders or answer any questions a customer might – more... have about the restaurant. I was also required to take out the garbage's and tidy the bathrooms when the restaurant wasn't busy.
Boston Pizza was my first job. So I learned what the working environment was like and how to act professional when it came to co-workers and customers. I learned how to be a responsible young adult and how to create a positive working environment for me, my
co-workers, and the customers.
The management and my co-workers were all very nice and helpful to me. I appreciated all the tips they would give me and how they took their time teaching me everything I needed to know so I was comfortable when working.
The hardest part of being a hostess at Boston Pizza was at times, it could get very stressful and rushed depending on how busy the restaurant was. I constantly had to be on my feet, running around cleaning tables along with greeting and seating people in the proper sections of the restaurant for the waiters and waitresses. I got pretty used to it after a short while, but being my first job, it got a little over whelming at times.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the fact that I was barley ever bored. Yes, there was a lot of running around but it did keep me very busy and motivated. I had fun meeting and working with new people as well. – less
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fun time
Lead Line Cook (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABNovember 27, 2013
Pros: easy going people
Cons: no free lunch
Good company and good managment.
decent pay with flexable hours
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good
Line Cook (Current Employee), Boston, MANovember 27, 2013
Greetings of the Day !
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I am an experienced cook ,presently working on work permit with BOSTON PIZZA ALBERTA (CANADA) worked with Diana Hotels, Best Western and Costa Cruises (ITALY). With over 9 years of experience working in professional kitchens, able to adept at all aspects of food preparation and cooking. I hold a Food Handlers Certificate and – more... pride myself on maintaining the highest standards of food hygiene.
I have been passionate about food and cooking my whole life. My strengths as a cook are in Indian cooking, Modern Continental cooking and Italian cooking. I strongly believe that I have the abilities, experience and qualifications that you are looking for.
I have attached my CV for your consideration. – less
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Extremely enjoyable, wonderful co-workers, easy to get along with everyone
Kitchen Staff (Current Employee), Campbell River, BCNovember 22, 2013
Pros: amazing staff, fun, easy to get along with everyone
Cons: short hours
Work always depends on the amount of customers we get and how busy we are, there are always things to do, apart from cooking.

Co-workers here are extremely easy to get along, despite often being the youngest, and the only female on shift. It's easy to go from work to home life and vise versa. Staff are very friendly and so is management. We are often – more... called, by owners and sometimes management, a family.

It is sometimes difficult to get more than the regular stuff done on a shift due to them being usually only about 3-4 hours, and depending on how busy it is, but the staff definitely make it worth while to be there. – less