Shift Supervisor/Relief Manager (Current Employee), Calgary, AB – October 12, 2015
Pros: Free lunches, extra money for "fun".
Cons: No days off with family.
This could have been a good job but being a relief manager, I didn't get to "manage" ... I was more supervisor. I didn't "own" any responsibilities. I invented ways to implement "team building" and made the environment fun.
Full-time dish washer (Former Employee), Orangeville, ON – April 25, 2015
worked here for a couple months, manager told me many times i would move up from being the dish boy to being a cook and i never moved up. The kitchen was always a mess, food on the floor lose tools everywhere.
Fun and friendly environment with lots of great employees.
Hostess (Current Employee), Huntsville, Ontario – April 22, 2015
As a hostess my hours at work are pretty busy. There is always something for me to do. The hosts have to be very organized throughout the whole restaurant to make sure the servers and guests are happy and have a great experience. The Boston Pizza team, including managers, are very pleasant. Whenever we need help or need a question asked someone is always there. The most enjoyable part of my job is getting to know Huntsville's community and people.
Waitress/Hostess (Current Employee), Edson, AB – April 19, 2015
Typical day at work would be working with people all of the time, providing service to the customers and as well as use of a posi as well as handling cash. People to work with there are always awesome and in a fantastic mood
Manager (Former Employee), Ottawa, ON – April 15, 2015
Boston Pizza is literally the worst place I have ever worked, They treated the staff and management like preschoolers, the payroll was constantly in a mess, most of the conduct by the owners was totally against labour board rules.
Line Cook/Food Preparation (Current Employee), London, ON – April 12, 2015
Pros: 50% discount while working, Great co-workers
Cons: Odd hours, Tough work
I started off as a dishwasher which I knew was going to be grunt work, and it was. You can't sugar coat dish washing, but the managers and staff that i worked with made it enjoyable enough to stay. After 8 months as dishwasher I was trained on food preparation and build line (pseudo cook). The hard work paid off in the end, cooking and prep work is much more enjoyable. The hard work I put in allowed – more... me to appreciate the other aspects of the job, and how hard the managers and head chefs work to produce a quality product in a timely manner.
Although this may not be the most glorious, or laidback, or "easy" job, the nights and mornings whip by because you are always busy. The staff was great to work with, and my managers were easy to talk to and were generally flexible with shift changing and time off.
Tough work, but at the end of the day you're making a paycheck and get to learn a good amount of transferable skills and training. – less
Food Prep - Dish washer - Property Maintenance (Former Employee), Brantford, ON – April 10, 2015
Pros: Fast paced environment
Cons: Negative employees
A typical day at work was fast paced. I learned that sanitizing in a big part of the food industry. Management was good there when you need help. Co-workers were rude someone placed a plate that was clean at the dish pit and it was boiling hot, no one said anything and I went to lift it up, burned my hand and was sent home. The hardest part of the job was dealing with people working around me and their negativity. The most enjoyable part was maintaining the property.
Line Cook/Prep Cook (Former Employee), Halifax, NS – April 9, 2015
Pros: Free lunches
Cons: Long hours, low pay
I learned a lot about cooking, from the basics, to the more difficult to make in the kitchen. management was fine and co-workers were friendly, job was stressful at peak times but still fun in the process
Delivery Drive/Cook/Host (Current Employee), Ottawa, ON – April 7, 2015
Pros: 50% off food
Cons: late hours
Everybody is easy going and fun to work with. An easy environment even when it is busy and never felt stressful. A typical day is fun, I got to drive around for my job so I enjoyed it and always had good food to eat.
Customer Service (Current Employee), Vegreville, AB – March 27, 2015
Pros: Great People
Cons: Not enough shifts
I enjoy working with everyone and I'm always learning more. I learned a lot about different cultures of the other employees and I learned lots about customer service, especially the do's and don'ts. I learned that management is there to make everything go good and I also learned that they are also there to help you. The hardest part of the job was being able to talk to customers because I use to be really shy, but this job has helped me a lot and now I feel more confident in my ability to talk to customers and I feel more confident as a person. It is truly amazing how many skills being a server can do. The most enjoyable part of my job is that everyone is fun to work with and there is always something happening, you never feel like you don't want to be there.