Line Cook (Former Employee), Boston, MA – July 3, 2014
Pros: lots of hours
Cons: disrespectful staff, unsanitary food, no job security
boston pizza was terrible, i can admit that i wasnt a very good cook, but the service is lousy and the cooks were incompitent, no hands were washed, food was dropped and put back on plates to be served, i wouldnt reccomend ever going here to eat or work
Server (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – January 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.
Hostess (Former Employee), Drumheller, AB – January 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
Waitress (Former Employee), lloydminster ab – December 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
Cook (Former Employee), Woodstock, ON – December 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
Kitchen, Dishwasher (Former Employee), Welland, ON – November 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
Nice environment with a lot of interesting people.
Hostess (Former Employee), Boston, MA – November 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
Line Cook (Current Employee), Boston, MA – November 27, 2013
Greetings of the Day ! . 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
Extremely enjoyable, wonderful co-workers, easy to get along with everyone
Kitchen Staff (Current Employee), Campbell River, BC – November 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
Dishwasher, Line Cook, Prep cook (Former Employee), Richmond, BC – November 19, 2013
Cons: different hours, no free food, they played music in the kitchen and it was to loud.
a typical day would be doing prep making food for the guest. I learned that cooking you need to love cooking for being in a restaurant and it does get very busy which sometimes its best for the shift to be busy.. my co-workers were alright most of them were in the same age as me..
Fast paced restaurant with menu changes quarterly.
Assistant Kitchen Manager (Former Employee), Fort Frances, ON – November 17, 2013
Pros: excellent co-workers and the pace made time go by quickly.
Cons: long hours if a lot of prep was needed for the day.
Come in and help set up kitchen by putting in exhaust vents, turning on equipment (deep fryers, grill, oven). Then start to prep the produce for the day while cooking orders as they come in. After produce is complete we would start a batch of dough, mixing water and yeast with a 20 kg mix of dry ingredients. Spending the afternoon cutting, rolling and – more... pressing dough into select sizes for our pizzas. – less
Line-cook (Current Employee), Woodstock, ON – November 12, 2013
Pros: straight days monday -friday
Cons: never given a raise
Great people to work with in the kitchen. We always have a good day together! I learned to do line set-ups and how to make pizza the boston pizza way. For the most part management is friendly and my co-workers are great.I would say the hardest part of my job is emptying the pasta pots (they are heavy). I enjoy everyday at my job with my fellow co-workers.
kitchen staff (Former Employee), Brockville, On – November 8, 2013
Pros: employee discount on the food
A typical day at this job was going in early having something to eat and setting up my station, prepping for lunch and supper. I have learned how to make different kinds of food. The management was good they took care of their staff anytime they needed something whether it be switching a shift or having time off the managers always gave them what they – more... wanted. The co-workers were always happy and fun to be around. Working in a restaurant i didn't really find anything all that hard in the job. The most enjoyable part of the job was cooking up great meals for the costumers and working with the staff. – less