Cactus Club Cafe Employee Reviews

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Line Cook/Prep (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC10 May 2017
the entire Cactus Club cafe team was incredible to work with. The management team was there to help and make you grow without you asking and they had quality at the top of there list
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Productive workplace
Hostess and Busser (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB4 May 2017
A typical day at work was a positive experience. I learned how to work with other people and communicate effectively. I also learned how to do more than one task at a time and be more efficient. The culture of the workplace feels like going to a club, not like going to work. The hardest part of the job was trying to please customers during busy hours. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new people that I worked with.
Pros
Discount on food
Cons
Long Hours
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Depends on the Chef
Kitchen Partner (Former Employee) –  Delta, BC3 May 2017
Cactus Club Cafe is a great place to work, but it really depends on the chef that you have, and the management team that is present. Unfortunately the head chef at the cactus i worked at was an absolute nightmare. He was extremely unprofessional and was never around when you needed him. Overall Cactus was a nice experience and I would recommend it as an entrance into the culinary world, but unless you want to veer away from the culinary side and move towards people management and business management, I would stay away.
Pros
Great people, positive environment
Cons
Terrible management
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Good place to work
Hostess (Current Employee) –  West Edmonton Mall, AB1 May 2017
Good hours. Great people to work with. Awesome time. A typical day at work is fast-paced and fun. I learned to move quickly and give customers a quality high-end experience. Management are incredibly helpful and always willing to work through any problems you have, and co-workers are friendly and accommodating.
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Amazing
Closing Manager, Server (Former Employee) –  Surrey, BC7 April 2017
Amazing manager. Great work enviroment. Amazing Staff. Extremely busy always fun and never hard at all. Great people. Great team. Great company to work for
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Low Paying, Physically demanding,
Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB2 April 2017
always kept me until 2am even without a ride home & no public transit running, sous chef offers rides home in exchange for late stays and never follows through, walked from DT to Valley Ridge, didn't get home until 5am and had to work at 12pm, Ripped off my tips and pay cheque constantly
Pros
nice kitchen staff
Cons
Everything else
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Fun yet silly
Busser (Former Employee) –  Coal Harbour, BC1 April 2017
I really enjoyed my time at cactus, the problem arises when one bad apple seriously tarnishes the previous respect once had. Management tends not to care about you until you make big enough of a noise and they generally wont do anything to solve it just hide the problems.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
long yet inconsistent hours
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Ccc
Kitchen Partner (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC30 March 2017
Good vibe but HARDHARD work, promotion is hard for most people, and promises may always be delay. But happy to go to work to see nice people everyday.
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Fun place to work
Hostess/Greeting guests/Reservations (Former Employee) –  Abbotsford, BC22 March 2017
Working with friends, and tackling the lunch and dinner rushes. Making sure we coordinated tables properly to accommodate reservations later in the day or night. New challenges every day.
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Restaurant Manager
Salary Front of House Manager/Bartender/Expeditor (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC21 March 2017
What can I say. Always in the top 50 best managed companies in Canada, Continuously strive to make green table and ocean wise. Cactus Club in my eyes is the best company you could work for in this industry in the entirety of Canada, and even them some. From their execution to the love for their employees, its a perfectly oiled machine. Oh and the food is to absolutely die for.
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Fun, High Energy, Artistic
Dishwasher / Prep (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC11 March 2017
Learned a lot about preparing food and commercial dishwashing
Conditioned to work under high stress and fast environments
Very high energy environment and staff
Management was very caring about their employees
Overall a great place to work and enjoyed the environment a lot
Pros
Great food, amazing people
Cons
Dishwashing was very gross at times
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Competitive, dynamic, and an overall unpredictable environment
Server (Current Employee) –  Kelowna, BC11 February 2017
Working at Cactus Club Cafe has been an educational experience, and an interesting one overall. The most enjoyable part of my job I getting to interact with different types of people everyday. The culture is exciting and innovative.
Pros
working on my feet
Cons
Inconsistent scheduling and hours
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Professional, exciting and fun place to work and hang out
Server/Bartender (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 February 2017
Management is outstanding at what they do, they handle the flow of the restaurant very well, which allows severs and bartenders to give optimal attention to there guests. They also provide us with training that goes above and beyond what most would consider good enough. Everyone that is hired and brought onto the team instantly feels like you've known everyone for years and team work is always present and encouraged. The hardest part of the job would be to remember all of the amazing clients that walk through our doors but after a few visits, it gets a little easier!
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Productive workpace with great job culture
Line / Prep Cook (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB29 January 2017
I have learned how to work in the great team and culture, how to prepare different types of food from the menu, following carefully the recipes (salads, entrees etc.), weigh and measure ingredients for cooking, cook menu items in cooperation with the rest of the kitchen staff
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Fast Pace, goal driven, excellence in quality.
SOUS CHEF (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC29 January 2017
-One of the fastest growing organization in Canada as of current, lots of opportunities to progress. If you enjoy working in a fast pace team environment and cooking/service as your passion definitely a company to work for. Great work life balance, salary is debatable as salary will differ with individuals experience and on the job productivity. Also as a manager, on the job training and annual seminar/conferences which happens quarterly is another great experience offered by the organization. If you are just starting and looking to progress in the industry, the level of training and knowledge offered at Cactus Club Cafe is one of the best in the industry.

-Really enjoyed working with people who are fun loving but serious about their career and the culture that is built around it.

-If you are looking for an opportunity to be great, Cactus Club Cafe is one of the best company to work for.

-If I didn't decide to change in field of study and career I would have definitely stayed with the company.
Pros
Working with passionate people
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Great place to work
Server (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC18 January 2017
The restaurant is one of the best in the city so brings lots of people, creating a great and fun environment to work. The team is amazing, always supporting each other and helping to give the best customer service. An incredible place to work, learn a lot and make friends.
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Great place to start and a fun environment
Sous chef (Current Employee) –  Richmond, BC10 January 2017
Steady and consistent
Always looking for oppurtunities to make everyone better
Learned how to manage people and develop
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Great bosses, co-workers, and environment.
Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB8 January 2017
All around great place to work. The work life balance as a manager is bar none compared to other restaurants out there. The salary was decent, but the benefits were great. Would recommend this company to anyone seeking a career in the restaurant industry.
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fun
HOSTESS (Former Employee) –  Langley, BC4 January 2017
such a fun staff to work with, you make a lot of close friends. fun work place and always busy. loved working there! staff was so fun
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fun workplace
Hostess (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB3 January 2017
Cactus Club Cafe is a great work place, they have wonderful costumers and even better employees, coming into cactus club youre always going to leave happy
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