EXPEDITER (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 24 August 2017
I would arrive 15 minutes before my shift starts to prepare and clean my workstation. As the shift starts you immediately start your job reading orders and preparing to give the servers the food to the guests. Leaders, and managers will standby if you need help, or if a rush of huge parties come in to increase efficiency. I learned to quickly adapt to face changing environments as it could be an empty restaurant one minute, but suddenly it could fill up. Prioritization and organization Is key, I would deem this the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable part of this job would be seeing the guests leave with a smile on their face.
Cook (Former Employee) – Medicine Hat, AB – 23 July 2017
Loved working at Earls, great company. They truly value the food they serve and ensure that it is the best quality. Only complaint would be they were always short staff and there for it made for long days.
Prep and Line Cook, brunch coach (Former Employee) – North Vancouver, BC – 13 June 2017
To advance in this company has nothing to do with skill but with charisma. Who likes you. I've seen staff bust their butts for really poor pay go no where while others who can barely function become sous chefs. Maybe my location specifically but there needs to be better management.
If you're on meal plan that's great, parking, awesome work vibe working with all your friends.
Bad pay, unorganized schedules, chef doesn't carethe staff wants/ needs at all. ( on the kitchen side only)
Server (Former Employee) – Langley, BC – 10 May 2017
Earls trains their new employees very well and makes sure they have the required skills to work in the restaurant industry. They are also very accommodating and foster a positive, collaborative working environment.
Great money earning job, terrible work quality life
Server (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 20 February 2017
Great place to work if you want a temporary position that will earn you lots of money. Not great to stay at for longer than that as work drama, manager drama is very common within this kind of work place.
Server / Bartender (Former Employee) – Prince George, BC – 28 December 2016
Consistently busy, serving numerous tables while taking food and drink orders. I learned strong communication skills between co-workers and management. In my opinion I thought management could have improved the way they acted towards their employees. Sometimes employees were not treated fairly or were blamed for unforeseen events. I loved the co-workers. They made the working environment a much more desirable place to be in. Hardest part of the job was trying to manage my time wisely between many tables at one time. Most enjoyable part of the job was creating an atmosphere to allow customers to return on a daily basis. Getting to know customers on a personal level was a great feeling.
Not enough hours. Didn't know when we would be off
Cook (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 28 October 2016
This is a nice environment to work. Everyone is commited to serve food with excelent level of quality. I learned all the recipes and work in may stations. The chefs are experienced and you have many room to promotion.
Fun working environment which included other students like myself
Cook/Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 May 2016
Assisted the cooks in the kitchen with meal preparation, and also washed the dishes when needed of me. Learned to work as fast as possible so as to not fall behind since people are constantly ordering food. Fun working environment, composed mainly of other students.
like-minded individuals who are striving to grow and learn as employees and people outside of the workplace
Server (Current Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 15 May 2016
Each day we will come into work, check our sections for the current day, and then we will proceed to wait until guests come into the restaurant to be served. Throughout the shift, we will be conversing with guests, multitasking and remembering many different things we must complete, all while being composed and elegant under pressure. At the end of the shift, we will be tasked to complete a duty before we are able to leave, once this is finished and we have checked out with our fellow peers, then we are able to go!
I have learned to be able to handle myself very well under pressure, as well as becoming more coordinated with balancing heavy objects on my arms/hand.
Everyone in our restaurant is very friendly and it has come to feel like a family! It is very nice because the employees are all around the same age, so it is easy to make friends and relate to others. I would highly recommend working for Earls!