DISHWASHER (Former Employee) – St. Albert, AB – June 16, 2015
No breaks, uptight staff, rude management. In addition, I was promised a certain amount of money for tips, however did not receive this. Also had to pay a fee for my uniform per shift to cover cost for laundry. Wasn't given an option to wash it myself
Hostess (Current Employee) – Orillia, ON – June 7, 2015
My role is to provide estimated wait times for guests, monitoring the guest waiting list and ensuring that the needs of the guests were met while they were waiting, set up dining rooms and make reservation arrangements, and greet guests personally and on the telephone. The people I work with make the job even better.
Cook (Former Employee) – Kanata, ON – May 29, 2015
Typical day: As a cook at east sides I had responsibility to make sure the customers satisfaction of meals were quickly served to them and delicious so they would enjoy coming back time and time again. -Prepping food for the day -Reading chips -Making sure order is correct and to ESM standards.
Standard first job. Not too much to complain about.
Back End Staff (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – May 28, 2015
The perks were good. The schedule was flexible. However, management positions were not filled with great consideration. Some of the management staff was weaker than others. Both staff members and guests complained about the weaker portion of the management staff.
Waiter-Summer employment (Current Employee) – Honey Harbour, ON – April 18, 2015
I Enjoy work exppecially in a positive fun environment. Working in a kitchen i have learned to work under stress an maintain productivity. I got along with my co-workers and enjoyed the teamwork. What i enjoyed most about the job is working with my hands an being trusted an counted on to complete a certain task in a profficeint amount of time
Kitchen Cook (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – March 30, 2015
I would prepare the dishes for the customers, usually 5-12ish, non-stop work with little time to collect yourself, until the main dinner service is over at which time you need to start cleaning up. Management wasn't my favourite, very harsh and unapproachable, hard to communicate with
Hostess (Former Employee) – Brockville, ON – March 17, 2015
- I would get to work, walk up to the front where i stand, make sure the tables are set right and ready for poeple to sit for the waiters / waitresses. After helping anyone who needed help, and also seating people. When the custumers die down i would run and start off my cleaning duties, checking the bathroom, washing chairs, windows, Etc, and helping anyone who needed help. Before i would leave i would have to help any waiters / waitresses with running food or cleaning a table. -i learned how to get along better as a family / team in a work environment, and how to deal with a stressful situation in a fast moving environment. -I am still friends will all my co-workers even out of work. -I loved my job !!!
my hours were great, everyone who worked at eastside mario's was amazing, and i was able to work a schedule that made me better and stress free.
GARDE MANGER (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – March 13, 2015
At east side mario's, everyday is a laugh. I had great co workers who are family oriented ( we look out for each other). I have definately learned alot about preparing cold dishes, and i got to express an artistic side of me. The hard part of working there was that, even though everyone is supposed to work as a team, not to many people would pull their weight.
Fun and enjoyable job with an amazing group of co-workers
Pizza/Salad Chef (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – March 11, 2015
East Side Mario's is both staffed and managed by amazing people. Everyone there is like family; they all look after each other. I had two typical work day's: either I would start my day at 9 am as prep cook, where I would stalk all the food and supplies up for the day and make sure everything is in proportional sizes to make the lives of the chefs easier, or I would work as a pizza/salad chef. As a pizza/salad chef I would make pizza's and salads for the customers and make sure they were put out in a timely and presentable way. I learned how to manage my time in a high stress, fast paced environment as well as teamwork and organizational skills. The hardest part of working there would be getting the food out on time because sometimes our orders would get backed up and we would fall behind. The best part of working at East Side Mario's was definitely the people I was able to work with.
great people, discounted food, free drinks, occasional free donuts
SERVER (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – February 20, 2015
East Side's was a great first serving job that was challenging at the same time. I have learned a lot at this job about the restaurant industry and about my abilities and ambitions as a server. The hardest part of the job was the trademark of the menu which meant frequent ordering and running of starters. Challenges include the high traffic in guests, and multiple responsibilities when staff was short in the back of house. The managers are helpful and appreciative, and the job itself is often rewarding.
flexible scheduling, good beginning restaurant job, challenging, staff discount