Great money/social life but takes most of your time
Server (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 November 2017
Depending on how much you want from it Jacks can be your family or just a place to earn money. It will take a few weeks before you climb the ranks and start making very good money but it is worth it. During the summer it takes up all of your time.
Line Cook (Former Employee) – Newmarket, ON – 30 September 2017
The kitchen managers from when I worked there were top notch. One has been promoted within the company, but I know the other is still there and I like to drop by. The staff get to know you and it gets grindy but at the end of the day it's not bad at all. I cooked on the line and learned a lot, but I knew the industry wasn't for me. There's a lot of pressure on you to make a lot of different dishes quickly, prioritize and stay organized. Call for help whenever you need it, but there was always someone there to help and bail you out when things got tough. Working here helped develop my work ethic and improve my self confidence. I owe a lot to my fantastic managers.
Bus Boy (Former Employee) – London, ON – 21 September 2017
I would work at 7 am and getting ready to start the dish washer machine and clean front of the restaunt. I also help perpare some foods to be cook later. I get to learn how dish washing do and what can't do and also make sure it does not get plug in from inside the machine and I learn how to perpare foods and getting it ready to cook. The staff there are fun and work hards and the company have staff party and give awards to those that did really well at work. The hardest is keeping up the demand for dishes and pot and pans for the cook. It can get very busy but we all work together to do awesome jobs as a team I enjoy being able to help out and have fun working hard and fast but still can have fun no matter what..
Hostess and server (Former Employee) – Etobicoke Ontario – 13 September 2017
I loved working at Jack Astor's . My fellow staff members were great I made lots of new friends. My only problem was that there was no advancement opportunities. I never got one raise to show there appreciation of my hard work and loyalty to the company.
Hostess (Former Employee) – London, ON – 28 May 2017
The hardest part about the job was being able to deal with angry and upset guests and still being positive. Sometimes it was hard to keep a smile on your face when your employees and guests are getting angry but you must always stay positive.
Manager/Server (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 6 May 2017
Depending on who your managers are and if they like you will depend on how well it goes. I have seen a lot of managers and employees and if the managers didnt like you, you would be the short end of the stick
Server (Current Employee) – Stoney Creek, ON – 18 April 2017
Absolutely great atmosphere, great people. Some of my most valued friendships have come from here. The "restaurant lifestyle" of drinking, social atmosphere and late nights is very evident at this job.
Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 2 April 2017
Nice people and atmosphere, however it did not work out because of me and my job. Personally, it was very painstaking to work as a dishwasher and i would much prefer working in a costumer service job interacting with customers and helping them first and foremost.
Line cook and Kitchen supervisor (Former Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 31 March 2017
I can't specifically speak for all Jack Astors, but my experience was amazing for the first couple of year. Up until the last year or so it became a very poor and hard environment to work in. The Managers in the store were switched around almost semi annually which made it a very difficult place to work. I really enjoyed my time working for the company though all-in-all, it was a very fast paced out going family which was a nice touch. The food was also very amazing :
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 13 March 2017
i have been working for Jack Astor's(Downtown location) over a year now. I really like working at this place. The staff is really good and my Managers are really nice. My co-workers are very cooperative. I enjoy working here.
Hostess/Food Runner (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 February 2017
A typical day at work would be very busy, always cleaning or doing something. Meeting a lot of new people daily. The hardest part of the job was getting to know each and every employee on a personal level because there were so many of us!
Prep Cook (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 February 2017
it was my first job so they took it slow with me but then again i knew from the start that job wasn't for me. the management was good but it was awkward and uncomfortable for because i was new and i only knew one person. the hardest part of the job was working long hours of a job i already hated in less than 2 weeks! But hard work pays off.