Server (Former Employee) – North York, ON – 25 May 2017
Working at the head office test site kept things fresh, interesting and tight. Demographic had a healthy mix of good and bad tippers. Lots of work to be done on evenings and weekends... but those lunch hour rushes can get you too!
Montana's is just like any other low end restaurant kitchen. It's full of people rushing in and out, swearing their heads off trying to make ends meet. The cooks often swear at the servers and love to disrespect them when their backs are turned. I was one of the lucky employees to not be on the bad side of the cooks.
Line Cook (Former Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 3 May 2017
I had a great time working at montanas, great staff, great management, but the only thing that caused me to leave was the mixup when management changed and lack of shifts therefore after. I learned a lot from the job, how to work safely in a kitchen environment, how to tell if food is fully cooked, how to safely store food and so on. The hardest part of the job was definately when days were extrememly packed and fast paced, but i loved the challenge.
Server (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 1 May 2017
A typical's day of work is enjoyable, but also can be stressful, considering all the different customers you meet. This is pretty normal at the restaurant, which isn't so hard to deal with. The management is decent, and can change almost a month or two months in.
RESTAURANT SERVER & BARTENDER (Former Employee) – Kamloops, BC – 19 April 2017
It paid the bills , but the location I worked at did not get the support from corporate. 3 years working there they went threw 4 different General Mangers and business continued to go south as time went on.
Cook (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 14 April 2017
friendly staff and management. they work with you to try and give you the shifts you need as well as time off. Busy work environment. sometimes you need to stay longer then what you are scheduled for to help out the team.
Hostess (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 14 February 2017
A typical day of work was figuring out the reservations for the night/day and organize them to figure out where they would go. I would maintain a constant rotation for the servers so they would equally get the same number of tables.
Never knowing when you would end your shift, Favouritism, only weekends mosty, short shifts
For the year and a half that I was working for this company, it was a not fun at all. Never had the proper cooking utensils, management is never on the same page, and servers got to do whatever they wanted to do.
Host/Server (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 31 December 2016
A wonderfully friendly place to eat, work and meet new or old friends. Montanas was a place I enjoyed going to, no matter the reason. The employees are fun to work with, have excellent teamwork and are supportive. If you need to ask any questions about the job or the menu they are always ready to help. The menu is well designed and easy to follow and the management team works hard to be fair and good to all employees. A typical day consisted of getting there, stocking my station/cleaning my area, greeting my co-workers, and tending to guests until the shifts end when a manager sent me home. The worst part of the job was dealing with the computer systems. The best part was being with my co-workers.
Hostess (Former Employee) – Red Deer, AB – 22 December 2016
I found that there was a lot of gossip and the management was not very professional. servers would get mad at everyone for not doing there job. I learnt that in order to work for this place you have to want to gossip... hardest part was doing you job and well but getting told yu weren't doing it at all
Great place for new workers to start and and get a good feel of the work force
Prep Cook (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 November 2016
The quality of work conducted at Montana's Cookhouse is not comparable with any other institute like it. Hard working people, perseverance, and exploration of new techniques. Most of all the owner and the workers all have an ambitious vision for the future which is what makes Montana's Cookhouse special.
Server/Expo (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 8 November 2016
Working here was never a dull moment; the coworkers got along really well or they didn't. We were like a big family. Management wasn't so great, barely listened to any requests, barely followed availability, and all around was very judgemental and made our work time there stressful. All around though it wasn't a terrible place to be. Easy to make friends there while working and we all stuck together in the end. Great place to go eat though that's for sure.