Cook (Former Employee), cornwall ontario – July 16, 2015
Pros: making our customers smile
Cons: working alone
A day at work goes by slowly if your working alone. You have to make sure everything is clean and stocked, making sure our customers are happy with what they are eating. giving small samples out so they can try it before they buy it. I learned more customer service, also how to deposit a large amount of money in the bank. my co-workers were amazing to work with! I love meeting new people!
Part Time Supervisor (Former Employee), Cambridge, ON – June 19, 2015
Pros: Free food and drinks
Cons: Limited hours
This job can be okay but it can get stressful quick. You have to do so many things for so little time. You serve customers, stock items, prepare the food, clean the store etc. You learn how to multitask – more... really well in this job.
Management is okay I guess. Some managers are nice, some are too stiff. You will get yelled at for pointless things and mistakes so expect it. You also will never get your desired hours. Always never enough. The most I've worked was about 25 scheduled hours as a supervisor. Every position except the manager is part time so it does suck for a summer job.
The only thing I like was that it's in the mall so you meet a lot of cool people who come by regularly and also see your friends sometimes. It's a very social job. – less
Cashier/Customer Service/cook (Current Employee), Kamloops, BC – June 14, 2015
Pros: friendly approach towards all employees by the manager
Cons: less hours
Starting with the first job in New York Fries is a good experience for overall personality bit hard but enjoyable, learned new cooking skills, learned to communicate more confidently, improved customer – more... service. Supportive and friendly co-workers, learned to work in a team. Everything is enjoyable starting from cooking to cleaning but my favourite part is attending the customers.Working on till as cashier helped me to improve my communication skills and also helped us in to know a glimpse of what customers think about the store. – less
Supervisor (Current Employee), Cambridge, ON – June 7, 2015
Pros: Free lunches, semi-flexible hours
Cons: Hours are not guaranteed unless you're a store manager.
Working at NYF (New York Fries) feels like any other fast food chain. Days are spent normally serving customers or cleaning but mostly cleaning if the business days are slow. I have learned money managing – more... skills, communication skills, and team management. Management is okay considering the general manager hasn't changed in years however store managers tend to change around frequently. In terms of co-workers and staff, management tends to hire people that work well together and can get along swimmingly. I can consider a few as very close friends. The hardest part about being a supervisor at NYF would have to be the customer complaints. You simply are not able to satisfy some people no matter how hard you try but your job forces you to try and please these people who verbally abuse you and your workers. The most enjoyable part of the job for me is satisfying our customers. The job would feel a lot better if we got more appreciation for all of our hard work. Overall I feel like this job gives you a good taste of the working industry and gives you good skills to use later in life. – less
Assisting and serving customers (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – May 12, 2015
Pros: Great atomsphere
Cons: Going home late
A typical day at work was all about serving fries and hot dogs to the customers while having fun with coworkers and providing the best customer service you could. Hardest part of the job was having to – more... stay until 11 p.m. on a school night and coming home at around 12 p.m. The most enjoyable part was the amount of fun I got involved in and the schedule was very flexible to me as a high school student. – less
Cashier/Customer Service (Former Employee), Oshawa, ON – May 2, 2015
It consisted of preparing food, taking orders, communicating with customers and consistently cleaning the store. I learned how to work under pressure a lot more and how to focus on assisting someone else.The management wasn't very focused on communication. The coworkers varied, but most were very fun to work with and made shifts enjoyable.
Cashier / Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Markham, Ontario – April 28, 2015
As my first place of employment New York Fries was good starting point, that had good co-workers that showed me the ropes in the workforce. Although the pay is not good and you end up greasy at the end of your shift the simple menu is a good start for any young teenage to start working without feeling overwhelmed.
Worker (Former Employee), Halifax, NS – April 12, 2015
Overall working there was great. My co-workers were really nice to me. Like most other fast food jobs it fits the bill of most people who work there but if you're a student who wants to take time off double – more... check with the management a bunch first.
In being a student myself and moving away from home to come to school I had gone home for christmas break with full permission to do so. In returning to my position my shifts were cut and I was not given work for almost three weeks. I had almost hit 7 months of working with them (excluding the time I took off for xmas even) so I should have been receiving at least one shift a week. I was treated unfairly and instead of giving me any shifts or firing me, they left me in the dark. I was employed but not working, and as a student I can't afford that. I was really confused and upset by what was happening. Thankfully I ended up finding out that they were looking to fire me but were avoiding doing so (this solved my confusion and prompted me to quit). They wanted to fire me because of the time I was talking off. I understand that kind of situation, its time consuming to find new workers while people like me are away. But I had asked for the time off and received it. If I was denied the time off or given more guidance on the amount of time I was allowed, I would have been happy to do so.They were also wanting to fire me because they assumed I was going home for the summer when I was actually making plans to stay in Halifax for the summer but they had never actually asked me. I am a more than compliant worker, I do what I'm told and more often than not I'm happy to do so. I just had wished that they had told me their issues before hand. I'd much rather keep a job than lose it over permissed time away. I found it unfair in how I was treated and also that they hadn't fired me before I had left for Christmas or at least warned me to look for a new job. In Halifax the job market is extremely competitive and I would have appreciated the heads up in order to begin my job searches earlier if I had known I would be coming back to no work. I thought my position was secure, it wasn't and that's ok. What bothers me is that I wasn't informed or respected. In the end I quit because they were stalling to fire me and continued to leave me in the dark. – less
Fun place to meet people, have his/her own opinion
Retail Sales (Former Employee), Sydney, NS – February 16, 2015
Pros: employee free launch discounts
Cons: long hours
The job was a good one and stepping stone into the business world. My co-workers were friendly My typical day at work is good and fun all day but most stressful.The hardest part of the job is standing all day expect from my launch time. The most enjoyable part of my job is not paying for your launch time.
Fast pace great job with great co-workers and management
Fast Food (Current Employee), Dartmouth, NS – January 5, 2015
Pros: co-workers/management, discount
Cons: not enough hours
A typical day would be coming into work, going up front where food is made/cash and seeing what needs to be done there are 3-4 staition such as, cash - hot dogs/drinks - fryer/putting fries into container – more... - toppings. If there is an empty staition i would take over and get to work. If the staitions are full i would then check our sauces and make sure they are full, if not i would go out back and prep our sauces then bring up front to be used. If the sauces are full i would do stocking, making sure the fridge is full of juice/milk/water, also make sure we have a good amount of piles of cups/containers for our foods and drinks. We all switch around so one doesnt over work one staition and everyone gets a turn everywhere, I have very great co-workers all are welcoming and kind. They help make sure i know every step on how to do my job as i havent been there very long, i do the same for the people that started after me. I also have a great manager, understanding, makes sure things are equal to our ability and helps out when needed. Always on top of things. There isnt a very hard part of the job its pretty easy and quick to catch onto the skills. But picking a hard part would be lifting the fryers when there is a few baskets stacked. I very much enjoy cash to interact with the customers make sure they get what they need and also like fryer/toppings i like to cook the fries and put into containers aswell as placing the toppings on top such as veggies, sauces, curds and gravy. Im lucky to learn how to handle cash and operate the cash machine aswell as cooking the fries. Its a great experiance to learn how to use a cash machine since it is used most to all stores. – less
Supervisor (Former Employee), Welland, ON – November 10, 2014
Pros: friendly, good hours, delicious food, great experience
Cons: customers are always right
This job was a lot of fun. Every employee did practically everything, from mopping the floors to cooking and serving the food, including the Boss and managers. Everyone got along nicely and made work really – more... enjoyable. The experience was great, we weren't just stuck in one section, like only doing Till or only Cooking, we constantly switched and ever worked alone on slow days.
I loved this job and would still be working there now except for the fact that I was there for 8 years and I want to branch off and get some new/different Work Experience before I get too old. – less
Supervisor (Current Employee), Brampton, ON – October 2, 2014
The New York Fries company is an amazing one to work for, they treat you more like a family but provide great training techniques that help you keep up with the fast paced environment. It helped me learn how to multitask while having great customer service skills.
Basic Employee (Former Employee), Barrie, ON – August 31, 2014
Pros: not extremely work intensive. a basic rhythm for shifts can be picked up very quickly.
Cons: can occasionally be very busy with very little notice, especially closer to holiday hours as it was in a mall location.
In the short months that i worked at New York Fries it was quite enjoyable. The management was very nice and easy to talk to if ever there were concerns over how to do a certain task or what more could – more... possibly be done if ever there was some free time between cleaning, stocking, and making orders. the rest of the staff was very good to work with, they made New York Fries a place i looked forward to coming into work at. – less
fry cook (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – August 5, 2014
Pros: work 5 more hours free fries and free drinks all day long
Cons: having to clean out the filters to the fryers but its got to be done
well working at new york fries i learn from my friends/co workers that a job doesn't have to seem like work if you enjoy what you do.a average day could be a little chaotic depending how many customers come rushing to the store, my manager and boss were amazing people always willing to teach you.
Cashier (Former Employee), Toronto, ON – July 24, 2014
A typical day at work could be tiring or easy depending on the day and also the number of hours of work for the day. Over all i really enjoyed working at New York Fries. Employers are not always very down to earth or easy going but the experience is what means the most to me while at New York Fries.
Server/Customer service (Former Employee), Kamloops, BC – June 25, 2014
Pros: free lunch, on time payment
Cons: constantly changing work schedule, high employee turnover
New York Fries is within the Aberdeen mall in Kamloops. A typical day starts at 8am. All fries are cut, sauces prepared, vegetables cut and hot dogs allowed to thaw. The fries go through three stages hence – more... the earlier the better. We normally expect our customers to troop in at around 10am therefore first and second stage frying are made before the clock hits 10am.The third stage frying is what customers normally witness when they order their fries. Again the customer is always right so we ensure the orders we take from them are accurate and precise. Any mistakes result in loss hence our manager was so particular about accuracy and efficiency. Employers were fast and accurate. Less mistakes were tolerated. The hardest part of this job was cutting about 15 bags of potatoes in a 6 hour shift. I loved hanging out with the young and lively employees. – less