COOK (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 24 October 2017
The constant put-downs and bullying that goes on makes for a hard place to work at. The management is not as good as it should be and the gossip that goes around makes it so you feel you can't trust anyone there. It's immature and not how you should conduct a workplace. Especially a restaurant. The place made me feel unwelcome and as if I should tip-toe around there and makes for a hostile work environment.
Line Cook (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB Northland – 7 September 2017
Worked here for a good few months, really liked it at first. Had a good solid team then the management changed and things went down hill. Made for a very poor work environment that I no longer enjoyed working in and instead of having management work with you and help you to make things better they only did what was best for the restaurant and making money. Employees who try to stand up and have a say for themselves are only struck down and forced to work harder.
Line Cook (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 22 August 2017
Favouritism and bullying by the manager which makes it not so fun to be working in the kitchen. I never filled out paper work when starting there so no legal documentation. Schedule is only put up a couple days early, so can barely make plans.
Server (Current Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 12 April 2017
A great place to start or continue your serving career. Typical serving job, but with great people, and management that truly cares about you and other things going on in your life that may require you to be scheduled around.
Hostess/Server (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, MB – 28 November 2016
Management is too unexperienced and show favouritism towards employees. If you are friends with the managers then you are safe working there. There is also no one scheduled for anxpo shift so running food can be difficult.
Assistant General Manager (Current Employee) – Whitecourt, AB – 26 July 2016
The people is what makes this company such a great place to work. The managers passion for what they do is outstanting and motivating for everybody. I love working with everybody there, they have a great culture.
Server/Bartender (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 24 June 2016
Fast paced and great environment. They train effectively which creates a great atmosphere and team players. Work 5- 8 hours per shift, always busy which keeps you on your toes and stay very alert. They have a good staff and the kitchen works well together and create awesome food and happy customers.
Restaurant Supervisor (Former Employee) – Prince Albert, SK – 14 January 2016
- Worked in all departments FOH & BOH - Trained all the bartenders and servers - Great Managers - Hardest part was dealing with people calling in sick and quitting on spot - but it was still a fun environment to work as I knew all the staff and even the regular customers as a family
cook line (Former Employee) – Lloydminster, AB – 27 September 2013
my work of the day began: to prepare all food to prepare the dishes from the menu, in luch or dinner hours my job was to prepare the dishes of the bills; between these two times we perform cleaning, doing inventory, and orders all in the kitchen, at the end of the day it is a general cleaning. This work is carried out with teamwork and is rotatable in tasks and schedules, it is extremely busy working all day and have hours worked under pressure but it is rewarding to overcome these times of pressure, with productive and quality work . Each season the dishes change so constantly learn new recipes, cooking procedures and acquire new skills in the kitchen.
learned many things, get ability to work under pressure.
Server / bartender (Current Employee) – Edmonton – 31 March 2013
A typical day at Original Joe's isn't very typical at all and each shift has something different than the last. The customers are different each night, as well as the staff on shift. The co-workers I got to get to know over the last 3 years are amazing, and we are all very close, like a family. We are a team when we are either on shift or off of shift, but we are also each independent when we are handling our own sections. Working with the management that I have worked with on majority has been one of the best parts of my job there. They always were there to help out and took great care of their employees. The hardest part of the job was leaving because of the great customers, co-workers, and boss. I've learnt many things while working at Original Joe's such as how to handle stressful situations in a calm professional manner, how to implement useful tools and strategies to help ensure that everyone involved is happy and well taken care of, how to multi-task well, as well as working well as an individual, but also as a team member.