Part-time Employee (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 May 2017
My job at the Shaw was just a little bartending job that I would pick up on weekends. I loved working there and had a great experience but my full time work, sports and other commitments got in the way of this ob on weekends.
Banquet Server (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 3 September 2016
I thoroughly enjoy working at the Shaw Conference Centre, they just don't provide me with the amount of hours i need. They run a impressively organized establishment and treat their employees very well.
Banquet Server (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 May 2016
Co-workers are great, easy place to enjoy your work and get along with others. Create life experiences and life-long friends. Supervisors, Banquet Managers and Captains though are superior to regular Banquet Servers do not treat them as such.
Banquet Server (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 23 February 2016
I was truly impressed by how much effort management made to keep us informed and taken care of. Training for the position was detailed and thorough, and the pre-event staff meetings ensured we were well prepared for the events we worked. They also kept us very well fed! The hours where flexible, and while it was a "minimum wage" position, gratuities nearly doubled the hourly rate for each event worked. I really enjoyed working there and was sorry to have to leave. The events I worked were varied and interesting.
My only complaint would be the unfortunate number of co-workers who took advantage of the employer's largess and flexibility.
Productive and a fast paced environment to work in.
Banquet Server (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 17 September 2014
For a typical day, that I experienced, it was very busy and had a somewhat chaotic feeling to it, when everyone was placed into teams and sent to wait on the patrons. And when your shift was finished it felt like all of the tension that was built up during the stress induced pace crumpled to relief when we were brought into the back room to relax and go over how we did and where some of us could improve. The management there is what kept every team involved and on track, and the teams that you were placed on had a team leader and another team member to help around and assist when needed or wanted. If I was to state one thing that was the hardest part of the job, it would be carrying the service trays that held the food and drinks. Since the trays had to have weighed at least 25lbs. However, the most enjoyable part of this job experience was that the teams were interconnected and the people that were also working there had very friendly auras and personalities.
A Flexible and Dynamic Workplace and Interesting on some Occasions
Banquet Server (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 24 April 2014
A shifting and dynamic workplace that changes depending on the season, events and holidays. Every work day is different other than the events that takes place through few consecutive days.
The usual shift may be long or short depending on the amount of stress and work that must be done, ranging from usual days of calm portering to a long, busy day of providing service.
In my personal opinion, workers are casual somewhat tend to not demonstrate any professional skills, however the Shaw Conference not requiring skills and experience to work, which should not be taken into considerations. Works are however coordinated and diverse and can sometimes be pleasant to work with.
The workplace requires strength and much stamina and proves to be tiring and overly demanding on work days that are busy and long.
Many Shaw supervisors of banquets lack sophistication and civilized standards towards to workers, contrast to captains of the banquets department who are better mannered and level-headed.
The management lacks consideration for workers sometimes to charging workers for meals as not regarding amount of foods wasted after big events is ridiculous, but compensates with showing appreciation to the workers an being a flexible and friendly workplace and hosting special events for workers certainly makes up for any short in management.
The workplace allows flexible booking of work schedules and having freedom to a vacation break as long as there are no pending work shifts currently booked.
Booking Work Shifts Freely, Choose when to Work, Does not Requires Much Experience, Setting My Own Schedules, Flexible Schedule of Work, Very Appealing during Special Events, Can work on interesting events such as Concerts and Boxing Matches and Christmas
Very demanding on Stamina, Heavy Lifting, Long hours Standing, Lacking use of Technical Skills, Physical and Labour work than Intellectual, No Skill Requirements, Lacking Professional Work Environment
Bartender (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 10 April 2014
Hardest part of the job is either standing for hours or figuring out how to get around the staff hall ways. I most enjoy interacting with my co-workers and the clients. Every night is something different. You can be working anything from a wedding to a rave and if youre into that variety this is the job for you.
Really Cheap Supper!
Sometimes the supervisors are hard on you even if there are no customers around...