The Old Spaghetti Factory Employee Reviews

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Busy and fun at the same time
Lead Hostess/ Busser (Former Employee) –  Whistler BC9 October 2017
Spag factory was a fun place to work but it also meant getting to work on busy nights and not having the time to enjoy it much as it was always very booked out on the weekends.
Pros
good food and employees
Cons
not free staff meals and not reliable hours
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Overall a great place to work!
Host/Expo/Busser (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC29 September 2017
Great co-workers and management team and overall a super enjoyable place to work. Always tons of new opportunities in the restaurant and chances to meet new people.
Pros
Flexible/Self controlled Hours
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work place i worked at for work experience
Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  downtown vancouver bc14 August 2017
i worked there for two weeks, was not the best, its okay for like student jobs but for a long term, i wouldnt. foods are so oily, same restock on all duties. not so clean.
Pros
you get big cause all you do is eat.
Cons
no one really talks at work or does anything just work and leave.
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Fun place to work, lots of friendly people. Workplace is fast and fun. Management can be very iffy at times but most of the time are great.
Busser/Expo (Current Employee) –  472 36 St NE Calgary Alberta31 July 2017
Day consists of clearing and setting tables occasionally running food. I learned to importance of team work in a restaurant environment and how to properly handle situations. Management as people are great! As managers they can either really nice and relaxed and some can be very up tight. The workplace culture is a fantastic mix of seriousness and fun. The hardest part about the job is dealing with stubborn people and the occasional lifting. The most enjoyable part of the job is 100% the people you work with, they are light heart-ed and very easy to get along with.
Pros
Friendly and fun environment to work in.
Cons
Taking time off is a pain
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Busy
Busser/Server (Current Employee) –  Richmond, BC12 July 2017
taking peoples orders serving them in a timely manner
learned how to bus and take orders as a server
Management is nice but did not communicate well with scheduling
Everyone is nice and help you if you need it
Hardest part of the job is taking orders and memorizing tables
Enjoyable part is the feeling of having no more tables at the end of the night
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Old Spaghetti Factory Gastown Vancouver
Back of House (Current Employee) –  Vancouver, BC Gastown9 July 2017
Old Spaghetti Factory Gastown Vancouver is a extremely awesome place to work. Excellent GM, managers, and co-workers who are very humble, team oriented and very welcoming. Basically people there treats you like family and the GM and the assistant GM are very caring and they're also extremely hands on and will help people and they have no egos and they're very humble and will praise you and they're also good at their jobs. They lead by example and they will cheer you up when you're sad and they make you want to come to work and they make work fun. On the whole, this place is very team-oriented and people helping other people here are the norm. I have nothing but good stuff to say about this place
Pros
Excellent GM, managers and co-workers, very friendly environment, team oriented place to work.
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Terrible management
Server (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB5 July 2017
It was a fun job and taught me how to balance a lot of things at once. But the management was terrible and didn't really care about any of their employers, making them work 6-7 shifts a week sometimes, scheduling them to work doubles, and would write people up when they would complain. The owner and GM would make people constantly cry as well.
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babysitting
babysitter (Current Employee) –  Lake Country, BC5 July 2017
babysitting two younger sisters
very busy
requires patience and compassion
good food
free meals
fun playing with sisters
lots of building and creating
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Fun family oriented restaurant
Waitress (Current Employee) –  Edmonton, AB14 June 2017
The downtown location has many regular guests who've become a part of the family. It feels like home and I enjoy working here. Every part of the team helps each other and the management is very understanding and helpful to new servers.
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awesome job
Hostess (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB12 May 2017
Every person that worked there were very welcoming and very polite. I always enjoyed going to work everyday because it was always an enjoyable time. The management was excellent
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Great place to work with great staff and support
Server/Bartender (Current Employee) –  New Westminster, BC10 May 2017
The Old spaghetti factory is a place where you feel home, the staff is great, you easily become part of the team and start considering everyone as family, the management team is great, giving support and orientation when needed.
Pros
staff
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very busy workplace
Hostess (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB2 May 2017
Working at The Old Spaghetti Factory was a good experience. Although the staff are quite rude and the sections of staff (hosts, servers, busers) are all in their own group. The employees were not friendly at all.
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Fun working environment for young individuals.
Bus Person, Expeditor, Server (Former Employee) –  Langley, BC19 April 2017
Fun, fast paced hospitality environment with friendly staff requiring exceptional customer service. Young management, lots of room to grow with the team.
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Fast paced and fun work environment.
HOSTESS (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB17 April 2017
Not a very professional place to work. Some people were doing drugs on the job and made it very uncomfortable. Despite that, I did learn a lot fro this job and I am grateful for the experience.
Pros
Free bread.
Cons
long hours.
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good
Junior Server (Former Employee) –  Richmond, BC12 April 2017
Love the fast paced environment. Earned lots of money while having fun at work. Coworkers are always amazing in and out of work. Managers care about your well being.
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It's a good place to work
Kitchen Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB9 March 2017
It's a good place to work. More fun with co-workers. decent price on the food. The company itself they respect your availability schedule in life.They are understandable and very polite as a family restaurant.
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Fun work place
Housekeeping (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB22 February 2017
It's a good company with good ethic codes and they treats employers very well with incentives to motivate them. It's also a fun place to work.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Long hours
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Fun, family friendly workplace
Server/Kitchen/Cash Office/Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 February 2017
In my opinion, i really loved working with the Old Spaghetti Factory in Calgary. I was really close with all the employee's. I considered them as my Spag Family. The management team was amazing. Addressed employees matters in a professional manner. The hardest part of the job was just dealing with very needy costumers. And the most enjoyable thing about the job was working with everything.
Pros
Discounts, Friends, Free Food
Cons
Angry Customers
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Great organization
Personel Manager (Current Employee) –  Richmond, BC3 February 2017
Great organization. Very diverse. Great culture. Promotes within. Ability to become owner operator. Voted one of the best restaurants to work for. Very conscious of balancing work and personal time. Once you become part of the family you always have a position at any location.
Pros
Very diverse
Cons
None
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Fun atmosphere, busy place
Swing Manager, Server, Head Busser (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON31 January 2017
With over 45 years of history, enough spaghetti served each year to wrap around Earth (not a joke) ,a good team of managers and a large staff of wonderful people, this is a great place to work to learn about trench warfare and laughter.
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3.6
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