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Busboy (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABMay 26, 2014
Pros: discount on food
Cons: not much time for breaks
Way too small change/laundry/break/mannagers office/washroom area. No time for breaks. Dead Mice in the back. May ask you to clean puke with a few napkins.
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good job
Cook (Former Employee), new westminsterJanuary 6, 2014
my typical work day would be get to work then put on my uniform, do kitchen prep.
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My first job in canada
Dishwasher and Pasta cook (Former Employee), Toronto, ONOctober 18, 2013
Pros: free food, tips
Cons: moderate pay
Working at the Spaghetti Factory was good. I started as a dishwasher and became a pasta prep / cook. The team was nice and multicultured.

The work was hard sometimes because it is a big restaurant in Toronto and a lot of people are going there.

The hardest part of the job was probably the dishwashing after a busy day.

It was a good experience to – more... work in a kitchen of a busy restaurant like the spaghetti factory. – less
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Busser at very busy restaurant
Busser (Former Employee), Edmonton, ABSeptember 3, 2013
Pros: free food
Cons: low pay
My job mostly consisted of clearing tables, setting tables, and cleaning.
It was a very fast paced enviroment,
The best part of the job was the free food.
The worst part of the job was being covered in pasta sauce constantly.
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Busy restaurant
Server (Current Employee), Toronto, ONApril 26, 2013
Pros: great food discounts
Cons: depends on your needs.
It's a busy restaurant, that hires many people, and obtaining more shifts per week depends on your effort to sell. If you can show your worth to the company, they will reward you. Management is friendly, staff are pleasant, and you get out of it, what you put into the job.
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SERVER (Former Employee), Toronto, ONJanuary 18, 2013
horrible place to work. If you like being poor and waiting two hours to start your shift then go ahead and apply for a job as a server.
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Productive and fun work environment
Hostess/Food runner (Current Employee), Salt Lake City, UTDecember 8, 2014
Pros: discounted meals, flexiblity with schedule
Cons: short breaks
Through this job I have been able to learn great communication skills, especially since that's one of my main responsibility. The co-workers there are really friendly and the management is very flexible. The most fun thing to enjoy is that everyone is like family there. The hardest thing part of this job is that at times communicating with your co-workers – more... becomes a problem, especially when we get extremely busy, but usually we are able to fix that problem throughout the day. – less
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Labor gyuest count focus
Manager (Former Employee), SeattleNovember 1, 2014
Sales are also huge. Must have good communication skills and be willing to work nights.
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Productive and fun working place
Server (Former Employee), Rancho Cucamonga, CAOctober 6, 2014
The managers are great and do an amazing job at working around your schedule. The other employees are very friendly and always willing to help one another
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okay
Server/busser/hostess (Former Employee), Roseville, CAJuly 24, 2014
steady pace, management needs work and needs to learn how to talk to their employees
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Party of 30? Your table is ready!
Waitress (Former Employee), Duarte, CAJuly 24, 2014
The Old Spaghetti Factory is a fun, family restaurant that provided me many lessons in patience, customer service, money management and team work. It also taught me how to carry a 25 pound tray of water glasses on one hand. Elevated above my head. Whilst dodging small children and chairs etc. Good times!
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Very fun environment to work in and be around
Hostess (Current Employee), Fresno, CAJuly 16, 2014
I am the hostess greeting customers as they come in. I seat the patient making sure they are happy with their seating. I've learned to be more patient then i already had become working at the doctors office. My co-workers are my co-workers only and i go to work. They are fun to be around in the work place. I believe the hardest part of my job is seating – more... customers on time when we are incredibly busy, making sure they are happy. The most enjoyable part of my job is watching a customer be seated happy also leave happy and satisfied. – less
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Comfortable work environment with positive atmosphere
Cook (Former Employee), Nashville, T.nJune 12, 2014
Pros: positive work enviroment, great meals and production
Cons: basic employees, decent establishment
A typical day of work at the Old Spaghetti Factory involved coming in everyday to prep the line for an afternoon of service. This involved pulling all pre-made sauces and meats for pasta and making sure all equipment was heated to temperature.Preparing fresh salads and cutting vegetables for the shift. Pasta was then boiled to temperature. Sauces and – more... entrees were then placed on the warming station and we would begin taking customer orders and preparing there dish. – less
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Excellent training, opportunity for advancement growth
Restaurant Manager (Current Employee), Lynnwood, WAApril 14, 2014
Great and established company, which hired me twice! The job requires a lot of teaching and coaching of the new hires, running a very busy 20 section floor, overseeing multiple departments, including ordering, scheduling and training. Learning all the departments, including kitchen and accounting, was hard and rewarding at the same time. Focus on guest – more... service is most important. Building guest counts and making food/labor costs are imperative. The hardest part is dealing with unhappy guests. The best part is making a family very happy by delivering their food hot, delicious, and on time! – less
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Poor work enviornment
Line Cook (Current Employee), Rancho Cucamonga, CAJanuary 26, 2014
Pros: flexiable hours
Cons: pay for your meal, no benefits, managers do not listen to workers
Management skills are poorly shown, no leadership, unorganized, very little sanitation goes on.
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It was ok
Busser/Dishwasher (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZNovember 25, 2013
My coworkers were fun most of the time the the manager were good people the job wasnt exactly what I was looking for
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customer service
Bartender (Former Employee), red lands, caOctober 7, 2013
Pros: work
Cons: work
fun job had a great time while working there, the food is good guest service is great. i did really well while working there
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Life in a day at The Old Spaghetti Factory
Server (Current Employee), Rancho Cucamonga, CAAugust 30, 2013
Pros: discount on items on the menu, constantly meeting new people, being in an energized fast paced environment
Cons: no healthcare, minimum wage, constantly fluxuating schedule, little hours
A typical day at work would consist of checking the employee board to see what station they would like you to be in that day/night. Upon learning your section I like to go out onto the floor to see if any guests have been sat in my area or if I spot anyone who looks like they are in need of assistance. Usually I won't have been sat yet so Ill go back – more... into the kitchen to start performing my side duties, which would be stocking and cleaning. When we become busy we have to be sure we are well organized in the kitchen so none of us will fall behind when assisting our guests. This job I would say is particularly easy, I like the the constant social interaction with other people and how most things are hands on. I also love having to be constantly moving while working. It makes me feel like I am not being lazy and getting a good workout from being at my job.

I have been a server for several years now so I believe I have almost everything down when it comes to great customer service and relations. For me the hardest part of the job is when there is a lack of communication between other servers or guests.
You should always let your guest know what your next move is involving their dining experience and always be willing to lend a helping hand to other servers who need help catching up on their duties. – less
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Very Informative
Busser (Current Employee), Duarte, CAAugust 22, 2013
THis company has been very useful with my professional career. It has also helped me before I even got my degree.
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great starting restaurant job
Bartender Trainer/Manager's Assistant (Former Employee), Rancho Cordova, CAAugust 16, 2013
Pros: you earn what you work for. teaches you the benefits of working smart as well as hard.
Cons: menu prices are so low it is hard to make a decent living.
very fast paced and low check averages. It really teaches you how to hussle for your money. I will always take special interest in anyone who has spag in their employment history. It means they can work hard and deal with a corporate atmosphere.

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About The Old Spaghetti Factory

Pasta noodles fuel the fires in these factories. OSF International operates nearly 40 Old Spaghetti Factory restaurants in 15 – Read more