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enjoyble people to work with
Prep Chef (Current Employee), Toronto ONFebruary 13, 2014
Pros: can listen to music
Cons: repetitive labour, minimum wage
I would first place all inventory in the fridge, in there rightful place and order. I would than prep for the daliy food items, such as caramelized onions, and baked bacon. I would press over 200 beef patties. I would make different sauces and prepare other such items that are on the menu. The management are young and energetic and are involved in there – more... day to day business. The hardest part is pressing patties for sometimes 4 hours. The most enjoyable part are the friendly co -workers. – less
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Still being fairly new, the requirements needed for the business to function were unattainable
KITCHEN LEAD (Former Employee), Newmarket, ONJanuary 27, 2014
Pros: 50% off meal on your shift
Cons: poor training, no free pop or coffee, only water, nowhere to sit and eat lunch
Having worked with such a wonderful product in terms of freshness, and care taken in order to make every item on the menu, I could not help to think that the management of the company was lacking in many ways.. The maturity level in the (heart of house) was very low as there were a large number of inexperienced, part-time students hired to do a job – more... that requires a solid knowledge of how a line kitchen functions.

The food is great but without capabilities and real knowledge of how to build and maintain a solid team to keep it at its highest quality, it will just end up as another unfortunate commercial building for lease. – less
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The Works in the Glebe is a fun and comfortable place to work but when it's time to work, we work.
Hostess (Current Employee), Ottawa, ONNovember 21, 2013
Pros: 50% off
Cons: not a lot of hours
I mostly work at night when it is busier. I greet the customers at the door and take them to their seats where i ask if they have been to the works before and explain the specials we have on at the time. When it gets busy I have to start a wait list which i would say is the hardest part of my job. However customers are usually understanding and willing – more... to wait. I love my co-workers, everyone is friendly and good with communication. They are my favorite part of my job along with talking to the customers. – less
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Amazing envrionment
Fitness Instructor (Current Employee), St. John's, NLNovember 4, 2013
Pros: job is on campus
I absolutely love working here. The people are great, I get along beautifully with my coworkers. The gym regulars are always a laugh! It has helped me be even more self-motivated then I already was because I have to work by myself. Only leaving here because I am moving back to Philadelphia in April. (Dual Citizenship)
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fun fast paced company
Cook (Current Employee), Ottawa OntarioOctober 31, 2013
dealing with a grill on your right and a fryer on your left could be little dangerous, but kind of fun especially with a young environment, managers lay back but not enough money,
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nice place to work on while studying full time
Facility Attendant (Current Employee), St. John's, NLMarch 22, 2013
Pros: adjustable shifts
Cons: long hours, keep walking
nice place
easy to work over their along with full time
adjustable shift
less work load
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productive and enjoyable work place
Dishwasher (Former Employee), Ottawa, ONJuly 5, 2012
Pros: free meals
Cons: having trouble getting a ride to work
lots of cleaning
learned how to work in a fast paced environment
management was excellent
co-workers enjoyable and happy to help
hardest part of the job was having to move heavy objects such as kegs
i enjoyed working with the people
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Good Company to work for.
Store Manager (Former Employee), Windsor, ENGNovember 11, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: lack of support
The Works are a good company to work for. They look after their staff and look for people who show initiative and give them chance to move up in the company.
The people were great to work with, all worked hard and helped each other. Had a good laugh but got the jobs done.
I enjoyed serving the customers, regulars and new visitors including the various – more... different tourist that would come in to see what we sold.
The hardest part was when there was so much to do and not enough time to do it but we managed it even if we had to work longer than we wanted. – less
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Good company to work for
sales assistant (Current Employee), Newcastle upon Tyne, ENGNovember 10, 2014
From the staff ive worked with have been very friendly and pleasent to work with. Only down side is if its quiet theres nothing to do.
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Productive and Fun Place to Work
Supervisor (Current Employee), BirminghamOctober 7, 2014
Pros: good social life
Cons: long hours
Employees given a lot of responsibility which works as motivation as we feel we are part of the bigger picture. Employees are given continuous training and learn new things everyday. The most difficult aspect of the role is the long hours however the most enjoyable aspect is the people that you get to work with as everyone is different and you meet – more... people from all walks of life. – less
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Quiet, relaxed environment.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee), Lisburn, NIRSeptember 29, 2014
Pros: quiet, flowing work, great co-workers.
Cons: not enough hours.
Working for The Works was probably the most enjoyable employment I have had.

It was a quiet job with a steady flow of customers each day giving me time to clean the store and tidy up displays or replenish stock in between serving people.

My colleagues were a great bunch of people, more like friends than co-workers. We got on really well and because – more... there was only a few of us, it was easy to get to know each person.

The hardest part of working for the Works was getting used to where each book was in the store so as to help the customers find what they were looking for should they need help. This was the most challenging part of working for a book store, but in time I had the shop figured out.

The most enjoyable part of my job was how peaceful and easy going it was. The store was relatively quiet and I could get on with tidying up and making my work space neat. I was able to create displays and have the shop looking great whilst customers leisurely browsed our books and other merchandise.

I found that people shopping in book stores were far more pleasant to serve than other fast paced jobs. People browsing for books seemed to be at ease and less in a rush to get their items.

What I learned while working for The Works was how to Work well as a part of a team and on my own initiative. In the rare times when the shop was busy, we were able to keep things flowing and functioning properly. In quiet times I was able to run the store single handed while my manager or senior co-worker sorted out things in the office. – less
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This was my first employment
Shop Assistant (Former Employee), Birmingham, ENGSeptember 18, 2014
Pros: there was always something new to discover
Cons: nothing
This was my first employment after leaving school, i enjoyed working here as i like to read and being a book shop, i found i was never lost for choice.
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Productive workplace
Customer service, Handling cash (Former Employee), Castleford, ENGSeptember 4, 2014
Pros: 1hr lunch
A typical day would be tidying around, straightening the books and other stock , merchandising,handling cash .
i learned customer skills, about merchandising,till work/handling cash.
hardest part of the job window and shelf displays.
co workers were very helpful patient ,very professional.
most enjoyable part of the day would be working on the tills.
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fun and enjoyable job
Christmas Temp (Former Employee), stockportSeptember 2, 2014
loved working here lovely staff and customers gvery busy attimes but didnt stop the job being enjoyable
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not much chance of advancement
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), London, ENGAugust 15, 2014
Pros: ok if you live local
Cons: never enough staff
counting floats, putting tills in , opening shop, filling out daily paperwork, changing displays if needed , till work, pricing and putting out delivery,
i have enjoyed the people that i work with the staff all pull together and work as a team
The hardest part of the job is when you are given so many tasks to do and you are short staffed.
the best part – more... of the job is working with the staff were i worked they was like extended family. Also i enjoy interacting with the customers. – less
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Hard work low pay
Supervisor/acting assistant manager (Current Employee), BurnleyAugust 9, 2014
Pros: trained to work in all areas of a company( deliveries management, phone shop floor
Cons: long hours, not contracted to the hours i actually work, low wage
The works is a hard working environment where you have to push your limits every day just to keep the store running, my co-workers are not the hardest working individuals and not the brightest so I am having to instruct the team to get the best out of them. I have found the right balance of strictness and motivation to keep a team going to get all the – more... goals completed I require. – less
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customer service key for business
Assistant Shop Manager (Former Employee), Yarnton, ENGAugust 6, 2014
Pros: good team of people to work with.
Cons: quiet and slow work environment
A great company to start a retail career. Not enough pace for a retailer with a real drive for succeeding. Not enough opportunity for advancement.
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Retail Drone
Sales Assistant (Former Employee), MidlandsJuly 10, 2014
Pros: a stable wage.
Cons: not room for promotion.
Management mainly stayed in the back office and wasn't helpful on shop floor. Favouritism among staff was blatant and no action was taken. Other co workers felt the same way and were always on the look out for another job.
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fun workplace
Sales Assisdant (Former Employee), Gainsborough, ENGJune 29, 2014
Pros: customer service meeting other people
Cons: it was only part time.
enjoyed working at the works. Learned how to set out tables and customer service. Co-workers were really good to work for. The hardest part of the job was delivery day.
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Team Member (Former Employee), DurhamJune 17, 2014
Pros: members would sometimes buy me a bottled drink
It was a friendly environment and easy to follow tasks.
The Tasks was easy and picked up a stock control experience
Also helped them clean up and merchandise.

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