Hostess (Former Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 30 September 2017
Working as a host at whitespot is a perfect first job as it teaches many valuable skills such as how to seat, taking payments, taking orders, using the machines, ect. Would recommend as a first job as it is quite easy and they hire almost everyone which applies as a host, no experience needed. Management was good and granted all requested days off and was very flexible.
Server (Former Employee) – Victoria, BC – 24 September 2017
very poor work environment. other wait staff are very fun but management is horrible and do not treat employees with respect. you will be overworked and not appreciated. the morale is not good and it is also poorly staffed.
Team was ok, management need to learn how to deal with people
Server (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 17 September 2017
White Spot team was hard at the beginning, since it was my first job in Canada. After we became work friends and I had an awesome experience. Although the managers at this location were the worse. If the server gets a bad review, it's his/her fought, the manager doesn't even care if the server was by him/herself with a busy section. They had unfair rules to do the schedule, and cut down hours or put servers at the front desk without even ask if was ok.
Server (Former Employee) – Leduc, AB – 13 September 2017
Working with the same customers allowed me to create a friendship, and close bond with those seen regularily. It was a great experience that taught myself I strongly enjoy working with others to ensure the smile remains on ones face.
Hostess (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 2 August 2017
Really like it here. Very family like culture and for most part co-workers are great.Customers are great and most are regular regulars.Management is very flexible and will work with you as much as possible if needing days off, etc 88th
Line Cook (Current Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 13 July 2017
white spot is a crazy place to work everything can go wrong at a single notice and i have to be the one to fix it while keeping everyone coordinated. I had the privilege of working for white spot in a kitchen leader role in my free time, where I learned valuable professional skills such as complaint resolution, customer satisfaction, and food preparation.
Working at whitespot was fine until it wasn't. The managers put immense stress on you for better check averages, better guest reviews, and higher sales. This is all fine except they use that to control your shifts, and if somehow they find you are sub-par they will either demote you to hostess or take away all of your shifts. The management is poorly organized, more often than not understaffing busy nights and leaving servers often with 10+ tables at a time. They are always trying to cut down on hours to save money and send people home early, leaving the closing server with a huge workload. The managers are lazy and are not always around to help, even when you need them. I have been working at whitespot for over 4 years and it has continued to go downhill. The turnover rate is higher than any other place I've seen, with intimidating and downright mean managers scaring people away. The upside to working here is that my coworkers are fabulous, we all became very close friends.
Server Lead (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 30 June 2017
White is a good place to work if you are a student looking for a part-time job. If you desire to work in any sort of restaurant it is important that you are able to work in a high stress environment as well as able to multi task smoothly.
Line Worker (Former Employee) – Delta, BC – 11 April 2017
I had a terrible experience working here. I was over loaded with tasks and was taken advantage of because i was so young. The head cook showed little to no respect towards me. I was supposed to apprentice under him, but he decided shortly after hiring me, that he did not want to anymore. 2 of the 4 managers liked me and helped me as much as they could along the way
Hostess/Server/Bartender (Current Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 8 April 2017
While working at White Spot (hostess/bartender/server), I've inherited multiple traits. I've learned how to multi-task and communicate with customers extremely well. The staff treated me exceptionally well and so was the overall environment.
Server (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 7 April 2017
It was a great place to work. there was always regulars in the bar or the lounge. A lot of the staff not only had great working relationships,but they also had great friendships outside of work as well. It was a great opportunity to start from a server their with no prior experience to eventually work my way up to a management position that played a strong role in the front of house operations. The hardest part about the job was knowing that it was shutting down and that in order to still work close to where I lived at the time I would have to switch jobs.
2 other Boston Pizzas within a 5 minute drive in either direction