Hostess (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 28 April 2014
The work was very funny. I had good time. The customers were always polite and the employee was very helpful. I learned many new words and how to make drinks. The hardest part of the job was when is not busy because we don't have customer.
Host (Former Employee) – North Vancouver, BC – 22 October 2017
I loved working in White Spot. It has given me a lot of skills and confidence. I learned how to start easy conversations with customers and learned how to take takeout orders. Overall, it was a wonderful job.
Line Cook and Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 15 October 2017
Normally you have to be 15 mins early before your shift and it gets busy a lot of times. I learned that you have to love your work or else it doesn't feel right. Management was okay, they aren't the best because they basically don't care about you. Example was I carried a milk crate which is 20L of milk and they didn't care if I might not be able to carry it. I basically had a hard time and got myself mildly injured but they didn't care. Workplace, other cooks were very friendly and will help you a lot. Mostly younger cooks but older cooks... some will treat you like poo. Hardest part is when the restaurant gets busy. Also the communication of the team. Let's say you don't understand the way they speak english to you. Most enjoyable is you get to have some good friends/ co-cooks/ co-workers.
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.