Waitress (Former Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 6 May 2013
I have worked at this location for about 10 years of my life. I started at a very young age. I started with cleaning tables, then moved to hostessing and then finally serving. I learned a lot at this job. I learned how to deal with customers, how to deal with complaints. This is where I got all my people skills from. I also learned a lot about teamwork and taking control of situations. On a few occasions I did opening shifts so I was expected to lead my crew for the day and make sure everything runs smoothly. The hardest part of the job would be trying to deal with everything when we are busy in the early mornings when we don't have as much staff on. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with such amazing people and having regular customers and seeing the same friendly faces almost everyday.
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
Server, Hostess, Food Runner and Take Outs (Former Employee) – Dawson Creek, BC – 10 February 2017
Takes food and beverage orders, places orders, delivers orders, checks back after delivery of food to ensure guest satisfaction, observes guests to respond to any additional needs Maintains table appearance by pre-bussing, checks drink levels, removes clutter and provides adequate napkins, etc Presents check for payment and provides change as needed Follows the company's customer service, adult beverage and cash handling policies and procedures Keeps station clean, sets up and takes down station tables appropriately