Cactus Club Cafe
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3.9 out of 5 stars.
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First and foremost, don’t work for macleod trail! The possibility of advancement is zero. “Aces in their places”, or a nice way of the sous chefs telling you they are too lazy to train, and management is unwilling to put those training hours down. Inconsistency is the name of the game, with no follow ups, so the inconsistency stays pretty consistent unfortunately. Work life balance is horrible, with the scheduling app GIVING YOU a start and end time, BUT only the start time is enforced. There is no care about your personal life, responsibilities, or even your set availability. Really great company culture, if only it could be followed. Kitchen is RUN DOWN to the point the steamer leaks boiling hot water and scalds you when it hits you. The equipment does not facilitate learning, efficiency, or cleanliness. Management on both ends constantly bad mouth other employees around people, leaving you wondering what they say about you when you leave. Stay away from MAC T if you want to keep your passion for food service.
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Great boh & foh staff to work with
Cons
No work life balance, terrible equipment, run down kitchen, no room for advancement
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Hmm, the management heads are not good people. They try to pass as caring but at the end of the day all they care about is money, not you. They don't do any real work unless their own boss is around, they will let you suffer on your own during rushes. They offer no support. If you get on their bad side they will ice you out and make your life miserable.
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made cool friends
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Lol
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Cactus club are penny pinchers, they will cut staff and screw over their team if it meant to save a few bucks. Stressful work environment and the occasional temper tantrum from the chef's, high expectations, low pay, you are not treated well here, working here feels like you are slowly chipping away at your sanity and dignity. Perfectionism reigns supreme and you are expected to work like an impeccable unfeeling automaton. If you make a mistake you will be hearing about it from 6 different managers.
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None
Cons
Long hours, low pay, hostile work environment.
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Upper management needs to work on development and strength of their team to be able to lead adequately. The support does not exist, the job security does not exist, favourites are played and you are frequently asking about why you're there. That is until you develop friendships with some of the most incredible people you've ever met FOH and BOH. Good people want to work for the best company, and overall, this place is. It's only the location that I worked at last that is so so poor. Do yourself a favour and investigate the leadership at the locations you have nearest to you before making a decision. It makes a MASSIVE difference in how much you love this company.
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Quick & Easy Money
Cons
Never feeling good enough
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Usually its a question of performance or dedication to long hours but a combination of both still won't promote you. If you don't fit in with the crowd you won't have much of a future. The odd manager will coach you however the majority of the time is a sink or swim environment. Pay is bare minimum
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the customer base
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the colleague base
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You're able to make a living while interacting with new people everyday and making friends! Cactus has an excellent team moral and enjoyable management that are constantly helping you grow!
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Fair, great leadership Amazing culture good food friend environment open sharing but salary is low flexible scheduling promotion opportunity many locations to relocate
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Cactus Club is a great place to work, and has a good vibe/environment. I have made lots of friends, and it has given me the chance to learn new skills.
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Good environment, people skills, and good pay
Cons
can be stressful, clientele can be difficult at times
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I would highly recommend this job to anyone who is willing to work hard in a fast paced environment. Great culture and staff and you get out of the job what you put in.
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Can be long hours in the kitchen Learn many things Everyone is super nice and wouldn't have any trouble fitting in Very fast paced and can be stressful
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This company is great in that it's both a great place to just come in and just work or somewhere you want to move up and they can help you with that. Incredible culture as well.
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A fantastic place to work. Became very close with not only your fellow employees but the management aswell. Felt a great sense of care from everyone. Was given many opportunities to further my growth as a person and as a restaurant employee.
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Huge sense of team where everyone helps everyone, everyone is a family and I have met some of the best people through this company. It is a very fast paced location in the hotter months seeing as it is right on the beach.
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people are really nice long hours but doable management is kinda eh you can see favouritism. Working here you'll learn different techniques to cook but you dont really learn how to cook everything is already pre determined and you jsut follow the steps to cook.
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The management was consistently terrible, we were constantly understaffed and I often had to hop between being both prep cook and dishwasher because they didn't hire enough people
Pros
Cooks sneak you free food
Cons
Long Hours, Long Commute if you don't live in Downtown
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All people is very professional, the hardest part of the job is the volume in certain days like saturdays, where there are many items to wash and it becomes tired
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They train you to do your job and do your job well with online courses as well as in person training. your given an opportunity to move up within the company in many different areas. Great place to work
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False hope and promise to advance. String you along to keep you interested in the job and then overwork you, hard to get time off, work life balance is stressful. 15 minute breaks on 8+ hour shifts, getting them to pay overtime deserved is like pulling teeth. GM isn't involved in moral. Difficult experience.
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Wonder full job and experience, made life long friends. Growing up in a mature and fast paced environment really helped me become the person i am today.
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Very fast work environment with a varied of shift schedule. There were times when it was difficult to change your scheduled shift. Management at times didn't seem supportive
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it was good the environment was healthy with lots of awesome people. i loved the vibe and the energy. i would highly recommend this place to someone who wants to work in the hospitality industry
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