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Very horrible place to work
Line Cook (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB16 May 2018
Management was very horrible to work with, there was barely any room for improvement. Hard to feel like i was going anywhere and went through too many different managers in the time i worked there.
Cons
Horrible management
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Worst Management Team In Toronto
Recruit (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 May 2018
Could have been a really great place to work had the Management team not been 100% self serving, personal goal-orientated, conniving individuals. Hard working kitchen members get zero incentives. Tip raises, hourly rate raises? Don’t count on it unless you want to have yourself put under the microscope and have endless job lists added to your regular duties. Sous chefs obey the every whim of the Head Chef in terms of Labour costs, cutting people the moment it becomes possible and sustainable. Good luck to anyone wishing for regular 40 hour work weeks - when I left they tried to cut me down to 26.
Pros
Free drinks, nice people to work with at the bottom
Cons
Bad pay/work load ratio, impossible to get 40 hour work weeks, Management takes care of their own interests
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Terrible work place, disrespectful employees
Dishwasher/Prep Cook (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB10 May 2018
Earls is a restaurant that’s great to eat at but terrible to work at, highly recommended not to work there unless you have no other choice, work environment is disgusting never been in a more dirtier place
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Great Culture
Chef (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON9 May 2018
An amazing team that will help you learn an motivate you to be better. They will respect any input that you have to create a better working environment.
Pros
Great Culture
Cons
Expect to invest a lot of hours
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Fantastic company to work for and grow.
Sous Chef (Former Employee) –  Medicine Hat, AB9 May 2018
Great company to work for.
Lots of opportunities for growth.
Fantastic leadership and management.
Fun atmosphere and environment.
Team is treated with respect.
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Horrible Management
Bartender/Server (Current Employee) –  Langley, BC7 May 2018
Langley location has gone down hill in the last couple years, terrible management and lack of organization and cleanliness in the entire restaurant makes it a terrible place to work. Plenty of broken thing and nothing ever gets fixed, quite frustrating.
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Big place
Host (Former Employee) –  Yale, BC24 April 2018
A big place, usually busy and it is a little overwhelming. A lot of staff, so you do not get to know everyone. But besides this, they have an app where you can arrange your schedule and availability.
Cons
Longs hours
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Poor management
Cashier/Retail (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB24 April 2018
Fun work environment, but poorly managed. Situations are not dealt with in a professional manner. Employees are often not treated fairly by management.
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great place to work
Line Cook (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB19 April 2018
great place to work at, some amazing people to work with. if you're good at staying on task and following simple instructions this job will be a perfect fit for you.
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great place to work
Expo/ Host (Former Employee) –  Grande Prairie, AB18 April 2018
it was definitely a great place to work, I learnt a lot about costumer service and how a restaurant really works. my management really helped me strive and succeed in the company.
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Very fun environment, not the best management or tips
Hostess (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC18 April 2018
- Friendly staff and an upbeat social environment
- 50% off food before/during/after work

- $1 an hour tips
- Some managers extremely friendly and helpful, others lack communication and organization (reservations, work availability, overall order of restaurant)
Pros
50% off food, fun environment
Cons
Management very lacking in communication and respect for availability, $1/hr tips
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Productive and fun workplace
South Edmonton Common - Shift Leader (Former Employee) –  Leader, SK16 April 2018
management and staff very very productive and made it a fun workplace. Made look coming to work everyday fun and smooth. they always put you in a position to succeed.
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A home away from home
Hostess (Current Employee) –  Burlington, ON26 March 2018
It is important that when working any job, there is some form of satisfaction that gets achieved. Whether the reasoning is money, development of various skills, or a way to use your time, any job should strive towards achievement. Personally, this job encompasses all of the above and more. The community within the workplace is so positive and intimate, your co-workers treat you like family. Among the strong relations developed between guests, co-workers, and managers, this job has generated important sets of communication skills that are applicable to future life. On top of that, lessons on time management, organization, and commitment promote the healthier future lifestyle. There is never a day that is bad or regretted; each day offers a lesson and teaches important life values whether the lessons are taught by guest experiences, managers, or co-workers. In doing so, the phrase "a home away from home" could not be any more fitting to describe this wonderfully inspiring workplace.
Pros
Very adaptable and understanding to personal needs/requirements
Cons
Sometimes disorganized or short-staffed
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Awesome management and great people to work with
Server (Current Employee) –  Burnaby, BC22 March 2018
I was scared going into a restaurant job, but everyone was so welcoming and helpful whenever I was confused. They are so understanding when you mess up because they know it's hard to start out as a server. My GM is the best.
Pros
Management
Cons
Tough customers
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Great Experience
Line Cook (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB15 March 2018
The staff was very friendly, great sous chefs and head chefs to work for. Overall welcoming environment and flexible hours. Great job if you're looking for part time work or even trying to achieve a career as a chef.
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productive, fun, and learning environment.
Griddle cook (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 March 2018
i learned a lot about working side by side with fellow cookers. Earls uses the term, "Wolf Pack" and that saying is used to help others on line. Making food for others is satisfying.
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Stressful work environment and long hours
Waitress (Former Employee) –  Mississauga19 February 2018
Many waitresses were very nice but the training was not great and it was very long hours. It seems there is lots of opportunity to advance to a management position.
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Amazing workplace, Extremely friendly and approachable management.
Line Cook (Current Employee) –  Kamloops, BC17 February 2018
Amazing job, certain employee attitudes towards others and team work skills could improve. The management team is a wonderful group of people to work alongside, hours are given in interesting ways.
Pros
Discounted food, free pop
Cons
Late nights, employee team work problems
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The start you might not like but will appreciate in the long run
Saucier & Coach (Former Employee) –  Port coquitlam , BC7 February 2018
Everyone should work at a restaurant at some point in their life. The job really does teach you work ethic and time management . There really are no immediate conventional pros to the job , but the people and culture are unbeatable and the long term life experience and lessons are the best takeaway.
Pros
people, culture, work ethic
Cons
short breaks, sketchy management, low pay
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A good place to work during highschool for some pocket money
Server Assistant/Setter (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC20 January 2018
As a setter (more commonly called Busser) work is often very fast paced as you must constantly set and reset tables, fill water glasses, and assist the servers. In my experience the culture is fantastic, people tend to be very extroverted and happy with their jobs. Managers are friendly and understanding, but tend to be very busy. If you want their attention to ask for a break or something you will probably need to be direct. Some nights might end up being much, much longer than expected if it is particularly busy and understaffed, which is a fairly common occurrence. Easy place to make friends for more social people, and an easy job to zone out and get lost in your thoughts as you work. Also you get a discount on the food.
Pros
Great coworkers, great food
Cons
Hours can be unexpectedly long, could prove to be a difficult workplace for shy, anxious, or introverted people
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