Hostess (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 January 2019
I learned immensely about how to work collaboratively in a restaurant and manage reservations whilst working at Earls. Management was attentive and eager to listen to employee concerns and opinions of the workplace. People want to work here which creates a positive and fun dynamic. The most enjoyable part of this job is the people you will work and form professional bonds with.
Swing Sous/Baker/Saucier/Line Cook (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 18 December 2018
I started at the bottom of the food chain and I was a Sous Chef by the time I left 3 years later. Excellent people to work with, everyone is always up for a good time and usually has a positive personality. Although, because this is a relatively laid back place to work there are a lot of people who don't care about doing their job, and that kind of attitude does not sit well with me, especially because you rely so heavily on teamwork in the kitchen so it makes it difficult sometimes. Lots of quick hires and inexperienced hires in this restaurant, probably due to the high turnover rate in this industry. I will say however that the management is very invested in the partner experience and your development is at the forefront of their motivations. They sent me to leadership seminars, a food safety course, and I was part of a developmental group with the Head Chef. It makes you feel important and appreciated. Overall not a bad place to work.
Lots of opportunities to move up.
High turnover rate leads to a large number of inexperienced coworkers.
Hostess (Current Employee) – Regina, SK – 12 December 2018
typical day at work is getting everything ready for lunch. I grab cloths and spray for cleaning. Then I assign servers to their sections. I greet and seat customer in their desired location in the restaurant.
sever (Current Employee) – Banff, AB – 6 November 2018
The only reason most people stay is because of the co-workers. the manager is never around and if they are they are at the bar drinking and chatting with another manager. If there is ever an issue and you take it to a supervisor be prepared for nothing to be done about it. There are a lot of double standards. If one worker is late or does something multiple times its a slap on the wrist and a blind eye, if another does the same its a warning or a letting go. It is a very un-organized company that is only running due to high number customers knowing the chain and the amount of transient workers going through. No quality , no care. Also the schedule is usually posted the Sunday before the coming week. most of the time when requesting time off is asked, it is either never remembered or just doesn't care to think.
Short hours, no breaks, poor management, late scheduling
Line Cook/Prep Cook (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 19 October 2018
Overall work atmosphere was amazing! Amazing co-workers and managers. Very well managed, great work structure. Was trained by very knowledgeable people. learned form supporting managers who encourage you to always try harder. loved the job, the people, and the atmosphere. Come into work stock the kitchen, cook and clean as the day progressed. Stressful at times during rushes or lack of staff during shifts. Free staff meal while working, tips, above average pay.
Expo & Hostess (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 12 October 2018
Earls is a job I do genuinely miss. As a high school student, restaurant hours were not ideal but my managers were extremely understanding and did their absolute best to accommodate my needs. Everyone is willing to help each other and care for the wellbeing of the restaurant. Food is great, and very few mistakes are made in the run of a day. Shifts were not unreasonably long and the atmosphere there was one I loved to endure.
The environment is great but the pay, not so good.
Cook/Dishwasher (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 1 September 2018
The earls team is fun and out going but you shouldn’t work in the kitchen if you want to make money unless you want to spend years to make it on top. However it is a good part-time job. The people are great their.
50% off food when you work and free drinks. 10% off if you come in with friends and family to enjoy.
Line Cook/ (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 16 August 2018
I worked here almost 3 months as cook position. I didn’t learn anything from here. And they always bill report give us stressfull. Thry want me to do so many things but the wage is ridiculously low just 20 cent more than minimum wage. And no employees beneft. Only 40% off when u done your shift. Any other day you been to earls.. no discount maybe 10% off I would rather work McDonald’s than here. No free meal too much hours too low pay
It is filled with great people, but management can try to put up barriers to prevent you from moving up
"Expo" (Expediter) (Current Employee) – Calgary – 9 August 2018
It is filled with great people, but management can try to put up barriers to prevent you from moving up. It can be exceptionally frustrating to watch people around you get promoted while you stay in the same spot.
Full Time - Server (Former Employee) – CA – 24 July 2018
As I was on a working Holiday visa. I started working at Earls Restaurant in Whistler. I was a setter and then worked my way up to a server. It was a fun place to work at and the management were amazing. I will defiantly miss my whistler family at Earls.
Fast paced and a place to work at when you have no experience
Line Cook (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 10 July 2018
It's a very high-stress work place especially you work with younger group and most of them have this place as their first job. Training quality varies per manager and you're lucky if your boss is very accurate and dedicated to your development. Lively culture and atmosphere since it filled with young, like-minded people. A lot of activities like staff parties and people would usually hang out together. The company upholds their standards highly and would always incorporate their vision and goals to their partners.
Good tips every week, food discounts, lively culture
Hostess (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 June 2018
Starting as a hostess is a great way to start working in the restaurant industry, it allows you to understand the restaurant environment and flow without being too overwhelming. In general the staff is great and very friendly and management was awesome too.