head of Takeout (Former Employee) – Richmond Hill, ON – 1 April 2018
working at Harvey's and Swiss Chalet was an interesting experience, I got to meet new people and became friends with all the employees very easily. The workplace taught me to manage my time better and to improve my skills in organization and multitasking. the only negative note I have is that the management was not the best and hopefully they are able to polish their way with their employees.
Garnisher/Cashier (Former Employee) – Hanover, ON – 28 March 2018
The hours, the constant nagging to go faster when it is actually impossible to go any faster than we are going with the business outline, which we have to follow, and the fact that the manager was a huge pervert... yeah I don't really like it.
Customer service, Dishawashing and Food Preparation
Cashier / Customer Service (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 28 March 2018
A typical work day I would usually open and prepare my garnish station, ensured the vegetables and condiments were freshly prepared for the customers. I would help customers and collect payment for food orders
Cashier (Former Employee) – Sault-Sainte-Marie, ON – 26 March 2018
Bad location to work at. Owner sits in lobby all day and talks bad about employees and is very biased. The managers cannot be bothered to train their own staff and tasks are consistently left not done. Managers also gossiped about other employees infront of and even to other employees. Labour laws were never followed. Had customers take pity on me and fellow employees for the owners owm behaviour. A bad place overall with zero management and nothing gets done. Owner doesn't treat employees with respect more like robots, honestly.
A typical day at Harvey's was always very well organized and productive day. I was hired at a very young age, and they gave me a chance to get into the adult world early, and that taught me many things!
Cashier/Grill Associate (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 14 March 2018
If you want a job that can provide you with a flexible schedule, this is one that could work for you. At the same time, there are a lot of other factors to take into account. I had worked there for about 4 years and had no opportunity for advancement financially. Minimum wage is what they praised regardless of how hard you worked. Management is always looking to tear you a part and will take advantage of you. They will threaten to fire you regardless of if they legally can or not. The only people you will appreciate is your co-workers as most of them will treat you like family.
Cook / Food Prep (Former Employee) – Bolton, ON – 9 March 2018
While working at Harvey's, it seemed as I were part of a larger family. My co workers and I each shared mostly similar work loads, even when I was just starting out. Routine duties such as ice refill, trash disposal, dish clean up, and cleaning of the main dining area and work space, were almost always finished with efficiency and lasting results in mind. The managers provided plentiful hours in the beginning to help me get into the swing of things, then provided flexible hours for the remaining time.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 9 March 2018
It was a fun experience which helped me with multiple positions. The managers were friendly but made the workers do simple tasks even though we were busy while they make themselves free to relax and not even finish my task from before. Then yell at you for not finishing your other task from before.
Good Discount, Friendly Workers, Flexible hours, Good Pay