Shift Manager and Server/Bartender (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 8 April 2018
As a five year Front of House employee of the JOEY Restaurant group, and having worked at multiple other restaurants, I can confidently say that the experience I have had working at JOEY is unparalleled in its commitment to employee success. Training and development is constantly supported for management, educational resources are provided to the servers and bartenders, growth within the company is encouraged and supported, and the social intelligence that is developed by all staff is valuable for all future endeavours that they may grow towards.
Ongoing coaching, promotions from within, employee discounts, location transfers, performance based scheduling
Senior Server (Current Employee) – Kelowna, BC – 8 April 2018
Not your typical industry restaurant where seniority determines success and money making. I was able to work opening and closing shifts within 2 weeks of starting. Cashflow is consistent year round and management are understanding and motivating,
Was told I was hired then they never got back to me.
Cook (Former Employee) – Burnaby, BC – 12 February 2018
I went for an interview. I was really excited. I ended up being told I was hired what my wage would be and what station they were wanting to train me on and that they would get back to me in the next couple days to let me know my schedule as they needed to see where I could be fit in. I was super excited to join an amazing team and have a great opportunity to work with Joey's and learn from them and advance culinary experience as I know they have a very great system in place for cooks. Just to be told in hired. I give my notice at my current job and then never be contacted back. Even after emailing them to see what was going on with my schedule. Very unprofessional. This was the Joey's in Burnaby. And I was very excited to join their team as I have been working in kitchens since my very first job as a kid.
Just want to say. You don't hire someone. Tell them what wage you'll give them and that you'll get back to them with their schedule just to never contact you that again.
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Job Work/Life Balance
Better to be a server
Hostess (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 31 January 2018
As a hostess, one is forced to work long nights and handle as many responsibilities as servers, but without adequate pay. The staff, however, is both hip and friendly... if you're in the general clique. Managers, supposed resources, actively engage in staff drama and form biases. Overall, great place to eat on shift, drink after work, and generally commiserate. But, due to the reputation and image of the restaurant, the work experiences proves inherently sexist.
Sous Chef (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 22 November 2017
If you are a strong employee you will not go far in this company. You have to be a good bull-shiter that can walk around pretending to be a "leader" False hopes of raises for those who actually work hard. Everyone that works the hardest makes less than those who don't . You deal with non experienced cooks all the time.
The partners aka the non management staff
Can't make commitments they make or promises. Head strung "Chefs"
Server and Guest Service Team (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 2 November 2017
Fast paced work environment, high standards with a large emphasis with multitasking. Lots of knowledge to learn about food and liquor. Customer experience is the most important value within this business.
Line Coach (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 14 October 2017
I had great days when I was working at Joeys. I would stay longer, but cooking was not my thing. I was working at kitchen for 9 years, and I can say this, Joey in Sherwood Park was my definitely number one choice.
Cook (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 5 September 2017
-Long hours for minimum wage -Non accommodating -lots to learn if you don't mind being payed minimum wage for maximum effort - Pay for your own food there on shift - No breaks -McDonald's pays more starting than Joey does after working there for a year
Everything except co workers, Leaders are the worst, Labor Law breakers