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it was a decent place to work at, great view of Toronto and the nightlife, and coworkers were great. Managers were not the best people and had a few racist customers.
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Productive and fun place to work.

-Very fast place to work.-The people is awesome.-Good music place.-Very good tips.-Beautiful restaurant.-You can get a lot of experience if you work here.
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Fun in the sun!!

I never worked on a roof top patio it was great fun. Guests were fun and entertaining especially on busy weekends.The serving team was great and made so many friends this summer. Management was helpful and respectful throughout the summer chaos.I'm looking forward to returning next summer for a double dip of fun......
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Super fun place to have fun and network

This place gets very busy. So it needs people who are willing to work hard and if you are one of those, this is a great place to work at. Lovely staff (except a few). Can be exhausting but super fun to work
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chaotic at worst disorganized at best

No one knows what they're doing, drinks and food take a while to come out, not because it takes long to make, but because no one is running them. You'll be busy not because you're swamped with tables, but because none of your tables have plates, glasses, cutlery etc.
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Make a ton of money but you have no life

You start around 4-5, usually doesn’t pick up until 7-8 then pretty much turns into a club, which means you typically work until 3-5am. The staff felt like family which was great but management was terrible. They prioritized money over absolutely everything, by which I mean they turn a blind eye to anything if there’s money coming in. They lack leadership skills and are quick to throw you under the bus if it means saving their own ***. If you expect to enjoy any time to yourself, don’t. They expect you to work 5x/week,10-14hours/day and will schedule last minute meetings with couple day notice and expect you to cancel any and all plans to attend these meetings. If you want to make a lots of money but don’t care about having much of a life during the summer, this place is good for that. They’re also very protective of their reputation, there was a incident which led to a staff member getting severely injured and the director was adamant on not calling the ambulance because she didn’t want to cause a scene. Be careful working there, keep to yourself and make some good friends with those around you but know that they want you to fall in line or will throw you out quicker than you can blink.
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Not as bad as the reviews say

Great people. Decent $, long hours, however it becomes like family. Okay Management, does get moved around a lot, fired/hired 24/7. Opens future opportunities in the industry.
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Traumatic, literally will drive you insane. Long hours, never pay on time. Extremely rude and toxic, catty management and coworkers. Under qualified staff, terminal payment machines never work, ugly uniform, awful clientele. Will work you to the bone and have no respect for you. If you value any sort of morale you will not work here. Your job is never secure, management and staff have been fired and rehired a million times. Just not worth it for the same money you can find elsewhere.




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Horrible Management

Pros:Decent money during the summerGood vibes during the summerGood viewCONS:Horrible Management-Management does not know what they’re doing. They over schedule servers, get no tables for three hours then decide to let you go home as not busy. -One manager comes rushing to you while you are talking to guests telling you to go take care of other table - very unprofessional. -they DO NOT give you time off between May until September so don’t even bother asking. Payment machines are garbage. Get no reception which then adds time to your flow of things,, example payment can take five-ten mins to process all the while your guests can be needing something, then they complain and it’s a domino effect. Kitchen is very slow and very unprofessional. They do not know how to send appetizers together, they also like to send entrees and appetizers all at once so guests have no room on their table... will mix up tables so guests will have wrong items. Long hours- once worked a double 10am-430am with no break,, lost 8 pounds that weekend. Average shift is 4/5pm until 3/4amManagement takes over two months to pay your tips due from machine payments. However, they still have time to go on vacations…
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Fun work place

Learned a lot aboyt the work culture there, flexible with the worl timings, friendly support , comfortable working area and had a lot of memories with the co-workers.
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High turn over lack of communication between management

Money is great, but totally not worth working in a toxic environment. Management changes every year. Lots of entitlement involved. Lack of consideration for employees


Good money


Terrible management/ unorganized
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Terrible Management

One of the worst management teams I've ever experienced in Toronto, low pay but they expect the world from you. Stay away, all positives stem from customer interactions.
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It was a high volume restaurant/club to work at. Long shifts but good times. Was good in the summer and there was a lot of flexibility. Fun place to work.
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Working there is gud

Staff is very nice and polite the workplace is safe for everybody The chef is very talented i learned alot of things from him he make everything precisely and accurarely
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Productive environment

Opportunity to learn everything about professional kitchen. Good job for summer time but for others seasons there is no full time hours. Good environment.


Free lunch


Long hours stand
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Horrible experience.

Lavelle is an incredibly toxic environment where nobody is trained to do their job correctly. The only thing keeping this place open is the gorgeous location.


Beautiful view of CN tower


Horrible, management. Inadequate training.
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committed and diligent

Punctual, good attendance, sharp knives work focused not a distraction to others anticipates problems well and actively creates organized managing. Supervising and senior positions oriented. Experienced in all kitchen positions from calling line to washing dishes and floor.
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Terrible management.

Misinformed information about pay. Pay was often late. Head management is rude and power-tripping. Terminated good employees for wrong, unjust reason. Threatened to fire an employee everyday because there are many people applying to the venue so anyone can easily be replaced.


Bad management.
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environnement de travail stressant

nouveaux chef stressant, rappel à l'ordre incessants qui mine le mental des employés, chef à viré !


repas gratuits


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great leearing enivromemt

the restaurant is a great learning enviroment and the kitchen staff is amazing and work positivley and efectiveley as a team and independent indiviuals
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Fun and educational workplace

Lovely and talented team. Lots to learn in every position. Enjoyed busy services, especially in the summers with numerous covers, parties, special events, and tasting menus.
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Based on 30 reviews

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3.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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