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Great team to work with and for.
Server (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON20 June 2018
I found working at Milestones to be a great experience, Milestones takes the time to hire great people that work well together. They also provide and teach you the knowledge you need to succeed within Milestones.
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Lead Prep Cook (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC18 June 2018
Worked in a fast pace environment, excellent time management was a must
Home make large quantities of sauces, dressings, cures, salsa, soups, etc.
Cured, tied and smoked meats
Managed and finished over 30 large items daily
Kept an organized and well maintained work space
Ensured all food served was of great quality
Regularly took care of cleaning duties and maintenance of equipment
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Awesome place
Dishwasher (Former Employee) –  Kanata, ON27 May 2018
Was a lot to learn. Even as a dishwasher the cooks and head chef would teach you things about cooking during down time. The food was great and made for the best breaks i've ever had.
Pros
A lot to learn
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Fast paced
Line Cook (Fry) (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON22 May 2018
While the dishes are not hard to make, you need to be able to work quite fast and on multiple things at once. This made it somewhat tough for me but otherwise I can't complain.
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manager killer:)
kitchen Manager (Former Employee) –  Markham, ON6 April 2018
used to be a great place to work, they suck their managers life to control their labour. Don't took care of their employees.Its better to work hourly for milestones.
Pros
Great food
Cons
but don't want to spend money to make it perfect.
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Overall a good job
Server (Former Employee) –  Cambridge, ON27 March 2018
I enjoyed working at Milestone's because there was great training offered, the menu had delicious food which was easy to be passionate about when selling, it's a clean environment with nice aesthetics.
Pros
great training
Cons
slow advancement
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Friendly team with alot of motivation
Line Cook/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Yorkdale/dundas square20 March 2018
I've worked there for sum time and it was one of the best cooking experience of my life they really helped me excel through though learning all aspect in what it takes to run a kitchen and be successful working with others in the restaurant business
Pros
Free meals, training
Cons
Management unstable
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Milestones was a great place to serve at. The restaurant was well managed both in the kitchen and front of house.
Server (Former Employee) –  Stoney Creek, ON20 March 2018
The organization and detail Milestones ensures its employees practice definitely creates a great working environment. Food was always prepared to specifications and care was given at every stage.
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Reliable work
Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC12 March 2018
Great food, great people, varies from lots to little work depending position and location you are working at. Able to work up within company and change locations. Working for Milestones is like working for any other large corporation, you have job security but you also have a lot of rules and standards to follow.
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Fast paced and high reward
Line Cook (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON25 February 2018
Milestones is a fast paced work environment but if you;re able to handle the pressure there is room for growth and there is always lots to learn. Growth is possible.
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Assist other servers (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB13 December 2017
called off lots of shifts, not enough hours, extensive training, 8 days long .. lol even if you have experience, your coworkers are usually nice, but this is stil a restauarnt, so you are still trying to work with alot of people every day
Pros
short shifts
Cons
short shifts
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great family
Line Cook (Current Employee) –  Richmond Hill, ON6 December 2017
You get to know workers in different locations around.
learn organization skills
learn on how to work with aa team.
everyone is willing to learn and move up the ranks
Pros
organized
Cons
one hours
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Waitress (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON3 December 2017
The team is a great group of people, shifts are easily exchanged
Managers could use more training to become more supportive/ helpful leaders in the workplace.
Overall the work environment is good.
Pros
50 percent off food when
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Milestones in Niagara Falls is different than any other location
Line Cook (Former Employee) –  Niagara Falls, ON1 December 2017
Milestones in Niagara Falls is operated differently than in any other location. Great place if you want to make money. The staff is friendly and willing to help.

The issue with Milestones in Niagara Falls is poor management.

The restaurant is disorganized, making simple tasks difficult.

Taking breaks is also rare, but half hour is deducted from your pay automatically.

Overall, the Milestones is a great franchise to work at, but the Niagara Falls location needs improvement.
Pros
Good pay and tips, good starter job for students who want to become cooks, great staff.
Cons
Long hours, no appreciation from management, disorganized, poor management, no raises, high turnover rate, no breaks, benifits promised but not guaranteed
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Productive, fun work places for those with the passion for hospitality
Bartender/Variable manager (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 November 2017
I've been with the company for 6 years and I've been able to move around in many different positions at multiple locations. Milestones has allowed me the pleasure of meeting, and learning from some of the best people I know.
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Fun But Hard To Move Up
Hostess (Former Employee) –  Surrey, BC29 October 2017
Managers were great, understanding people.
Overall work environment was fun and encouraging.
Only issue is that it is hard to move up positions. Not much opportunity for growth.
Pros
Fun, Helpful Managers and Coworkers
Cons
No growth
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Great place to build on customer service skills
Host (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON20 October 2017
Always a friendly work environment with encouraging management and great staff.

Multiple opportunities to grown within the company and management was never shy in helping you reach your goals.
Pros
Room to grow
Cons
Hours were too short and not many shifts
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Very good environment and great people.
Pantry Line Cook (Former Employee) –  Vaughan, ON3 October 2017
I only worked at Milestones for a very short time as a Pantry Cook. I learned the recipes, learned how to prepare the ingredients, and how to put everything together beautifully on a plate. The kitchen staff was friendly and patient, and they were always ready to teach me new and better ways to perform my duties. There were a few "poisonous" who spent their time complaining about few hours and low pay. Management was professional, non-confrontational, and were always ready to do whatever it took to make employees feel safe and happy at work. Training was good, but boring, outdated at points, and repetitive. Learning more positions on the line was up to me, and I found it difficult to learn recipes for Fry station without proper training. I was still expected to be able to work independently at Fry station with no training and no supervision, which provided a lot of stress at work and created a plethora of timing problems in the kitchen. Overall, it was a good job, but the training needs to be handled in a more personal, hands-on way. Most of it is left to you to know or learn by yourself.
Pros
discounts at Cara restaurants
Cons
Training is hands-off and left to the employee
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Fun place to work
Line Cook (Former Employee) –  St. John's, NL11 September 2017
Awesome place to work. Management is great along with the staff. Friendly and very accommodating place. Great work systems and flow. Couldn't get any better.
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very efficient organisation
Waiter/Manager (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC7 September 2017
Nice to start in restaurant, can learn a lot from every position
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