Manager (Current Employee) – Regina, SK – 11 April 2018
The only people you are only allowed to be friends with is your fellow managers. You are not allowed to be friends with team members outside work. Meaning you can't be friends on social media. No rides going home, no going out at bars or clubs and no going out with them on movies or having to eat out.
Free meals and bonuses
Longer hours and no team member and manager relationship outside work, you can't be friends with them.
Server/Hostess (Current Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 14 April 2018
i have worked for red lobster for 4 years and not only have i grown up in that restaurant but my managers and staff have witnessed me grow from a high school student to almost a university graduate and have always been understanding and accommodating to all of my needs every step of the way. I am so lucky to be an employee there and for it to have been my first job was even more of a blessing. Not only is it a wonderful staff but our managers are kind and professional. Our managers ride the happy medium of being your friend and your superior and as an employee i really respect that. I Think i can speak on behalf of everyone at that restaurant when i say that we feel very safe in our value as an employee there and know that everyone has someone in the restaurant that they can confide in.
Service Assistant (Current Employee) – Niagara Falls, ON – 11 March 2018
Not a terrible place to work but very selective individuals. Very welcoming and great discounts but terrible hours. The worst part of the job was the managing staff but certain employees were very friendly.
Restaurant Manager (Current Employee) – Kingston, ON – 2 March 2018
Very structured organization. Being consistent with your service in every way possible was always the goal. Straight forward rules, strictly followed sanitation standards. Good benefits. Free meals on days I work. Great menu. Always excited for new entrees.The most enjoyable part is the great people you met both crew and guests.The hardest part was the ever changing schedule making it difficult to make plans.
Line Cook/Dishwasher/Baker (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 28 January 2018
Having to deal with cost cutting, management taking away workers that work a specific job but we were expected to just do that job on top of our own. i was injured at work and was verbally assaulted by the General Manager. I had to quit my job, in turn i went home and notified the labor board. I suggest you only go there to eat seafood, its a terrible place to work.
Hostess, Line-Cook, Prep, Alley (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 25 January 2018
At Red Lobster Restaurant I worked in many positions because I wanted to gain the experience. But, my favorite position was hosting, because I enjoy being able to talk to people. My managers were very helpful and professional which lead me to enjoy working even more. My co-workers were friendly and outgoing, which I loved because it made going to work everyday more enjoyable. My working environment was clean, safe, and professional. The hardest part of the job for me was early shifts, waking up at 5:30 am in the morning to get ready for work, but everything else was enjoyable.
Day Cleaner, Bus Person (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 25 October 2017
Listened to my bosses demands always without complaints and tried my best to satisfy them all with demands. Helped cooks a lot with extra work killing lobsters faster and cooking buns and things when they needed help.
Always kept place clean and organized even with demands of management on me always.
Bartender (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 27 September 2017
I worked here for a few years and I really enjoyed it for the most part. I started as a host and loved the management and other staff, it was a great working environment. I loved that I always had something to do, yet still had time to socialize a bit with co-workers. That being said, nearing the end of my employment, management was all over the place.
Alley Coordinator/ Waitress (Current Employee) – London, ON – 4 September 2017
I have learned a lot while being with this company for the past 4 years. I have become more confident in myself, and have more confidence while talking to strangers. The workplace culture was always encouraging us to work together, and strive together for the same end result. The hardest part of this job was the hours required to work. This job has made it very difficult for me to have the time I would like to spend with my family. I also believe that there was not a lot of room for growth within this organization. The most enjoyable part of this job is the great co workers I have had the opportunity to meet.