Lively and entertaining workplace with amazing staff
Server (Current Employee) – New Westminster, BC – 28 March 2018
At the Old Spaghetti Factory in New West, or as we like to call it, Spag, a typical day consists of playing some Super Smash Bros in the staff room before heading downstairs to greet my first table. Depending on which section I'm in, I may have 4 to 5 tables, or 1 giant one awaiting a party of 20 kids, you never know. Out of the 3 restaurants I have had the opportunity to work at, Spag has been by far my most favorable, for a majority of reasons. Not only are the managers so caring about their staff, I can rely on them for anything and they're always there to help me out. All the servers, bussers, kitchen guys, hosts, everyone's friends with everyone, on the job and after hours. I've never worked with a more ambitious and hard working team, putting in that 100% effort to make the restaurant run as smoothly as possible. The job can definitely get tough sometimes, with being a server I experience all different types people throughout the shift, but at the end of the day you just gotta "kill them with kindness". I think The Old Spaghetti Factory is an amazing place for people with or without experience, because everyone is given an equal opportunity to excel and succeed, and you'll be adopted into a second family.
Hostess (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 March 2018
The staff is all extremely friendly and fun to work with, you get to know them quick and fall in love with a lot of them. However, the management is a total joke. They see staff as pawns that they can move around as they see fit; your days of availability don't mean anything to them and they'll schedule you anyways, they'll fire you at the drop of a hat (often when no mistakes have been made), and following the closing of the downtown location job security has also been a major concern.
awesome people!! awesome management who are always there when you need them.
Server (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 February 2018
i love working here. a typical day at work includes being surrounded by helpful and supportive people, as well as dealing with customers and having fun wile doing so! the management is awesome. they are always there to lend a helping hand and have hearts of gold.
Cleaner (PT, Temporary) (Former Employee) – Banff, AB – 7 February 2018
The Old Spaghetti Factory is very well managed and organized, with a great group of managers. The Old Spaghetti Factory has a high level of enthusiasm and energy and I looked forward to going into each and every shift.
Hostess (Former Employee) – Whistler, BC – 9 December 2017
Things to do were clear and concise. Often a shortage of bussers; hostesses were to occasionally bus and assist servers which was a nice break from talking to patrons. Trying to get taken off the payroll was a bit difficult.
Server/Cook (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 2 November 2017
The spag is a fun place to work for a young person. Flexible hours, decent pay for an entry level job, and lots of other young people. This was my job all through university and I loved it until a jerky boss took over our location and decided no one should ever enjoy working.
Fun place to work, lots of friendly people. Workplace is fast and fun. Management can be very iffy at times but most of the time are great.
Busser/Expo (Current Employee) – 472 36 St NE Calgary Alberta – 31 July 2017
Day consists of clearing and setting tables occasionally running food. I learned to importance of team work in a restaurant environment and how to properly handle situations. Management as people are great! As managers they can either really nice and relaxed and some can be very up tight. The workplace culture is a fantastic mix of seriousness and fun. The hardest part about the job is dealing with stubborn people and the occasional lifting. The most enjoyable part of the job is 100% the people you work with, they are light heart-ed and very easy to get along with.
Busser/Server (Current Employee) – Richmond, BC – 12 July 2017
taking peoples orders serving them in a timely manner learned how to bus and take orders as a server Management is nice but did not communicate well with scheduling Everyone is nice and help you if you need it Hardest part of the job is taking orders and memorizing tables Enjoyable part is the feeling of having no more tables at the end of the night
Back of House (Current Employee) – Vancouver, BC Gastown – 9 July 2017
Old Spaghetti Factory Gastown Vancouver is a extremely awesome place to work. Excellent GM, managers, and co-workers who are very humble, team oriented and very welcoming. Basically people there treats you like family and the GM and the assistant GM are very caring and they're also extremely hands on and will help people and they have no egos and they're very humble and will praise you and they're also good at their jobs. They lead by example and they will cheer you up when you're sad and they make you want to come to work and they make work fun. On the whole, this place is very team-oriented and people helping other people here are the norm. I have nothing but good stuff to say about this place
Excellent GM, managers and co-workers, very friendly environment, team oriented place to work.
Server (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 5 July 2017
It was a fun job and taught me how to balance a lot of things at once. But the management was terrible and didn't really care about any of their employers, making them work 6-7 shifts a week sometimes, scheduling them to work doubles, and would write people up when they would complain. The owner and GM would make people constantly cry as well.
Waitress (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 14 June 2017
The downtown location has many regular guests who've become a part of the family. It feels like home and I enjoy working here. Every part of the team helps each other and the management is very understanding and helpful to new servers.