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Cactus Club Cafe Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2019

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3.7
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Richard Jaffray
101 Ratings
Pros
  • "always busy, great people, room for growth(in 16 reviews)

  • "Very professional, extensive training, great work environment(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "The long hours and management can sometimes by disorganized(in 24 reviews)

  • "Not enough hours for full time and barely any tips to hostesses who are starting out(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Well run establishment, friendly and fast paced environment"

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    Former Employee - Server in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cactus Club Cafe part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training, flexible hours, ideal for students, fast-paced environment that is never the same two days in a row.

    Cons

    Great place overall, can be difficult/ a long process to move up into a different role.

    Cactus Club Cafe2019-07-10
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cactus Club Cafe full-time

    Pros

    great staff, opportunity for advancement in company

    Cons

    late hours, dealing with some bad customers

    Cactus Club Cafe2019-07-17
  3. "Cactus Club Front Desk Experience"

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      Former Employee - Front Desk 

      I worked at Cactus Club Cafe part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      good school work balance, flexible schedules

      Cons

      you often are not given breaks on an 8 hour shift

      Cactus Club Cafe2019-07-10
    • "Vast amount of opportunity to grow and a truly inspiring place to work."

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      Current Employee - Shift Leader in Vancouver, BC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Cactus Club Cafe full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      - Great team - Positive Energy - Everyone is looking to improve - Skill advancement - Friendly environment

      Cons

      - Customer service can be tough occasionally - Pros can very location to location

      Advice to Management

      Continue to embrace Cactus Club’s core values, they make the business a great place.

      Cactus Club Cafe2019-07-08
    • "Fun place to work part time."

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      Current Employee - Server/Bartender/Shift Leader 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Cactus Club Cafe part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Fun atmosphere, consistently busy, opportunity to make a lot of $$$, flexible hours (or not) depending on staffing Overall a good place to work while you're in school or even full-time as a young person. Unless being in the restaurant industry is your dream career, then not really a long-term job. Every workplace has its' pros and cons, and compared to other similar establishments I'd say Cactus is one of the better...

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      Cons

      Due to the nature of the restaurant industry, new staff are hired while others leave quite frequently. At times of being understaffed, you might work "split" shifts daily, which often turn into very long (10-12hr) shifts if it's too busy to take a "break". You also might be scheduled to "clopen", working as late as 3 or 4am and opening as early as 8am if you shiftlead or bartend - however, this doesn't happen often. ...

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      Advice to Management

      Pay your servers for the hours they are putting in. Make your staff feel valued (not just by choosing a "peak performer" every so often) - listen to what your employees are telling/asking you and at least attempt to respond. Also, stay professional. If you are high up in the company, people are watching you. What you post to social media / how you portray yourself on your days off at social outings plays a large part...

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      Cactus Club Cafe2019-07-03
    • "Has Potential"

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      Former Employee - Front Desk Associate in Vancouver, BC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Cactus Club Cafe full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      great employee discount, uniform given, good starting pay, learn a lot about the restaurant industry, excellent training, opportunity to move up.

      Cons

      sometimes breaks aren't given due to how busy it gets, usually always understaffed, dependent on location but often times managers book too many reservations and don't leave enough restaurant seating for walk ins. If customers refuse to autograt managers typically allow it. We are told to give 2 hour out times to customers before seating them, even though customers typically sit longer and it lengthens wait times for...

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      Advice to Management

      managers need to work more closely with front desk. limit reservations to 30% of the restaurant a day, discuss any upcoming reservations with front desk leaders, preassign all large parties, radios for ALL hosts would be ideal.

      Cactus Club Cafe2019-07-15
    • "Expeditor"

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        Current Employee - Food Expeditor 

        I have been working at Cactus Club Cafe full-time

        Pros

        The people are amazing, you truly feel that are you part of a family.

        Cons

        The long hours and management can sometimes by disorganized.

        Cactus Club Cafe2019-06-27
      • "Great place, just not enough hours for full time."

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        Current Employee - Front Desk in Coquitlam, BC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Cactus Club Cafe full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Great management and people for the most part. 50% off food during shifts and a good amount of breaks if you want them.

        Cons

        Not enough hours for full time and barely any tips to hostesses who are starting out. Also many older employees are frustrated with not being promoted to server long after they were promised to be.

        Cactus Club Cafe2019-06-27
      • "Flexible"

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        Former Employee - Office Manager 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Cactus Club Cafe part-time

        Pros

        - Flexible hours worked per day, can work fast and leave early when done - Free meal, from food account

        Cons

        - No room for advancement

        Cactus Club Cafe2019-06-24
      • "To many people"

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        Former Employee - Chef 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Cactus Club Cafe full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Kitchen partners The drive of everyone to be the best

        Cons

        No where to go, to many people in the same position

        Cactus Club Cafe2019-06-28
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