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Earls Kitchen + Bar Reviews

Updated 15 April, 2019
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Pros
  • "A great place to make long lasting friendships with great people" (in 25 reviews)

  • "great work environment, nice team" (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "The schedule does not create work life balance" (in 13 reviews)

  • "High level of accountability for Chefs/GMs and lack of support from senior management leads to very long hours (70" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Regional Chef"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time

    Pros

    Cares for it's front line people. Creates leadership programs that are available to anybody to help grow as individuals within the organization.

    Cons

    Very busy and fast paced environment. Not a typical 9-5 job.


  2. "Great place and people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar part-time

    Pros

    Lots of room to grow as long as you worked hard
    People around you who would provide assistance if you needed it

    Cons

    Long hours with sometimes no breaks

  3. "Earls is a great place to develop as a restauranteur and leader!"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, strong culture, endless opportunity to grow professionally and personally, and a fun high paced work environment

    Cons

    The hours can be long but they are rewarding


  4. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Server in London, ON
    Current Employee - Server in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture and people

    Cons

    Demanding guests at times, but this is the service industry!

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to your employees


  5. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time

    Pros

    Fun working environment. Good people

    Cons

    Sometimes busy, inconsistent pay. Usually good.


  6. "Chef"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun, love the people, challenging, tons of potential for growth and upward movement. I am learning and bettering myself every day.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is difficult to share tough news to ppl I work with but, I know it is best for their development.

    Advice to Management

    Keep teaching.


  7. "Earls - Fun - Personal Development - Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun, Culture, Personal Development, The people

    Cons

    No cons that can't be brought to upper management to fix

  8. "Awesome place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Regional Director
    Current Employee - Regional Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are what differentiates Earls from anywhere else I've worked. It truly is an Earls "family".

    Cons

    You've got to have what it takes to make it in the hospitality industry. It's competitive and you must always be thinking outside the box and pushing things forward.


  9. "Regional Chef"

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    Current Employee - Regional Chef in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Regional Chef in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The culture in this company is incredibly inspiring. Many companies say they put people first, but Earls lives up to its claim. I have worked here for 18 years and am still constantly being challenged, learning and growing. The competitive yet nurturing environment is perfectly balanced. Being given so much freedom to act as a business owner is the closest thing to entrepreneurship without having to put your own savings on the line.

    Cons

    If you are not incredibly disciplined and organized your work week can extend well past what you intend. This just takes consistent checking in with yourself.


  10. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work where the organization cares more about you as a person than anything else with endless opportunities for growth!

    Cons

    No cons I can think of