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Earls Kitchen + Bar Reviews

Updated 17 October, 2017
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Pros
  • A great place to make long lasting friendships with great people (in 19 reviews)

  • People are fun, and the food is good (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • work/life balance working past scheduled time (in 11 reviews)

  • Some long hours working in the kitchen, evenings and weekends (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Chef"

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

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy. Culture. Great leaders and leadership programs.

    Cons

    Shortage of applicants to kitchen workforce. Currently going through a crackdown on profits could be a downfall when comparing to others instead of competing with ourselves.

    Advice to Management

    pay a comparable wage to other trades and professions.


  2. "Not good for hostesses"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Hostess in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - friendly staff and managers
    - good training system

    Cons

    - low wage
    - tip out is minuscule for the amount of work
    - when tip out issue was mentioned by various employees, managers brushed it off
    - too much politics and favouritism
    - employees don’t get praised by good work

    Advice to Management

    The tip out doesn’t make sense when the servers tip out so much and the sales are so high. It’s not legal for managers to keep their employers tips..


  3. "Professional restaurant to work at."

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    Current Employee - Server/Waitress in Edmonton, AB
    Current Employee - Server/Waitress in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best training program, meet many great people. High turnover allows you to quickly become a salary leader and move up the corporate ladder.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management causes a high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Be more approachable.


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  5. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Richmond, BC
    Former Employee - Server in Richmond, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team atmosphere
    Job mobility is feasible

    Cons

    Short shifts offer menial pay

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent managers.
    Don't play favorites or sleep with every hostess. You are representing the brand.


  6. "Line cook"

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn cooking, very nice and friendly atmosphere, very good managers and chefs

    Cons

    working late (until 2-3am), busy all the time


  7. "Loved working there . One of the best jobs o have ever had"

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    Former Employee - Lounge Server
    Former Employee - Lounge Server
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The managers are awesome and are really flexible . The connection that you get with the regulars that come in . And meeting new people on the daily

    Cons

    Long hours and split shifts. Ways getting to work and working as a server in the restaurant side. Lounge server is better

    Advice to Management

    Don't work your girls so hard


  8. "server"

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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

    Pros

    good community, fun people, steady job.

    Cons

    very competitive, serving wage not enough and no benefits


  9. "Line Cook"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time

    Pros

    working in a positive environment with great people

    Cons

    work/life balance working past scheduled time


  10. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great place to learn, fun environment, easy to work your way up.

    Cons

    Shift leaders can be demeaning, can feel like high school with drama.


  11. "Overall amazing company"

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    Former Employee - Head Chef
    Former Employee - Head Chef
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing training, growth opportunities, and culture.

    Cons

    work life balance struggles and high hour output expectation.


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