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Earls Kitchen + Bar Reviews

Updated 30 June, 2018
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Pros
  • "A great place to make long lasting friendships with great people" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Challenging and constantly evolving work environment" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "The schedule does not create work life balance" (in 12 reviews)

  • "High level of accountability for Chefs/GMs and lack of support from senior management leads to very long hours (70" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar part-time

    Pros

    Young and energetic team. Fun and fast paced atmosphere. Great for PT work, especially during university.

    Cons

    Managements may have favourites. Shifts are not always based on sales and performance.

    Advice to Management

    Food and bar training should be held regularly. Team events are always great too.


  2. "Appetizer Chef"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great beginning job to learn time management and not bad pay

    Cons

    There were set hours but always had to work OT

  3. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Bar Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Bar Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people make this job. Solid training. Average pay. Very educational for the industry.

    Cons

    Wages and salaries can be unbalanced between staff, and on the lower side.


  4. "Continuously asked for more hours / more set schedule and leaders had made a promise to yet never followed through."

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Burnaby, BC
    Current Employee - Hostess in Burnaby, BC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and people to work with.

    Cons

    Hard to get enough hours since they continuously hire more people even when you ask for those hours and are willing / want to work.

    Advice to Management

    Ask for more input from your partners.


  5. "About earls"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    great work environment, nice team.

    Cons

    bad pay, dirty work environment

    Advice to Management

    thansn for the help


  6. "Fun times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good shifts and good food

    Cons

    bad mgmt but some good mgmt


  7. "Lots of fun in a stressful Enviroment."

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Learning to cook a wide variety of dishes
    -Great Co-workers
    -High Standards
    -Great for getting your foot in the door for a cooking career.

    Cons

    -Overtime happens often in the busy season
    -last minute desicions mess with day to day work flow
    -have to pay for your uniform, clogs, pencils/pens. A full uniform includes, Chef coat, pants, hat, and clogs rang around $200. However they take it out of your checks or tips, so its seemless.

    Advice to Management

    For people just starting in dish, they don't understand when they will move onto cooking. Many skilled employees leave to early when they would have been more of an asset and improved the kitchens overall preformance.

  8. "Lounge Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time

    Pros

    Fun, upbeat environment. Promotes entrepreneurship and develops leadership skills that apply to many other jobs.

    Cons

    Have to work evenings and weekends and all holidays. Deal with the transient part time staff that do not have the same motivations for working with the company.


  9. "Awesome money. Not awesome hours"

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Tips are great
    Short shifts compared to a regular job with an hourly wage
    Made friends with coworkers
    Increased confidence from needing to dress up for work

    Cons

    Despite being “full-time” only got scheduled 3 times per week. This was a problem with almost every employee at my earls except the ones who had been there for many years.
    No health benefits for servers

    Advice to Management

    Rather than hire a bunch of people and fire half, invest time and energy into current employees. Don’t skimp on shifts because people have rent/bills to pay


  10. "Full time cook"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time

    Pros

    The people at earls were great

    Cons

    The wages were very low


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