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Earls Kitchen + Bar Reviews

Updated 10 October, 2018
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Pros
  • "A great place to make long lasting friendships with great people" (in 21 reviews)

  • "great work environment, nice team" (in 17 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 19 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. "Loved it"

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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 work - good staff

    Cons

    None - everything was as expected

  3. "Growing Family Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time

    Pros

    Exceptional Partner relationships
    Great Company Incentives

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say, It is an ideal position and company for restaurant professionals


  4. "Expeditor"

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    Current Employee - Expeditor in Victoria, BC
    Current Employee - Expeditor in Victoria, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    training is good and expectations are made very clear. Scheduling is very friendly towards school and other personal commitments, good part time work for any student with lots of options to move up in the ranks.

    Cons

    Wage is low but comparable to the industry, rushes can be stressful and overwhelming if your not into the routine yet.

    Advice to Management

    Set schedules farther in advance . Distinguish hierarchy to new new employees.


  5. "Okay company, poor care for anything.."

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing FOH and BOH team. Always the best at Earls.

    Cons

    FOH and BOH not heard, paid close to nothing. A company who cares only about the people on top.

    Advice to Management

    No advice, you won't listen anyway.


  6. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar part-time

    Pros

    Good money good people fun

    Cons

    Bad wage bad experience bad


  7. "Line cook"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice team, supportive leaders, relatively open environment
    flexible hours

    Cons

    Low uncompetitive wage
    physically demanding work environment

  8. "Bartender"

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

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

    Pros

    Really cool people to work with, flexible hours if you're a student

    Cons

    Hours are not static, either you'll run into overtime or only work 2-3 hours depending on whether you're working lunch or dinner


  9. "Not a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time

    Pros

    They provide leadership training and invest some money in staff - but not much (you really don't know how much better it is out outside of the company until you leave)

    Cons

    Male dominated - some uncomfortable situations with upper management and inappropriate relationships.

    You work more than 50 hours per week, and salaries are way below industry standard. There were weeks that I calculated based on my salary and hours worked, my hourly rate was $12.00.

    They preach how successful you can be if you work your way up, but promotions are given based on how close you are to upper management. Also, it can take years to become a GM, and even then the salary for the amount of work you put in is disappointing. If you're set on getting a job in Operations, that's great, I hope you have 10+ years of dedication to the company while working long hours at less than mediocre pay...

    The company brags about their great "in-house" food program... Most of the stuff comes in frozen and the microwave is a common kitchen appliance used in the back of house.

    Advice to Management

    Leave - in this case, the grass is much greener on the other side!


  10. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Earls Kitchen + Bar part-time

    Pros

    food, wage, tips, nice place.

    Cons

    Management was not very professional.

    Advice to Management

    get better


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