Jack Astor's Reviews

Updated 22 Jul 2020

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3.7
77%
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26 Ratings
Pros
  • "great staff, good tips, fast paced work environment(in 17 reviews)

  • "Flexible hours, very good for students looking for summer work(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and not enough coverage for sick days(in 30 reviews)

  • "Late hours and lack of clear communication(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Friends to last a lifetime"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jack Astor's full-time

    Pros

    Some wonderful people to work with. Will often promote within.

    Cons

    Cut backs on incentives for employees (no more Ski Week, etc.) Some managerial staff can be cut throat, happy to push others down to try and climb that ladder. Head office often rolls out new policies/food and drink creations even though they are not ready. For Salary employees (this is not me) you frequently work way over expected hours and do not get compensation for it.

  2. "Fun Environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in St. Catharines, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jack Astor's part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good tips and health benefits

    Cons

    I did not like the uniforms


  3. "Competitive Salary"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Barrie, ON

    I have been working at Jack Astor's full-time

    Pros

    Great salary start, fun company to work for

    Cons

    Communication could be a lot better

  4. "classic customer service job"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Host in Barrie, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jack Astor's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    its easy and you get tips

    Cons

    customers, long hours, gossipy stagg

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  5. "Server"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server 

    I worked at Jack Astor's full-time

    Pros

    The staff made it all worth it, decent money, laid back culture for the most part

    Cons

    Management at my location, unsupportive, no tips were common at my location (YD square)

  6. "Like a summer camp"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jack Astor's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good if you’re fresh out of school but they run that place like a summer camp and talk to you like children.

    Cons

    Micromanagement Unnecessary meetings Poor managerial decisions

  7. "Overall good tips"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bartender in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Jack Astor's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    ability to let your personality shine, easy enough menu to learn, tips can be amazing, meet likeminded staff

    Cons

    very into the fake happy corporate "we're all in this together" stuff

  8. "Great entry level to restaurant management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Etobicoke, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jack Astor's full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and people Space to begin as a server and grow Entry level to business acumen and simple how-to in restaurant management

    Cons

    Below average pay Possibility to not receive quarterly bonus

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  9. "Line cook with supervisor duties"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Team Member in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jack Astor's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A discout and 50% of a meal the day you work.

    Cons

    Abusive management, mediocre selection criteria, company profit over employees' well being (mental and financial)

  10. "Jack Astors Line cook"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Line Cook 

    I worked at Jack Astor's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people, shifts go quick, easy advancement, lots of hours

    Cons

    Hard work, can be overwhelming and frustrating at times

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