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Jack Astor's Reviews

Updated 13 Jun 2019

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Found 177 reviews

3.6
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76%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
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Peter Fowler
12 Ratings
Pros
  • "if you have a good section you can make good money(in 10 reviews)

  • "great staff, good tips, fast paced work environment(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours (typically I work 4:30 to 2 am)(in 21 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Hostess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Jack Astor's full-time

    Pros

    Welcoming coworkers and good food

    Cons

    Terrible dress code for hostesses, unkind management

    Jack Astor's2018-04-19
  2. "Fun Part Time Job"

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

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

    Pros

    I work here part time during school and as a patio server in the summer, the tips are great and its a fun environment

    Cons

    Split shifts and long hours

    Jack Astor's2019-05-31
  3. "Fine temp job for students"

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      Former Employee - Hostess 
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Jack Astor's part-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      I was able to set my availability to work most in the evenings and weekends

      Cons

      The staff was quite young overall which lead to petty/immature squabbles.

      Jack Astor's2019-06-14
    • "Review"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

        Pros

        Good staff at this job

        Cons

        Hours are cut short depending

        Jack Astor's2019-05-08
      • "Decent gig"

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

        I worked at Jack Astor's part-time

        Pros

        - Learn some kitchen stuff. - Fairly flexible in time off.

        Cons

        - It's a kitchen. It's dirty, and it's hot.

        Jack Astor's2019-04-29
      • "Server"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

        Pros

        Great management support and understanding

        Cons

        Fast paced environment, not always reliable hours

        Jack Astor's2019-04-25
      • "Working at Jack Astor's"

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        Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Scarborough, ON
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Jack Astor's part-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        -Fun and pleasant peers -Good money with tips included -Flexible hours, very good for students looking for summer work

        Cons

        -Lack of breaks (I've never had one in about a year) -Long hours (typically I work 4:30 to 2 am) -Slightly abusive management (they will punch out my time if I'm not done cleaning my section within a half hour of my last table leaving) -Management expects people to be at least 15 minutes early for their shifts, but to punch in for their scheduled time so they will be unpaid for those 15 minutes

        Advice to Management

        -Support breaks more -Pay people accordingly to how long they're working

        Jack Astor's2019-05-03
      • "Hostess"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

          Pros

          Great teamwork and communication between management

          Cons

          Gets very repetitive doing the same thing every shift and customers can be rude

          Jack Astor's2019-04-03
        • "Great peeps"

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          Current Employee - Line Cook in Toronto, ON
          Recommends
          Positive Outlook
          No Opinion of CEO

          I have been working at Jack Astor's part-time for more than a year

          Pros

          good team,good communication,easy going,fun , growth

          Cons

          long hours,less pay,less appreciation if part time

          Jack Astor's2019-04-17
        • "Enivronment"

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            Former Employee - Server/Waitress 

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

            Pros

            Fun environment to work in

            Cons

            Seniority not taken into account

            Jack Astor's2019-03-13
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