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Good Place to work
Server (Former Employee), Greenbelt, MDOctober 25, 2013
Pros: received tip share. so my salary below doesn't reflect that.
Cons: slow business, continually called off my shifts
Great food, great location, great system put into place in order to provide proper training of staff. This ensured a proven system of point of sales as well as provided costumers with a fun food experience. From the menu, to knowledgeble servers to dancing, this was a great place to work at .
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High Volumne, fun atmosphere
Flex Manager (Current Employee), Sacramento, CAOctober 24, 2013
Lead over 50 employees through out the shift to meet guests needs. Focus on budget and staffing levels.
Coach and develop employees through out the shift
Have fun while running an efficient shift
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Fun place to work
Server/Hostess (Current Employee), Savannah, GAOctober 24, 2013
Fast paced environment...fun people! Had the pleasure of working there since they opened here in Savannah.
It's nice to see how we've grown.
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Up-beat, Personable, atmosphere
Customer Service (Current Employee), Cedar Hill, TexasOctober 22, 2013
A fun-upbeat environment. I worked here for almost 2 years. Peer-Enthused and easy money.
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Wonderful atmosphere.. great people
Server (Former Employee), Sacramento, CAOctober 18, 2013
Pros: crab!
Typical day at work is fast paced and unpredictable.

I learned how to lead my team in an unthreatening manor, which earned me much respect.

Management almost all started at the bottom and are all competent in their duties.

Co workers are diverse to say the least. variety of personalities and work ethic.
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Fun and Freindly work atmosphere including live dancing from team members.
Certified trainer (Current Employee), Arundal Mills, MDOctober 17, 2013
Pros: 50 percent off on all meals if u pat 9.00 per pay check.
Cons: min breaks no so great healthcare and poor managment training.
Its a awsome company to work for the staff is freindly and easy to to get along with, as well as managment they are always eager to drive u in the right directions for advancement and new opptunitys.
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Perfect college job
Busser, Food Runner, Bar back, Trainer, misc. (Former Employee), Pittsburgh, PAOctober 10, 2013
Pros: received tip share. so my salary below doesn't reflect that.
Generally speaking, I loved working here.

Working at Station Square in Pittsburgh was a blast; always busy, always interesting. And in the Summer, it was a gorgeous place to be. They had me do a ton of stuff while I was employed, which was my choosing - I'd rather be doing something than sitting around doing nothing - and it was all the more interesting – more... for it. I liked helping out my co-workers (there were some amazing people I ended up working with & becoming friends with) and learning new things.

Sometimes the work was not the best (mostly the janitorial stuff), and a few co-workers - very few - were lazy and had me do most of their job (big difference between me helping out people and me wanting to do your job, y'know?), but overall a great experience and a great team. – less
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Fun and exciting Restaurant
Waitress (Former Employee), Parker, ColoradoOctober 10, 2013
Pros: reduced meal prices
Cons: the store closed
When I first started working at Joe's Crab Shack I was a hostess. Shortly after starting work I was promoted to head hostess I decided where people would sit, as well as answered the phone and supervised other host. After being a host I was moved up to server. As a server I helped open and close the dining area and I was a certified trainer as well – more... as a head server. I really enjoyed interacting with the customers and my co-workers! – less
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A comfortable workplace with an amazing ambiance
Full time line and prep cook (Current Employee), Chesapeake, VAOctober 9, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: labor hours
A typical day at work for me goes smooth. I normally plan things out so I'm aware of how my day ends. I am currently in school so learning is about of my day to day routine. The managment is okay, things could be different where I work but I try my best to make the most of it. Some of my coworkers are genuine but some aren't. I've taught myself to tolerate – more... a lot of things so I make do. The hardest part of the job for me would be leaving work realizing I'm not allowed to make my own schedule. Basically, as an employee for the company I am with, I'm not entitled to a certain amount of hours unless told otherwise. But the most enjoyable part of the job is serving the customers. I enjoy acknowleding their needs and being able to provide exactly that for them going above and beyond. – less
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Good Place to work
Server (Current Employee), Dublin, OHOctober 9, 2013
Pros: got 50% off food and had a nice patio
Cons: had to tip out host cuz corp dont pay them hardly anything, also tip out a food runner on fri and sat nights, and on top of that ur always tipping out the bar which thats ok but when u do all 3 kinda sucks
Good place to eat and a good place to work, tickets are a lot higher here then most serving jobs so your tips are higher per table.

Typical day is setting up your section making sure everything is preped and ready for that shift and if were low on things dont wait for someone to stock it cuz it will never get done so just go do it. Co workers were – more... pretty helpfull everyone helps out everyone – less
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Restaurant Life
Hostess/Cashier (Former Employee), San Diego, CAOctober 8, 2013
Pros: free meals
Cons: slow business, continually called off my shifts
Greeted customers, answered phones, & operated the cash register. Worked the hostess stand, maintained the lobby & restrooms. This was my first restaurant job. The restaurant was hidden and had almost no foot traffic. I was continually being called off or sent home early. Management was difficult to work with and always seem absent when needed. Didn't – more... work enough to get to know my employees but looking back on the job I did enjoy having a structure corporate company. – less
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Fast growing and enjoyable workplace.
Greeter (Current Employee), Newark, NJOctober 7, 2013
Its a very slow day everyday being that we reside in downtown newark. I learn a lot throughout my day working. The management is a group of hardworking people who take their job seriously for the benefit of the customers.
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the staff made it a good place to work
SERVER (Former Employee), Lawrenceville, NJOctober 7, 2013
Pros: expectations are clear
Cons: inconsistant money
Great food, great location, great system put into place in order to provide proper training of staff. This ensured a proven system of point of sales as well as provided costumers with a fun food experience. From the menu, to knowledgeble servers to dancing, this was a great place to work at .
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Great atmosphere and enjoyable place to work.
Server (Current Employee), Birmingham, ALOctober 2, 2013
Pros: high level of guest interactions
Cons: cons would have to be the pay not being consistent
A typical day at word would definitely consist of interactions with your customers. Being a server I have learned that there are so many different personalities that other possess. Some are friendly and very talkative and outgoing as myself, but some just like keep quiet and to themselves. Overall my job is great in the areas of guest relations. My – more... coworkers are always willing to assist one another, as well as my managers. Since working here I have improved not only in team work skills but also in leadership, and I am very anxious to take what I have learned here and also my qualities and start something new. – less
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It's a good place to start.
Server (Current Employee), Las Vegas, NevadaOctober 2, 2013
Pros: 50% discount, great co-workers
Cons: everything else.
If you don't have any serving experience, Joe's is definitely a great place to start. It is, by no means, a place you want to stay a server for an extended amount of time. It's a very easy place to start. It's also pretty easy to get promoted to bartender. Management at my specific location is okay. Nothing spectacular. However, my co-workers are incredible. – more... They're the best part of my work day. Honestly, there isn't anything really hard about the job. Unless you count having to do "house work" type tasks as hard. Having to scrub windows and get on our hands and knees to scrub floor boards and such. It gets kind of ridiculous and strenuous at times. – less
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Fun workplace only becasue of the people
Host and Server (Former Employee), Wilmington, DESeptember 29, 2013
Pros: joke around with people, never boring.
Cons: short breaks, so much food around u that u just want to eat it all.
Come and start sitting people down. Go to the kitchen get food and serve. was int really fun i was miserable but the customers loved me because i would always joke around with everyone.i learned to deal with a lot of people and how to handle a lot of different situations.
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I was one of the first employees
Food Service Worker (Former Employee), Latham, NYSeptember 25, 2013
The management was bad, in the little time I was there, I had 3-4 different managers. They do not work with their employees, they make people work more than 40 hours a week, they do not give breaks, the pay is no good.
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Fun working environment with great people
Server (Current Employee), Garden Grove, CASeptember 24, 2013
I've been working here for 5 years and I love it. Being a server teaches you how to communicate with people and co-workers. The seafood is amazing as well!
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what i learned
Dishwasher (Current Employee), Celebration, FLSeptember 18, 2013
to be hard worker and be on time at all time. Learn to get along with other. learn how to think faster.
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Fast pace fun place with great food and with great people to bring your family around to have a good time.
Hostess/ Busser/ Cashier/ Sales (Current Employee), South Plainfield, NJSeptember 11, 2013
Pros: great food, drinks, and dessert, funny co-workers, good money
Cons: short breaks, exhausting, always busy
A normal day work for me is when I clock in, make sure the kids menus are folded, answer the phone for customers, take to go orders or reservations, and help the other host/hostess seat and greet our guests. Aside from from that I help the servers clean their tables and sweep/mop under them and I also help them run their food to their tables. Our managers – more... also assist us in making sure our guests are happy. They work hard and they make sure we work in a safe, fair, fun, and clean environment. My co-workers are all friendly, funny, crazy, awesome people to work with. Everyone does their jobs and help each other out. The hardest part of the job is when it gets busy and get on a wait and you have about 10 to go orders but the host need help seating and the servers need help bussing their tables. It's ruff but I pull through. The best part about the job is meeting all of the new/different people that walk into Joe's Crabshack and interacting with them. At Joe's you learn how to work with different people, patience, the result of hard work, and gain self growth. – less

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