Many pros and cons but overall not bad
Line Cook (Current Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – February 13, 2019
The starting pay for a prep/line cook wis nice at $12 w/ less than a year experience. Joe's gives some pretty hefty raises compared to many other companies I've worked at or heard of (.25-$1 per year). The Joe's I work at has "performance based scheduling", which means if you start slacking off, you stop getting hours pretty quickly. This works out very well for me due to my highly motivated personality and great work ethic in general. I get overtime hours roughly 2/5 weeks (averaged 38 hours/week), but this will suck if you are a slacker or low motivated person, your hours will get cut super quick.
The GM was awesome, I'd marry her if she would let me. I get a lot of special treatment by management, again because I work very hard, and put a lot of effort into improving workplace efficiency. I'm currently the top pick for an open culinary expert (kitchen shift lead) position, but I've only been here for 3 months so I need more development and training before they can give me a leadership position. On that note, the advancement definitely will happen if you show that you are capable.
Overall, a fun place to work with generally friendly staff. It's soured by a few bad apples in both FOH and BOH, but management assures me that they will be gone once we get new enough new hires to restaff the place.
50% meal discount, breaks when asked for, good scheduling, decent pay, good advancement opportunities
favoritism (can use this to your advantage though), a couple of lazy managers