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Earls Kitchen + Bar Overview

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Vancouver, BC (Canada)
5001 to 10000 employees
1982
Company - Private
Casual Restaurants
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Earls Kitchen + Bar is a family-owned chain of 66 restaurants throughout North America. While our roots are in Canada, we’re moving and shaking across the border, expanding into new and exciting markets on the regular. It’s a sign of what we’re ... Read more

Mission: To deliver irresistible food + drink and an engaging experience to every one of our guests.

Earls Kitchen + Bar Reviews

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Earls Kitchen + Bar President Mo Jessa
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    I have been working at Earls Kitchen + Bar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - "It's your business" mentality that creates real ownership
    - Amazing training for those who are serious about leadership. The kind of stuff that you can apply to who you are as an individual, not just an employee.
    - Fully transparent on-line infrastructure and training through their employee website myearls.com
    - Make amazing life-long connections and really get to work in a "family" environment. The bonds you make while you're all "in the weeds" are priceless.
    - Amazing salary benefits
    - Challenging and constantly evolving work environment

    Cons

    - Long hours and hard work.
    - Every GM is different (obviously) but the Regionals need to be more involved with those who are newer.
    - Lack of attention and vision towards upcoming kitchen partner crisis has put us behind the 8 ball. Recruitment for BOH is a daily struggle.
    - Hourly compensation for management isn't reflective of the amount of responsibility and expectations. Makes it difficult to stick it through.
    - Brand is becoming synonymous with "cheap eats" and pulling the wrong crowd. Comparable brands have much higher perceived value because they set the context through their pricing.

    Advice to Management

    - Focus on "Great Food. Great People." again and not so much on "bang for your buck".
    - Invest in remodeling older locations to bring up to par with Cactus, Joey, etc.
    - Make leadership sexy again. We are losing our culture.

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Earls Kitchen + Bar Photos

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Earls Kitchen + Bar Interviews

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    Manager, Training & Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Earls Kitchen + Bar (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in October 2017.

    Interview

    I had an initial screening interview with the Manager of Recruiting, and then I met with the hiring manager in person for an hour-long interview. We discussed all elements and expectations of the position, as well as the vision of the department and company.

    Interview Questions

    • How did I plan on innovating and bringing innovative leadership tools to the organization?   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • "Create a problem of an extraordinary future and watch how it changes what you see." - Mo Jessa, President Earls Kitchen + Bar: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIQ33

    Achieve an extraordinary future by creating context

    The lesson this week came from my business coach. To maintain the energy required to achieve an extraordinary future, I have to recreate this future in words and actions everyday. This was a massive insight. The future I want is actually my context. As we learn in leadership development at Earls, "context is decisive."

  • "For any outcome you want, there is a way of being and acting that can get it for you. You just have to be willing to do it." - Mo Jessa, President Earls Kitchen + Bar: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIQNQ

    Be willing to do the work to get the outcome you want

    If we start with such caveats, we have little chance to build lifelong relationships. When people ask me for advice on how to deal with failure, I always go back to the same adage: "For any outcome you want, there is a way of being and acting that can get it for you.

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Earls Kitchen + Bar Awards & Accolades

  • 50 Best Employers in Canada, AON Hewitt, 2014
  • 50 Best Employers in Canada, AON Hewitt, 2013

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