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Jack Astor's Reviews

Updated 12 Sep 2019

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Found 189 reviews

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Jack Astor's CEO Peter Fowler (no image)
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15 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 and late nights closing the kitchen(in 22 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great working environment"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Vaughan, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jack Astor's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere, wonderful people, competitive earnings

    Cons

    Long hours, unruly situations, low reward

    Jack Astor's2019-09-12
  2. "The epitome of professionalism"

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    Former Employee - Server Assistant in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot about fine dining and what the guests expect

    Cons

    No room to move up Im a server at heart but was kept as server assistant for too long

    Advice to Management

    N/a

    Jack Astor's2019-09-07
  3. "Chain Restaurant Problems"

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    Current Employee - Server 

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

    Pros

    Decent treatment and benefits if you work for it

    Cons

    One excellent manager surrounded by a bunch of overly entitled and undereducated ones.

    Jack Astor's2019-09-12
  4. "Good palce to work"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter 

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work and great management

    Cons

    They could have more men working the night shifts

    Jack Astor's2019-08-26
  5. "Best Corporate Kitchen Job"

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Otter, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, Benefits, Encouraging Environment, Fun Coworkers

    Cons

    High turnover, Over Demanding, Low Pay, Lack of Opportunities for Advancement

    Jack Astor's2019-08-24
  6. "Hard work"

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    Former Employee - Server 

    I worked at Jack Astor's part-time

    Pros

    Good reputation (well known), good food

    Cons

    Team service means low tips for triple the work

    Jack Astor's2019-09-07
  7. "Great Staff, Poor Staff Treatment"

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    Current Employee - Host in Don Mills, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Can easily pick up or release shifts - Great about time off - Kind staff and coworkers - Supervisors help out a lot

    Cons

    - They make you feel like breaks are a privilege rather than the law - Split shifts are common - Favouritism - Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Allow the staff to go on break when it is needed!

    Jack Astor's2019-08-05
  8. "Awesome Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jack Astor's full-time

    Pros

    So much to learn here

    Cons

    No from my perspective. I can't say a single word.

    Jack Astor's2019-07-16
  9. "Managers with attitudes"

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    Former Employee - Server in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good tips - Fun atmosphere

    Cons

    - Managers were rude, had a lot of attitude and picked favourites. Favourites were given better shifts. - Long hours, no break

    Jack Astor's2019-07-18
  10. "Great if you get along with co workers"

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    Former Employee - Hostess 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the people there are amazing,

    Cons

    overworked, stressed, and feel like management does not support you

    Jack Astor's2019-07-12
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