I found scheduling very difficult as no one was ever happy with the amount of shifts given. It was always a great energy with coworkers. Management never seemed to be in agreement, they were always contradicting each other and could not handle work place problems properly or professionally.
A red seal chef will not be happy here. There’s set recipes and no deviation allowed. Management left a lot to be desired in terms of treating the staff well. My location had a bad bullying issue and management couldn’t make a difference even if they tried. They’ll work you like a dog and when you drop dead they wonder why you aren’t working anymore. No chance of promotions if you have a functioning brain.
Managers who are friendly and allow you to have a flexible schedule. they are considerate if you are a full-time student and get to pick the hours/ days that work better for you. Not a lot of teamwork but the staff is super friendly and helpful when they want to be. The hardest part of the job is dealing with rude customers but you learn how to deal with them. If you are on the family side, you are serving little kids which is fun but stressful as parents can be impatient, and if you work in the bar, you deal with an elder crowd that's more understanding if you are busy. You learn how to expo, how to talk to customers over the phone and lastly, it is a fast-paced environment.