Nice coworkers but horrible managementThe management is so bad. I only worked there for 3 months and the manager changed 3 times cause they either quit or got fired. When I was hired they promised to give me around 25h per week but ended up only scheduling me for 5h a week. Coworkers are nice and theres often free food.
A fun and interesting company to gain experience in the food industry. Rewarding and progressive career opportunities.Mad Radish has great food and standards. It is similar to any other fast food or gourmet fast food place in the type of work.The training is online and in house and very comprehensive - you even need to do one module before coming to your first shift, it is easy and sets you up well.The work is fast paced and not difficult. You need a good amount of energy.All staff get mixed tasks, which include serving, prepping and cooking the food and cleaning in quiet time. The standards are high but the prep work is made very easy using the simplest recipes.As a team member you are paid fairly and if you are seen to be a good worker they do offer payrises!As a shift manager you have more responsibility and are responsible for what happens on your shift, this is recognized in the competitive pay.Mad Radish are great at recognizing talented workers and are constantly promoting staff. Team members to shift managers, shift managers to AGMs and AGMs to GMs. So it is a great place to work if you are looking for career advancement in the industry.It is a great place to meet new people and the staff are all so helpful!
Shift Manager (Toronto, ON)
It's good to work with the employees, fun and easy to understandGood to work with them, fun and easy to understand the menus, its just that some managers doesnt care about the expiration dates and if someone will tell them to throw it because it is expired that person will be in some trouble. Honestly i dont want to serve something that isnt good. And they are giving us less hours than expected.
AwfulThis company on the lower levels does not care. The CEOs are amazing but the management is a pain. Great coworkers and the quality is amazing but it is an organizational disaster.
Shift Manager (Ottawa, ON)
Bad Company, Awful Managers, and Terrible WorkplaceWhen I was offered a role at Mad Radish, I was super excited! Seemed like a great, local company that offered flexible hours, close-knit workers relationships, and great opportunities. If that's the job you're looking for, heed my advice: run while you can.My time at Mad Radish is what I imagine dogs that used to sniff out land mines felt like. Everywhere you seem to step, it blows up in your face. Initially hired, you are asked to do hours of training modules, without pay. That was something I was willing to overlook. Then, I got my hours - as a student, I had asked for 15 to 20 hour work weeks, so I could keep atop my classes. Very quickly, I was thrown into 40+ hour workweeks in a terrible store that had no compassion or understanding for training new onboards, describing routines and policies, or even giving you basic respect. My fourth shift I left the store crying.Despite this, I stayed on and was promoted to a Manager position very rapidly. Sound's great, you're thinking! And I thought so too... until I realized I was essentially being forced to do extra hours of work (on top of what was already expected of me - which is a lot), manage and train new staff (while lacking proper training myself) and also run the store open to close somewhere in the meantime. Needless to say, a lot of pressure for someone who wanted a 15/20 hour workweek. I also came to find out the company has a history of not offering raises with this position. Sounds like exploitation of labour to me. This lifestyle - this COMPANY - is simply not sustainable.This also does not mention the way I was treated in my time there. Consistently I was degraded, belittled, yelled at in front of customers, rushed and entirely whipped by the upper level management. It was embarrassing, infuriating, and ultimately, the final straw that broke the camel's back. I found the first new job that I could, and haven't looked back since.If I could give any advice to new onboards, it's simply this - find a friend and cling to them. You'll need someone to vent with after nearly every shift. Try your best to last as long as you can - and good luck.