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Joe's Crab Shack CEO Ray Blanchette
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    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Olathe, KS
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Olathe, KS

    I have been working at Joe's Crab Shack full-time (more than 8 years)

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    Very Team oriented. Upper level management is a definite plus they really care about their employees. At least in my Ten years of experience with the company. There is always room for growth within the company and they always look within the company before promoting from the outside.


    There is a difficult work to life time management issue. It is long hours but great pay. Also, holidays are a mandatory work day so a very family oriented person might have difficulties adjusting.

    Advice to Management

    Making sure that everyone is on the same page with policy changes would be nice. There have been numerous times where we change policies or procedures and then retract them as soon as one week later.

Joe's Crab Shack Interviews

Updated Apr 8, 2015

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Server Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Joe's Crab Shack (San Diego, CA).


    3 interviews (different managers) - 1st one was a group interview
    4 days training (shadowing / handbook)
    2 tests to pass ( computer food/beverage multiple choice; need a 90% or higher)
    Good luck!

    Interview Questions

    • What has been your best guest experience? If a guest had a bad experience, what would you do?   Answer Question

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Headquarters Houston, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Public (IRG)
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Foodies with a burning passion for seafood and fun turn to this company. Ignite Restaurant Group operates Joe's Crab Shack, a casual dining chain with more than 115 locations in Texas, California, Florida, and about 25 other states. The eateries feature a wide variety of grilled, fried, and stuffed seafood, along with sandwiches and sides. The seafood chain is known for its quirky surf-inspired atmosphere where the servers are often part of the entertainment. In addition to its flagship restaurant brand, Ignite Restaurant Group operates a small number of Brick House Tavern... More

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