Joe's Crab Shack Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Joe's Crab Shack CEO Ray Blanchette
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Pros
  • Fun to work with, willing to help each other (in 6 reviews)

  • Some have been great people to work with (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Very long hours, not much of a quality of life (in 5 reviews)

  • No breaks, even with nine hour shifts (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Server

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    Former Employee - Server in Deer Park, NY
    Former Employee - Server in Deer Park, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack (More than a year)

    Pros

    Made great money, flexible scheduling, excellent management team

    Cons

    Not allowed to take smoking breaks, but the GM went out 20+ times a shift to smoke and then proceeded to cough all over your tables

    Advice to Management

    Push the products that sell the best and not just promo items


  2. Good money poor organization

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    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Joe's Crab Shack (More than a year)

    Pros

    Make a lot of money. Easy work

    Cons

    Not well organized and very biased


  3. Pretty Decent

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    Former Employee - Host in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Host in Olathe, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Goofy environment, flexible hours, experience that can transfer to many different jobs

    Cons

    Pay is subject to tips, experience can vary greatly depending on staff and customers


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  5. Summer Job

    Current Employee - Hostess/Waitress in Eatontown, NJ
    Current Employee - Hostess/Waitress in Eatontown, NJ

    I have been working at Joe's Crab Shack full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast pace. Great money in the summer. Nice staff

    Cons

    Only good in the summer. Poor Management.


  6. Fun College/Post College Job

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    Former Employee - Bartender in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Bartender in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Made great friends, fun environment, busy summer months

    Cons

    Terrible winter months, management is a bit of a mess


  7. Needs Improvement

    Former Employee - Bar/Waiter/Trainer in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Bar/Waiter/Trainer in Killeen, TX

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Food was good, Employees were awesome and made environment fun.

    Cons

    Management did not watch employee overtime as they should


  8. Great place to learn!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zion, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Zion, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Joe's Crab Shack full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun work environment. Have learned alot over the years. Fasted paced work. Great menu.

    Cons

    Advancement with them is alot harder then other companies.


  9. Server

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    Former Employee - Server in Olathe, KS
    Former Employee - Server in Olathe, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Money was good if you worked on a well staffed kitchen which was hardly ever.

    Cons

    poor menu, poor people, poor guests, and poor management.

    Advice to Management

    bad


  10. great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great awesome employee love crabs especially there food

    Cons

    bad very bad horrible horrific

    Advice to Management

    do better


  11. manager, server, & host

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Joe's Crab Shack full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly staff, you make good money (depends on location), can move up

    Cons

    long hours, poor management (depending on store) rude guest

    Advice to Management

    better communication with stores



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