Joe's Crab Shack Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Fun to work with, willing to help each other (in 6 reviews)

  • Get to meet a lot of great people - fellow employees and customers (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • We work long hours and work hard only to be criticized (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. Pros and Conds

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    Current Employee - Server in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Server in Bronx, NY

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

    Pros

    The Pay is good, my co workers are great , no problem getting time off to have a life outside of work

    Cons

    management is unorganized, and often run out of things the restaurant needs like..Food, sometime the guest are unruly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get Better Managers so the store can be more organized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Fun place but very hard work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, able to dance and use props to help celebrate special occasions.

    Cons

    Pressure to upsell and increase sales. Very heavy trays to carry. Average tips.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not all about money and a competition with the other stores.

  3. Fun atmosphere with great coworkers - good for a temp job

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    Former Employee - Hostess
    Former Employee - Hostess

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

    Pros

    There are so many team members that the coworkers you work with become like your second family. Everyone was also very warm and made the shifts go by really fast because they were always having fun and making sure you were having fun.

    Cons

    Terrible hours, which is to be expected, especially for entry-level hosting or waiting. There's also an incredibly clear hierarchy which was very hard to penetrate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company culture was fun, but often they didn't feel very present on the floor. Wouldn't always go out of their way to support their staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, good scheulde, good people

    Cons

    Slow sales, high turnover, older units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More MKTG

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    ZERO work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Joe's Crab Shack full-time

    Pros

    Okay employee benefits (discounts at restaurants, lunch on Mondays, breakfast on Fridays, etc.), casual work dress

    Cons

    Zero work-life balance, no flexibility, no respect between employees and their managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gain more flexibility, and respect the people that work under you. A little friendliness goes a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Hostess

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack

    Pros

    Discount on food, and fun environment, easy job

    Cons

    Nothing was really bad, sometimes it got really busy and servers would have a attitude with you

  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Nightmare in the northwest

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager

    I have been working at Joe's Crab Shack full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay and Above average benefits

    Cons

    Micro-management
    Company not in good standing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good for a short time. Not the long term ideal job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. Great place to work but not to grow

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    Former Employee - Server in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, awesome attitude, fun environment

    Cons

    High capacity, no room for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. a little stressful at times but have a great team to back you up

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    Current Employee - Bartender in Riverhead, NY
    Current Employee - Bartender in Riverhead, NY

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

    Pros

    get to work with your friends, and make some good money

    Cons

    unorganized at times, miscommunication, not always prepared

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pretty good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    A mixed bag of experiences

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    Current Employee - Manager in Orlando, OK
    Current Employee - Manager in Orlando, OK

    I have been working at Joe's Crab Shack

    Pros

    Great pay, evolving company that grants a lot of out of box thinking to its managers.

    Cons

    Slow repercussions for poor management performance. Regional manager have an almost God like control over regions with little cooperate influence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with your management staff to discover true talents and commitmented people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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