Joe's Crab Shack Reviews

Updated June 25, 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. wonderful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Joe's Crab Shack

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a amazing an friendly place to work an great pay

    Cons

    Not clean some waiters are rude some time mess up orders and don't cook food all the way


  2. Uuuuuuh

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack

    Pros

    I had fun working with managers

    Cons

    Did not respect my schedule

    Advice to Management

    Should be more organize and have more realistics plans


  3. Slow moving

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    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Norfolk, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in but very different restaurant to restaurant. Managers can be very motivating. Co workers can be fun to work with.

    Cons

    slow to change with the times. not really sure about the direction of the company. the dance, they don't dance, then they dance again...make it fun!

    Advice to Management

    go back to the old joe's. the old decor on the walls. the old songs. the old dancing and celebration with the guest. focus on fun and let the rest take care of its self.


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  5. Server

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    Current Employee - Server in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Server in Auburn Hills, MI

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good food, good kitchen staff, decent server staff, great money

    Cons

    Host stand, management lacks communication among one another, all managers are typically not on the same page most times, lack of managment where it's needed and micro management where it's not needed.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is the number one proven key to success according to every study done successful business growth, and personal relationship growth for that matter.


  6. Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack

    Pros

    Great work, really nice people

    Cons

    Sometimes had to work overtime


  7. Good Job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Hostess in Corpus Christi, TX

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    50% discount on food

    Cons

    Concept dance almost 7 times in an hour


  8. Server

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, tips are awesome, discount is great, and you get to work with a great bunch of people.

    Cons

    The management is constantly in competition with each other. They don't get along and the staff sees it. They do play favorites and tip share sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Stop competing with one another and present a united front. The staff sees it and there plays on your weakness.


  9. It was really fun working there. The people I worked with are what made the job fun.

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Amherst, NY
    Former Employee - Food Server in Amherst, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The fun relaxed laid back environment was definitely a plus. I loved the people I worked with too everyone was really nice

    Cons

    It's run too much as a corporate restaurant and it shouldn't be. The dancing part of the job sucked too.


  10. Get Your Tips

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    Former Employee - Dishwasher & Food Prep in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Dishwasher & Food Prep in Vancouver, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people are great. You are working with friends and everyone can have a laugh with you.
    The managers are all unique and funny in their own way. If you work hard you will get promoted. Seniority isn't a big deal here. If you put up good results and a good work ethic, you move up.

    Cons

    Very stressful at times. Dinner rush is hectic and you need to be fast and on point. Management is sloppy. Sometimes the managers (mostly the younger ones) act as any other employee would just trying to get the hell out of there. The managers also all disagree with each other and step on each others feet. I would not recommend working here if you are a back-of-house employee. You do not get tipped out and will watch the serving girls walk away with $200-$300 bucks some nights while they worked half as long and half as hard as you while complaining twice as much. Very frustrating to not get any tips at all.

    Advice to Management

    Tip out your back of house employees.


  11. Great money if you like chaos and stress

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    great money, great uniform, relaxed rules, 50% off

    Cons

    strict smoking rules, cooperate sucks, managers talk down to you, HR department hardly responds

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees more



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