Monkey Joe's

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Monkey Joe's Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    nice company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Monkey Joe's

    Pros

    promotions are in order for good employees

    Cons

    can only move up so far

  2.  

    Bad management, similar to highschool.

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    Former Employee - Floor Reff in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Floor Reff in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Monkey Joe's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, relaxed environment. Great place if you like kids and having fun.

    Cons

    Bad pay, with the poor management tasks were usually left only to those who would do them and if you did them you would be look at as stupid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about who you hire as managers, check the cameras, ask customers. If there is something wrong with your organization you should be able to find out quick this way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Would never

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Monkey Joe's

    Pros

    There is no pros to working here

    Cons

    Rude
    Hold money
    Managers do nothing but play on facebook
    Don't care about employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to care about your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Needs more organization and direct business plan

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Monkey Joe's part-time

    Pros

    It was an easy job to get when I needed to find something.

    Cons

    Lots of promises made but not carried through, inconsistent hours, low pay

  6.  

    Flexible, easy job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Monkey Joe's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great co-workers. Owners were

    Cons

    Management was not the greatest

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    My experience at Monkey Joe's is horrible

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Team Member in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Monkey Joe's part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours
    Laid back environment

    Cons

    Things with this company are very unorganized. they hardly make any money so the hours are slim to none. The place is filthy and the a/c doesn't work because the owner doesn't have enough money to get it completely fixed so we work in the heat. Last but not least they are very unsanitary and I would never bring my kids to this establishment . Staff doesn't work as a team either!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more caring about your employees. Make the environment more welcoming.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Absolutely horrible.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anything They Needed Me for in Tucker, GA
    Former Employee - Anything They Needed Me for in Tucker, GA

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

    Pros

    There are no pros only cons

    Cons

    Always smells like weed, floors are not clean, party rooms smells mildew, concession is entirely junk food, Monkey Joe suit is falling apart and it smells like vomit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new jumps, get new monkey suit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    OK first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, IN

    I worked at Monkey Joe's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly staff
    Multiple breaks if needed

    Cons

    Low pay, no bonuses
    Refereeing for long periods of time gets boring

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Alright for a summer job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Monkey Joe's part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Whenever I had to interact with management, which happened multiple times daily, the management was friendly and flexible

    Cons

    However, better the managers there was always a great amount of disorganization and it felt like, much of time, time and effort was being wasted due to confusion and unclear directions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be more order and communication between management and employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Has potential, but not reaching it anytime soon...

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Team Member in Sunrise, FL

    I worked at Monkey Joe's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Honestly, I'm not writing this review to try to bag on Monkey Joe's and make them look bad, because I actually liked the place and the employees. I'm writing this review in hopes that management will see it and maybe make some changes.

    Anyways, on with the pros..
    - Friendly coworkers; we're pretty close, we all actually hang out outside of work.
    - Relatively easy tasks; these tasks involve cleaning, watching kids, and/or greeting and serving customers.
    - For a place run by teenagers, we do a pretty darn good job.
    - Flexible schedules; Monkey Joe's can work around school or maybe a second job, which is great. Also, you can basically take off whenever you want as long as you submit a two week notice and it gets accepted by a manager.

    Cons

    - Constantly understaffed on weekends; we always get complaints from customers about this.

    - They've hired over 20 new people within the last 2-4 months and they're being put on positions that even people that have been working at MJ's for over a year haven't been put on.

    - Not enough hours; as a regular employee, or "team member", you get 5-20 hours a week if you're lucky. How about, instead of hiring more people, you just give the people that are already working here some more hours? We could all use it!

    - Just because you're a host or at walk-in (or at one of those higher positions) for like a year won't stop them (management) from putting you back on a jump. Do they realize how hard many of their employees work to get where they are?

    - Horrible management; by horrible, I mean unprofessional. They rarely reply to employees' emails. Even if it's regarding something important. They'll just look at it and ignore it and later on blame the employee for not notifying them.

    - Unappreciative of their employees. It would be nice to get an email or text now and then from management saying "good job. keep it up!" or something of the sort! Most employees that I knew, quit because they felt unappreciated and easily replaceable at Monkey Joe's.

    - Getting called off work when you're already there.. some of the employees have to go out of their way to take public transportation to get to work on time and its unfortunate for them to arrive to work on time and then have the manager/supervisor say that they're not needed today and can go home.

    - Dead-end job/ no raises; employees no longer get yearly raises. You get paid minimum wage for as long as you work here. Unless you're a manager or supervisor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe try asking us how we feel about some things for once. A lot of us have some great suggestions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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