Old Spaghetti Factory Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
51 Reviews

3.2
51 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great first job

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    Current Employee - Dishwasher  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Old Spaghetti Factory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Get a lot of experience

    Cons

    Gets really busy so pace speeds up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Perfect job for students

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Cordova, CA

    I worked at Old Spaghetti Factory part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Set schedule, you know your days and shifts. At other restaurants your shift changes every few weeks. At OSF you get your time and days and then you can work your school schedule around your shifts

    Cons

    Sometimes your clothes will smell like the restaurant. Because the meals include drink, salad and dessert you have a lot to manage as far as timing goes with your tables.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Though Im satisfied, I hate this place

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    Current Employee - Dishwasher  in  Elk Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Elk Grove, CA

    I have been working at Old Spaghetti Factory part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good hours, Most people leave you alone, work is usually easy, extremely flexible hours, not any more good news for this place.

    Cons

    Crappy management, pushy co-workers who think their are better than than are, no teamwork whatsoever, The front of the hour looks down on the back of the house

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I still get "Spag-mares"

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    Former Employee - Bartender  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Bartender in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Old Spaghetti Factory part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with ranging from management to coworkers. The Managers had to be hard sometimes from corporate but they do a good job of keeping the work environment fun and engaging.

    Cons

    Very inflexible hours. I would request time off half a year in advance and still get scheduled. Sometimes it is impossible to find someone to cover your shift.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Waiter  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Waiter in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Old Spaghetti Factory part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, enjoyable atmosphere, great team commraderie!

    Cons

    Prep work can be overly time-consuming.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to the employees at your store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very Mediocre

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    Former Employee - Hostess  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Hostess in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Old Spaghetti Factory part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun place for a young person to work, surrounded by tons of people. Luckily the people working were fun and friendly which was the only thing that made this job tolerable.

    Cons

    Ridiculous organization. Would get called in for a shift and be let go two hours later. The system for seating tables was unnecessarily complicated. This is the 21st century and for a restaurant with over 100 tables there should be some kind of computer at the desk to at least help visualize where to put guests. Hosts do half of the bussing work but get no cut in tips. It's no wonder why there is such a high turnover rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The enjoy of being server

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Old Spaghetti Factory

    Pros

    Good environment, friendly boss and enjoy your work

    Cons

    after nordstrom store closed in downtown the bussines went donw

  9.  

    The Old Spaghetti Factory

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Old Spaghetti Factory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible place to work. Easy to pickup and drop shifts.

    Cons

    Low check averages, it would be nice to have them higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    it was a plagsure working their.

    Former Employee - Line Cook
    Former Employee - Line Cook

    I worked at Old Spaghetti Factory full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    the empolyees are very helpful

    Cons

    their are no downs size working at this job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to be very wise and helpful, also understanding.

  11.  

    Values aren't there if your management does not care

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

    I worked at Old Spaghetti Factory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I loved the friendships and the kindness the staff for the most part were. That is about it.....

    Cons

    The say that if you work at the spaghetti factory you are in the family... yeah as long as you kiss butt and offer to be a slave. My schedule was posted a week in advance... you can not have a life because the dreaded hot schedule app... My shifts were changed on a daily basis. You were promised so many things only to see it taken away by a manager on the following shift, because their "friend" server wanted it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are going to act like a family, then do it. You can not stand in the office and expect to run a company that anyone in their right mind to stay. Your servers are getting triple sat and the kitchen is running long ticket times, but yet you sit in the office. You never once check on a server that is weeded. You have one cook in the kitchen and the there are 3 managers in the office or in a different dining room enjoying lunch. Management is time consuming and busy, but it is time to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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