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  1. It was a very high paid serving position for the area.

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    Current Employee - Server in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Server in Boston, MA

    I have been working at The Barking Crab full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The money was good and the atmosphere was fun.

    Cons

    The managers are pretty strict and can be rude.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. crab shack warmth

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    Current Employee - Server in Newport, RI
    Current Employee - Server in Newport, RI

    I have been working at The Barking Crab part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very pleasant staff. Attentive to your needs. Nice decor. good seafood menu great outside seating . Pleasant atmosphere and music . Parking available

    Cons

    Food takes a extremely long time to come out. The quality of the food as compared to the extremely high pring is not worth it. the restaurant is unkept and not clean,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some stability in there

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Abusive workplace

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Bartender in Boston, MA

    I worked at The Barking Crab part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good money, convenient location to public transportation, usually good mix of townies and tourists

    Cons

    Taxes always messed up -- paid over 10k per year in taxes
    Horrible staff morale, scheduling problems
    Managers pick favorites -- bar manager goes on vacations with favorite employees, screws the others

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Great money, slave like conditions!

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    Current Employee - Server in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Server in Boston, MA

    I have been working at The Barking Crab

    Pros

    You make sometimes over $1000 a week in the summer.

    Cons

    You only make good money in the summer. Conditions are terrible. It's hot. They force you to wear black pants outside in the summer. You are not allowed to have water bottles on the floor because it violates health code. They force you to come in at 3:30 and do not allow you to eat until close. The place is like a paid Nazi camp.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop using people.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. Run!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Barking Crab

    Pros

    Staff are friendly. Owners seem to have good intentions.

    Cons

    Manager turnerover rate: 20+ in a year. Anyone else concerned? Upper management is unprofessional on every possible level and has no boundries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management is in need of a performance review. Either they are a poor judge of character or impossible to work with based on the turnover rate alone. Figure out what your priorities and target market are if you want to survive in this economy.

    Doesn't Recommend

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