I have been working at Oliver Bonacini part-time (Less than a year)
Really great people to work with. Absolutely love every single person I work with and management is very understanding and flexible. Never really had an issue with scheduling unless I wasn't specific or followed up. BOH and FOH get along very well and it feels like family - then again, you get what you put into it! Be kind to everyone :).
The service industry can be tricky at times because of how demanding your customers can get. Experience really does help unless you're not the patient kind of person. Hours can get long and you must be okay with doing work that is "outside" of your job description. If you want to move up, you have to show above 150%...
Advice to Management
Great managers, however, some should be careful about showing favoritism...
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Oliver Bonacini (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in May 2016.
Very casual and relaxed. Had to go through two hiring managers and it took me less than 20 minutes. Got hired right after and helped them open the restaurant in August. I was very honest and showed them enthusiasm with my answers.
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