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Updated November 18, 2017
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  1. "Great company with a better team to work with"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Garden Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Food Server in Garden Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boiling Crab part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - great family like team work
    - flexible with your schedule
    - management works with and for you
    - discounted food

    Cons

    - customers can be difficult to deal with
    - weekends are required to work on
    - late hours for weekdays

    Advice to Management

    Keep making the work environment feel like a family and the company will do well.


  2. "Extra"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Boiling Crab part-time

    Pros

    When the people are really nice, it is genuine and not just for the time being.

    Cons

    Seniority is allover restaurants. Not sure why some people feel overly entitled when we are all working minimum wage at a restaurant that serves food out of a plastic bag.

    When you first get hired, you only get schedule TWICE a week and when you train you get no tips. This could go on for a 1.5 months.

    Advice to Management

    Let people know they do not get a lot of hours while they train and let them keep their second jobs. Do not make it sound like we cannot handle it.

  3. "Good entry level job"

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    Former Employee - Hostess, Food Runner and Cashier in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Hostess, Food Runner and Cashier in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boiling Crab part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked well with school scheduling.
    High Volume
    Easy to swap/trade shifts with coworkers

    Coworkers felt like family.

    Cons

    Younger staff=petty drama
    A lot of favoritism
    Managers are unprofessional


  4. "Very fun and interactive work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    This job is definitely a hard job, but very rewarding for students. You start at the bottom and work your way up. They offer great training, which is done by more tenured co workers. Essentially, you will be taught everything you need to be successful.

    Schedule is VERY flexible. The managers are also young and students so they are very understanding of student schedules. If you plan accordingly you can almost always get the days off that you need.

    The pay is great for a part time job. The boiling crab always has crazy demand so when you get to being a server you make good money.

    The managers are great and VERY understanding

    The co workers are the best thing. Everyone there is young and is a student and has at least one thing in common.

    Cons

    The level of bureaucracy there is out of control. You can get written up for breathing wrong it seems like. Some of the leads are overly sensitive to the rules.

    Advice to Management

    Managers are great, but create system that uses positive reinforcement instead of negative reinforcement. Writing everyone up for every little thing doesn't correct bad behavior it only suppresses it.


  5. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Server in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Boiling Crab part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good tips and good food

    Cons

    Micro management, favoritism, cliques, small discount for employees

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Good place to work during college"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Boiling Crab part-time

    Pros

    Good money and hours for a college student

    Cons

    Very busy and sometimes late hours over the weekend


  7. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Boiling Crab part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I got to work with some really cool people.

    Cons

    Management was a joke. The general manager probably had no prior management experience. Managers and leads played favorites. Basically, you will not be valued. You can get fired anytime because it's a simple job. You can be replaced.

  8. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Boiling Crab part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at the boiling crab is incredibly fun, fast paced work. Some of the pro's include an incredibly lively and 'family' type company. Essentially your coworkers will be some of your best friends. The tips are great, and the restaurant hours are ideal for college students. It is not the kind of job that stresses you out after you clock out.

    Cons

    The team vibe can sometimes be cliquey, people blame other people for mistakes, young and sometimes immature group of coworkers, managers and owners will favor certain employees especially if they are of the same ethnicity as them. My 3 years working a TBC I never once saw a pay raise, and the managers excuse was that we made a lot of tip.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee complaints and actually take the open door policy to the heart. You'll lose your best and most hard working employees.


  9. "Senior Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Boiling Crab full-time

    Pros

    great place to work at

    Cons

    horrible hours and geographic location


  10. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Boiling Crab part-time

    Pros

    Great company and management
    Fun environment

    Cons

    The customer base and always busy


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