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Joe's Crab Shack Reviews

Updated February 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Co workers can be fun to work with (in 17 reviews)

  • Fun environment, great employee discount (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours pretty much get ready to work all day long (in 16 reviews)

  • Low pay, and no work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are great. Team culture

    Cons

    There really aren't many cons. It's a restaurant, so the typical things that get funky, get funky.

    Advice to Management

    None. Great managers, helped everyone out tremendously


  2. "Fun place to work while going to school"

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    Former Employee - Server in Redondo Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Redondo Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Joe's is the perfect place to work at part time while still going to school. They are fine with you having a limited schedule, and it is perfect to work there on the weekends while going to school (or even having a mother job) during the weekdays. Mostly everyone who works there is young and college-aged as well, so it is a great place to meet new people and have fun working with those close to your own age.

    Cons

    There is not a set schedule. Some weeks you may be working five days, others you may be working one day. There is also no set time for the end of your shift. If it is busy and you have difficult sidework, you could be there for hours and hours. If it is slow, you could get cut and sent home after two hours. You never know what time you will be off. Money/tips is also very back and forth. Some days you might get lucky and make $100 in tips, other days you aren't so lucky and might walk out with only $20 in tips. Also, working weekends and every single holiday is not fun.


  3. "Fun at times, bad at others."

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    Former Employee - Server in Oceanside, NY
    Former Employee - Server in Oceanside, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's fun and you get to do a corny dance every hour. I loved it.

    Cons

    Mostly the people. The company as a whole wasn't too bad.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you're hiring good people.


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  5. "Fun for guests...not much for those working. Too expensive."

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Tempe, AZ

    Pros

    Fun, soooo casual, many people waiting on too few guests
    Fun if you like to dance while your guests' food chills in the window

    Cons

    not enough dishes.....too few team players.....same people doing all the work

    Advice to Management

    Stop being and condoning gossips.
    Rotate closers, sidework, etc....
    Strive to be fair to all departments, employees and guests.


  6. "Great Group"

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Such Great People and Great Concept. Food is all scratch, fresh and truly delish

    Cons

    You want to eat seafood till you bust because it's so good

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the same culture, it's a true team


  7. "It was the best time of my life while working. Not only i was motivated to work but also had fun while working"

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    Former Employee - Busser in Destin, FL
    Former Employee - Busser in Destin, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The top management on the restaurant was doing a great job motivating us to work even harder

    Cons

    Some of the rules nd the way people earn the manager status its not well deserved

    Advice to Management

    Check more on the people that are in contact with people they might be doing a terrible job


  8. "Professional sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Server in McKinney, TX
    Current Employee - Server in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Joe's Crab Shack full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    consistent interaction with people; able to be passionate in a work environment.

    Cons

    instability; lack of compensation; lack of medical insurance; undesirable hours


  9. "It was a job..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It could be a fun place sometimes

    Cons

    Not much flexibility in regards to shifts, mandatory to work all holidays that we were open. Close super late on weekdays, even when there were no customers. Closed with no notice

    Advice to Management

    Train your staff better. Care about your employees


  10. "Joe's Crab Shack was a fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack full-time

    Pros

    friendly co-worker, good management, good money

    Cons

    Always have to be on top of things working at fastest pace you can.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing a great job, Constructive criticism comes to mind. Some of the management could learn to be more mature about how they handle employees that make a mistake.


  11. "Managers are a joke! The GM talks about every employee including her management staff to every other employee."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Money's good, when we were getting tips. 50% discount is nice.

    Cons

    The place has a terrible rep. The managers are childish, and the sleep with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up.



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