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Joe's Crab Shack Reviews

Updated November 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Can be a Fun environment if you work with the right people (in 31 reviews)

  • Fun atmosphere and family-friendly vibe (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours pretty much get ready to work all day long (in 17 reviews)

  • Horrible company and horrible management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Different take on the usual serving job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack part-time

    Pros

    It was fun and laid back

    Cons

    Being forced to dance even when you're super busy, especially on weekends


  2. "Eat at Joe's Craby Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack full-time

    Pros

    If you have a family, quality of life is good at Joe's.

    Cons

    Horrible food and beverage R&D team. The staple of Joes was a fun interactive atmosphere and Joes has lost that fun feel. Salary is mediocre at Joe's.

    Advice to Management

    Start taking your career more seriously and stop going through the motions of everyday. Be leaders and bring Joes back to the fun, exciting experience with interaction.

  3. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pick you schedule more or less

    Cons

    Working doubles and working opening shifts.


  4. "Doesn't care about employees"

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

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack full-time

    Pros

    Staff is usually a plus, good discount program, let's you work a lot of hours, opportunity for advancement, pay is okay.

    Cons

    Could care less about employees, make promises that don't follow threw, terrible about doing anything when you are sexually harassed, doesn't work well with employees, uppermanagemt talks down on everyone.


  5. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and great food

    Cons

    The management is a bit clueless but they get things done!


  6. "Restaurant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and family-friendly vibe.

    Cons

    Company is often bought and then resold due to bankruptcy or other problems and this causes lay offs because of restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Be prepared for peers that are set in their ways and are unwilling to budge for anything new.


  7. "lack of quality of life"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Joe's Crab Shack full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits, good upper management

    Cons

    lots of hours, poor bonus plans, unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Management

    go back to 4 salaried managers

  8. "Cook"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Joe's Crab Shack full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work fun

    Cons

    To much food makes it hard to focus

    Advice to Management

    Better pay


  9. "Solid restaurant to work at"

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    Current Employee - Server in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Joe's Crab Shack part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Money is very good when busy.
    Relatively cohesive team.

    Cons

    Is pretty slow when it is not summer.

    Advice to Management

    Correct those who are not being team players.


  10. "Unreliable"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing valuable in this section.

    Cons

    Is not an employee friendly environment. Everything is based on numbers.


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