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Monkey Joe's Reviews

Updated June 1, 2017
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  • Low pay and rare to get full time hours (in 4 reviews)

  • Minimum wage, always and forever (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Decent part-time job"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Winter Park, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The hours were decent and the managers worked around your schedule

    Cons

    Management is very immature and gets caught up in gossip and drama

    Advice to Management

    Stay professional and mitigate rather than instigate any workplace drama


  2. "Referee"

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    Former Employee - Referee in Pineville, NC
    Former Employee - Referee in Pineville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Monkey Joe's part-time

    Pros

    Worked with children and parents, great teamwork,

    Cons

    Worked less than 20 hours per week

    Advice to Management

    Needed more working hours

  3. "Awful"

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    Current Employee - Keyholder in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Keyholder in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Monkey Joe's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tips from parties are the only reason why I've stayed so long. Bonds are created with management/refs and the kids are fun.

    Cons

    Families complain about the prices constantly. At least once a week someone comes in with a groupon (my store is older so we can't redeem the groupons) and yells at us for selling them even though corporate has nothing to do with it. Parties are so disorganized and barely thought out and aren't worth the price. Upper management took advantage of me having fairly open availability and now I'm lucky if I get a saturday off (I'm a keyholder). Drama is constant, customers yelling at you are a constant, and you being left with no answers from corporate is a constant. If you aren't able to cover a shift, you look like a bad guy.


  4. "Party Host"

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    Former Employee - Birthday Party Host in Hamden, CT
    Former Employee - Birthday Party Host in Hamden, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Monkey Joe's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tips for parties were good. I enjoyed working with the children

    Cons

    minimum wage job, bad management, and rude customers due to pricing


  5. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Dulles, VA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Dulles, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pretty good tips during the peak season of party hosting.

    Cons

    NoVA Brats who don't know how to vacuum

    Advice to Management

    -Quit hiring people on the spot
    -Treat your employees better
    -Be fair on ranking
    -Don't bribe those who want to quit with hire pay
    -Shut down forever


  6. "Loved working for Monkey Joe's Gastonia NC"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Gastonia, NC
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Gastonia, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Monkey Joe's is a wonderful corporation to work for. Must love kids! Although, party parents are happy, must be willing to deal with parent upsets. Employees usually high school age.

    Cons

    There are absolutely no cons to working here if you love little kids.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great for entertaining kids and if you like being in monkey suits. I you're great with kids and love entertaining and birthdays, this ones for you.

    Cons

    Bad pay for someone trying to make a living

    Advice to Management

    Add positions for older employees, assistant manager, technicians. Etc

  8. "Refferee"

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    Former Employee - Refferee in Warner Robins, GA
    Former Employee - Refferee in Warner Robins, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Monkey Joe's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Team Environment, Great Owner, Flexible hours, Get paid to play with kids

    Cons

    Kids can be rough, and parents can be rude.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  9. "Jump"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Get to be around kids
    -decent experience if you're going to be dealing with children in the long run .

    Cons

    -no hours
    -terrible management
    -no room for improvement
    -lots of favoritism
    -management is very inconsiderate and inexperienced


  10. "Monkey Joe's"

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    Former Employee - Party Coordinator in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Party Coordinator in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Monkey Joe's (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not much of a pay

    Cons

    Good tips if you were good


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