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Moxie’s Grill & Bar Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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  • Poor upper management that are too concerned with the customers request (in 6 reviews)

  • long hours depending on your shift (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Exhausting"

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

    Pros

    If you need to make a lot of CASH, FAST, with a flexible schedule, Great opportunity if you buckle down and work hard.

    Great Job.

    Cons

    Not a career.

    Cut throat industry.


  2. "Surprisingly good to work here"

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Moxie’s Grill & Bar part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management with a low drama workplace.

    Cons

    They can cut you at any time, and you have 45 minutes to wrap up all your tables and do side duties. Most of the time it takes an hour, sometimes an hour and a half to leave (tables take a while to finish dessert and get the bill) so there can be a lot of unpaid work stacked up over a while.


  3. "Busser"

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    Current Employee - Busser
    Current Employee - Busser
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Moxie’s Grill & Bar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun staff to work with
    good discount on food
    great guests and environment
    front and back of house get along and communicate well
    great communication amongst most staff

    Cons

    Management is the major issue, you are not treated fair for the most part and they choose favourites all the time. Hours and not flexible and they are very strict.


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  5. "Good Tips, But High Tip Out"

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Moxie’s Grill & Bar part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meet a lot of great people, guests and some co-workers.
    Good training structure, to know all aspects of the restaurant and learn the menu inside and out.
     Fun enjoyable atmosphere

    Cons

    A lot of favoritism
    tip out is high
    Get cut early and have to stay for tables for 2 hours without pay
    inconsistent hours after doing favors for management

    Advice to Management

    To treat each employee with the same respect, especially if they are going above and beyond.
    To be fair, and be true to their word, open availability deserves proper recognition


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    "Good money, frustrating upper management"

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    Former Employee - Bartender/Server in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Bartender/Server in Calgary, AB (Canada)
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Moxie’s Grill & Bar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to get experience for FOH. Money is fairly consistent and they train you a ton. Posi system is one of the best I've ever used. If you prove yourself, you'll be able to acquire quality shifts quite easily.

    Cons

    Upper management (headoffice) is absolutely ruthless. Same with their management, make a mistake on a mystery shopper and you can be fired on the spot no matter your track record. Food discount is fairly stingy as well.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so harsh, it's ridiculous the pressure that management puts on their staff. Also hard to communicate with managers as if you do not throw a tantrum or give an ultimatum, they'll literally ignore your issue.


  7. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work for

    Cons

    I experienced no cons. Great place to make extra money


  8. "Good Tips"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Moxie’s Grill & Bar part-time

    Pros

    Depending on which location, the tips are usually amazing compared to other companies in the industry.

    Cons

    Tip out percentage for servers is too high. Keeps increasing because the company doesn't want to pay their staff more per hour so they let the servers pay the price

    Advice to Management

    Management need to understand what it is like to work in each role in the restaurant. Without experience how can you understand the front line staff.


  9. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Moxie’s Grill & Bar full-time

    Pros

    The people and managers can be great and very understanding. The hours are long and some shifts can really prove to hinder your quality of life.

    Cons

    The pay is not good though the work is not hard....pay doesn't increase too much and there aren't many women in GM positions.

    Advice to Management

    Lower management does not really have much power when it comes to changes to the salary. Any advice I could give would be directed to head office.


  10. "Fun Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun place to work and make friends

    Cons

    Not a place to make a long term career


  11. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Dartmouth, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Food Server in Dartmouth, NS (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Moxie’s Grill & Bar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tips
    Coworkers
    Food discount

    Cons

    Uniform
    Tip out is high

    Advice to Management

    If your going to make me pay almost 4% in tip out at least give it to the hosts who deserve it



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