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Old Spaghetti Factory Reviews

Updated May 21, 2018
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Pros
  • Good company culture, flexible schedule (in 10 reviews)

  • good tips, room to move up to server, busy summers (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Salad/Soup and Ice Cream-- Free (in 5 reviews)

  • No one takes their job seriously (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Being a server was fun"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of work to go around

    Cons

    Get's really busy at times

    Advice to Management

    more servers


  2. "Fun Place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Old Spaghetti Factory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture. Executives and district managers very friendly and motivating. Two consecutive days off every week. Free meals.

    Cons

    Managers are underpaid. Sometimes lacks support from upper management in discipline issues with team members, giving managers a false sense of authority.

  3. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Old Spaghetti Factory part-time

    Pros

    Fast paced, good tips, family environment

    Cons

    Small back zone area, limited space to move around in some sections


  4. "Most Drama Ever"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Hostess in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Old Spaghetti Factory part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    higher pay for Indianapolis. 2 decent people per restaurant.

    Cons

    Multiple serves got into fist fights and there was always DRAMA because everyone is sleeping with each other. so much crap talked about the customers

    Advice to Management

    stop acting like your thong is giving you an eternal wedgie. soooo rude.


  5. "Good training. Always room to grow."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Old Spaghetti Factory full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work hard. Learn and grow.

    Cons

    Restaurant manager hours in a dinner only setting.


  6. "Good Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Hostess in Corvallis, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Old Spaghetti Factory part-time

    Pros

    Great staff, great management, good pay

    Cons

    Rude customers, strict policies, only half off meals if you eat in restaurant.


  7. "Very nice and easy job"

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    Current Employee - Server in San Bernardino, CA
    Current Employee - Server in San Bernardino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Old Spaghetti Factory part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    3 hours evening job among nice coworks

    Cons

    only short shifts, no work during off season

  8. "Amazing place to start serving, friendly and caring management, decent advancement opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Old Spaghetti Factory part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - I started here with NO serving experience, very few high volume restaurants are willing to do this. OSF management provided all the necessary training, and was patient as I learned how to serve.
    - Management seems to respect employees and treat them well. If you perform well, they notice (even if you don't think they do) and put you in better sections!
    - A relaxed, friendly, work environment. Feels like everybody has your back.

    Cons

    - Any cons I can say are standard to the restaurant industry.
    - Corporate may be a little wishy-washy. My location was closed with one month notice, despite corporate telling us there were no plans to close while everyone suspected it (including some managers).
    - Other restaurants are not so friendly or patient. I was a spoiled by OSF, and have had to adjust my expectations.

    Advice to Management

    To the crew at OSF Downtown Seattle, before it closed... you guys were awesome. Thank you so much for welcoming me so warmly into the food service industry.


  9. "Worst job ever"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Server in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Old Spaghetti Factory part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you’re good you make a good amount of tips
    (depending on the section/shift)
    Flexible schedule but only if you’re great

    Cons

    If you make one mistake they demote you to food
    runner or to gos, and never return to the previous position.
    Makes false promises and goes back on what they say

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better instead of like slaves, give and take and use manners instead of barking orders


  10. "------"

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

    I worked at Old Spaghetti Factory part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    sometime good tips
    cool co-workers

    Cons

    management is selfish
    lack of professionalism


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