Au Bon Pain Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
Updated May 28, 2014
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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Au Bon Pain in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted via email to set up an initial interview over the phone with the Dir. of Staffing. After the phone interview, which I felt went very well, I was told my information would be passed along to the hiring managers and I would hear something shortly. After hearing nothing, I reached out to my contact and inquired about the process. He assured me that he had passed my information along and that I should hear something soon. Another week or more goes by and no correspondence again. I make a final attempt to reach out and get no response at all this time. Very unprofessional, yet unfortunately typical.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Au Bon Pain Response

    Jun 10, 2014EA Human Resources

    At Au Bon Pain, we strive to be the employer of choice in the food industry. We are deeply disappointed to hear that you had a negative experience during the interview process and we apologize. Au ... More

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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Au Bon Pain in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Au Bon Pain had a new store opening in the Jay St- Metro-tech Area. I received a call from the hiring manager of the store to come in for an interview. It was pretty easy. The manager started the interview with a question completely unrelated to the job I was applying for and I kept the conversation going because I wanted him to think that I had a strong personality. My planned work. We ended up spending almost 15 minutes talking about something that had nothing to do with the interview, but throughout the entire conversation he was observing me and realized that I fit the position he was looking for. I ended up ot getting the job because I was a full-time college student and I didnt meet the hours that he needed works for.

    Interview Questions
    • He did not ask me any questions about the job, but i overheard him ask another candidate: How would you handle an upset customer?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at Au Bon Pain in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I just fill my application and have a interview with the two managers at the store, they did not care about my experience they where willing to train me, but what they care was that I have good aptitude and smile to the costumers, the costumer service is the more important thing for the manager time

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Au Bon Pain.

    Interview Details

    I met with the manager who hired me on the spot. This was a bit of a biased interview based solely on my appearance but it turned out well and I worked with the company for a year before turning it in for something better

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at Au Bon Pain in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Odd contact person. Only used email,never a phone call

    Interview Questions
    • If a space ship landed outside the store and aliens came in and you you to go for a ride with them,would you go and why?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    very very low pay

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    MTO Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Au Bon Pain in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    walk in interview

    Negotiation Details
    face to face
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Customer Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Au Bon Pain in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    When I arrived I was greeted by the general manager of the establishment with a firm handshake and a great smile. the place was busy and bustling with people but despite that we sat and had a great talk about my values and what I expected to bring to the company.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Well to be truthful there wasn't much of that at all the pay rate was explained and that was all.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Operation Support Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Au Bon Pain in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was pretty standard. Four interviews with different support center employees. Job expectations were a little vague but helping to turn a struggling brand around is a big challenge and great experience.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Worked with a recruiter through the negotiation phase however the bonus structure which was stressed as a big factor in the compensation package was actually non existent
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Cashier Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Au Bon Pain.

    Interview Details

    I went to a hiring seminar, then they asked me to come back on a tuesday at 2:00p.m. On that tuesday, i was suppossed to have another interview, but someone had quit that same day so i was thrust to work immediately.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Graphic Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Au Bon Pain in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was recommended by a former coworker. I knew the general job function but not the title or actual description. I interviewed with the corporate officer I serve under and my immediate manager. There was only one round of interviews, and I received a job offer 5 or 6 weeks later with nothing in between. I didn't receive an actual job description until 11 months into the job, and it wasn't what we discussed in my interviews. The difference between what I (and my coworker hired at the same time) discussed in my interviews and what the job turned out to be has been very disappointing.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. I didn't know the job description nor were there any communications between my first interview and the call from HR with the offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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