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Closing Manager

Specialty's Cafe & Bakery Seattle, WA

Specialty's Cafe & Bakery, a made-from-scratch concept that focuses on quality and guest service is expanding! We currently have 52 stores and are… Specialty's Cafe & Bakery

30 days ago


Specialty's Cafe & Bakery Seattle, WA

Specialty's Cafe & Bakery, a rapidly expanding, 22-year-old company is currently seeking a great BAKER to join our vibrant team at Columbia Center… Specialty's Cafe & Bakery

30+ days ago

Kitchen Team Member

Specialty's Cafe & Bakery Seattle, WA

Specialty's Cafe & Bakery, a rapidly expanding, 27-year-old company is currently seeking great Kitchen Team Members to join our vibrant team. We… Specialty's Cafe & Bakery

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery full-time (Less than a year)

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    Amazing hours in most locations, General Managers like myself were paid at a great rate for what we did, good bonus program, most customers were amazing, and the job was not difficult.


    You were always scared that you were going to be fired, no matter how well you were doing in the company. As a General Manager, you really had no control over how your store ran as you were micromanaged on a daily basis. Rules, procedures and guidelines were modified regularly without informing the people that those said guidelines affected. As a general manager you were not allowed to terminate the employment of anyone, even if you caught them stealing, or breaking the rules because upper management was afraid of lawsuits, however Management was terminated for no reason on a regular basis. While I was there (6 months total as a GM) I saw 5 general managers terminated with no cause. I became #6 a short while after.

    Equipment never worked correctly, and you were not allowed to call in repairs on your own. I had 2 microwaves sitting in the corner that they would not take care of, the menu (it was electronic) never worked for an entire week straight, and there was always various other equipment issues that were never fixed until they became emergencies.

    The store that I took over had many employees who were harassing each other consistently. Sexual harassment was a regular thing (mostly comments, but sometimes worse). There was also other types of harassment, such as employees calling each other flagrant words for mistakes, yelling, shouting, and even verbal fights that led to some employees walking out. As a General Manager I had no control over terminating these employees, which made it challenging to hire the right people.

    Advice to Management

    * More freedom to your managers to run their stores
    * Fix things that break rather than letting them sit
    * Stop terminating people without cause
    * Transparency from the upper management on down
    * Stop using scare tactic's on your management team

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