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Everyone gets tips every shift. You get tips after training and training is done when you are competent. For me, that took two weeks. Got half tips for two weeks and then after getting an even better hold on things, went to full tips after a total of four weeks, very reasonable. Mark and Mary Anne, the founders are real people with genuine human feelings toward employees. Each and every location is different and thus to be reviewed as such.
I work at the Meridian location in Eugene and it has surpassed all expectations. The people are young, fun and easy to work with. Yes, it is a kitchen, yes, you are going to have to work faster than a desk job, that is the food business. I appreciate being able to choose the music we listen to each day.
After about four weeks, after tips, I make 13/hr! Yes, that's right, 13 an hour. OH and get this, they offer IRA plans to first time employees and will match your contributions up to 3% of your paycheck. FREE MONEY! Name another minimum wage job that will do that for you. You get a free meal every shift up to 7.25, which is a large bowl, basically a lot of food. Want more than a large bowl? That's fine, they will still cover up to 7.25 a shift.
Across the board, if you were to compare Cafe Yumm to other food places to work at, no one will 1. Pay you 13/hr, 2. Treat you like a real person, 3. Be socially, environmentally and financially responsible, 4. Tip everyone, not just people who bring the food out, 5. Give you a free meal every shift and 6. Set you up with an IRA plan...as young as 16! WHAT?! I am still blown away at the last note.
A sign that Meridian is a great Yumm to work at: 75% of people who work there have been there fore 3+ years. Reason people leave: school or they dont like working in the food industry.
WORD OF CAUTION: every yumm is different, we just happen to have a bad-ass manager who treats us like real people and is mutual with respect.
Small kitchen that needs to be renovated
Lack of a quality break room
Target market population can feel entitled sometimes
Advice to Management
Do whatever you can to keep the Meridian manager around
Promote your beer better, more signage
Be careful of Rico
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Cafe Yumm (Beaverton, OR) in March 2014.
they had me interview twice, asked A LOT about my personal life trying to determine if I have children as they not like to hire people with kids. Offered me position to "work into management" and would not tell me the management salary, promised the world to get you to take the job!
- DO you have family that is more important than career?? Answer Question
HAHAHA. There is no negotiation. Minimum wage or bust
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