La Madeleine Reviews

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    Pros

    Fun environment because it was in the galleria.

    Cons

    Low pay. Not flexible with the schedule. Managers are stupid sometimes.


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    Associate Interview

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at La Madeleine.

    Interview

    By far the worst experience I've ever had (and I've applied to many.) I submitted my application over a month ago after picking one up in paper awhile ago. The manager met me then, scanned over it, and planned an interview a few days after. I showed up on time and had to wait ten minutes for her to conduct a five minute interview, which went fine. She set up a second interview with a different manager the next week. Same process, waited fifteen minutes for a practically four minute long interview where he asked two questions and dismissed me, giving me a card and telling me to call them back if they didn't call me with an offer. After a couple of days, I called back and was left on hold. The hold was an hour and 45 minutes. I hung up. The next day I called again, got a manager, who told me the hiring manager was out, for four days and they were going to be at a standstill. I was respectful of that but when I still didn't receive a response after five days, I called again. The hiring manager told me they were still "doing interviews" (which I hadn't heard of until then) and that she thought I was one of the best candidates and that'd I'd hear a response in the next week. Five days later, again nothing. I had to call again, and was responded rudely to by the same manager, who still insisted she was doing interviews and if they'd hire me she call me back. This is more than two weeks after the last interview. I was not only peeved to NOT receive a response (and not seem to need to be granted one after coming in four different times) but to consistently call back as they strung me along and refused to offer a concrete rejection. I've heard the same stupid hold music five times. It is all incredibly disrespectful and unprofessional. With more than a month later and still no concrete answer, I give up. In the future, please just outright reject people if you don't want them. In any case I'm not even going to bring my own business there anymore.

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Website www.lamadeleine.com
Headquarters Dallas, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1983
Type Company - Private
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Panera Bread, Corner Cafe

This company hopes its crème brulee, croissants, and quiche prove as memorable as Proust's famous teacake. La Madeleine operates 60 la Madeleine Bakery, Café & Bistro casual dining locations mostly in Texas, Georgia, and Louisiana, offering French country cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurants, which welcome patrons with such interior appointments as a stone hearth and handcrafted wood tables, use a cafeteria-style serving line and limited table service. Each location also sells a variety of fresh baked goods. French native Patrick Leon Esquerré ... More

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