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78 Reviews
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Jim Vinz
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    Hostest/Server

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    Former Employee - Server/Hostess
    Former Employee - Server/Hostess

    I worked at Mimi's Cafe part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Sometimes you get a free meal, and I had a good camaraderie with my fellow servers.

    Cons

    Management kept changing and it was hit or miss. Having a bad manager can really make work not fun

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When managers seem at ease, that puts servers at ease. Running around panicked all the time helps no one.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO

Mimi's Cafe Interviews

Updated Aug 7, 2014
Updated Aug 7, 2014

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    Hostess Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Mimi's Cafe.

    Interview Details

    I applied for a position as a hostess after an unsuccessful foray into the insurance sales field. I had lost my car and i really didn't have many options.

    The application process was quick and painless. I received a call for an interview the very next day. The interview was pleasant and professional. The store manager did seem to have an interest in my background but most of the questions didn't feel very relevant (in my opinion) to the job I was applying for. I was blatantly told that this position was a hostess position and there would be no opportunity to advance into serving or any other job in the restaurant. I didn't express y displeasure with that scenario, largely because I was desperate for work.

    It took about a week before I heard back from anyone, then the store manager reached out to me personally to let me know that they weren't offering me a position because they felt I was overqualified for the job. I believe I got that call because I knew someone working at the restaurant - they had referred me. I don't know that it was common practice.

    About a week later I received another call from the store manager wanting to know if I could start work immediately. Apparently the other hires didn't pan out.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to be a hostess after working the types of jobs you have in the past?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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Additional Info

Website www.mimiscafe.com
Headquarters Irvine, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1978
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable

Since we first opened in 1978, Mimi’s Cafe has been a favorite destination for restaurant goers who want to relax and connect over freshly prepared meals. Our colorful French-cottage themed buildings and lush gardens let our guests know right away that Mimi’s is a special place to visit.

Arthur J. Simms brought his lifetime of experience in restaurants along with...
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Mission: Mimi’s Cafe has a rich history of inspired food and unparalleled service that has lasted more than three decades, and we want you to be a part of it! Our employees are... More

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