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    Former Employee - Server in Hemet, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Hemet, CA

    I worked at Mimi's Cafe

    Pros

    Was great at first, but that soon changed when there was too many employees and no work and managers being careless and not being examples or having not had restaurant management training previous To them having this job.

    Cons

    Business's died, yet managers kept hiring new employees. Lead to all employees only working two days a week for 1.5-4 hours a shift. Leaving our bi-weekly(2wks) check at 80.00 if we were lucky. Business went out of business and j had to call them after returning home from my vacation multiple times to enquire my next shift, and I finally got bombarded with the news with no warning. Also I needed my GM to fill out a form with some informarmation that my current future landlord needed form section 8 housing, and they took over the asked time I informed them I needed to return it to the apartment manager. And they lost the actual form and it took over two weeks for them to finally tell me they lost it.. By that time I did not look reliable or responsible to the apartment housing and therefore the denied me and I was suppost to move in as soon as we got that form, I even had already had the gas and electric bills in my name. I also tried to get unemployment and they denied me and the reasoning is because they falsely stated that I had quit unannounced. I am currently filing an appeal. I just recently got employed with an AMAZING job and am truely blessed, but I thought i meeded to share my expirence just for others to be aware and cautious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training and respect and not making scenes infront of guests.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves 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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Website www.mimiscafe.com
Headquarters Dallas, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1978
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

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... More

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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