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Dawn Saxton
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  • Was fun At first

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

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    It was pretty fun working there, everyone pretty friendly and opening


    They put to much work on one person working there so BE CAREFUL for what you apply for there

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    General Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
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    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery.


    They rarely hire managers directly, rather promote from within. I was hired as a manager directly, and here was the process that I went through;

    Day one - Open interviews at a select location. I sat down with HR, and had a great discussion with them about my values, skills, experience, and random personal achievements. I was told that I was a great candidate, and they would get back to me ASAP.

    Day 5 - Heard nothing back. I called HR, and left a voicemail.

    Day 10 - Heard nothing back, I sent one last email to HR.

    Day 15 - I received a email stating they had unfortunate situations happen, which is why they could not respond, but they were still interested.

    Day 30 - I had given up at this point, I get a call saying that I am hired.

    Summary, one interview and a month of waiting.

    The paperwork was straight forward, the same as any restaurant. 20 pages of "read and sign", confidentiality agreements, exc.

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    • There were no unexpected or difficult questions. It was all normal things for the restaurant industry.   Answer Question


    I applied for a general manager position, but I was offered an opening manager role. I accepted because I was excited to be in what I thought was a great company and my goal was to work my way up which I did.

    They offered me salary "X", and I counter offered 30% higher. They accepted the counter offer with no qualms.

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Website www.specialtys.com
Headquarters Pleasanton, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1986
Type Company - Private
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year

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