Così
2.8 of 5 30 reviews
www.getcosi.com Deerfield, IL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Così Reviews

Updated Mar 19, 2014

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2.8 30 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Così President, CEO, and Director Carin L. Stutz

Carin L. Stutz

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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What you see is what you get

Barista (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Così part-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible hours
Good for working while in school
Not taxing mentally
Employee discount fed me for years
I was able to return to the job for awhile while I was in-between other work, and they let me pick up odd shifts after I left for other restaurant gigs.

ConsMin wage
Boring jobs, Cleaning s'more trays, no room to grow if you're part time, although full time workers did get management training, it just didn't apply to me.
Sometimes physically taxing
When we were thin on workers I would often get over-scheduled

Advice to Senior ManagementJust treat everyone equitably.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Too short

District Manager (Former Employee)
Washington, DC

I worked at Così full-time for more than a year

ProsLove the product! The people care and try to make it work

ConsCan't find the bottom, too many products, tough flow through

Advice to Senior Managementgood luck

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lots of fun

Barista (Current Employee)
Birmingham, MI

I have been working at Così full-time for more than a year

ProsGood group of people to work with

ConsUptight management that needs to loosen up

Advice to Senior ManagementLoosen up

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It was alright. Can be overwhelming but sometimes it can be dead.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Così part-time

ProsThe food is good and you get 50% discount for all food and free drinks as employee.

ConsThere's not that many locations so it's hard to find one that's close to your home.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Così

Prosgood family and work balance

Conslimited growth and new store openings

Advice to Senior Managementgreat

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Its was ok

Cashier Trainer (Former Employee)
Gaithersburg, MD

I worked at Così part-time for more than a year

ProsGood chance for promotion
Cool people to work with

ConsBenefits are almost non existent. Very hard to get
Management not great
Not well put together daily activities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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One of my favorite part time jobs

Barista (Former Employee)
Bexley, OH

I worked at Così part-time for more than a year

ProsI was a Barista, and loved the position. My supervisors were wonderful and accommodating (as I was a student and had a set schedule), everyone was friendly. When our GM visited, he was genuinely interested in speaking to all staff on a personal level as well as professional. Career advancement was openly available to those who showed an interest and passion.

ConsI honestly don't have any complaints!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Is Cosi, Cozy for you?

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Così full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- The company will pay for good experience.
- Two weeks vacation within 90 days
- Full medical with in 90 days
- Can advance quickly with in the company.

Cons- You have to negotiate a good salary from day one. Salary increases after hire are very low 1 - 1.5% annually
- Over the last two - three years the company as undergone some major restructuring issues and still face many up hill battles. There has been two CEO's in the last two years, recent released there VP, and let go a host of regional and store managers.
- Lack of self-identity, Cosi struggles to fine their place among Panera Breads & Corner Bakery and unfortunately, Cosi is not any closer to figure that out.
- Cosi does promote from within, however, those being promoted are usually not trained properly and are expected to perform at max efficiency. its a recipe for disaster. Those not performing are demoted or let go.

Advice to Senior ManagementTraining, Training, Training and more Training. Don't let our MIT's go into a store unprepared. Everyone is overwhelmed; from the TGM's down to Shift leaders. We need to get our Identity back! We need to be Cosi again, not a giant yellow box that tries to compete with Panera & Corner Bakery. RETHINK our menu options... and stop putting out LTO's without all the proper training and media!!!! Seriously.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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i worked for cosi over 5 years as a barista

Barista (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I worked at Così full-time for more than 5 years

Prosi liked alot of my co workers some of them i can take them or leave them they were very good with the schedule

Consmanagers had thier favorites they see things they want to see they fire employees for stupid reasons they don't know how too talk to thier employees even the dm are disrepectful

Advice to Senior Managementstart treating all your employees the same way and give credit where credit is due!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Oven Line (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Così part-time for more than a year

ProsIt was a ok job for someone inhigh school, but do not make this a career unless you dint have any OP potions

ConsThis job isn't the type to gave over a long periods odd time you just do this as a side job instead of a penchant one

Advice to Senior ManagementGet better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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