I have been working at Cafe Zupas (More than a year)
Seriously, one of the best companies out there. Management truly cares about their people.
A lot of hours, but worth every minute as long as you are efficient.
Advice to Management
Keep trusting your employees.
The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Cafe Zupas in July 2015.
I first applied online, but before I did I had already received a paper application (which, to me, looks a lot easier than the online application). A few days later, I filled out the paper application and turned it in IN PERSON for the same location I applied to online. About 3 or 4 days later, I got a call from a Cafe Zupas employee that asked me three questions, two of them being "what would you say are your weaknesses?" And "when would you be available to work?" Which was easy, and then the caller said they'd like a second round to interview me in person at the location I applied for, which I accepted. So about 5 days later, my interview was scheduled for Thursday at 2:30 PM. I went to the store dressed professionally and clean, and sat at a table until the interviewer came out. While I was waiting, they gave me a free drink, which was really cool, I think. The interviewer sat us at a booth and asked me questions to get to know me as a person, and why I like/would want to work at Café Zupas. You MUST smile and you MUST be positive! Never be negative! As a company, they need employees who are outgoing, have great communication skills, and are willing to work hard and learn quickly. But don't worry too much, I felt very casual and comfortable and felt little to no nervousness during the interview. The interviewer was kind and patient and at the end she hired me on the spot, and then explained details in a packet I have to bring to orientation. If you're going to work here, you need to have some non-slip black shoes, and you're going to have to memorize their menu/ingredients.
I had no other job offers anywhere else, so I accepted right after the interview.
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