I worked at Candy Kitchen full-time (More than a year)
The two best reasons to work at Candy Kitchen are the beach atmosphere and that you get to sample all of the delicious candies and homemade fudge.
No matter how hard you try to give great service to all your customers, THE CUSTOMER IS NOT ALWAYS RIGHT. Sometimes they forget they are on vacation and need to chill out.
Advice to Management
Give your employees the benefit of the doubt, and stand behind your GOOD employees. Remember no matter how hard you try, you can't please all the people all the time.
I applied in-person. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Candy Kitchen in May 2011.
I originally inquired about the job in-person, which I think is beneficial with smaller companies like this one. I returned 3 days later to meet the manager, who took my application. I received a phone call a few days later to schedule an interview, which I went in for 2 days after. The interview was short, and not intimidating at all - the manager made it fun. They mainly asked about people skills, ability to work under pressure, ethical concerns (e.g. how you would react if you witnessed a coworker steal), and willingness to work as a team member. I would advise any other candidates to show up early, be friendly, and sell yourself as a fun and helpful person. I was impressed with the casual nature of the interview, the manager's sense of humor, and the laid-back environment overall.
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