I worked at Così full-time (Less than a year)
Systems in place
Clear bonus structure
Managing minimum paid employees
Profit oriented, not people oriented
Structure doesn't give room for personal input
Very repetitive work
Labor management pressure
Advice to Management
If you are looking for an sensitive schedule, structured, well paid job; this could be the place. Be prepared to be hands on as you will be expected to help during the rush but what is hard is to be able to keep your team motivated and not think but instead just execute what is already set and planned by corporate.
I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Così.
It was a very brief, informal interview. I already knew several of the managers personally, and had been invited to interview at a franchise location, so my experience is not necessarily typical.
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