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Così Overview

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Boston, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
1999
Company - Public (COSI)
Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Cosi's recipe calls for one part coffee house, one part sandwich shop, and one part cocktail bar. The company operates and franchises about 145 eclectic Così cafés in almost 20 states offering premium and specialty coffees and made-to-order ... Read more

Così Reviews

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R. J. Dourney
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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Così full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good schedule
    Organized
    Good structure
    Systems in place
    Clear bonus structure

    Cons

    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.

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Così Interviews

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Così.

    Interview

    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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