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Specialty's Cafe & Bakery Overview

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Pleasanton, CA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Panera Bread, Corner Bakery Cafe, Boudin Bakeries

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Specialty's Cafe & Bakery Co-Founder Dawn Saxton
Dawn Saxton
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    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier/Barista in San Francisco, CA
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    I worked at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery full-time (More than a year)


    The management is really nice and understanding. Not to mention. The pay was nice. Grow within. Fun surrounding.


    Bad LOCATION. They had to close it down because it wasnt doing to good in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be there more often.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery (San Francisco, CA) in August 2016.


    The interview process started with a somewhat lengthy phone interview with their in-house recruiter. The recruiter set up an interview for a day within the same week with their regional manager. This interview lasted about 1 and a half hours. A follow up interview occurred with same person one week later. In this interview, I also met with someone with whom if I were hired, would be a peer. Toward the end of the interview, I was introduced to another member of the senior management team. The three of us met for another hour or so. The entire interview that day was about three hours. In the meantime, the in-house recruiter kept in good contact with me, answering questions as they came up.

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    • Honestly, I cannot recall one question asked. I found that since this is a position where they recruited a management professional, the interview process was more about me asking questions with the company management answering. The interview was more like an in-depth conversation about their business, their company, their operational styles, etc. I rather like this approach.   Answer Question
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    Founded in 1987 on the made-from-scratch principles of founders Craig and Dawn Saxton, Specialty's Cafe and Bakery continues to hand-produce delicious culinary creations in each of our stores every day. Specialty's remains a family-run business, operating stores in Northern and Southern California, Washington State and Illinois.

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