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Specialty's Cafe & Bakery Overview

Pleasanton, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
1986
Company - Private
Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Panera Bread, Corner Bakery Cafe, Boudin Bakeries
Specialty's is a progressive fast casual cafe & bakery chain established in 1987. We are a pioneer and leader in eCommerce capabilities and serving top quality, made-to-order breakfast, lunch, and baked goods to business professionals ... Read more

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
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    I worked at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The South Dearborn location was a friendly work environment; management genuinely cares about their employees. Specialty's values healthy food and creating positive relationships with their clients.

    Cons

    It can be a high stress environment. Since everything is made to order, if anyone called in sick, the food making process was delayed and customers weren't always patient.

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Specialty's Cafe & Bakery Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Pleasanton, CA
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery (Pleasanton, CA) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The interviewer focused on what the role would actually involve. They asked me questions and proposed scenarios and gave me 10 min to come up with a plan for handling the scenario they asked about. They could really understand my thought process and what decisions I would make in certain situations. They didn't ask vague questions or any about strengths and weaknesses which compel an applicant to make up the answer they think the interviewer wants to hear. I left the interview happy and excited at the possibility of working for this company and the people who interviewed me. They treated me with respect and professionalism and by the end of the interview, I felt they truly got the best out of me. I hope to have more interview experiences like this.

    Interview Questions

    • Imagine there's an acquisition, you now have two culture models that need combined. Come up with a plan to merge both culture models. You are given 10 min to come up with a plan.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Now hiring for General Manager positions in San Francisco. Click here to learn more & apply: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI8aU

  • Now hiring for General Manager positions in the East Bay. Click here to learn more & apply: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI8a2

    Career Opportunities

    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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