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COSI (Columbus) Reviews

Updated Apr 24, 2019

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David E. Chesebrough
12 Ratings
  1. "Great for College Students"

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    Former Employee - Guest Relations Associate in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at COSI (Columbus) part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy flexible hours (around 15- 25 hours a week $10/hour) Chances to move up in terms of the education field Membership Benefits Great for College students Amazing culture in staff (parties, and hangouts)

    Cons

    Mind numbing duties at times Current new management having rough time being nice to staff Short hours during slow season (winter) No other career opportunities elsewhere besides education

    Advice to Management

    To the one new manager, please learn how to lead the staff without intimidating them. Try and find new ways to make some of the more boring tasks a bit more active (dino/silk doors, simulator, atrium, etc.).

    COSI (Columbus)2018-05-31
  2. "meh"

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      Current Employee - Volunteer in Columbus, OH
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at COSI (Columbus) part-time for less than a year

      Pros

      great working spaces, great place to make new friends

      Cons

      Not that many friendly people, low on volunteers

      Advice to Management

      Might need a bit more volunteers in certain places

      COSI (Columbus)2019-04-24
    • "Decent place to work."

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at COSI (Columbus) part-time

        Pros

        Fun if you like kids and teaching

        Cons

        Very low pay and hectic.

        COSI (Columbus)2019-04-22
      • "Working At COSI"

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        Current Employee - Experience Programs Teacher in Columbus, OH
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at COSI (Columbus) part-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Great supportive team of people. Rewarding work. Great for gaining experience in the museum industry.

        Cons

        Upper management is disconnected from the front line staff. Little opportunity for growth. At times there seems to be too much management which allows for lots of drama between team members.

        Advice to Management

        Regularly check in with your front line team members and listen to suggestions.

        COSI (Columbus)2019-04-14
      • "Fun Job!"

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        Former Employee - Box Office Associate 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at COSI (Columbus) part-time for more than a year

        Pros

        fun atmosphere, great company culture

        Cons

        Too many employee reviews made me feel uneasy sometimes.

        COSI (Columbus)2019-03-06
      • "Education"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at COSI (Columbus) part-time

        Pros

        Flexible work schedule Challenging work Good co-workers

        Cons

        Low pay No advancement opportunities (management leads on employees)

        Advice to Management

        Stop leading on employees to think there are opportunities for advancement

        COSI (Columbus)2018-07-23
      • "Bittersweet"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at COSI (Columbus) part-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        -Some people are nice there

        Cons

        -Some people are awful there -Doesn’t pay even remotely enough -No chance of career advancement -High turnover rate -People who should be fired for performance (consistently hours late every time they come in to work etc) are not.

        Advice to Management

        Fix the cons

        COSI (Columbus)2018-05-31
      • "Great job"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at COSI (Columbus) part-time

          Pros

          Flexible scheduling for people who are in school

          Cons

          You will lose hours in slow season

          COSI (Columbus)2018-03-07
        • "you have to pay to work here"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at COSI (Columbus)

          Pros

          there are no pros here

          Cons

          you have to pay for parking, food, uniform and get paid close to nothing

          Advice to Management

          fix the issues listed above

          COSI (Columbus)2018-03-12
        • "Wonderful People, extremely fun job"

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          Former Employee - Experience Programs Teacher in Columbus, OH
          Recommends
          Neutral Outlook
          No opinion of CEO

          I worked at COSI (Columbus) part-time for more than a year

          Pros

          Everyone has a passion for education and outreach. Everyone is committed to giving visitors the best experience possible.

          Cons

          Fewer opportunities for advancement than desired. Part-time work is the norm.

          Advice to Management

          Increase opportunities for full-time work.

          COSI (Columbus)2017-04-19
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