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Café Zola Reviews

Updated Mar 27, 2019

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  1. "What a place"

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    Former Employee - Server 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Café Zola full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a very idiosyncratic place to work that will color your perspective for years to come.

    Cons

    none. what a fab place to work.

    Advice to Management

    stay true to you

    Café Zola2019-03-27
  2. "Valuable learning experience in the restaurant industry"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Ann Arbor, MI

    I worked at Café Zola part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - They taken into account student employee and work with your schedule (at one point I could only work 1 shift a week during the school year and they still appreciated me coming in ) - Thorough training - Friendly/respectful customers (generally) - Kind employees

    Cons

    This was my first and only restaurant job so its difficult to compare my experience to anything else - Although I personally never had any issues with management, I know some other employees did not like upper management and felt that there needs weren't met - Very variable pay. Sometimes I would leave with really good tips some times the work didn't seem worth it on bad tip days

    Café Zola2019-01-18
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Steer clear!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Café Zola part-time

    Pros

    - Good coworkers -Pay can be decent (though unreliable) -Location

    Cons

    -Watch out! The owners and management are disrespectful and aggressive! -For the amount of money you make, the expectations are unreasonable. -There is an underlying, though unspoken, expectation for young women to dress in a way that appeals to older, wealthy men. "Sexy alternative" is appreciated (they like the aesthetic of women dressed in black with tattoos), but any actual expressed personality is not. ...

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    Café Zola2015-07-24
  4. Helpful (2)

    "The management of this restaurant is unfortunate, and there is little respect for the staff."

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    Former Employee - Hostess/Server in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Café Zola for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, nice building to work in

    Cons

    The treatment of the staff at Cafe Zola is terrible.The authority figures in this restaurant are abusive and demeaning towards the employees. I was hired on the spot, and worked a few expo shifts. During the shift, the lady who was training me was yelled at because she forgot to put the oranges in the refrigerator. The manner in which I was trained at Cafe Zola was in an arrogant "I don't have time for anyone" type...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with repect. Companies run much better when everyone is treated as though they matter. I understand that it important to be strict in order for the company to run smoothly, but it would be great if you could do this in a way in which the staff members aren't treated as if they are machines, or a "means to an end". I believe that if a caring manager was hired who knew how to run a company in a manner...

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    Café Zola2014-05-01
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