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R. J. Dourney
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good Hours, good food, good amount of breaks(in 8 reviews)

  • "Good pay is the only pro but not even, They don't reimburse you for the expenses your boss asks you to do(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Completely underfunded and staffed, lousy upper management(in 6 reviews)

  • "Because this downtown Cosi location is centered around office buildings it was often very slow during nights and weekends(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Previously great company, bad future outlook"

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    Former Employee - General Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Così full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary Good food Great people Opportunity to move up within the company

    Cons

    Poor support system in upper management Prices Company is going under

    Così2016-10-18
  2. "Barista"

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

    I worked at Così

    Pros

    Good Hours, good food, good amount of breaks

    Cons

    Not clean, didn't get a raise until a year after

    Così2016-09-21
  3. "No breaks. Even if you are working 10 hours.You better be sweeping or wiping off tables even if they are already clean."

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    Current Employee - Barista 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Così

    Pros

    Super good food. Free drinks, wow.

    Cons

    Pay sucks, work never ends, no breaks.

    Advice to Management

    If the place is clean and there are no customers in site, like usual, then let your staff talk to each other. Maybe a break every few hours would be nice too.

    Così2015-03-10
  4. "It was alright. Can be overwhelming but sometimes it can be dead."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Così part-time

    Pros

    The food is good and you get 50% discount for all food and free drinks as employee.

    Cons

    There's not that many locations so it's hard to find one that's close to your home.

    Così2013-12-15
  5. "It's a pay check"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Così full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is a fun and fast paced working environment. Each store has its own culture and working environment--positive for a great managed store; obviously terrible those stores that are poorly managed by the company's "favorite" managers. The food is good... but also means you need to work out more often.

    Cons

    Corporate. Senior management is very disconnected from the daily restaurant activities. The company has their "favorite" managers and anything goes with these managers. It is actually sad how the "favorite" managers walk all over the senior management when then talk about them behind their backs. There is a huge difference in pay... some mangers start in the low 30's while others close to above 40 thousand for the same...

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    Advice to Management

    The company strategy is broken and you should consider breaking down the Cosi, Inc. business strategy and align your strategy with your marketing objectives. Also, replace most of your senior management...they are comfortable in their positions and need a reality check for their performances. A lot of your lower level (store) managers and hourly partners respect the company and support the company in advancement while...

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    Così2012-08-24
  6. "Cosi, delicious"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Così

    Pros

    Cosi is a good place to work at as a typical sort of part time food service employment. Comparable pay to other places and the atmosphere is generally the same. The food is good and you get half off. Their food was one of my favorite reasons for working there.

    Cons

    You will be micromanaged by managers. They will compain about everything you do, the color of your shoes, whether or not you have your hands in your pocket while at work. You must contsantly be doing something while working there. Even if it is the most inane task..such as dusting light bulbs (I was once told to do this)/

    Advice to Management

    I never got to know senior management because I was at the bottom of the ladder. But it seems like they are doing a good job keeping their employees in line from on high.

    Così2008-12-14
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent way to pay the bills."

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Così

    Pros

    Decent place. Good food, too!

    Cons

    Scheduling not necessarily easy. Some snotty customers, but you get that everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a fine job. No real opinion here.

    Così2008-06-11
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Regularly sent home without working or called in on a day off."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Così

    Pros

    Good food and drinks. It does close at a reasonable hour. There are cool people I met who worked there.

    Cons

    Morning shift starts way early. There were a bunch of people at the management level when one or two would have been fine.

    Advice to Management

    A less hectic way of scheduling. Managing all of the hourly employees better. More training of the actual tasks and less videos from Starbucks.

    Così2012-02-13
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