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La Madeleine Reviews

Updated February 24, 2017
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John Cahill
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Pros
  • Some of the best reasons to work here are the discount on food, the people, and they have really good salad (in 3 reviews)

  • It's a great company, great management, flexible on schedule, and good benefits (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • I feel many of them used it to their advantage (For example, they don't understand take the trash out but they know "can I go home early) (in 4 reviews)

  • Bad management, rude customers, not nearly enough pay for the amount of responsibilities, time, effort, etc that the job requires (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "La Madeleine Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at La Madeleine part-time

    Pros

    50% off food and sometimes free pastries at end of shift, nice atmosphere, there's classical music playing in the background, the job itself is not too difficult

    Cons

    Rude management that tells you to hurry/gets mad if you make a mistake, tedious work, the overall atmosphere at work is not the best (coworkers always ready to leave)


  2. "Host"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Easy for the most part.
    Its not a very hectic job like it is at most restaurants.
    You wear all black pants with a button up shirt instead of chef pants with a silly hat.

    Cons

    When people are behind on their job you have to help them out.


  3. "Bakery"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at La Madeleine part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best place to work at and friendly customers.

    Cons

    High traffic and very busy


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  5. "Accounts Payable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    It was a very laid back and fun place to work. Okay benefits.

    Cons

    Pay was not the best.


  6. "Cook"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at La Madeleine part-time

    Pros

    It's a great company, great management, flexible on schedule, and good benefits.

    Cons

    The turnover is high, and people come and go a lot.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "La Madeleine"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at La Madeleine part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    50% employee discount. Great food. Sometimes you get lovely clients depends with location you work at. Theirs also great employees.

    Cons

    Managers don't care about your days or job title. They will put you to work anywhere without teaching you. They also don't care about your days off.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "CS"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Catering Coordinator in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Catering Coordinator in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at La Madeleine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Catering menu makes product easy to sell

    Cons

    Company needs to have more competitive salary. Low salary


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Stressful chaos"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at La Madeleine full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Food is a high quality that you can feel good about serving to people and most of the guests are pretty good. Alot of regulars who come everyday.

    Cons

    Company short staffed, unappreciated managers and staff, doesn't know what they want. Expects unrealistic results to look good on paper for franchisees to build. No longer a family like company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Don't do it! There are alot better places to work.


  10. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at La Madeleine full-time

    Pros

    Quality of life is not just a phrase LaMadeleine ! The associate's and guests are awesome too!

    Cons

    Busiest time of year is holidays!


  11. "La Madeleine Started off caring aboput"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at La Madeleine full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Started off strong but fell short as the economy slowed down...too many chiefs and not enough Indians.........

    Cons

    Started off caring about associates / managers but quickly changed as the economy changed...only focusing on making their payroll regardless of the effect it had on the associates / managers / Guests

    Advice to Management

    Get it together



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