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Specialty's Cafe & Bakery Reviews

Updated October 16, 2018
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Specialty's Cafe & Bakery CEO Pau Cortés Valdés
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  • "Personally felt a lack of appreciation from upper management for accomplishments" (in 16 reviews)

  • "They cut your hours for no reason or when business are slow for them" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fresh product, GREAT comradery, love the team, always a well balanced communication, team is full of energy, and they all enjoy what they do! Great place to work and grow!

    Cons

    None that there are to mention

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work on developing the team.


  2. "Employee"

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

    I have been working at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery full-time

    Pros

    Hours of operation Mon thru Friday

    Cons

    Employee Culture is Horrible to the point that all the key employees have left are leaving or actively looking. HR does nothing about inappropriate behavior. All they care about is hiring their friends.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink your lack of culture and actually listen to your employees

  3. "Not the best for growth"

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    Former Employee - Cafe Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Cafe Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food and coffee during shift
    Competitive wages
    Rewarding company events
    Mimic business hours Monday-Friday

    Cons

    Benefits could be improved for employees
    Available career opportunities should be more transparent
    Work can be stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    Performance reviews should be considered for all employees


  4. "Great Company! Balanced but challenging!"

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been with the company for almost 7 years and have seen plenty of changes throughout these years but nothing compares to the changes that are happening now! We have a leadership team now that has made a way for the employee's to have a voice and it is showing in the changes that are occurring. We are gearing up to grow and now is the time for people to jump on board!

    Cons

    This company is not for the faint of heart, we need people who can bring the energy!

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight, no matter how big we get that it is the people that make the difference!


  5. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is tons of opportunity for professional growth at every level through the expansion of the company. The GM pay scale is very competitive. For those who love the restaurant pace, but hate the typical hours, this is hands down the best restaurant concept to work for.

    Cons

    Software tools are in desperate need of an update.


  6. "Great Place to Work!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Monday through Friday and closed on all weekends and Holidays!!!! Very competitive environment and extremely rewarding!!

    Cons

    Early mornings takes some getting use to.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin on!! Nice job from the top all the way to the Guest service team and Kitchen staff!!


  7. "Specialty's is the place to be!"

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Rewarding, challenging, innovative!
    I've been with Specialty's just over 3 years, the company has gone through a lot of positive change, including a leadership change at the Executive level. Internal development and advancement opportunities for anyone in the organization.

    Employee's have a voice and it's shaping the future of the company. At Specialty's, people are first!

    Cons

    Very high volume locations. Monday-Friday operations in most locations, you'll earn your night, weekends and holidays off, but it's worth it!

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course! Continue to coach and teach, to develop capabilities for advancement.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "A mixed bag."

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    Current Employee - Driver in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Driver in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Drivers make good money if catering deliveries are plentiful, but minimum wage when they're not

    Cons

    Management at the regional/corporate level has been particularly disorganized since corporate buyout.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery full-time

    Pros

    nice environment to work in

    Cons

    understaffed and very stressful. management caused no product to serve customers and deadlines that couldn't be met


  10. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work place environment. Great managements and team members to work with. The opportunity to move up is quick with the right dedication and mindset. Hard workers are acknowledged and everyone are always feeling appreciated at work.

    Cons

    Always looking for new team members because of the short staff.

    Advice to Management

    Always make the team members feel appreciated by going out of their way to get food for the team. Always coaching and teaching the team to create growth.


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