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Found 236 of over 239 reviews
3.6
54% Recommend to a Friend
Specialty's Cafe & Bakery CEO Pau Cortés Valdés
53% Approve of CEO

Found 236 of over 239 reviews

3.6
54%
Recommend to a Friend
53%
Approve of CEO
Specialty's Cafe & Bakery CEO Pau Cortés Valdés
Pau Cortés Valdés
45 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good

    Aug 9, 2022 - Server Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly staff Nice company area

    Cons

    Not very many employees Hours

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Culture But Could Have Been Better

    Nov 29, 2022 - Salad Artist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Flexible scheduling -Training provided -Measurable standards of improvement -Procedures were outlined well

    Cons

    -Pay raises weren't consistent -Pay ceiling for certain positions was too low

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Extra Long Hours

    Oct 10, 2022 - General Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Always a Mon-Fri work week

    Cons

    All days are an expected minimum of 10hrs but usually 12 working lots of hourly posiitons

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Specialty's

    Aug 15, 2022 - Cafe Barista in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The hours were nice. You would never have to work a weekend or holiday because they were closed. Some great coworkers, and the staff was diverse

    Cons

    Closing down was conveniently blamed on covid. but the truth is the company was going downhill long before that. Management often played favorites, and unfairly relied on good workers to pick up their slack. There were also managers who were blatantly witnessed consuming hard drugs.

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  6. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Really good company

    Feb 2, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great team communication. Understanding and flexible management. Above minimum pay. Fast paced work place to make time fly. Great employee discounts & benefits.

    Cons

    All work places have cons but Specialty’s company’s management was very professional at handling any situation & made the work place better if needed.

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Awesome

    Jan 31, 2022 - Vice President in Pleasanton, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Everything was as it should

    Cons

    The best place to work period

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  8. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Barista

    Jan 23, 2022 - Barista 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great hours and decent pay

    Cons

    No benefits and annual raises were small

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    High workload long hours

    Feb 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Lots of Opportunity for problem solving.

    Cons

    Very long work office hours

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Fine to work at provided that it's temporary

    Feb 3, 2022 - Barista in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The staff is pretty diverse, which is something I appreciate. You don't have to work weekends or major holidays, which is rare for most hospitality jobs. I had a consistent schedule from Monday - Friday because of this. For a regular source of income and some work/life balance, it's fine. I just used it to buy time for another position. I would have never recommended working there long term even if you wanted to stay in hospitality work.

    Cons

    Chaotic management. They had a hard time hiring or retaining quality people. This allowed many managers to get away with murder, which included getting away with hiding in the back even when it got busy. Due to favoritism, career paths aren't so clear cut. I've seen managerial staff get moved to other stores without having any say in the matter. So if you're a manager things could have quickly changed for you.

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Specialty’s

    Jan 13, 2022 - Barista in Seattle, WA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Terrible management and very unorganized

    Cons

    Nice customers very friendly and good food

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Specialty's Cafe & Bakery has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 239 reviews left anonymously by employees. 54% of employees would recommend working at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery to a friend and 30% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Specialty's Cafe & Bakery employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Specialty's Cafe & Bakery. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

54% of Specialty's Cafe & Bakery employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Specialty's Cafe & Bakery 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.

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