Zoës Kitchen Reviews

Updated May 25, 2020

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3.7
71%
Recommend to a Friend
82%
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Zoës Kitchen CEO Brett Schulman (no image)
Brett Schulman
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free meal and amazing coworkers(in 39 reviews)

  • "Free food sometimes which is good(in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pressure for growth without a lot of support, low pay for staff(in 16 reviews)

  • "long hours, micromanagement, drama(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Shift Leader at Zoes Kitchen"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zoës Kitchen part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere and growth opportunities

    Cons

    There arent really any cons to working here

    Zoës Kitchen2020-02-16

    Zoës Kitchen Response

    February 24, 2020Talent Acquistion

    Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at Zoës Kitchen! We always say our people are the backbone of our business so we're thrilled to hear your experience with us has been a positive one!

  2. "Little to no raises"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prep/Line Cook in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Zoës Kitchen part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free meal (up to $10)

    Cons

    Most menu items are over $10 so you end up paying for your food anyway

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    Zoës Kitchen2020-05-25
  3. "Decent"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zoës Kitchen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good experience, but tough job

    Cons

    Must depend on low paid staff to cover management duties to be off

    Zoës Kitchen2020-05-25
  4. "It was great!"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Cashier 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Zoës Kitchen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get a free meal up to $10 every shift. The hours are good, and there isn’t a lot of closing duties. You can do deliveries to make extra money.

    Cons

    -starting pay is $9.50 -have to wear your hair in a pony tail -there is no tipping system

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    Zoës Kitchen2020-05-07
  5. "Not bad"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Shift Leader 

    I worked at Zoës Kitchen part-time

    Pros

    It’s decent for a restaurant to work for

    Cons

    Raises are not easy to come by, years with the company are not taken into account

    Zoës Kitchen2020-05-20
  6. "Great!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cook/Prep in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zoës Kitchen full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    PTO, Flexible Schedules, Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Cant reach exactly 40 hours per week.

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    Zoës Kitchen2020-03-31
  7. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zoës Kitchen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great company, lots of great benefits, good hours, Holidays off

    Cons

    Terrible turnover, be ready to hire all the time

    Zoës Kitchen2020-03-27
  8. "Fast paced"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Addison, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zoës Kitchen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly, fun , encouraging, active

    Cons

    Stressful, bad management ( at my location)

    Zoës Kitchen2020-03-27
  9. "Honest Review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zoës Kitchen full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    work-life balance, internal promotions, PTO

    Cons

    Communication, raises, changes to original company culture

    Zoës Kitchen2020-03-26
  10. "Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zoës Kitchen full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Competitive Salary and Benefits. Very enjoyable experience overall.

    Cons

    Work and life balance could get out of whack from time to time.

    Zoës Kitchen2020-03-11
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