Pros: free lunch, good sick hours, and vacation.
Cons: short breaks, expensive healthcare, bad management, poor work conditions, and poor training.
A typical day at work was filled with faced paced cooking of the same food, and lots of jokes or conversation being thrown around unless it was one of the busier days. On those days it would be a nose to grind kind of day. I learned a lot from that place, both from my co-workers to the place its self. Part of what I learned was what bad management looks like. The manager that we the employees had to deal with on a regular basis was a liar and didn't know how to do her job. If equipment broke down we the cooks would be expected to work without it until she found a replacement or had the old one fixed. This took months. And she would lie to us about why it took months. I could make a huge list of problems all starting with her but I have other things to talk about. Training had no standards, in fact it was just two days of being shown the ropes before being thrown to the wolves, but i learned regardless. My co-workers were a mixed bag of good ones and bad ones but they were all good people regardless. The hardest part of the job I felt was really working my way into the breakfast crew. The were all really good, and they all spoke a second language. The thing i found hard was the feeling that I had let them down if I couldn't handle the work load of a breakfast rush like they could. The most enjoyable part of my job, without a doubt, were my co-workers. I have made some great friends from there.