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Le Pain Quotidien Employer Reviews

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liked visiting different restaurants and communicating with different cultures
Maintenance (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 5, 2014
Pros: meals were free up to a point.
Cons: shorter hours during the winter months
Overall a good work environment. Very hard to advance based on skills and professionalism
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Fast-paced serving job
Lead Server, Host, Barista, Trainer (Current Employee), Claremont, CAJuly 22, 2014
Pros: friends, regulars, great food
Cons: management, hours being cut, lack of breaks
Le Pain Quotidien is a fast-paced and high volume Belgian Bistro in Claremont, Ca. I worked there as a barista for six months, and currently as a server for two years. I am happy to serve guests in a fast and efficient manner. I have definitely learned how to stay calm and composed during our lunch and breakfast rushes. I am confident in my ability – more... to serve in any restaurant environment. – less
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Fast passed work place
Line Cook/ Prep Cook (Current Employee), Brooklyn, NYMay 20, 2014
Fast passed work place, with great communication with co-workers and managment
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penny pinchers
General Manager (Former Employee), washington, d.cMay 18, 2014
Pros: free food for managers
Cons: everything else-no appreciation from higher-level management
you will be the server, barista, porter and cook as a general manager
training program is non-existent, pay is non competitive
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Fun place to work
Assistant General Manager (Former Employee), Washington, DCMay 15, 2014
Managing at Le Pain Quotidien was a blast. Work day was long some days but time flies when your having fun.
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Manager (Current Employee), DC AreaApril 19, 2014
International restaurant group founded in Brussels in 1990 by Alain Coumont. Le Pain Quotidien currently operates more than 200 bakery-café locations worldwide in 17 countries.
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fun place to work but busy place
Barista (Current Employee), manhattan, New YorkFebruary 25, 2014
managers changes a lot because they can't take the pressure.
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I enjoy the team envirornment
Prep/Line Cook (Former Employee), New York, NYFebruary 4, 2014
I love my job working in the kitchen in a team setting. There was a lot of humor with work mates yet is always professional. A typical day is doing a lot of prep work with fruits and vegetables to make salads. Make sandwiches and serve soups. Prepare salad dressings to go in take out containers. Keep a clean workstation and restock areas. Sweep and – more... mop kitchen and assist in emptying trash. I also organize my work space for better service. – less
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Internal Growth Opportunities
Support Center (Current Employee), New York, NYJanuary 27, 2014
Fun, growing international company. Many opportunities for professional growth if you put in the effort. Support staff works very hard to continue company growth. Ping pong table next to communal table.
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Great management training program
Restaurant Manager (Former Employee), New York, NYJanuary 24, 2014
Pros: working with chocolate and coffee all day
Cons: very short breaks. small, small location. it seemed to crowded for me.
I learned a great deal working for them in New York City, but it wasn't the right restaurant for me. Before them, I managed the Restaurant at Burdick Chocolates for three years, and that was more my style. I decided to give NYC a try and could not handle it.
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high speed fun place to work
Barista (Former Employee), Washington, DCJanuary 22, 2014
Pros: fre lunches
Cons: alot of down time at night
when i did work there i clean alot!
i learned about coffee and how to make latte and alot of other of other drinks . my management wasn't as fair as should of been! my coworker was amazing. the hardest part about the job was remembering ingredients for all pastries and the most enjoyable part was i was allowed to take food home at night!
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Overall pretty good company
Porter (Current Employee), New York, NYDecember 26, 2013
I learned a lot from this organization and really enjoyed working there.
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Overall pretty good company
Barista (Former Employee), New York, NYNovember 27, 2013
I believe that the company is great its just the managers that make it an overall bad work environment. Add to that the fact that there was tons of drama with coworkers but this may have just been my particular store.
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productive
Barista (Former Employee), New York, NYNovember 14, 2013
Pros: free lunch
Cons: managment
when i did work there i clean alot!
i learned about coffee and how to make latte and alot of other of other drinks . my managerment wasnt as fair as should of been! my coworker was amazing. the hardest part about the job was remebering ingrdients for all pastries and the most enjoyable part was i was allowed to take food home at night!
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ok place to work just to survive not to make a career
Prep Chef /Cook (Former Employee), washington, D.C.November 13, 2013
Cons: late breaks if you get a break
there was a lot of discrimination when it came to some of the management.
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great workplace
Barista/Server (Former Employee), Manhattan Beach, CANovember 5, 2013
providing excellent customer service. making espresso drinks.
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Family Vibe Amongst Peers
Shift Supervisor (Former Employee), New York, NYJuly 31, 2013
Loved the atmosphere and responsibility given. I've learned patience and how to cater to guests for they're the ones who help the brand. The hardest part of the job is having the staff rely on you when you dont have the proper back up. The most enjoyable was working with great people who love and respect you for who you are. The diversity in staff was – more... awesome. It was so much opportunity to learn new things. A typical day at work was opening or closing the store and overseeing my staff do the great job they were doing. – less
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Awesome company, great mission
Executive Asst / Office Mgr / Receptionist (Former Employee), New York, NYJune 12, 2013
Pros: lots of sample food around, fun work environment
Cons: high-stress
I really loved my job in the Le Pain Quotidian headquarters. It is a very diverse organization, a lot of hard-working people trying to change the world one restaurant at a time. Good organic quality food, wonderful concept, environmentally-friendly, and truly cares about its' employees. Often long hours and too many responsibilities, but I loved my – more... job. – less
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great place to work
yeni tapia (Former Employee), New York, NYFebruary 13, 2013
Pros: free lunch, good benefits
Cons: managment
fun, busy, lots of tables, must mulitask well the people are friendly, howver managment can be a problem
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Growing company.
Accounts Payable Representative (Former Employee), New York, NYFebruary 6, 2013
Pros: nice perks: coffee, pastries, fruits.
Cons: expensive healthcare with 3rd class provider.
Heavy workload, fast pace, company is expanding quickly. Professional atmosphere with occasional relaxed moments provided by management. Very nice food/bevg perks: free coffee, fruits, pastries. Management sponsored lunchs, food sampling.