Pros: depending on your department and their needs you may be able to get a set schedule, fun co workers, great work enviromnent
Cons: 3 year wait for health insurance (part time), 1 year wait (full time), but this may have changed since.
Please keep in mind that when I worked here I was a part time employee. I had to wait 3 years for benefits, which was fine for me because I had them through my husbands employer. If not, there would have been no way I could have waited so long. Also, the wait for full time is extremely long, but if you're able to work 2 jobs, or you're married and only – more... need a part time income while you wait, this is a perfect job. Management all depends on the store you work in. I worked in 708 and they had great managers, both store managers and department managers. I got lucky with department managers especially, the first department manager I had taught me everything I needed to know about baking which helped me land a better job 10 years later and the second department manager who came in after a transfer was just as awesome, I had a set schedule, so could have worked a second job if needed. Not everyone is so lucky though, but if you can make it and get full time its definitely worth the wait. The benefits are excellent, I'm not sure if this is still the case but when I worked there your benefits were 100% company paid, I went out on medical leave and they told me they could hold my position for a full year, most jobs you're lucky to get 3 months. I was able to keep my health insurance for 6 months as well, so for that 6 months I had 2 health insurances, which saved me a fortune in co-pays. I've heard of people on medical leave from other places that their bosses called them constantly asking when they were coming back. They didn't do that here, which saved me so much stress.. I checked in every few months and received a call after a year from one of the store managers saying she was sorry but they had to terminate my employment because it had been a year, but she would rehire me when I was ready to come back.
the job itself was a fun job, bake shop always is. I worked with a great group of people, there was always plenty to do to pass the time and the days flew by. I would go back there in a heartbeat if I was able to get full time right away. I really can't say anything bad about the company. – less