Hostess and Server (Former Employee) – Temple, TX – January 16, 2019
Cotton Patch Cafe was a great first job opportunity for me. The management and other employees were very nice and professional. When i needed help or had a concern it was always address right away and taken care of.
Hostess/Server (Former Employee) – Granbury, TX – January 2, 2019
I was not able to receive the amount of hours needed to pay my bills even with a second job. At the time I worked for the Cotton Patch I did not have my own vehicle so I had to rely on others for transportation, which made scheduling my shifts harder for management.
Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Burleson, TX – January 6, 2019
Cotton Patch i worked for them as a dishwasher and decided that working a job and working another was just a handy decision till i had personal outputs that set me aside, Cotton Patch is what you make of it and there is no stereotypical judgment in your ears, nice and friendly people who are willing to watch you grow and progress.
Server (Former Employee) – Spring, TX – January 19, 2019
Had a blast zipping around this Cafe and meeting new customers. Management needs major work. They are a very family oriented business. If you have and problems arise within your family causing a need for time off, it is given with minimal questions asked.
Discounts up to 50% off
Too many servers to customers ratio, not enough hours, horrible management
It wasn't a horrible place to work but the supervisor issued an over bearing schedule so one worker did not have to close that entire week and the pay was too low for the amount of work that was required of the dishwasher.
Washing dishes was simple for me
When the position opened that i applied for it was given to a new applicant
Spring- Server (Former Employee) – Spring, TX – November 15, 2018
Typical day is a little crazy but easy to recover from. No rest at all though Management is a little divide, got three nice managers and one that just guns for weak points but more to cause problems than help. Some employees don't know what they are doing and end up slowing things down a lot. Hard part was dealing with one of the managers who kind of exploited my anxiety and made a point to point out that I was partially deaf to me often.
But for the most part it was enjoyable. Most coworkers are very helpful like they should be, some while gun for ya if you get one thing wrong and won't forgive. The rest are helpful and willing to give a hand. The music may also be played a bit too loudly, first day some of the tables were vibrating. Which is a little bad
free lunch, mostly agreeable coworkers, good atmosphere
I have been there 2 years and no advancement or benefits are offered. the management changes often and they do not pay attention to the hours people work. Your work hours change every week no consistency
Waitress (Former Employee) – Temple, TX – October 25, 2018
The management could improve, but overall not a terrible place to work. There are no benefits, no breaks, and they make it difficult to even get an employee discount for a meal. On the other hand you make about 15 bucks an hour in tips if you get the right shifts
Food Server (Former Employee) – Granbury, TX – October 20, 2018
I enjoy this job. My store managers are good people. You MUST be a well organized person to do well in this job. There's a lot of regular customers so being a people person is a major plus to making money. The more flexible your hours, the better. You can switch shifts around to work for you.
Server (Former Employee) – Ada, OK – October 19, 2018
Working st Cotton patch, it was fun, exciting, and always getting mixed up. I loved all of the coworkers and the customers were great. Leaving cotton patch was a hard choice, but I needed to focus on school. I loved working their and the service is great!
Busser (Former Employee) – Rockwall, TX – October 11, 2018
I worked as a busser so I got paid from the servers at the end of my shift (if they felt like it) I had to go around and personally ask for my payment (usually 3 dollars ea) at times felt like I had to beg for it and other times they refused to pay me because I didn’t “deserve it” after a shift of 7 hours I left with a total of $23 dollars for my work which was my reason for quitting, it didn’t even cover my fuel.
Server (Former Employee) – Palestine, TX – September 29, 2018
A normal day at work would consist of taking care of customers. Depending on who else is working with you, most days people have a good sense of camaraderie, The hardest part of the job is not letting tiny things bother you & not taking things so personally. The best part of the job is delivering great service and in turn making someone's visit enjoyable and pleasant, which sometimes makes their entire day better. The company treats management very well & if you choose to stay and try to move up in the company they have great incentives and advancement opportunities.
Money in hand at the end of each shift
The ebb and flow of customers makes it pretty hard to predict income