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It’s going down hill
SERVICE MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 14, 2018
At first it was good and then corporate started to gut the company. Hours got cut horribly, store management is over worked and under paid. Corporate is slow to respond or send help.
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Barista/Cashier (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 14, 2018
Needs to be out on the floor more. Understand your store first before anything. Be on top of the equipment for the workers so they can give a 100% time to the job while they’re there.
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Great place to work overall I honestly learn so much from LPQ but I honestly feel like it’s yime to move on, I been here for almost 6 years
Assistant General Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 25, 2018
Le Pain Quotidien was honestly a great company to be apart of but at the moment there’s so many changes going on and it’s really not what it was a year ago so I really feel like it’s time to move on
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Fun job for hard workers
Assistant General Manager (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 23, 2018
Great place to cut your teeth in restauranting or business management. Corporate can be very aloof; don't expect to go from management to office work. Fast-paced, clear and fluid systems, good HR support.
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In with it
Barista (Former Employee) –  Tribeca, NYAugust 23, 2018
They had very nice service and staff also the food was delicious the area was pretty nice and the people are very friendly I would recommend a lot people to work there
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Not Bad
Service Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 20, 2018
Good place to work for a first job. Servers make the most money as they do at most restaurants. Customer service could be improved among all staff. They do have a nice mission but the problem is in the execution.
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Casual Fun place to work
Assistant Kitchen Manager (Current Employee) –  Calabasas, CAAugust 20, 2018
Management is a little all over the board. I have had 5 GM's in 4 years. it is a flexible lace to work with opportunities to pick up shifts and transfer to other locations.
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this place can be stressful but fun at the same time
Head Barista (Current Employee) –  Manhattan, NYAugust 17, 2018
Work is stressful but could be fun at times
I learn everything could be done at a time manner and how to manage hard situations
Management at my store isn’t that bad
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do not try
Retailer / Barista (Former Employee) –  Beverly Hills, CAAugust 16, 2018
it was very fast paced. they'll hire anything and anyone. also slow paced at night, it was a cool job, you meet lots of important people. give it a go
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Not bad but difficult work
Service Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 12, 2018
Since the restaurant was open 7 days a week, the work-life balance is difficult. However, the food was good. Being a manager, you get to learn a lot about all the different sectors of the restaurant industry.
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Good money bad management
Server (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 7, 2018
Good job very bad management. Seasonal menu is very satisfying a little pricey but worth it. Good hours good tips but the management is pooor and it’s super hard to get acknowledged by hr or anyone in charge.
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LPQ Great Concept
Assistant General Manager (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJuly 25, 2018
Awesome concept with amazing food. High end health food is definitely worth the price. As far as the management it’s lackikg at corporate level/ uppper levels. Strenuous budget expectations, and lack of resources. There definitely seems to be some sort of bias as it pertains to promotions. With that being said its understandable to hire and promote individuals that align with your brand, but LPQ seems to be treading the fine line between discrimination and being selective. This company has great structure as it pretians to operations, training is simple and effective. The culture amount management is very political rather than practical and fair.
Pros
Bonus are great if you manage to hit all the check points
Cons
Unfair hiring/ promotions
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Service Manager (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 25, 2018
Le Pain Quotidien has been a enjoyable, learning experience. I've gotten to learn the basic on how to run a restaurant, controlling labor ect. The most enjoyable part of my job is coaching others.
Pros
Free food
Cons
No advancement
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Chaos
Server/Bartender (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 25, 2018
Starting out things where ok over time I seen a lot of poor management skills being use ,always chaos whenever we have a full house no dish washers no porter nothing so you will be ask to do what’s not in your job description Management ,HR , GM they all work together so be careful cause they don’t live up to what you first hear doing your interviews
Pros
Nice pay if you get hours
Cons
Change things all the time and chaos overwhelming feeling
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Fast and clean work place
Cook (Former Employee) –  Bethesda, MDJuly 24, 2018
Working for Le pein was fun fast paced competitive and challenging with well trained staff that made sure everything and everyone was on point and aware at the task at hand.
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Depressing/ management liars
Cook/Prep (Former Employee) –  FloridaJuly 9, 2018
Depressing your house is not the to manage a Tartine shop And coffee rejects talking about they trained me out they need to train him it’s breaking all company rules Will be the downfall of his success
Pros
Clocking out and sleep
Cons
Robinhood management
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Productivity
General Manager (GM) (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 3, 2018
Good environment to grow,but it is not the job culture is not followed.The hardest part in the job is to find employees.The most enjoyable part was to work with different people of culture.
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some fun employees management overworked
Service Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 22, 2018
overworked management forced to be dishwasher/manager/barista because they want to save a few bucks sone nice employees that i worked with but they do promote from within which is great for hard working employees
Pros
advancement from within
Cons
overworked management
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Le Pain auotidien
General Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 11, 2018
Decent quality of life (depending on the location you work). Currently hyper-focused I’m saving labor, which greatly impacts managers and team members alike.
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atmosphere
Personal Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 10, 2018
The staff is welcoming, very orianted to costumer service. They make you feel at home. I really like they latest campaign ( disconnect to reconnect) wich mean if a couple or friend decide to put they electronic devise away for the whole meal, they will gain some free pastry.
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