The full time hours were 7:00am to 3:00pm. The hourly pay was low. Benefits avail after 90 days, but that would require half of your paycheck EVERY WEEK. I quit on the 91st day after I found out how much it would be. I was there for the benefits, but not to pay it with half of my paycheck.
As soon as you arrived, you were already behind. So much work with so little time. You can’t take a bathroom break, and barely have time for a 30 min lunch. You get discounts on food. Taking out the trash is a hassle... not convenient at all.
At this Newark location, you wash your own dishes. There is no dishwasher to do them. There is limited staff: Chef Manager, grill cook, prep cook, deli cook and cashier. When someone calls out or take off for any reason, it’s horrible. You get a lot of customers all day long, but there isn’t enough time (or maybe staff) to take care of everything properly. This Newark location also has a mouse problem. The higher ups were always setting up traps. Never caught them all.
The cafe itself is very nice. Window view of I-95.
They just didn’t pay you enough for how hard you worked there. Eurest (aka Compass) is very corporate. Recipes to follow. No changes. No creativity. It killed your soul. Even the Chef Manager was stressed daily because of expectation of him. Although, he was very nice.. but you had to know when to leave him alone. The rest of the staff was very friendly to work with, as well as helpful during training. A happy bunch!
Low pay, expensive benefits, large daily work load, limited staff