La Madeleine

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La Madeleine Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
35 Reviews
2.2
35 Reviews
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  1.  

    It's not a bad place for young people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at La Madeleine full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    50% discount on meals
    Depending on your coworkers and managers it can be fun.
    Lots of different areas you can work in.
    Can work up to becoming a store manager.

    Cons

    Can be really boring during slow hours.
    Customers can be frustrating as with any food place
    Corportate and store managers will require certain monotonous tasks every night for closing.

  2.  

    Working for this company was just about the worst experience of my entire life.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pastry Chef in Arlington, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Pastry Chef in Arlington, TX (US)

    I worked at La Madeleine

    Pros

    There was no pros to me.

    Cons

    It's was physically impossible to do tasks correctly in the amount of time given and you were threatened to be fired for being to slow doing them correctly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be at least three pastry chefs working at once to get the job done in the amount of time given correctly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Great brand

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at La Madeleine full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and team environment

    Cons

    Top down communication not always strong

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Don't do it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buss Boy in Alexandria, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Buss Boy in Alexandria, VA (US)

    I worked at La Madeleine part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    No breaks
    Managers yell and cuss at you if you mess up.
    Late nights everyday
    Asked to work part time they gave a 45hr work week.
    Customers were super annoying to be around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give you employees breaks and stop yelling and cussing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Horrible management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bakery in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Bakery in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at La Madeleine full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay, and working conditions (aside from verbal abuse)

    Cons

    They do not care about your physical needs. They WILL schedule you for four doubles in a row.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Okay company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at La Madeleine part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    50% off on products and food.

    Cons

    Low pay. Bad management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company with lot's of growth!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Bethesda, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Bethesda, MD (US)

    I have been working at La Madeleine full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    New cafe openings offer plenty of room for advancement, good benefits, work life balance, and corporate is very supportive.

    Cons

    Plenty of room for advancement but that depends on the person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is progressive and I like the direction it's headed. Keep taking care of people and the business!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company and work atmosphere!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX (US)

    I have been working at La Madeleine full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Positive working environment where it feels your input matters. Good benefits to include medical, dental, vision and 401k. Seems to be promotional opportunities and room for growth within organization. Leadership is involved and has a passion for the concept. Understanding of work/life balance. Fantastic 50% discount!

    Cons

    Due to the rate the company is growing there are growing pains associated with getting processes streamlined and most efficient. I feel this will eventually work itself out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good place to grow as a young person getting into the workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate (Summer Job) in Katy, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Associate (Summer Job) in Katy, TX (US)

    I worked at La Madeleine part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    My general manager, Tara Macias, cared about me as an employee; at the same time, though, she pushed me and my coworkers to constantly try to perform in the best, fastest, most efficient, and customer-focused way possible. Interesting people to work with - smart college kids who are going places make for interesting conversations; assistant manager from Ivory Coast brought French language to the workplace.

    Good leadership opportunities by getting trained to do almost everything, and the longer you're there the more responsibility you are given.

    I watched people advance from associate to manager during the time I was there, and I myself grew from simple line positions to managing the bakery over a short period of time as I got better at my job.

    Cons

    Sometimes felt like I had a hard time being proud of the food I was selling, because the prices were high, for the quality that the company offered, compared to other nearby places.

    Occasionally an older coworker would behave inappropriately, coming on to other coworkers, but if it ever were to get serious I knew I could always simply talk to my manager.

    "French" culture/atmosphere felt kind of fake and stilted when all the cooks were hispanic and only 1 manager was familiar with French culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I became more and more loyal to you when you gave positive feedback and criticism in a constructive way, so keep doing that.

    There is a ton of paperwork to do at the beginning; perhaps consider saving paper and using an online service to have employees sign and read forms at home when onboarding.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    La Madeleine is Complete Garbage

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Busser in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier/Busser in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I worked at La Madeleine full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, and decent pay.

    Cons

    prices and quality of food really sucks, most of the trainers are full of them selves and talk trash about you and others when your not around. Roaches were seen constantly by men and when i notified the managers they didn't do anything I kept seeing them esp. at night. Also a lot of BS and empty promises, I was told i was going to be given a raise and never got one (later found out that multiple people were promised raises and never received anything) and was also told i'd be cross trained and never was i got trained by asking the other employees and by doing it myself. Management likes to treat employees as if they're better than them, and that the employess are just a bunch of retards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes to whats going on in your stores and start treating your employees better. stop lying to them as well, if your not going to give them a raise or advance them don't tell them you will.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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