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The Cheesecake Factory

host

May - August 2022 • Virginia Beach, VA

What I liked

The management there was so understanding and with any problems or conflicts you had with scheduling and stuff they took that into considerations and really understood.

What I wish was different

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Restaurant Server

May - August 2021 • Sterling, VA

What I liked

Great coworkers

What I wish was different

I wish I could have had more experience prior to make more money.

Advice

High stress, tests what you can and can't handle
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Server

November 2019 - March 2020 • Coral Gables, FL

What I liked

Fast paced

What I wish was different

Management

Advice

Don’t make mistakes
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Hostess

August 2020 • Nashville, TN

What I liked

The environment and how nice and willing everyone is willing to help.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Busser

May - August 2019 • Southlake, TX

What I liked

Scheduling using an app was really helpful

What I wish was different

How managers dealt with certain issues

Advice

Stand your ground, don't get taken advantage of, but help people out.
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Restaurant Host/Hostess

June - August 2019 • Marina del Rey, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed the active work environment, friendly co-workers, and the fact that two days on the job were never the same. The hours were flexible and the general manager was exceptional - always welcoming and open to hearing my concerns. This is a great first job for students and a very fun summer job for anyone.

What I wish was different

I felt that I was often given too many tasks to attend to at once and often felt overwhelmed. This specific restaurant also had issues with scheduling and reprimanded me for having to leave during my "out" time. The restaurant could also improve on recognizing hard work and giving more appreciation to its employees. I also believe hosts should not have to clean the restrooms since they occasionally have to handle food and are always in direct contact with menus.

Advice

Don't be afraid to speak up to the General Manager if something is wrong, pay close attention to memorizing tables and asking questions during training, and stay busy by completing side jobs in the spare time. To advance to being a server, voice your desire to the GM.
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Cashier Manager

November 2000 • Hackensack, NJ

What I liked

Experiencing great customer satisfaction.

What I wish was different

I wish I was available to work more.

Advice

rant business is a fast way to earn extra money during the summer.
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Dining Room Host/Hostess

February 2018 • Stamford, CT

What I liked

My coworkers

What I wish was different

The managers

Advice

Get ready to be stressed out
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Server

May - August 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I loved the people and the environment. It was fast paced and fun.

What I wish was different

I would have worked more honestly.

Advice

To have a good balance of work and life during the summer.
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Host

May - August 2019 • Braintree, MA

What I liked

I loved the people I worked with and it was great environment to work in.

What I wish was different

There’s nothing I can really complain about

Advice

Don’t let mean customers bring you down, just so your job and move on.
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Busser

December 2018 • Chesterfield, MO

What I liked

Working in a fast paced environment and receiving tips

What I wish was different

More bussers

Advice

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Server

January 2017 • Huntington, NY

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Patience is key
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Dining Room Host/Hostess

May - August 2019 • San Mateo, CA

What I liked

The work environment and the people I was surrounded by at work.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

It may be a hectic and stressful job, but it taught me how to compose myself in these types of situations.
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Baker

August 2018 • Providence, RI

What I liked

The People I work with are very nice and friendly. Their training program makes sure you know everything before you start to work on your own.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Baker

March 2017 • Bridgewater Township, NJ

What I liked

Work group team and management with how everyone was hands on.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

It is a great experience and being in a positive work environment is the best environment.
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Line Cook

May 2018 • Glendale, WI

What I liked

The pace of work, and what I'm learning about food.

What I wish was different

more hours

Advice

Be diligent and it will pay off.
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Chef

February 2014 - August 2017 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Cooking

What I wish was different

Being on time

Advice

Cooking food is fun
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Host

September 2018 • Shorewood, WI

What I liked

Get to meet a lot of new people

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

It’s a great place to work
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Lead Host

April 2017 - September 2018 • Frisco, TX

What I liked

What I wish was different

The amount of accountability of the management team.

Advice

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