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Getting a Job at The Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory is a very popular restaurant, and a career within this company could prove to be very fulfilling, especially if you are already interested in the restaurant business. The company was founded in 1978 and there are currently over 150 locations spread out across the country. Currently, the company has about 35,000 employees. Before you apply for a job here, be sure that you know the basics about the company, and whether or not they are a right fit for you and your needs.

Types of Jobs

Positions available with The Cheesecake Factory include servers, dishwashers, bussers, hosts, line cooks, prep cooks, kitchen managers, restaurant managers, and more. Entry level positions, like dishwashers and bussers, tend to start out at around $8 per hour, depending on where you live and the local laws regarding minimum wage. These can go up as high as $10 per hour. Servers can make anywhere from $20,000 to $35,000 per year. This position incorporates tips into its pay, and the amount you make can be drastically impacted by how skilled you are and the area that you live in. Hosts tend to make about $9.50 per hour. Cooks average about $10.50 per hour after a little bit of experience.

Kitchen management positions in the company start at about $45,000 per year, but can go as high as $65,000 with some experience, especially if you live in a very busy area. Restaurant managers see slightly more than this.

Corporate positions also exist, and their pay is dependent on the role you fulfill and the amount of experience you bring to the table. There are a wide variety of positions available in the corporate office, and if you live near the company’s headquarters in Calabasas Hills, California, this could be something worth pursuing.

Why The Cheesecake Factory?

The Cheesecake Factory has a large base of devoted customers. They also have thousands of happy employees as the company does a lot to take care of them. Benefits for qualified employees include health insurance, paid time off, and discounts on food. Typically, you need to work at least 25 hours per week to qualify for these things. Those in management roles will see further benefits, like 401(k) retirement planning and vacation time.

Who Can Apply?

The Cheesecake Factory typically only hires employees 18 years of age or older, for both part-time and fulltime positions. You do not necessarily need experience to secure a position within the company, but having six months of experience or more in the restaurant business. Ideally, the best applicants to this company exemplify the ideals of the company, whether or not they have the experience that is preferred. A high school diploma or a GED is very helpful for getting hired, but not a hard and fast rule. For positions within management, an associate’s degree or higher can help.

What’s Expected?

Employees of The Cheesecake Factory are expected to be responsible, always at work on time and ready to go. They should have a customer friendly attitude and be able to deal with unsatisfied patrons in a polite and soothing manner. They should be patient, professional, and hardworking at all times. Having an outgoing personality can be very helpful to your success as a server, host, or cashier, especially if you aspire to move into management.

Tips for Gaining Employment

To apply for a job at The Cheesecake Factory, the first thing you should do is go to their homepage. At the top of the screen, there is a link titled “Careers.” Click this, and you can begin the application process. There is a list of all the different positions that you can apply for at the left of the screen, or you can search through the different types of openings if this is more helpful to you. There is also an FAQ geared toward working with the company if you have remaining questions before you apply. Give yourself about 45 minutes to an hour to finalize your application, and be sure to check it over at least once before you hit submit.

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After sending it in, give the location about a week to get back to you. Busier stores might take a little bit longer. If you get an interview, dress professionally for it. Men should wear a shirt and tie, women should wear either a conservative dress, skirt, or slacks. Be sure that you have prepared ahead of times and are confident in your ability to answer questions related to following instructions and dealing with customers. If you have examples of times that you have given great customer service, be sure to highlight these instances. It can also be pretty helpful to think of one or two questions that you have about the company and your role within it before you begin the interview.





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