I was surprised to find out that Lou's actually "Walks the Talk". Other companies that I have worked for have all had slogans, sayings, etc. such as, "We care about every employee!" or, "We're #1 because you're #1!". Let's face it, nobody would proclaim, "We strive to be #2!" or, "We treat our employees poorly!" But, unfortunately, not a lot of companies really follow through with their claims all the time. Lou's really does believe and live every one of their Core Values. It's really been a refreshing change.
When I was searching for a new opportunity, what really attracted me to Lou Malnati's were the culture and its people. I was really looking for a company that cared about its people more than they cared about the bottom line. There is a real culture of investment at Lou Malnati's - investment in our brand, our customers, and most importantly, in each other. If you come to Lou Malnati's with an open mind and an open heart you will grow both professionally and personally in ways you never knew were possible. What I love about this company is the support that you have from the store level all the way to Marc Malnati himself. The culture and the values are alive and breathing in each and every employee, and it shows in the longevity and tenure in leadership. When you have a CEO that delivers pizza in a blizzard side by side with his employees, you know you're apart of something special.
The benefits for working for the Malnati group are unique for the industry. Relationships, family, and loyalty are evident throughout the entire company. I was surprised how many people have remained with the company for over 10 years and wished I had made this move years ago. I was extremely surprised with how everyone, regardless of position or title, is committed to helping during a shift.