Culver City, CA

People Operations Specialist - Temporary Role at sweetgreen

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Temporary (6 month) - People Operations Coordinator (hourly)

About sweetgreen:

sweetgreen is on a mission to build healthier communities by connecting people to real food. We passionately believe that real food should be convenient and accessible to everyone. Every day in each sweetgreen, our 3,500 team members make food from scratch, using fresh ingredients and produce delivered that morning. And in our local communities, we’re committed to leaving people better than we found them. We’re in the business of feeding people, and we’re out to change what that means.

The People Operations Coordinator is a member of the People Team at sweetgreen, and is responsible for supporting in many People processes and administrative tasks as needed. These tasks may include, but are not limited to, onboarding, I-9 compliance, People systems administration and internal company reporting. Additionally, the People Operations Coordinator will serve as liaison between our team members and People team by responding to various People inquiries as they are received and escalating serious concerns as appropriate.

In support of a high-growth organization, the People team is simultaneously focused on developing and improving these processes as well as ensuring efficient day-to-day support for our operations and employees. Our ideal candidate possesses tremendous multi-tasking skills, is a team player, and manages competing priorities, with a passion for supporting people and being a vital resource to the team. This candidate is people-person who is able to foster connections internally and externally, and understands, lives, and breathes our culture.

Core Job Duties + Responsibilities:

  • Assists employees and management with People questions, concerns, or requests.
  • Triages employee inquires or concerns to the correct department for prompt resolution.
  • Serves as a support to the People team in the change management process
  • Supports our restaurant team members with guidance on appropriate People practices and policies
  • Serves as liaison between workers compensation vendor and sweetgreen to support the claims process.
  • Responds thoughtfully and thoroughly to inquiries to minimize unnecessary follow-up and clarifications.
  • Runs regular reports to support needs of multiple departments and initiatives including internal audits for governance and compliance.
  • Support with I-9 compliance by fielding I-9 related inquiries.
  • Fosters ongoing relationships with various members of the People and Field teams to collaborate on People related assignments as needed.
  • Supports onboarding and offboarding process for employees.
  • Helps with organization and administration of various postal communication
  • Performs any additional administrative duties as needed.

Desired Traits + Skills:

  • 1+ years of human resources experience.
  • Bi-lingual a plus.
  • Some knowledge of federal and state regulations to include but not limited to FMLA, FLSA, and ADA. 
  • Some knowledge of federal administrations such as EEOC, DOL, and USCIS.
  • Provides support in projects and special assignments by helping with the organization and communication of critical pieces
  • Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles matters expeditiously, proactively, and follows-up on projects to ensure successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
  • Customer service mindset.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.
  • Proficient Excel skills including the ability to build complex formulas and create pivot tables.

Additional Details:

This is a temporary role for approximately 6 months 

What you'll get:

  • Competitive pay + bonus plan granted based on performance 
  • Health, dental + vision insurance
  • Flexible PTO, because we respect the need for work/life harmony
  • An opportunity to make a real impact on the people around you, both by growing them and by connecting them to real food
  • To live the sweetlife and celebrate your passion + purpose
  • A collaborative family of people who live our core values and have your back
  • A clear career path with opportunities for development, both personally and professionally
  • Free sweetgreen swag
  • Complimentary sweetgreen

Come join the sweetlife!

sweetgreen provides equal opportunities for everyone that works for us and everyone that applies to join our team, without regard to sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, any service, past, present, or future, in the uniformed services of the United States (military or veteran status), or any other consideration protected by federal, state, or local law.

sweetgreen participates in the federal government's E-Verify program to determine employment eligibility. To learn more about the E-Verify program, please click here.

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Where we are

Our office is located right off the I-10 and features a parking garage, plenty of street parking, and walkability to the downtown Culver City strip.

Technology we use

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What are sweetgreen Perks + Benefits

sweetgreen Benefits Overview

sweetgreen is committed to offering a benefit package with flexibility and options to help you live your sweetlife. Our suite of benefits includes the core options of medical, dental, and vision as well as other voluntary benefit options to help you create the benefit package that best meets the needs of you and your family.

We believe that our employees are the most important ingredients in our restaurants and aim to support you throughout your journey at sweetgreen. FAMILY FUND

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 5 months of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We believe in fully supporting new parents.
Flexible Work Schedule
sweetgreen provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times. Do what you love on *and* off the clock.
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees Give back with 5 paid volunteering hours per year.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Sweetgreen has partnered with Classpass to offer a different kind of gym membership. All benefits-eligible employees receive a subsidy per month to use towards your membership.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
sweetgreen hosts lunch and learn meetings once per month.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits


The family fund provides emergency financial aid to employees experiencing financial hardship caused by catastrophic events outside of your control, like a natural disaster or life altering personal crisis.

Every person in the sweetgreen family can elect to donate part of their paycheck to the family fund pool of money. This is the money that will be distributed to individuals who apply for funds that will help them cope with an unfortunate situation.

With your continued support, we can truly make an impact in the lives of our sweetgreen family members who are experiencing hardship.

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