Corner Bakery Cafe Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Corner Bakery Cafe CEO Mike Hislop
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Pros
  • Good working environment, get to meet interesting people, and always a new challenge waiting to be tackled (in 4 reviews)

  • The employee discount was good, better than other restaurants (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours, poor schedule, poor benefits (in 7 reviews)

  • mostly men in management, pay is just minimum wage, hourly (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Horrible Company with No Heart

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Jackson, MS

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay rates, good hours (sometimes)

    Cons

    This company does not care at all about the well-being of their employees. They only care about the almighty dollar.

    Advice to Management

    Close this company.


  2. Service Attendant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    50% Discount On Delicious Food , Cool Hardworking Coworkers , Customers Were Pretty Cool As Well

    Cons

    Money Isn't Up To Par As In Another Establishments , Management Can Be Real Irritating As Times , Lack Of Flexibility In Scheduling ,

    Advice to Management

    Okay Job With Hard Work People But To Get The Most Out Of Your Employees Treat Your Employees With Respect And Diginity That They Deserve As A Fellow Human Being And Not Just Another Name On The Payroll.


  3. catering supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers; decent employee discount, decent food, okay training,

    Cons

    The hours are unpredictable; one minute you're at 40 hours and the next you're at 25, terrible management, rude corporate, terrible/ borderline illegal short breaks, general manager was the worst; all the managers will sit in the back office and talk crap about all of their employees

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your rude entitled managers, catering is not the same in each city, give your employees the breaks they are entitled to


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Terrible Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Free food on Saturdays
    -50% Discount on Meals
    -Free Fountain Drinks and Coffee
    -Friendly Coworkers
    -Convenient location

    Cons

    -General manager does not listen to you when you give him new availabilities and does not fix the schedule when you tell him you cannot work the hours he scheduled you for
    -Managers get upset with you for everything you do wrong (even if it wasn't your fault or you didn't know)
    -Managers will talk about something related to you close enough that you hear them say your name but not close enough to hear the full conversation and won't even tell you what was going on sometimes, distracting you from what you are doing
    -Managers will keep you overtime or let you off early without giving you any notice
    -Managers will tell you to do something else when you are in the middle of helping another customer
    -Managers often count cash tills improperly causing them to be over or short regularly
    -Managers expect you to have a doctor's note when you call in sick
    -When closing, you are expected to do an unreasonable amount of work before the time they tell you they need to be out of the restaurant by
    -Whole staff speaks Spanish(except me) but half of them don't speak English, so they don't understand me sometimes
    -Customers will change their mind about their order after they already placed their order and then the managers yell at the cashier for the mistake
    -Customers will complain about the tiniest things and get you in trouble with management
    -Dishonest management team has staff fill out positive CUSTOMER surveys in order to counteract negative surveys
    -Constant nagging to get cashiers to get sign-up's for the email list despite the fact that 90% of customers come in on a daily basis and are already on the list or don't want to sign up
    -Huge issue with moths in the restaurant at the moment and none of the managers do anything about it despite being told by numerous employees and customers multiple times
    -A lot of things you must to remember to do at all times
    -Cashiers are allowed to accept tips but not allowed to have a tip jar on the counter
    -Working very hard for low pay (minimum wage)
    -Last rest breaks are typically not given till the very end of your shift
    -Short lunch breaks
    -Restaurant seems understaffed during busy lunch (and sometimes breakfast) hours
    -A lot of perfectly good food is thrown away on a daily basis
    -Food is advertised as homemade and fresh when practically everything on the menu is frozen in the back
    -Some items listed on the menu are not carried in certain locations
    -Some menu items are not listed on the menu and cause confusion with customers
    -Basically impossible to get a hold of the corporate office by phone (in situations like a missing paycheck)

    Advice to Management

    -Listen to employees when they give you their availabilities or have them write it down on a piece of paper you will not lose
    -Be more understanding of employee mistakes and listen to employees's reasons for the mistake
    -Don't talk about employees behind their backs
    -Stay true to the original hours you schedule the employee for or ask them if you need them to stay late
    -Notice if the employee is already in the middle of something before giving them a new task
    -Be more careful when counting cash tills
    -Only require employees to provide doctor's nots if they call out a lot or call out for multiple days at a time
    -Give employees reasonable amounts of time to get work done
    -Hire people of other nationalities and make sure every employee can speak and understand English
    -Be more understanding of the cashier with issues regarding unreasonable customers
    -Allow customers to fill out the surveys rather than the employees
    -Do not make it a requirement to get so many email list sign ups per day
    -Hire pest control when needed
    -Allow cashiers to have tip jars on the counter
    -Pay hardworking employees better
    -Give employees their last break before the end of their shift
    -Allow longer lunch breaks for employees working full 8-hour shifts
    -Hire more staff to work during lunch rush
    -Stay true to advertisements or stop advertising food as homemade or fresh
    -Create menus specific to the location
    -Hire more staff to answer phones in corporate office


  6. Helpful (1)

    THE WORST RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE in 10 Years of food service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Former Employee in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Former Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Honestly- there are no pro's to this franchise locations

    Cons

    Poor Ownership (criminal record)
    Poor Leadership ( no experience)
    False promises
    Poor Training
    Illegal hiring practices
    Poor food handling
    Poor scheduling
    Dishonest employees
    NO BENEFITS ( no health?!)
    NO BONUS structure

    Advice to Management

    Leave this organization as fast as you can.


  7. Not enough

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Vernon Hills, IL

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours for morning crew

    Cons

    Low pay if its not busy they send you home. High turnover rate never completely staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who go above and beyond.


  8. Bad pay fun coworkers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pros are mainly the fun staff and general fun being with young 18-23 yr olds in a quick environment.

    Cons

    Cons are the pay is terrible, and they only promote due to favoritsm. Also they have a terrible owner the guy was a real bigoted big headed and rude man.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Corner Bakery

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Back of House in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Back of House in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing. Working at Corner Bakery had no pros whatsoever.

    Cons

    Everything. You got paid minimum for the amount of work you have to do.

    Advice to Management

    Pls


  10. Helpful (1)

    Horrible! Lost more than half of the staff in a matter of weeks. Lied to employees and abusive to employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Cook in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Other than possibly getting paid... NOTHING!

    Cons

    Worst owners ever, extremely unprofessional, who think and act like they are better then the employees. Not to mention talking down to them. Management makes rules that they can't even follow. What happened to lead by example? They can't even pay the employees correctly, and when you confront them, they give you the run around. The schedule is always wrong, not by one or two days. The company value is supposed to be family-friendly, but it's anything but. Took our free meals away because management didn't keep up with it. Employee parking is a half a mile away across one of the busiest interstate. Even the lower management regrets working here, but cannot do anything because they signed a contract.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example. Be respectful to others. Take some classes on professionalism. Learn how to communicate. Not only to other employees but with customers and payroll.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Worst place to work ever

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Anaheim, CA

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    not many pros here , half off on food was ok coworkers were friendly and fun (some) not all, very, very few good managers

    Cons

    at this place get ready to do the job of three people at once, all they care about is making money opening stores all over the country very poor management they undervalue and not appreciate hard work, will work you to the bone for very little pay wont get a raise unless you cross train and learn a new position for them to even use you more for a 10 cent raise a year is just a joke like really? I have seen good managers, servers ,cashiers etc.. leave after a month a month! of working here just so you know how bad this place is.Most managers just stand around or sit in the office eat gossip and look at their phones all day while there's a line out the door then come out and expect everything to be perfect seriously? Employees gossip a lot with some managers too don't respect your personal life there's favoritism with employees that don't even work as hard as you do,they will cut your hours if the "sales" are low of course the sales are low when all the managers do is give people free food whenever they come up to the counter and pretend their food took too long as I said all they care about is making money and when they do schedule you, you end up doing the jobs of three other people becuz they're under staffed all the time I mean they should just close down find a new concept and learn to appreciate your loyal employees hard work especially when they been working there for years

    Advice to Management

    Do your job and not just come out and pretend like you are working when the area directors are around. be polite to your employees,set an example.



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