Corner Bakery Cafe Reviews

Updated July 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. Corner Bakery Cafe

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    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

    Good food. Great people to work with. Great atmosphere inside of restaurants. Good amount of hours for part-time workers. The morning shifts.

    Cons

    Fast pace working environment for low pay. Limited number of full-time employees. Constant change in management. Tips are shared equally between front-end employees.

    Advice to Management

    Allow servers to receive own tips. Allow different rules for different franchises. Look to hire long-term, committed managers. Allow more growth for employees (both salary and promotion).


  2. Not the greatest job

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    Current Employee - Front of House in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Front of House in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The regular customers are always GREAT ! Employee meal discount

    Cons

    Management only care for themselves and getting their bonuses, doesn't do 90 day or 6 Month Review


  3. S/A position

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    Former Employee - Service Assistant in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Service Assistant in El Paso, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    50% discount on a meal if you are working The other S/A's and rest of crew are pretty cool The food is delicious. Cross-training opportunities for other positions, i.e., cashier, expo. They train you for barista too. Everyone has to know that. Very good at working with schedules though, they try to be flexible and understanding.

    Cons

    If you're an SA, you are basically upkeep. So, you serve orders but you also are constantly cleaning. Sweeping, cleaning windows, wiping and refilling condiments and beverages, cleaning restrooms, etc. Even though you're cross-trained, you still keep the SA title. It's also quick-service. You are constantly in speedy motion. Sometimes the managers breathe down your neck.

    Advice to Management

    Beware of micromanaging; it's very very bad and annoying.


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  5. Okay job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe

    Pros

    A lot of hours Good food

    Cons

    Angry customers Very fast paced Not best training

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees less to customers


  6. bakery cashier review

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Cashier in Bethesda, MD

    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

    Everyone works together Food is discounted

    Cons

    Get short breaks even if you work long shifts. Keep you overtime until next person comes in.


  7. its okay pay for easy work/ and not okay pay for kitchen help all at the same time

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Expo in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier/Expo in Austin, TX

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time

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

    Pros

    this place was a good full time place to work easy nice work load alright pay.good chance at working many stations.

    Cons

    going from full time to part time was bad they go from giving you alot of hours to no hours in the matter of a week. you go and tell them you still want to work and they give you 5 maybe 8 hours a week not worth anyone's time then act surprised when you put in the two week notice. they want you to help around the store but then get mad cause you doing stuff they told you to do but are not trained for cause they didnt train you??

    Advice to Management

    if you want some one to help out more train them first then ask for extra help dont take it on on staff for no knowing how to do stuff you didnt train them for.


  8. Overall ok.

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Food Runner/Expo in Glenview, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier/Food Runner/Expo in Glenview, IL

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe

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

    Pros

    The work is relatively easy although for the pay there is much more work to do than should be expected.

    Cons

    The wages are horrible for the amount of work to do. I had a friend who had worked there for over 10 years and his pay was a sad wage.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to talk to your employees in a more conscious and effective way. Passive aggression or even aggression towards employees is probably not a good thing.


  9. Meh, It's a food job

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Decent Salary Pretty good bonus structure Growth=Opportunity

    Cons

    Inconsistent Management Multiple Transfers Poor Training Shifts take up all of the day.

    Advice to Management

    There should be uniformity at all of the stores. Don't transfer people around so much. Corporate officers should be more professional.


  10. Loved the coffee and food

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Got hooked on coffee :-) Seriously great place to work with fun people and fun customers. Got the hours I wanted for the most part.

    Cons

    At that time few benefits for part timers and no possibility of moving up as many store managers and assistants were often friends/family and or in place long term. Small shops but could have been beter with more equity.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Depends on your director

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe

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

    Pros

    The environment is great. You get to learn different ways to make coffee, great sandwiches and get up close and personal with Catering. They provide uniforms which is always a plus.

    Cons

    It seems like the happiness of a manager in a particular region depends on his/her director and how they run their region. My region was ran by someone who was very hard-nosed and pushy. There was inclement weather and he made everyone stay and work in the midst of it, and then re-opened the next day forcing employees to get back in the same inclement weather that paralyzed the city less than 24 hours before. It gave the impression that business and making money was more important than the safety of their people. There also appeared to be "shady" politics, managers were being told that they were promised certain stores which led to tension amongst other managers,and other low performing GMs not being terminated due to supposed personal connections with leadership. Also the hours vary by location which is unfair once you get used to certain location hours and then you are working much later throughout the night.Also, some managers would be too scared to fire employees with tenure regardless of attitude problem which led to them sometimes running the store. Employees should never be given that type of power unless they are formally promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you hire leadership, managers and regionals based on quality and not immediate need. Also, stop cutting corners to save costs. Putting dressing in a bag wont save as much money as reducing the number of new stores that end up opening then immediately underperforming.



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