85c Cafe Bakery and Cafe

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85c Cafe Bakery and Cafe Reviews

Updated January 3, 2015
Updated January 3, 2015
24 Reviews
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  1.  

    Meh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at 85c Cafe Bakery and Cafe

    Pros

    1) Generally friendly co-workers
    2) Flexible hours

    Cons

    1) Rude costumers
    2) Communicating with the baristas is like talking to a wall sometimes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Alright job, its not about the bread or drinks. Its business in the end.

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    Former Employee - Store Front Associate in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Store Front Associate in Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at 85c Cafe Bakery and Cafe full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free plain teas, 10 percent of which is eh. Depending on location you have great co workers.
    If you click with management you move up fast.
    Fun to place to do part time if you like to work hard.

    Cons

    You can work hard and never get anywhere. They make face promise, or end up not keeping them. They drain your soul. Working here when they first opened and trained bunch of new people. Got paid 8.50. They promised raises for each you pass which didn't happen. Bread, pos, and bar. I was sufficient in all areas. They expect you to do more than they ask for but won't acknowledge it since they will have to pay you. I watched 3 sets of management leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personally I have none because I believe they are on track for what they are setting out to do. However I would offer the leadership training sessions again and let the people who want to be there for 85 because they actually want the company to do well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to learn work values

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Front Associate
    Current Employee - Store Front Associate

    I have been working at 85c Cafe Bakery and Cafe part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    1) Flexible scheduling
    2) Great coworkers

    Cons

    1) Extremely busy
    2) Must deal with demanding customers on a daily business

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Pay is good...for a piece of your soul.

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    Current Employee - Associate in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Newark, CA

    I have been working at 85c Cafe Bakery and Cafe

    Pros

    10.15/hr
    commute nice
    cheap/free tea
    lower level co-workers are nice

    Cons

    really bad scheduling
    training really bad---> favorite get to move up or learn other stations
    pay for uniform replacements
    grimy work environment
    management shows no leadership
    corporate are a bunch of millionaires that don't care about their employees. It takes months to get a new blender, half of equipment is broken,
    breaks are always late when they're due.
    can't afford soap and paper towels, have to result in going to the dollar store and buying some.
    never meet a coworker that enjoyed working here. .
    make you working on weekends.
    if they dont like you they fire you.
    fire more people then they hire.
    hiring is very strict even when understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your employees better,
    don't sell frozen cake and bread.
    better benefits 10% of bread is stupid. .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    stressful

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 85c Cafe Bakery and Cafe part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    discount breads
    very busy on weekends

    Cons

    have to learn a lot
    unfair pay rate
    rude leads

  7.  

    Extremely busy workplace. Room to move up in management. Very satisfying place to learn work values as a first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Storefront Lead
    Current Employee - Storefront Lead

    I have been working at 85c Cafe Bakery and Cafe (more than a year)

    Pros

    Promotes quality as well as speed of your work.
    Always interacting with customers at every storefront position of the job, heavily promotes customer service
    Clean and safe place to work. It's a bright enjoyable environment
    Management in-store cares.

    Cons

    Raises and bonuses are limited to only up to twice a year, but are usually none at all.
    There are lots of promises of raises and bonuses but all of them fall through.
    Room for promotion but does not pay well.
    Upper management (Above in-store management) extremely neglectful of in-store levels of management. 10% discount for family ONLY. Extremely busy, Only 1 ten minute break per 6 hour shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Changes in employee benefits are at the whim of overseas Taiwanese management only.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't expect too much, just another basic entry level

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    Former Employee - Store Front Associate in Newark, CA
    Former Employee - Store Front Associate in Newark, CA

    I worked at 85c Cafe Bakery and Cafe part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    10% discount on breads and drinks
    Good if you really never had a job
    Fair raises every 3 months

    Cons

    Too much saying "Fresh bread"
    Favoritism
    Rude customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fair benefits, and less favoritism on workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible management..Perfect if you are in college

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    Current Employee - Barista in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Barista in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at 85c Cafe Bakery and Cafe as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Will work with your schedule
    Free Teas

    Cons

    Poor management
    Lack of communication amongst management
    No chance at promotion
    No chance in changing from a temp worker to regular employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your lower management more as we know what will work if you decide to change stuff.
    When it is time to promote please promote from within and only promote if the person knows all of the departments instead of one department and then tries to tell people how to do their department when they know nothing.
    Also please stop with cutting of hours, this is why the turnover is so high here, they cut hours and some days you will only work 3 hours after coming from different cities not near Torrance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Only if you're desperate and even then...

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    Former Employee - Bread Department in Cerritos, CA
    Former Employee - Bread Department in Cerritos, CA

    I worked at 85c Cafe Bakery and Cafe part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Chance of getting free bread (waste) when the store closes (even though it's against policy)

    Cons

    Maximum hours: 29 (bread department)
    Upper management sucks
    All your leads are childish (what do you expect when they're all between the ages of 19-28)
    High turnover rate
    High school environment (back stabbing)
    You can't be creative
    Rigid rules that are only followed when manager and strict leads are on shift
    Rules are listed in a employee handbook...that you'll never see because they don't give you one/show it to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train for this. Maybe have a background education in some sort of management. Listen to the associates about what changes could help the store. Have a employee handbook

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's All over the place....

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    Former Employee - Store Front Associate in Cerritos, CA
    Former Employee - Store Front Associate in Cerritos, CA

    I worked at 85c Cafe Bakery and Cafe part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, nice uniform, nothing else

    Cons

    No overtime, after 8 months was still under contract with temp agency, no direct deposit, no break room, constantly monitored by cameras, low pay,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote those who are experienced in all departments, be clear in standards for all products, have a designated store trainer, slow down the store openings as this degrades the quality of the trainers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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