85c Cafe Bakery and Cafe Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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  1. job for college students

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    Current Employee - Bread Team in Buena Park, CA
    Current Employee - Bread Team in Buena Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, 10% off, medical benefits, fast opportunity for hard workers

    Cons

    cramped, customers, parking, heat, drama

    Advice to Management

    doing a great job


  2. Storefront Associate

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    Former Employee - Store Front Associate in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Store Front Associate in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 85c Cafe Bakery and Cafe part-time

    Pros

    Fun staff and great customer service experience.

    Cons

    Extremely high turnover. Inexperienced and unenthusiastic management .

    Advice to Management

    Train your management on work ethic.


  3. Friendship

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 85c Cafe Bakery and Cafe part-time

    Pros

    The only reason why I would rate my experience at 85c Bakery a four-star is because of the people I met. These people continue to be a part of my life despite having quit a couple months later.

    Cons

    The cons of this place is that they have a hawks eye on you all the time. It's pretty incredible what you can get in trouble for. But always gotta be hustling at 85c. Just think of it was as a Chinese Sweatshop Bakery that complies with the American standards of business morals and etiquette.

    Advice to Management

    Touche, my friend. Touche moving up the hills shay. You know how it is keep it smooth. The management should be more friendly with their associates. But besides that there were those cool managers/supervisors/shift leads who would be nice and make work fun.


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  5. Shift Lead

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, fun co-workers, great management teams

    Cons

    Inattentive upper management, lack luster marketing team, horrible promotions and unfair treatment of loyal worker.

    Advice to Management

    Support your management teams in each store better by selecting better qualified candidates for promotion. Don't simply promote someone out of necessity. Do it because they have proven themselves.


  6. "Very degrading"

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    10% discount on drinks and free tea (with the purchase of a water cup)

    Cons

    Overwhelming and stressful when the lack of staff gets put on the rest of the team and management doesn't care about how this effects their workers

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees like they matter and they won't drop like flies leaving you with an understaffed team


  7. Decent job for college students

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 85c Cafe Bakery and Cafe part-time

    Pros

    learn how to be quick paced, learn a lot of different positions, very skillful things to have in the future. very flexible scheduling

    Cons

    lack of care for employees and training, biased opinion could hurt employees in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    more attention to your employees they want to help but theres no opportunities to help.


  8. Associate

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    Current Employee - Associate in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Newark, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    its easy to get hired

    Cons

    understaffed, unorganized, poor management and they expect way too much for 11 an hour!

    Advice to Management

    communicate more with supervisors if you expect a well trained team, dont throw people on different stations for the convenience


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    Store asscociated

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Associate in West Covina, CA
    Current Employee - Store Associate in West Covina, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    discount breads, can take the bread home at the end of the day, flexible hours, nice workers depend on where you work

    Cons

    if you works 5-6 hours only give 10 minutes breaks. Sometimes they don't pay for your overtime. Manager come late no machines to dishes

    Advice to Management

    need to give people more hours more break manager need to follow the rules and come on times more working places area need machine to wash the dishes


  10. Don't Expect Much From the Company

    Former Employee - Cake Associate in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Cake Associate in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The associates who work at 85C are great. There's a fun atmosphere despite the unprofessional environment.

    Cons

    The management at 85C is very unorganized and unprofessional. They speak to you in a very demeaning way and are at times hypocritical. That's not to say all the managers are like that. There are managers that are fair to the associates and provide breaks at the appropriate times. However during my time at 85C, there were far more managers that needed an education on professionalism as well as a need for a watch around their wrist. Managers were constantly late to their shifts and weren't given any consequences. The managers also need to do a better job with scheduling. The store was constantly understaffed during the weekends when the store would be busiest. This caused the associates to have to work multiple stations and fight through rushes on their own. And many times after weeks of working long and hard shifts without getting timely breaks, the associates would end up getting burnt out.

    Advice to Management

    Managers, lead by example. If you want your associates to get to work on time, you should be doing the same. If you want the store to run smoothly, then you should be practicing a level of professionalism and be on the floor assisting your associates instead of spending time in the office. It'll allow your associates to respect you more.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Would not go back.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free bread at the end of the night (sometimes). Nice coworkers. Pay starts at 9.25 for all departments.

    Cons

    Management doesn't tell you the truth. You can't leave until you finish all closing duties, even if it means you have hours of overtime. Supervisors are frequently late. You don't get hired by the company, but by an HR temp agency which is only supposed to be on a trial basis, but ends up being months. I've heard this was so that management can fire you even if they don't have a valid reason. Supervisors are unprofessional--they go out with their employees a lot, leading to favoritism. We would also be talked down to often about our performance, but we'd end up exceeding our monthly bread sales goals. Management yells a lot, and talks down to the dishwashers/janitors. Overall unorganized and quick to blame others for mistakes management should've caught themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees like numbers. They are people and don't deserve to be talked down to and treated poorly.



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