Corner Bakery Cafe

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Corner Bakery Cafe Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated July 17, 2014
Updated July 17, 2014
55 Reviews
2.8
55 Reviews
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Corner Bakery Cafe CEO Mike Hislop
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Half-off discount on food and free drinks (in 3 reviews)

  • Nice co-workers, fast pace made the time go by fast (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Expect to work long hours in very busy stores (in 6 reviews)

  • Co-workers have drama, too much work for little pay, food way too over priced for how much they spend to make it (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Cashier

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice managers and coworkers

    Cons

    Long work and lots of time on your feet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's okay.

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They work with my school schedule, which is the reason I stay.

    Cons

    Poor management. Pay isn't good, and staff only gets one raise per year, usually a raise of 1%.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You keep hiring for management positions outside of the company instead of moving employees up, making the staff and management apathetic. Much of the in-store management are just there for the money. They have no interest in seeing the store succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a job if you need one

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Its a fun environment when its run correctly

    Cons

    NO work life balance and schedules are written with no end times to reflect just that .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Cashier at Corner Bakery

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Others were friendly and good group overall to work with

    Cons

    Long hours to work for minimum wage. Then again you get paid for work that you do

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    They tell you that you can move up quickly...but you won't

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training program for the first two months. Very intensive.

    Cons

    Horrible hours. Shift position is lowest on the totem pole. All nights and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay and help those who work there move up instead of hiring from the outside.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Corner Bakery will teach you skills you can apply to any job field,

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Corner Bakery gives you the opportunity to expand your skills beyond the position you were first hired for so that you can be more flexible in your work ethics and the duties you perform.

    Cons

    Closing and cleaning at the end of the day takes a lot of work and starts from the beginning of your shift to the end of your shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more willing to hear employees thoughts or concerns and treat them respectfully and professionally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was paying way too little and gave no hours to employees but they do a great way of marketing and fishing employees.

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    Current Employee - Floor Model  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good looking staff
    nice managers
    good music and environment at the store

    Cons

    no salary
    no hours
    no promised modeling opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be afraid of hirer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great place to work!

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Passionate people, great leaders and a fun atmosphere!

    Cons

    Expect to work long hours in very busy stores. At the time I was working there, the bonus structure was getting harder to achieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope they look into the bonus structure and a better POS system.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great food!

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe

    Pros

    Discount was great, liked meeting regulars, tourist summer season was fun; flexible with schedule

    Cons

    Oftentimes too busy and not enough cashier coverage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow room to grow

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Atmosphere and Enjoyable

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    Current Employee - Expo Station  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Expo Station in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe

    Pros

    Encouragement from management, good team environment, fun, busy, corporate structure keeps stress level low for hourly employees, good retention with many employees having worked for cbc for 10 years +, management understanding about family and life outside of work. upward mobility encouraged

    Cons

    if you need hours, you should have another job or own a direct marketing business due to fact that hours are cut when business is slow (although I like this factor).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership is great, and your positive feedback is appreciated. Awesome work environment!

    Recommends

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