Corner Bakery Cafe

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Corner Bakery Cafe Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
74 Reviews
2.6
74 Reviews
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Corner Bakery Cafe CEO Mike Hislop
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Review Highlights

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
  • Expect to work long hours in very busy stores (in 7 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.  

    It has been a beneficial and great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Organized, the training for management and staff is great. Corp. Communicates well with stores about needs and changes in company. Competitive salary. Opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Long hours, usually 50+ hours a week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    High initial responsibility, formed great rapport with customers.

    Cons

    Very high turnover of employees over the course of just a few months. You were not told how long your shift was as it depended on the flow of customers. Did not take breaks so you could finish your shift earlier.

  3.  

    Sweat shop

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe

    Pros

    Health insurance. Store employees try very hard to do the best they can

    Cons

    Long work weeks. Under staffed with hourly employees and managers. Raises are horrible and only once a year. Does not matter how the store is performing or what you have done,you only receive a raise once a year. Lots of pressure form upper management to bring money to bottom line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to needs of staff and follow through with promises made.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Little Pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Employees get discounts on meals.
    You can move up within the company; however, you have to keep checking up.
    good benefits - tuition reimbursement, health insurance etc.

    Cons

    Worked there for 2 years and only got a $0.17 raise, while new employees made more than I did.
    They try their best to keep you as a part-time employee so that you would not be eligible for benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Depends on your director

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe

    Pros

    People are friendly. The job is not difficult

    Cons

    long stressful hours. sometimes people are overworked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage people hours correctly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My experience

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

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe

    Pros

    I am a student and the hours are actually pretty flexible.

    Cons

    The salary is just really low, the other companies are paying at least 10.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be nicer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not enough

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Vernon Hills, IL

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Reward those who go above and beyond.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent work if you're going to school...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time

    Pros

    You get to work with food, designing display plates and catering trays. Employee discount.
    Decent work if you're going to school, as there is usually weekend/evening hours available.

    Cons

    Low pay. Some deep cleaning (front of the house walls, floor drains, etc). Some managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't look down your nose at entry-level employees, and stand over their shoulders micro-managing. Trust them to do their jobs.

  11.  

    Key Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, Good Food, Fun Environment If your an people person.

    Cons

    Poor Management, work-life balance can be off at times, hard to get vacation time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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