Corner Bakery Cafe Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
51 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good group of people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe

    Pros

    Coworkers were friendly and in the majority of the cases ready to help you

    Cons

    Long hours. Difficult to balance with free time if you are looking that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk with your employees. They have a lot to say. At the end they are all day in the front desk knowing what costumers want.

  2.  

    Mismanaged

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I met some great coworkers at my location, but the restaurant was mismanaged and highly understaffed. On the other hand, the pastries were downright fantastic.

    Cons

    The "regular" managers were actually as personable as the fellow servers/cooks/etc., but the general manager (in charge of the restaurant as a whole) struck me as disconnected, and hardly empathetic. This might not have been his own fault, though, as the restaurant was poorly staffed (one person responsible for the roles of far too many people, etc.). That can make for some pretty stressed out supervisors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the work of the servers/cooks/other hourly employees; at the end of the day, these are the faces with whom the guests will interact, and it's not in anyone's best interests for them to (understandably) come across as grumpy and overworked.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Another corporate cafe

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe

    Pros

    All the employees seemed really happy, and management is willing to take a chance on anyone.

    Cons

    This is a corporation, meaning there is no leeway, no incentive for initiative, no direct oversight or feedback system. It's a place to get money, not a place to enjoy being.

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  5.  

    Corner bakery is a joke

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Orange, CA

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

    Pros

    Some of the co workers were amazing, the guests were awesome.
     If you like to be lazy and management not care then this is the place for you to work.

    Cons

    Lazy co workers, management doesn't care, understaffed, doesn't matter how much experience you have you will still get 50 cents above minimum, to them that's "competitive".
    If someone doesn't show up for a shift be prepared to pick up their slack bc they aren't calling someone else in. False promises. Lack of training, they will put it on the employees to train the newbies and not even pay them extra for training those newbies, especially when it should be a trainer doing that job. That's what trainers get paid to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is do your job. You try to make everyone like you instead of doing your job and improving the store. If you take care of your employees needs, then they will take care of your store, generating more sales. Get some proper training programs. Don't tell employees what they want to hear just to get them off your back. Don't promise something you can't commit to. Don't overload the employees with extra work if someone calls out, either call someone in or have a manager fill that spot like they should do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    interview

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    the manager asked what hourly rate I was looking for. He only offered 50 cents over minimum wage

    Cons

    mostly men in management, pay is just minimum wage, hourly. ridiculous
    slave drivers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your experienced employees better, and they would want to work for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    So far so good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Restaurant Assistant Manager  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Restaurant Assistant Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Strong Team. Supervisor is fair and fun to work with and for. Quality of life is good. Chance for advancement a plus.

    Cons

    No benefits, no pay increase in over a year, way below average salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall doing great on corporate level but give advisement to your franchisees to reward hard work with regular performance increases.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Rewarding experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe

    Pros

    Tis restaurant definitely gives you a vast amount of hours to work.

    Cons

    Financial rewards are definitely not as high as other restaurants.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Busy, tiring, overworked, but had a blast.

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Fountain Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Fountain Valley, CA

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

    Pros

    When I was here, I performed all front of house roles. Everyone was friendly, and everyone was friends with each other. That's what made it fun. Nice 50% employee discount, with free soft drinks. Work was never boring, and it's a great place to train in the food industry, because despite the many tasks & responsibilities, you can move on somewhere else and find it to be a piece of cake in comparison.

    Cons

    A LOT of physical work, you need to be able to lift. it will keep you pretty active. Rush hours can become difficult, as it's usually understaffed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's okay.

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

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