Corner Bakery Cafe

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Corner Bakery Cafe Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
66 Reviews
2.6
66 Reviews
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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.  

    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.

  2.  

    Great coworkers that are now close friends, however the work is stressful due to a few unfortunate factors.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Managers, Great team and co-workers, decent to average pay, and flexible hours. Learn the in's and outs of cafe/restaurant style work.

    Cons

    Understaffed, and what would otherwise be an average job becomes a terribly hard due to the covering of many different positions at once. For example we have three main positions in the front of the house including server cashier and expo, yet due to our staffing problem often times one person may have to do all three which truly is a stress and is definitely not worth the pay you get for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people, although i know first hand how hard management is trying to hire people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Key Employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5.  

    Awesome & Helpful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Baker, Dish, Cashier, Server, Catering in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Baker, Dish, Cashier, Server, Catering in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pay is great, the training helps in any other job field, and some of the best management I've had in my work career. If your looking for growth this is the place

    Cons

    There is a lot of drama on morning shifts, but it's best to do your job and help fellow bread heads!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are a family, maybe management shouldn't be moved around so often. They are our inspiration.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Corner Bakery Cafe Response

    Nov 10, 2014Manager of Recruiting

    Thank you for the positive review!

  6.  

    Foot in the door

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Restaurant Assistant Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Restaurant Assistant Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    easy way to get management experience

    Cons

    long hours, poor schedule, poor benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make it more appealing for long term employment (401K, better pay, vacation time)

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

    Bad pay fun coworkers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe

    Pros

    The pros are mainly the fun staff and general fun being with young 18-23 yr olds in a quick environment.

    Cons

    Cons are the pay is terrible, and they only promote due to favoritsm. Also they have a terrible owner the guy was a real bigoted big headed and rude man.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful Staff

    Former Employee - Cashier in Peoria, AZ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Peoria, AZ

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very consistent work environment and the staff is always positive. The management was also very helpful in the beginning when I was interested in being hired.

    Cons

    Seeing as it was only a part-time it was a little hard to get time off, but this is normal for the job I held.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Corner Bakery Cafe Response

    Nov 10, 2014Manager of Recruiting

    Thank you for the positive feedback!

  9.  

    Corner Bakery

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    Former Employee - Back of House in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Back of House in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Nothing. Working at Corner Bakery had no pros whatsoever.

    Cons

    Everything. You got paid minimum for the amount of work you have to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pls

  10.  

    manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    company provided shirts and semi-healthy food choices

    Cons

    there are still late nights, there are some who absolutely should not be with the company who RUIN it for long term hospitality folk; constantly moving around from store to store; if there a problems, you will have ZERO support from your DM.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay attention to your bread & butter - stop tagging people as "DO NOT REHIRE" when they up front came to you and HR about a personnel issue well in advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting, Fun, Lots and Lots of Work....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Encino, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Encino, CA

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, GM and other managers very personable, half off of food with special comps if your manager sees you working really hard and going above expectations. Other employees are fun and interesting.

    Cons

    Managers rarely watch the clock to make sure you make it out on time, i.e. never knowing what time you actually get to clock out. The work week schedule is never posted until the night before. Also, at closing the cashiers have the biggest job, which should actually be split between 2 or 3 people... too much to do. Never get caught with a closing shift!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take more effort to watch the clock, knowing when you go home would be appreciated. Please keep your personal fun at home and business in the office, meaning, don't stay on your cell phone or chit chat when we need help. Also, not everything is a priority, please don't say that wrapping apples is a priority then get angry if the customer is waiting for 10 seconds then get angry again for not wrapping the apples. There are priorities but they must be manageable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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