Corner Bakery
2.8 of 5 44 reviews
www.cornerbakerycafe.com Dallas, TX 16 to 50 Employees

Corner Bakery Reviews

Updated Mar 21, 2014

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64% Approve of the CEO

Corner Bakery CEO Mike Hislop

Mike Hislop

(11 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Busy, tiring, overworked, but had a blast.

Server (Former Employee)
Fountain Valley, CA

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

ProsWhen 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.

ConsA 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's okay.

Server (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementYou 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It's a job if you need one

Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

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

ProsIts a fun environment when its run correctly

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Solid company with growth prospects that needs time to get it right.

Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsA great vision with a structured system for advancement to general manager. Systems in place to ensure success.

ConsThough the vision is solid, the execution is lacking. To do the job properly as a manager, you will be pulling 14 hour days 6 days a week.

Advice to Senior ManagementThough it is coming, a greater emphasis on back office systems to help out managers on a store level. Implement an online testing system to filter out low quality applicants. More research and planning has to be done before you open a new location, and more time is required to get a solid management team in place, including catering.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Its okay

Serving Assistant (Former Employee)

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

ProsUnlimited lemonade
Friendly co-workers
Scheduling is not too demanding

ConsNo breaks
No meals
No leftovers
Rude managers
Rude customers

Advice to Senior ManagementTake the pole out

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Corner Bakery is a youthful and high-stress environment.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Pasadena, CA

I have been working at Corner Bakery part-time

ProsI always enjoy working with my coworkers. It is a fun environment in that sense. The food is well-prepared and the expiration labels ensure fresh ingredients. I feel good about eating there during my breaks.

ConsThe stress is overwhelming, especially when some coworkers are not motivated enough to fulfill all of their job duties. I regularly do things that aren't a part of my job because I believe in working to make the bakery run to its full potential. Though I don't expect anything in return, I don't appreciate management's consistent demands to do things that aren't included in my job title while getting absolutely no acknowledgement in what I do to help out. My motivation decreases each shift.

Advice to Senior ManagementI believe that it's a great company to work for in terms of their culture and values. However, these values become lost in the day-to-day operations of having to work in a high-stress environment. My suggestion would be to implement bi-monthly meetings that rotate among organizational values the company already believes in so employees are regularly reminded. I believe this might also boost morale.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to learn fundamental skills required for effective management.

Associate Manager (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

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

ProsFree food for managers, great corporate support

ConsLong hours stuck in the store; long, never-ending lines of customers; needy, dependent teenage staff, emphasis on perfection from upper management

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat everyone from the dishwasher to the GM with the utmost respect. Do not demand perfection, but rather praise employees for doing their best work and improving on challenging issues they overcome.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It's fun 20 percent of the time, and the remaining 80 percent is stressful and NOT fun.

Server (Current Employee)

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

Pros-Fun co-workers
-Local regular customers
-Good food/discount

Cons-Management- too many managers, hard to communicate with all managers at once
-Hours are inconsistent

Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate! When I tell one manager I can't work a certain day, I shouldn't get in trouble with the other manager because they didn't speak to one another.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Ok....

Cashier, Crew Member (Current Employee)
Highlands Ranch, CO

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

ProsGood managers, fun work environment, make some new friends

ConsTerrible hours, mostly terrible employees, some managers are very rude

Advice to Senior ManagementMore hours, and better in-depth interviews for new employees...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Fun and good work environment if you have the right management team

Restaurant Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
Irving, TX

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

ProsGood working environment, get to meet interesting people, and always a new challenge waiting to be tackled

ConsHours are terrible, The normal shift is supposed to be 10 hours but most days you average 12-14. It all depends on the management team you have. if one piece falls apart the whole system is out of order.

Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate the Managers and all the hard work they do. Also try and make sure the GM's are follow all policies and not trying to force their own ones on managers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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