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Good place to work for a high school student

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Cashier in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Cashier in Phoenix, AZ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Paradise Bakery & Café part-time (More than a year)

Pros

Good income, friendly people, a typical cashier job. It was fun while it lasted. Also you can take cookies at night if there are extras (which there always were). They promote from within a ton, which is incredible.

Cons

It's a restaurant job. They promote a lot, but you're not going to be making millions here. It's a great stepping stone to the future if you can get on the fast track.

Advice to Management

Be more visible to lower level employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Paradise Bakery & Café

  1. Wonderful food, great hours of operations, outstanding customers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paradise Bakery & Café full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great food, great customers, consistency in quality.

    Cons

    Slow to adjust to current trends, lack of introducing new foods, easily rolled over for Panera Bread buyout and transition to their products.


  2. Lots of cookies, little respect from management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Tempe, AZ
    Former Employee - Associate in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cookies. They are delicious. Pro-customer service philosophy. Pretty good food service standards.

    Cons

    Managers, Assistant Managers, and Shift Leaders are not particularly competent and generally disrespectful. Highly inconsistent policy on promotion from within. A consistently high performing associate was promised a promotion to shift leader, and remained "in training" for over a year. There is a culture among management of valuing telling others what to do over being helpful and working to achieve essential tasks. Certain policies are enforced selectively. Favoritism is common. There are some employees who are almost totally incompetent, and mysteriously remain.

    Advice to Management

    Move away from a chain of command-dominated culture and towards a results driven culture. I watched from less than 5 feet away an assistant manager tell a shift leader in training to tell me to take out the garbage. That is retarded, and I know this approach to task delegation is policy driven. Please be more honest about availability of hours with hourly employees. Being scheduled from anywhere between 7 and 35 hours in any given week is not a manageable situation for employees. Require basic knowledge of food and preparation from managers (the GM at my store did not know the difference between a fluid ounce and a weighed ounce).


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