New French Bakery

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  1.  

    Great entry level jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Packaging in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Packaging in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at New French Bakery full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for an entry level position, consistent hours and a growing company. Good opportunities for advancement if you do your work and take initiative. Full time hours in 3.5 days means 3.5 days off every week.

    Cons

    long shifts on your feet can be tough for some, and it's a pretty fast pace so you need to be rested and energized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunity with a growing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at New French Bakery full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very competitive pay and benefits.
    Sense of pride working for a company that produces a great product and is well respected in the industry.
    Solid support from management, employees are recognized for a job well done.
    Opportunity to grow with the company - they like to promote from within.

    Cons

    Company is experiencing 'growing pains' and all that entails. Company needs to make sure core values and culture are communicated and demonstrated in a positive way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to support teamwork, let people know they are valued and communicate growth plans to all levels of the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very unorganized and company runs very poorly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor

    I have been working at New French Bakery full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    None this place sucks really

    Cons

    Tons everything here is not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since the company has been sold it seems like they are spending money on a lot of new equipment and not on additional staff. They seem to think that the more supervisors they hire the better it will run, but this is not the case. They stress teamwork here but every dept works for their benefit. The QA Department is a complete joke here. The supervisor in this department does absolutely nothing and till the state sqf audit comes along. They don't care about quality of employee family life here because they schedule everyone for every weekend. The company stresses quality but they only care about quantity. The employees moral here is the lowest that i have ever worked with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor management and unsafe work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Production Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at New French Bakery full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I would say the free bread, but the bread is not safe to eat as it gets dropped on the floor and then packed due to management request to not waste that bread.
    There was one HR person at my building who seemed to really want to make a difference and change things, but after a few months seemed to be bullied in to acting like the rest and instead quit.

    Cons

    Terrible management
    Owner is a lunatic - comes in and screams obscenities at employees (and throws things)
    Terrible schedules - working 6 days a week or more and when i needed to miss one of those "extra" days I received an attendance point. When I was interviewed I was told my schedule would be 5 days a week.
    Plant manager doesnt let injured employees go to the doctor
    Some employees seem to show up whenever they want - employees who have been there for many years, but do not receive attendance points which seems pretty terrible when the fire people for attendance points - seems like a legal issue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Awful work environment and company culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at New French Bakery

    Pros

    Free bread is the only perk.

    Cons

    Owner does not treat employees respectfully. Yells and swears at employees.
    Senior management are the only employees that get raises and reviews.
    No positive feedback-morale sucks!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better and you will not have such a high turnover rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    awful place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at New French Bakery

    Pros

    decent wage, decent working environment

    Cons

    unfair business practices, incompetent managers

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lack of: Respect, communication, empowerment, fairness, teamwork. Opressive environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at New French Bakery full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    A few good people that want to make a difference (but are overpowered). As one of the positive reviews stated: Geat product! (but forgot to mention what it's like to work there.) Innovative in the market and have customers convinced they are cohesive.

    Cons

    Not interested in using critical thinking in correcting recurring problems and issues. No foresight of consequences of some of the practices - seem to think they are protected from a major event that could destroy the company. Unfair practices in treatment of people. People not allowed to perform job hired to do. People are set-up to work against each other. No forum for group involvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a Board of Directors. Deal with HR issues, support one another in not allowing some of the business practices, set some goalsl other than productivity, understand and apply continuous improvement, develop some cross-functional teams, stop being afraid, upset the organization and take a giant leap so that people will actually want to work there. Letting things "roll off your back" is really allowing yourself to be unrightfully mistreated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    solid opportunity for advancement in a company that produces a high quality product

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New French Bakery

    Pros

    Company is highly respected for the product it produces.

    Cons

    productions runs 365 days a year

    Recommends
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Low paying, almost slave labor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sanitation
    Current Employee - Sanitation

    I have been working at New French Bakery

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, they buy you lunch once a month. They also give you a
    Bonus for good attendance. Free bread

    Cons

    Low pay, bad benefits, unsafe environment they tell you that you get vacation
    Then refuse to give it to you. They dont even schedule a lot of employees 40 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of you employees after all they make you you paycheck.

    Doesn't Recommend

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