Paradise Bakery & Café Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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  1. Definitely a wonderful place to work while in college - they are amazing!

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    Former Employee - Barista in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Barista in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Paradise Bakery & Café

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The management are great people to work under. They understand when problems arise, they as well as your co-workers in general are very helpful. It's like family.

    Cons

    Depends on your personality. Some customers are rude, some co-workers aren't fun to be around, some people may be lazy while others are very hardworking.

    Advice to Management

    I do recommend you pay a little bit more attention to the tiny details. Some parts need improvement, all in all though, it's a wonderful place.


  2. General Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Paradise Bakery & Café full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family atmosphere. Caring superiors. Integrity in the products, honesty and upfront attitude in the way the opperate

    Cons

    Not many cons with Paradise Bakery.


  3. Kind managers and free cookies

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Food Handler in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Cashier/Food Handler in Portland, OR

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Did I mention free cookies? :-) The managers I worked with were intelligent, well organized, understanding, and willing to admit when they had made a mistake (like when one of them forgot that he had told me I could have a particular day off to go to my best friend's wedding). Most of my fellow employees were great to work with too, and even the few who were not weren't terrible, just not very responsible. The managers gave those two several chances to redeem themselves before firing them which I thought was pretty kind of them.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to advance pay wise, but they pay a little above minimum wage so I still found it sufficient as a high school/college summer job.


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  5. Great place to work

    Former Employee - Supervisor in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Paradise Bakery & Café part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment, great people and great food! I absolutely loved working here and wish I could go back!

    Cons

    It is a little bit like working in high school is the only problem I had. There really is no escaping the young hires that they have.


  6. Great first job:)

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    Current Employee - Barista/Cashier
    Current Employee - Barista/Cashier

    I have been working at Paradise Bakery & Café

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -available time off -fun atmosphere -awesome coworkers -reasonable hours -fabulous communication between management and employees -managers help out with anything and everything -happy employees

    Cons

    -greedy customers -price of products -customers complain about prices and their receipt

    Advice to Management

    Keep being awesome:)


  7. Good job

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Paradise Bakery & Café

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and not you are not overworked

    Cons

    Little availability of advancement and sometimes i dont get enough feedback

    Advice to Management

    None


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

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - General Manager in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  9. Good place to work for a high school student

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  10. Paradise Bakery was a great employer that provided many opportunities for my future.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paradise Bakery & Café

    Pros

    If you are willing to work hard and put the time in, Paradise Bakery will reward you with growth opportunities and professional development.

    Cons

    Paradise is continuously going through change and can be hard to deal with for some people.


  11. It was great.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paradise Bakery & Café

    Pros

    It is a really nice restaurant.

    Cons

    It can be very fast- paced during lunch and dinner hours.



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