Wildflower Bread Company

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Updated June 8, 2015
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Wildflower Bread Company President Louis Basile
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  1. Manager

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

    I have been working at Wildflower Bread Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    #BAW

    I have enjoyed my time with the Wildflower Bread Company; especially the support provided to me over the course of my time with, Louis, Jim, Brad and Janine at all the AM meetings.

    We change lives, create traditions, build community and feed the soul with passion, every time, every day.

    This is the best week of the whole year.

    Cons

    More free cake and long #BAW

    Advice to Management

    Work hard and have fun

    Wildflower Bread Company Response

    Apr 27, 2015Chief People Officer

    Thank you so much for your comments!! It is so wonderful to hear that Breadhead Appreciation Week's (aka #BAW) impact is as intended! And thank you for your kind words about the support you have ... More


  2. Hard Work Goes Unnoticed

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Breadhead in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Breadhead in Gilbert, AZ

    I worked at Wildflower Bread Company full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you are dubbed a favorite employee at the gilbert location, you are in a good spot. If they don't like you, start looking for a new job elsewhere because they will do whatever it takes to make you feel insignificant and quit.

    Cons

    Hard workers don't get the recognition they deserve. Company on the outside seems so awesome, but everyone here is miserable. I worked 3 stores and almost every employee is dramatic and unhappy. Higher staff at Gilbert location complain about anything and everything. Quick to dismiss people without giving them a chance and very judgemental. I have never worked in an environment where i felt so small and so stressed out. I gave 2years of my life to this company and got nowhere. You are only noticed and called out when you make a mistake. This is not a team company, everyone out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Respect goes a long way. Its okay to laugh and be happy at work, cracking a whip only works for so long. No one has any respect for anyone at this store. And that is the biggest issue with this company.

    Wildflower Bread Company Response

    Jun 29, 2015Chief People Officer

    Thank you so very much for taking the time to let us know how you feel about your experience. I am truly sorry to hear you felt that everyone was miserable and that your hard work went unnoticed. It ... More


  3. Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wildflower Bread Company

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

    Pros

    The company treats all employees as family

    Cons

    Despite its growth, seems to still have some organizational challenges

    Wildflower Bread Company Response

    Feb 10, 2015Chief People Officer

    Thanks so much for your review. My apologies for the delay in response. We are sincerely working on our organizational challenges and are so glad to hear that our value to "appreciate and care for ... More


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  5. I worked at Wildflower Bread Company for several years.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Wildflower Bread Company full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Awesome company culture, very family oriented.

    Cons

    To much drama, very poor training program.

    Advice to Management

    Training really needs to improve!!!

    Wildflower Bread Company Response

    Oct 13, 2014Chief People Officer

    Thanks so much for your review! We really appreciate when we get feedback from our Breadheads past and present. We absolutely hear you and are working on strengthening our training program for all ... More


  6. Hard, rewarding work, and great food too

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Breadhead in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Breadhead in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Wildflower Bread Company full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    You learn A LOT. How to prepare and store food, the right way to clean, how to make espresso and lemonade. They use the Aloha POS system which is very easy to use. The regulars are very sweet, the employees are funny, and there is a whole bunch of teamwork involved with the job. You can get as many hours as you want, as long as you work hard to get them. CEO and management are all VERY NICE.

    Cons

    Shared tips amounts to about $40 every two weeks. Lots of running around and physical labor. a bit of favoritism with the employees, but the managers are easy to get along with so that's not too bad. Sometimes it's stressful to work during a busy shift, and you will almost always come home EXHAUSTED.

    Advice to Management

    The management does a great job- they should listen to the referrals of their store managers more often. I saw a couple people who really deserved to gain a management position, but the referral was disregarded in preference to someone they already had in mind.

    Wildflower Bread Company Response

    Oct 13, 2014Chief People Officer

    Thanks so much for your review. We really appreciate when we get feedback from our Breadheads about your experience with the Wildflower! We do get a great number of referrals from our Managers and ... More


  7. If I could give zero stars, I would!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Breadhead
    Former Employee - Breadhead

    I worked at Wildflower Bread Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is decent when you get the hours you're promised.

    Cons

    Where do I start?
    First off, "full time" is 26+ hours a week. And trust me, they stay as close to that as possible and that's not what you're told in the interview.
    Second, every manager has a different way of running the restaurant. Oh, did it mention there is one manager for every like three employees? Yes. That many. And if you don't learn each style you're screwed.
    Third, your hours are cut constantly. I was there for a short time and NEVER even came close to thirty hours a week. I was told I'd get close to forty.
    Forth, I hope you never plan to come back and eat here. Once you quit, you're treated like dirt and get an eye glare every time you walk in.

    And lastly, keep track of your "tips" they go untaxed and hopefully the government doesn't find that out.
    Terrible place to work for. Terrible management. Way too many managers. Rude customers. Very much not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a better eye on how many managers you hire. And do some employee surveys every once and a while so you know what's really going on.

    Wildflower Bread Company Response

    Aug 26, 2014Founder & President

    First I would like to apologize for my tardy reply. I want to thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. I am really sorry that your experience at Wildflower did not match our intention ... More


  8. Wildflower is a company that stands behind its purpose,guided by its values!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Wildflower Bread Company full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    great benefits, a family oriented company even though its a chain. room to grow and you will always learn more and more about the industry. very competitive and a leader in fast casual

    Cons

    as far as cons, sometimes we move too slow as a company when it comes to change. whether that change is positive or negative.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire great people who are passionate about what they do.

    Wildflower Bread Company Response

    Jul 15, 2014Founder & President

    Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate when we get feedback from our Breadheads about your experience with Wildflower. We look forward to growing our Wildflower family with truly ... More


  9. Very enjoyable, and fun place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Sedona, AZ
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Sedona, AZ

    I have been working at Wildflower Bread Company full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The pay isn't that bad and you get steady hours if your willing to put in the full-time work and overtime is great too. You get tips every two weeks, and paid every Saturday.

    Cons

    When it is busy it is BUSY and if your a person who doesn't like to be standing on your feet alot or lift heavy buss tubs and run alot of plates throughout the resturaunt I wouldn't reccommend it.

    Advice to Management

    I would love to see more opportuninty for long term bread-heads to work their way up in the company and receive proper training. I think people who show up everyday on time prepared, and the ones who can demonstrate the companies brand promise into their work should be acknowledged for it. ie. Raises, Bonuses, Option to work way up company ladder

    Wildflower Bread Company Response

    Jul 15, 2014Founder & President

    Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate when we get feedback from our Breadheads about your experience with Wildflower. We look forward to our continued growth and the open dialogue ... More


  10. Always hiring for a reason.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Wildflower Bread Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    loan shark. when there is a screw up you give a way the house in hope for no guest complaint only to be written up anyway. The guest is always right to stupidity here,

    Cons

    You work your butt off for a slave drive coz its never enough.

    Advice to Management

    keep it real please

    Wildflower Bread Company Response

    Aug 6, 2014Founder & President

    I am so sorry your experience with us did not match our intention of being the best place you ever worked. While we do strive 100% for all our guests to have the Best Experience, Period, we also want ... More


  11. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Breadhead (for Real, Isn't That Cute?) in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Breadhead (for Real, Isn't That Cute?) in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Wildflower Bread Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great management and team and customers

    Cons

    do not give out second chances for anything

    Advice to Management

    be a little more lenient instead of "making an example" of people

    Wildflower Bread Company Response

    Jun 19, 2014CEO

    Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate when we get feedback from current and past Breadheads about your experience with Wildflower. It is our intention to have open, honest dialogue ... More



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