Wildflower Bread Company Reviews

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  1. Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wildflower Bread Company

    Pros

    The company treats all employees as family

    Cons

    Despite its growth, seems to still have some organizational challenges

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

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

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    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)

    Pros

    Awesome company culture, very family oriented.

    Cons

    To much drama, very poor training program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training really needs to improve!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  3. Hard, rewarding work, and great food too

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    Former Employee - Breadhead in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Breadhead in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

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  5. Assistant 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

    Our values are followed everyday every time .We are the ambassadors and curators of our own culture. We encourage individuality, personality and creativity. We will encourage and support each other to achieve quality of life both personally and professionally.

    Cons

    The company isn't growing as fast as I expected it to in the last two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live and work by the values and mission of the company and you will have a successful career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Wildflower Bread Company Response

    Aug 12, 2014Founder & President

    Thank you so much for your review. We really appreciate when we get feedback from our Breadheads about your experience with the Wildflower. We are excited about the outlook for growth for the ... More

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

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    Former Employee - Breadhead
    Former Employee - Breadhead

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

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

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  8. Very enjoyable, and fun place to work

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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

  9. Always hiring for a reason.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    keep it real please

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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

  10. Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Great management and team and customers

    Cons

    do not give out second chances for anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

  11. Great Food, mostly Great Customers but, TERRIBLE Management!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Gilbert, AZ
    Former Employee - Cashier in Gilbert, AZ

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

    Pros

    You feel part of a working family with the fellow Bread Heads. The food is very good too as is the atmosphere.

    Cons

    Management from top to bottom! I have never worked for a place where the management was so terrible. The work that is expected for the little pay hardly seems worth it and when all you get is nagged to do this, do that you lose motivation to do good. To work so hard and have it go unnoticed is really a low feeling, everyone needs to be told that they are doing a good job from time to time. Lastly, raises are not given to the Bread Heads, I guess this company only gives raises to it's managers. It was very clear to me that the "Values" that this company holds so high are not followed by the managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that the only way change can come is if the highest level in this company really starts paying attention to the people that are being hired for the management positions. Just because a person or persons look good on paper does not mean that they make good managers, there is so much more that should be considered. I feel that in customer service jobs you need to be a happy, positive and motivating person, anything less and you end up with a very high employee turnover rate and low sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Wildflower Bread Company Response

    Jul 18, 2014Founder & President

    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 of being the best place you have ever worked. I am ... More

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