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Corner Bakery Cafe Chicago Reviews

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Pros
  • Great Staff, Helpful Crew Members, 50% Discount on food during work hours (20% when (in 8 reviews)

  • Good food discount and you learn how to work hard (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • You'll be working long hours and expected to do way more than is possible in the allotted time if you're working the closing shift (in 16 reviews)

  • Working very hard for low pay (minimum wage) (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "My experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I am a student and the hours are actually pretty flexible.

    Cons

    The salary is just really low, the other companies are paying at least 10.

    Advice to Management

    be nicer


  2. "Cashier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice managers and coworkers

    Cons

    Long work and lots of time on your feet


  3. Helpful (2)

    "It's okay."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They work with my school schedule, which is the reason I stay.

    Cons

    Poor management. Pay isn't good, and staff only gets one raise per year, usually a raise of 1%.

    Advice to Management

    You keep hiring for management positions outside of the company instead of moving employees up, making the staff and management apathetic. Much of the in-store management are just there for the money. They have no interest in seeing the store succeed.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "It's a job if you need one"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its a fun environment when its run correctly

    Cons

    NO work life balance and schedules are written with no end times to reflect just that .


  6. "Cashier at Corner Bakery"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Others were friendly and good group overall to work with

    Cons

    Long hours to work for minimum wage. Then again you get paid for work that you do


  7. "They tell you that you can move up quickly...but you won't"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training program for the first two months. Very intensive.

    Cons

    Horrible hours. Shift position is lowest on the totem pole. All nights and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and help those who work there move up instead of hiring from the outside.


  8. "Corner Bakery will teach you skills you can apply to any job field,"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Corner Bakery gives you the opportunity to expand your skills beyond the position you were first hired for so that you can be more flexible in your work ethics and the duties you perform.

    Cons

    Closing and cleaning at the end of the day takes a lot of work and starts from the beginning of your shift to the end of your shift.

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to hear employees thoughts or concerns and treat them respectfully and professionally.


  9. "It was paying way too little and gave no hours to employees but they do a great way of marketing and fishing employees."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Floor Model in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good looking staff
    nice managers
    good music and environment at the store

    Cons

    no salary
    no hours
    no promised modeling opportunities

    Advice to Management

    don't be afraid of hirer


  10. "A great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - General Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Passionate people, great leaders and a fun atmosphere!

    Cons

    Expect to work long hours in very busy stores. At the time I was working there, the bonus structure was getting harder to achieve.

    Advice to Management

    I hope they look into the bonus structure and a better POS system.


  11. "Great food!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount was great, liked meeting regulars, tourist summer season was fun; flexible with schedule

    Cons

    Oftentimes too busy and not enough cashier coverage

    Advice to Management

    Allow room to grow



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