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Corner Bakery Cafe Reviews

Updated September 3, 2017
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  • Very long hours, hectic at times (in 16 reviews)

  • A lot of work for close to minimum wage pay (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Worst experience of my life"

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    Current Employee - Service Attendant/Cashier
    Current Employee - Service Attendant/Cashier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    50% off processed, preboxed food and free drinks

    Cons

    - micromanagement
    -walking on eggshells with coworkers
    -overstretched
    -MICROMANAGEMENT.
    -I know how to do my job. You don't need to babysit me and have management approve every single thing we do i.e. clocking in/out, breaks, etc.
    -Hours are long and terrible.
    -I haven't had any horrible managers but i have had demanding, impatient, rude, and burntout direct shift supervisors.

    When it comes to the point of having NIGHTMARES about work, not having 30 minute breaks be enough to recover from the crazy demands of this job, and feeling chronically exhausted on my off days and when i'm "on"... oh my god.

    And i'm sneezing all the time and this place smells like sweat socks.

    Advice to Management

    Lol.


  2. "Treat Others As You Would Want To Be Treated"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Management was completely chaotic and unorganized

    Advice to Management

    Start becoming personable and treat your employees with respect.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time

    Pros

    I honestly have no Pros

    Cons

    The staff wasn't friendly. Especially on the first day of training, when I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. They basically left me to do all the work when I barely even knew the ropes.


  4. "Never again!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours
    Work with your schedule
    Good food
    Good co-workers

    Cons

    Horrible management!
    Good with customers. Bad with employees very rude.


  5. "Disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Tustin, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Tustin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    50% discount on food, paid time off, there are too many pros, besides food discounts on any bakery and paid vacations.

    Cons

    Poor training, wage pay too low, Management don't have good training and attitude, company expects employees and managers to do a lot with little time provided, company rises are 20 cents pathetic, and employees had been working for 10 yrs or more only making $13 an hrs, Managers sucks most of them 80%, I guess employees are there because they don't have another choice but they seem miserables they don't enjoy working for them, and costumer wants fine dining service when they are barely paying for a cup of coffee

    Advice to Management

    Managers some of them try to do good job but the company doesn't gave them enough tools to do their job specially when it come to give rises to employees, they want employees to work like slaves for too little $ that's why employees always quit from there, their turnover is always high, managers remember there is more places to work don't get stack there when they don't recognize your job and for those Manager mediocres I don't even know why they got the job.


  6. "line cook"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good people to work with. very flexible especially if you are a college student.

    Cons

    management is a mess. they lied to all of their employees about many of their benefits and opportunities just to reel you in to the illusion that you'll move up in the company, but in reality you're just wasting your time dealing with a management that will not even listen to their employees and completely ignore them.


  7. "A job with a lot of hours and little payoff"

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    Former Employee - Catering in Newtown, PA
    Former Employee - Catering in Newtown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The food is 1/2 off for workers. You can get a lot of hours and great tips from customers. A clean work environment.

    Cons

    You don't get any benefits or vacation unless you are a manager. Management doesn't care if you are overworked; I worked about about 55 hours Monday-Friday and refused to work Saturday due to exhaustion and they threatened to cut my hours. High turn-over rate in all areas. You can't leave until they say your shift is over; even in catering they have you work up front in the cafe when your work is done, when needed, without paying attention to your start time.

  8. "never again"

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    Former Employee - Cook/BOH and FOH Shift Leader in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Cook/BOH and FOH Shift Leader in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    meeting great co workers but not management

    Cons

    management was really rude and mean and would not give hours or correct pay

    Advice to Management

    be better


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Flowood, MS
    Former Employee - Cashier in Flowood, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time

    Pros

    Okay pay but wasn't the best above minimum

    Cons

    They wanted a lot from you. Cashier became baker, busser and expo in the morning. Horrible management

    Advice to Management

    People have lives outside of work.


  10. "Catering Position"

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    Former Employee - Catering Production in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Catering Production in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    50% off meals. Free coffee and drinks for employees.

    Cons

    Management lacks communication. The catering position relies heavily upon the manager present the night before to set our schedule for the next day. Managers would frequently forget to let us know when to come in, even on really busy days. Management would frequently schedule me as a server on days where i was meant to be in catering, forcing me to miss out on the day's tips. Catering trucks were poorly maintained (the air conditioning in our smaller truck went out on us and was never fixed (while we had to deliver in 85-90 degree weather). Management cares only about the bottom line, and will force one person to do two people's jobs if it will save them a little money and they are high on labor for the day. I will never work for another corner bakery for as long as I live. They made life miserable for me as a caterer.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to people's availability instead of scheduling them whenever you want or whenever YOU need the coverage. Have people you can call so that a catering team member doesn't miss out on their own schedule and get forced to serve. Start treating your employees less like numbers and more like people.


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