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Corner Bakery Cafe Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Staff, Helpful Crew Members, 50% Discount on food during work hours (20% when (in 11 reviews)

  • Good food discount and you learn how to work hard (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Very long hours, hectic at times (in 16 reviews)

  • Also, the amount of work expected of one night shift server is ludicrous (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Fun and fast-paced; good for "people" people"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Valencia, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You meet a lot of interesting people, coworkers are mostly nice, outgoing types, and if you're kind to back-of-house staff, they'll make you whatever you want to eat (even off-menu). ;-)

    Cons

    Tips are hit and miss (mostly miss), company discount on food during your shift is ok, but not amazing, and if you work the first shift you have to wake up and clock in super early.

    Advice to Management

    GMs: Don't protect store managers who are obviously unfit to be in the position. Promote those who show promise and place higher value on upward mobility.


  2. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Santa Ana, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job itself was easy, I could have 4 hour shifts on days that I had school, coworkers were nice and friendly

    Cons

    Found upper management to be condescending, lazy

    Advice to Management

    If you see employees struggling on the floor during a rush, jump in and assist. Hiding in the office during lunch rush is a huge slap in the face to us.

  3. "Pretty Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time

    Pros

    - Free cookies and soft drinks
    - Chill managers (for the most part)
    - Can get busy, but more times it's not busy

    Cons

    - Lots of sweeping and cleaning and busing tables... lots of it
    - Tedious tasks


  4. "Great Environment, Horrendous Management"

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

    Pros

    I really liked the people, the job and my overall experience when I worked at Corner Bakery. Especially loved the food.

    Cons

    I couldn't understand how the management really thought that working their employees to death, not affording breaks or any downtime is a benefitel element to the business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making the service the number one priority, but also understand that in this business. Your employees represent you, the management. Not the other way around. At least in a former employee and customers eyes.


  5. "Typical Service industry"

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    Former Employee - Server in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -great team
    -decent hours
    -moved up quickly

    Cons

    -management expect us to care about work but they didn't really about the employees


  6. "Will be great if you have the right attitude"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe part-time

    Pros

    Fun Co-Workers
    Fun Management
    Frequent Raises
    50% discount

    Cons

    Understaffed at times
    New people don't get trained very well
    Management doesn't always listen to your opinions

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee suggestions


  7. "Living The Dream"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits
    Hours of Operation
    Management
    People
    Family Friendly, NO ALCOHOL

    Cons

    Habitual call outs
    Excessive coupons
    Management
    Best in Class Nonsense

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corner Bakery Cafe full-time

    Pros

    Worked reasonable hours and enjoyed the work.

    Cons

    Business is slow at times.


  9. "Corner Bakery Cafe: On the Verge of Greatness"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for individuals prepared to take initiative. The company is on the cusp of going from a middle tier organization to a true enterprise level business. Pretty much everyone you need to know works in the same building.

    Cons

    The corporate ideal is very much beholden to their franchise interests. When the franchisees are unhappy people at the home office start to fear for their jobs. The fact that the company is at a crossroads to either become big business or continue on as just another restaurant chain results in some high stress as old guard complacent employees struggle to come to terms with new high energy employees that have high ideals but very little experience.

    Advice to Management

    Be the standard. The franchisees are beholden to the brand, not vice versa. Take their opinions, whines, gripes, and advice for what it is worth and make your decisions based on evidence rather than feelings.


  10. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Simple job duties, not a hard job to fulfill

    Cons

    When the store gets busy, the staff can get overwhelmed


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