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Grain D'or Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  1. "I miss it!"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Grain D'or full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment
    great food
    Great customers and coworkers
    Low turnover

    Cons

    Could be low staffed at times which would hurt us in a rush

    Advice to Management

    Keep your head up and make the decisions you believe are correct. Think ethically and overall about your operation and your employees.


  2. "Room for Growth-- Lots of Growth"

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Grain D'or (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great products, Great locations, steady and well-established clientele. The company had a knack for satisfying customer's taste buds, and so they offered a variety of menu items.

    Cons

    Their management leaves much to be desired. No organization. No consistency. No understanding of employees. Their transportation mediums for the transport of the baked goods are filthy. Their operations team can be taken care of as well. Also, a subtle pattern of sexism can be spotted as well.

    Advice to Management

    Management, please step it up. Your employees are the valuable face and voice of the company. Treat them as such! Organize stores better. Also, thoroughly clean and sanitize baking trays and cabinets.

  3. "Completely Fine Beginner Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Grain D'or part-time

    Pros

    It's a completely fine job if you're going to school/have other obligations. (Usually flexible hours) The co-workers at my location were awesome, and tips are split from a tip jar. Lots of running around, so you stay active.

    Cons

    The way head management handles communication and just general managing of employees is...lacking. Pay raises are also minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Please try communicating and listening to advice the employees may have. They know what works (and what does not) for the stores.


  4. "Bakery server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexablity and great bread, discount

    Cons

    Noting at all, it is a great to work at


  5. "It was just okay, not really fun"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Milpitas, CA
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Grain D'or part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most employees and supervisors are nice. You can ask for a higher wage. Flexible Schedule. Most customers are nice. You get tips. Good training. You get discounts. You can to take one or a few pastries home, just don't make it noticeable and ask your supervisor.

    Cons

    When you first start out they give you Very little hours and won't give you more until you learn about their products (bread and sandwiches). It's Boring. You have to like customer service. Managers need to schedule less people because the work floor gets too crowded. Some employees don't care about simply greeting their customer.

    Advice to Management

    Give positive, constructive comments to your employees. Take notice of which employees are giving good or bad customer service. Give your employees goals to look forward to.


  6. "I had a good experience there"

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Grain D'or part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, ok pay, and leaned a lot.

    Cons

    gets really busy every day so it's not a job for slow paced people


  7. "Pleasant if you're part-time and a people person."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Grain D'or full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Starting pay is at least minimum, if not a few cents more. Some advancement opportunities. Sick leave is an option after 3 months. No healthcare, unless you're salary, but if you're in SF the company pays for Healthy SF, so one can sign up for that. Small quarterly bonuses IF your store does well. Good for college students, or those in need of part-time work. Work is simple, if you can be friendly, follow directions, will clean, and aren't too lazy this will be a pleasant experience. 20% Employee discount on all products, and 50% during the last hour before closing.

    Cons

    Company can't seem to afford to pay employees much, so even raises are very very small. Don't do full-time, unless you're a real people person, because that's why most people seem to quit. They can't handle the stress. No free meals/food (discount only). Uniform is mandatory (this is a pro/con, depending on how often you do laundry).

    Advice to Management

    Treating employees well and with respect will usually return the favor in multitudes. Just being nice will really help keep some good people, and even polish future managers for stores.

  8. "Okay."

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Pleasanton, CA

    Pros

    Coworkers are awesome, the pastries, breads, and dishes all look and smell delicious, work isn't very hard.

    Cons

    Management could be better and employees could be treated better as well. Customers can also be so impatient, rude, and picky.

    Advice to Management

    Try to find some ways to show your employees you appreciate them.


  9. "Boring"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable job for high school or college students

    Cons

    No room to develop or grow. Management lacks proper training and motivation.