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Kneaders Bakery & Cafe Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Friendly coworkers and good food (in 6 reviews)

  • It is fast paced, and always something to do (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of tasks, Few to no breaks, Everyone leaves eventually, Managers are overworked (in 9 reviews)

  • You are expected to work through your entire shift without a break unless you were under 18years old (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great beginnings, But bad experiences"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager/Head Baker in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager/Head Baker in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The food, the Co workers, the ability to be creative. The ability to quickly climb ranks, the training,

    Cons

    hours, and expectations, fair treatment of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Please, Please please! understand how much work each employee puts into their job. Don't over work the employees and handle the hard situations better.


  2. "meh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kneaders Bakery & Cafe full-time

    Pros

    it's a teen job, so you get what you get.

    Cons

    As stated above, it's a teen job.

  3. "Not a bad place for short term work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT

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

    Pros

    I only needed a part time job for a summer and found Kneaders was a pretty great place to work.
    -Clean workplace
    -Good food
    -Friendly employees
    -Willing to work with my other job & scheduling shifts

    Cons

    -Terrible employee discount
    -Never seemed to be enough employees on busy shifts IE Saturday mornings


  4. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Head Baker in Henderson, NV
    Former Employee - Head Baker in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    pretty cool job
    Coworkers are awesome

    Cons

    Pay is awful, management and corporate cant keep up with all the stores, making it hard to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Take a break on the new stores before the others crash and burn.


  5. "Great first job opportunity."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Riverton, UT
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Riverton, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The management and staff of Kneaders were my favorite part of working there. They are all so friendly and nice and the food is absolutely amazing. Very flexible schedules and good first job experience. They have equal opportunities for competitive pay and teach you great teamwork and leadership skills.

    Cons

    With corporate being over the store I worked at, we sometimes did not get the attention/help we needed at the time. It started getting better when I left because they finally got another general manager for our store whereas we had no GM (or they were out of the state and unable to help) for the 3 or 4 months before that person was brought in from corporate.

    Advice to Management

    I know you're busy making new stores and what not but please pay attention to keeping your current stores are being run efficiently before you go out and create new ones.


  6. "Great ideas, but not very well organized"

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

    I have been working at Kneaders Bakery & Cafe part-time

    Pros

    They're not open on Sundays and that's rad, and the food is really good quality

    Cons

    Poor communication, things are crazy during the holidays and they make it seem like if something goes wrong it's your fault even though they were the ones that didn't communicate with you the needs. Pay is not very good. Management from the corporate office always seems to be behind and not nice


  7. "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kneaders Bakery & Cafe part-time

    Pros

    Manager was such a great guy and really cares and world with your schedule

    Cons

    Could be long hours standing

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Needs Work"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member/Grill Cook
    Current Employee - Crew Member/Grill Cook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, Easy Tasks, Good Food, Better than normal wage

    Cons

    Lots of tasks, Few to no breaks, Everyone leaves eventually, Managers are overworked

    Advice to Management

    You need work, badly, please reevaluate your entire company
    No wonder you have some of the worst turnover


  9. "Great People, Fun and Challenging Job"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Pastry Chef in Layton, UT
    Former Employee - Assistant Pastry Chef in Layton, UT
    Recommends

    I worked at Kneaders Bakery & Cafe part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - On-the-job training. You don't even need restaurant experience--just common sense and basic math/kitchen ability. I learned a lot transferable baking skills

    - The menu changes and many pastries are seasonal. This helps keep the job interesting

    - The work isn't often repetitive or monotonous, as there's a variety of different kinds of prep work pastries that need to be made, so you're always learning

    - It's clean

    - Time passes quickly

    - Management was friendly, approachable, and patient

    Cons

    - Holidays are CRAZY. Be prepared to work 10+ hr midnight shifts. It all adds up nicely on the paycheck, though ;)

    - You're going to be working over 7 hours at a time without a break. While technically allowed, it simply isn't convenient to take more than 5 minutes to eat/rest while the rest of your team works and you can't leave until the production quota for the day is made. If you can't be on your feet for that long, this job is going to be rough


  10. "Fun Co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member/Line Cook in Logan, UT
    Former Employee - Crew Member/Line Cook in Logan, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Felt like I really mattered and that I was friends with everyone there including management.

    Cons

    There are just the typical restaurant downsides.


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