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New French Bakery Reviews

Updated April 30, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "What dose a bakery look like?"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New French Bakery full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The bread is not that bad.

    Cons

    No communication what so ever! No teamwork. No leadership skills from leaders and supervisor Employees mistreated, overworked, discrimination against race culture. Low pay, very little benefits! It's ran out of cultural dosent feel like a bakery anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Contract a new team of leaders ans supervisor. Treat the employees right. Offer more money to the ones whom been there the most. A happy employees will work 3 times harder and it benefits eveyone.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at New French Bakery full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free bread, the hard working production workers.

    Cons

    Horrible benefits, Sr. Management that cannot function and collaborate together. Management holds no accountability for their errors and the blame game is a vicious cycle. The entire culture cut throat "what can i do to get ahead." It's so apparent at all levels of the company.

    Advice to Management

    If you have to sign a piece of paper, laminate and post it to prove your leadership team can make decisions and basically "get along" it shows the employees your not a strong team and it's a joke.

    New French Bakery Response

    May 19, 2016 – Director of Human Resources

    New French would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your candid feedback. We value and consider all feedback that we receive and will continue to find ways to improve. At ... More


  3. "Production"

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    Current Employee - Production in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Production in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    needed to find a job

    Cons

    poor management, poor communication, poor product, horrible place to work!!

    Advice to Management

    Management don't give a damn about employees!


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  5. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dock/Production Supervisor in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Dock/Production Supervisor in South San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at New French Bakery full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love my work attention to detail important

    Cons

    Closing bakery down September 25 th 2015

    Advice to Management

    Hard worker


  6. "Great entry level jobs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packaging in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Packaging in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New French Bakery full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for an entry level position, consistent hours and a growing company. Good opportunities for advancement if you do your work and take initiative. Full time hours in 3.5 days means 3.5 days off every week.

    Cons

    long shifts on your feet can be tough for some, and it's a pretty fast pace so you need to be rested and energized.


  7. "Great opportunity with a growing company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New French Bakery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very competitive pay and benefits.
    Sense of pride working for a company that produces a great product and is well respected in the industry.
    Solid support from management, employees are recognized for a job well done.
    Opportunity to grow with the company - they like to promote from within.

    Cons

    Company is experiencing 'growing pains' and all that entails. Company needs to make sure core values and culture are communicated and demonstrated in a positive way.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support teamwork, let people know they are valued and communicate growth plans to all levels of the organization.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management and unsafe work environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Production Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at New French Bakery full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I would say the free bread, but the bread is not safe to eat as it gets dropped on the floor and then packed due to management request to not waste that bread.
    There was one HR person at my building who seemed to really want to make a difference and change things, but after a few months seemed to be bullied in to acting like the rest and instead quit.

    Cons

    Terrible management
    Owner is a lunatic - comes in and screams obscenities at employees (and throws things)
    Terrible schedules - working 6 days a week or more and when i needed to miss one of those "extra" days I received an attendance point. When I was interviewed I was told my schedule would be 5 days a week.
    Plant manager doesnt let injured employees go to the doctor
    Some employees seem to show up whenever they want - employees who have been there for many years, but do not receive attendance points which seems pretty terrible when the fire people for attendance points - seems like a legal issue.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Awful work environment and company culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Free bread is the only perk.

    Cons

    Owner does not treat employees respectfully. Yells and swears at employees.
    Senior management are the only employees that get raises and reviews.
    No positive feedback-morale sucks!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and you will not have such a high turnover rate.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "awful place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    decent wage, decent working environment

    Cons

    unfair business practices, incompetent managers


  11. "Production"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New French Bakery part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    fast paced food production company

    Cons

    no future for growth and opportunitys


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