Paradise Bakery & Café Reviews | Glassdoor

Paradise Bakery & Café Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
63 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.4
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
David Birzon
14 Ratings

63 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • Discounts on food and being able to try new foods (in 6 reviews)

  • Lots of good food to sample and they cross train you on pretty much everything from salads to coffee to registers (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Fast paced job with little advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • Worked there well over a year making minimum wage before I was given a (in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paradise Bakery & Café full-time

    Pros

    Well managed. Great staff. Regular staff meetings

    Cons

    I cannot think of one con

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Baker
    Former Employee - Summer Baker

    I worked at Paradise Bakery & Café full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Open schedule, great work environment

    Cons

    Gets pretty hectic all day long.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing


  3. "It definitely makes you hungry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Queen Creek, AZ
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Queen Creek, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paradise Bakery & Café part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - you get amazing discounts on days you work, when you're not working you can elect to put a certain amount on a paradise card that the company will put the same amount you put on the card (basically to double the balance) to use when not working.
    - a lot of stations to be able to learn and try to choose from
    - once you learn 3 stations you get a pay raise and usually can be up for a promotion
    - great work environment

    Cons

    - minimum wage
    - can be stressful and tiring
    - no great benefits
    - mainly only part time hours available

    Advice to Management

    None really!


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. "Easy job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bakery Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Bakery Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Paradise Bakery & Café full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    easy to learn, get to meet new people, friendly and encouraging management.

    Cons

    so much drama, even between management. Blatant favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    stop the drama and favoritism


  6. "Ok for first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Queen Creek, AZ
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Queen Creek, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Paradise Bakery & Café full-time

    Pros

    Good food and staff were fun. Met lots of regulars which made day better

    Cons

    Management were bullies! Management do not care about employees. Everyone is irreplaceable attitude! No recognition!

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff as human beings and you might not have such a huge turnover.


  7. "Unpleasant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The food is good and the employee discount is significant. It's not a terrible job, especially if it's your first. I wouldn't recommend it for someone who's coming from a job they liked however.

    Cons

    The scheduling system sucks- it changes every week and despite it being 2016, is printed out and hung up in a back room where you can barely see it. It's literally impossible to make plans for your life if the schedule is changing every freaking week (I mean seriously? I'm a student and i can't have my hours completely shifted when I have scheduled classes). There is no phone number to call or text for employees (at least none that I was told of), you literally have to call the main line during business hours and be put on hold every 10 seconds for customer calls to have someone run to the back room and check for you if you want to know what your hours are that day. If you applied to be a cashier and get that position, you are not only a cashier but also in charge of the soup station, in charge of cleaning like 50% of the kitchen area, in charge of restocking all snacks, cleaning the gross baking table, and helping everyone else out while running back and forth from the register to make sure you're not keeping any customers waiting. Everyone there gossips about the other coworkers, making it a very unwelcome environment, and the people that have been there for years are all a tight knit clique. It's honestly not a terrible job and if it were my first I probably would stay but I have experience at a few other places and I know that it's 100% not worth the hassle for what they pay you. I'm planning on putting in my one week notice asap.

    Advice to Management

    Get an online scheduling system. I would recommend using whentowork, it's simple and easy. Also, there's probably a good reason why people keep quitting. I would recommend surveying the people who leave and looking into bettering the work environment.


  8. "Busser/Dish Washer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paradise Bakery & Café part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were cool, managers work well with employees and flexible schedules. Huge discounts on food and bakery items

    Cons

    Some of the people who go to Paradise aren't always the best


  9. "Good intro to restaurants"

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

    Pros

    Lots of hours
    Fun work environment
    Good employees
    Amazing employee discount (70%)

    Cons

    Rude customer base
    Low pay
    Started as busser


  10. "Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Time off
    - Schedule flexibility
    - Management support on decisions made

    Cons

    - hours and lack of supervisors
    - training

    Advice to Management

    The only advice I would give to management is to focus more of their efforts in hiring the right people and then following up with an extensive and effective training procedure.


  11. "Great for young managers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great and extensive training given, perfect for beginning restaurant managers. offers

    Cons

    low salary for amount of customer volume and work. (This is for the airport location). employee turn over rate is high



Showing 63 of 63 reviews
Reset Filters