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Scholar's Inn Bakehouse Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "Excellent place to make ends meet while attending school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends

    Pros

    The owners of Scholars Inn are great people--you can't find many better restaurant owners in Bloomington. The product is also among the best in town, I never tired of eating at the bakehouse and restaurant even though I was there 5 days a week.

    Cons

    I had hoped to have the opportunity to be promoted within the company after completing my degree at IU. This never happened, but I suppose I didn't pursue it to my full capacity.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let good people go.


  2. "Worst Company in Bloomington"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Bloomington, IN
    Former Employee - Manager in Bloomington, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Scholar's Inn Bakehouse full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no cons to working in this environment besides walking by seeing the place still struggle.

    Cons

    The owner is the worst. Won't approve of any raises and is a hot head. Makes us work overtime without overtime pay. The place is always short staffed. The place is dirty and we couldn't stay extra to clean it, only to do cash outs that was mandatory.

    Advice to Management

    Leave as soon as you can.

  3. "No Party, All Bull"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Scholar's Inn Bakehouse (More than a year)

    Pros

    Occasional fun banter with cool FOH folks. We got to pick our own music. Sometimes, when managers aren't looking, you can sneak a free pint or two. It helps dull the pain.

    Cons

    It's a dead-end, pathetic job. Sexist employee policies. Terrible food that you feel terrible about making. Undervalued and underpaid hard-working folks. No matter how many hours you put into the job, and no matter how hard you work to keep things clean and organized, it will always be a pit.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management? Really? First of all, get rid of most of the management. Totally inept and incompetent. Other than that, all I have to say is: Burn it to the ground.


  4. "I am looking for other jobs."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Manager in Bloomington, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a paycheck, albeit an ever-growing small one.

    Cons

    I get harassed, devalued everyday, and overall hate my life every day I have to come to work. I'm trying to find other jobs and get over this place.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the owner.


  5. "Stay Clear"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's a well known brand

    Cons

    Disorganized company without a clue
    Only interested in the bottom line, not quality
    Hard for department heads to do their job


  6. "Fun Work Environment, Just Be Ready to Multi-task"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bloomington, IN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Bakehouse is a fast-paced work environment. The unorganized structure keeps workers on their toes as mini-crises pop up. Be positive and charming-you'll get the job.

    Cons

    No breaks are permitted. No smoke breaks either. The majority of the staff are the eclectic, burnt-out, earthy type. Communication becomes difficult.

    Advice to Management

    More guidance from senior management would be good. Middle management positions are loaded with extra tasks continuously. This could be balanced by utilized lower level managers and empowering staff.