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Everyone works as a team
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Newark, CAAugust 2, 2018
85c bakery cafe in Newark is a busy store. The team members all work as a team and help others when needed. The company has taught and worked with me to become a productive and fun manager.
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Cool part time job
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 31, 2018
Its a good place to work in and good food. Started off with good hours but over time was getting less and less. Managers were rude and bossy. Does cater to your every need as a worker so thats good.
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It was alright but then hours were cut until it was no longer livable.
Baker (Current Employee) –  San Diego, CAJuly 19, 2018
An okay place to work if you are a student with absolutely no bills to pay. If you have bills to pay I would not recommend it as it gives no job security whatsoever and they will take away your hours in a heartbeat.
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Hahahaha - run away
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 11, 2018
shady company. low store morale.

low pay, over worked, they appreciate no one.

it growing too fast. stores too close to each other. they blame the employees for low sales, when its their problem for opening too many stores. its a regular bread store now. NOT the unique 85c bakery it once was.
Pros
you can make friends
Cons
low pay, bad management, bad corporate staff, low morale
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A high-quality atmosphere with motivated crew members
Bakery Associate (Former Employee) –  Berkeley, CA 94704July 6, 2018
Working at 85C was one of the highlights of my life. It was one of the most hands-on and diverse job I have ever worked. It was nothing like working in fast food. Attention to detail with an artisan touch was standard and a huge reason why I enjoyed working there.
Pros
plenty of diverse tasks to do, professional atmosphere, challenging work
Cons
long grueling closing shift hours
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FUN but poor management
Storefront Associate (Former Employee) –  Daly City, CAJuly 5, 2018
Coworkers made it fun and the job was overall easy. You learn to do everything fairly quickly. When it gets busy you need to be able to keep up with the rush. Downside of this job is the management. They obviously play favorites and make you do the harder/nastier jobs if they don't like you.
Pros
Free bread, 20% employee discount
Cons
management, don't get paid enough for this
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a great first job
Storefront Associate (Former Employee) –  Hacienda Heights, CAJune 11, 2018
-upper management is biased, still unorganized, & lack of communication
-always cutting labor
-a good first job: will to help train, flexible hours, always positions to move up in time
Pros
free food during shifts, friendly coworkers
Cons
upper management and the customers are not great
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Stressful and management needs sensitivity training
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CAMay 18, 2018
They give you a lot of hours, but cut it just short enough so that you are not full time, and cannot make any overtime or benefits. The restaurant is always extremely busy and many times cashiers will be at the registers by themselves. The general manager had anger issues and yelled and cursed at new employees. Supervisors often threw their work onto employees under them, and were not very friendly. Id only suggest to work here if you are okay with working a lot of hours with no benefits.
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easy job
SHIFT LEADER (Former Employee) –  Newark, CAMay 9, 2018
it was an easy job but it was not a fair job and made me feel like hard work was something normal and in order to move up it wasn't based on your work but who you knew in the company, that had the power to move you up.
Pros
good pay
Cons
heavy work and hours of labor with no overitme
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fun work place
SHIFT SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAMay 2, 2018
I would recommend to someone who has not yet had a job in there life to start here. The environment is very friendly and very culture. many growth opportunity. Employees and management are always friendly and are willing to help you understand your work duties if you feel like you are having difficulty .

I have made many good friends in this company even with the management team. all though at times it can feel like favoritism is at play, does not matter witch store you work at.

Most managers are very approachable if you need to talk about work relation or personal

Full time/ part time is optional
they will always work with your school schedule or if you have a second job.
Pros
life long friends
Cons
favoritism
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Awful, Awful place to work
Baker (Former Employee) –  Federal Way, WAApril 30, 2018
They expect you to only work, for at least 80 hours a week. If you ask questions you will be told to stop talking. If you are being harassed by another coworker you will be told to deal with it or find another job. I have seen peope get injured and then fired for not being able to come to work. The management is there to try and look good for the higher ups, not help the team. Do not work here.
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okay
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAApril 29, 2018
depends on the location. the stores differ. the management is okay to deal with. more of an easier way to train people now. make sure to always get hands on experience. Good first job experience.
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its ok
Kitchen Associate (Current Employee) –  Newark, CAApril 27, 2018
if you are young and dont have to worry about rent or feeding your kids is an ok job. it doesnt pay the bills and not reasonable accomadation. id say it would be a good job for someone just out of high school looking for some extra cash
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Fantastic
Pasadena - Barista (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CAApril 25, 2018
Feels like a family. Managers are so willing to step in and get dirty. Best place I have ever worked for! LOVE the bread absolutely delicious. If I could work there again I literally would.
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Freshish Bread
Group Leader (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CAApril 15, 2018
Worked in the Bread Department, and although the job itself isn't that difficult, there is much to be sought after with the company itself. There is a lack of opportunities to move up, and there is a falsified belief and security in promotions itself, at times nepotism can be such a norm. The job is difficult when it gets really high in the volume aspect, but depending on the management team it can either be enjoyable or disastrous. Being apart of 85 was enjoyable at first, but the lack of motivation and company culture can ruin even the strongest of workers.
Pros
Free Bread at Night (Depending on Manager), Flexible Schedule, $0.35 Teas
Cons
Limited Room for Growth, Strict and Unbalanced Work Responsibilities, Favoritism is Evident
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Fun and fast paced environment
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Alhambra, CAApril 3, 2018
A typical day at 85 is to over see associates, maintain a clean crisp store, push out bread make drinks. Follow policies to ensure we pass any inspections on a daily basis.
Pros
2 free breads per shift
Cons
favoritism
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My Experience
Associate (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CAMarch 14, 2018
I learned a lot from this job. It was very fast paced and a bit stressful at times. I'd recommend this job to those who don't mind a fast paced environment.
Pros
discounts
Cons
very fast paced
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Productive and fast-paced environment
SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Buena Park, CAMarch 12, 2018
Usually go straight to bar or register to help other associates. It's a fast paced environment since you're trying to get the customers in and out of there, but with great customer service.
Pros
Can get 2 free bread for meal
Cons
Scheduling was inconsistent
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Not so good workmates
Storefront (Former Employee) –  National City, CAMarch 2, 2018
While it is fun to work here at 85C because of the clean and nature of the work that they have, the workmates that I have are horrible; they just tell me what to do like a boss and that's it - you're on your own. No encouragement, no friendly approach, no everything. Overall, it was a good company to work with.
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awesome
Store Front Cashier (Former Employee) –  Milpitas, CAFebruary 24, 2018
The working environment, co-workers, management team at 85 are incredibly awesome. Only con is they pay very low compares to others, and tipping is prohibited.
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