Laborer (Former Employee) – Marion, IN – July 24, 2018
Pay is minuscule with little oppurtunity for raises. It's all repetitive work that will get boring for anyone. The position I worked I was forgotten about half the time when it came time for breaks and lunch.
Packer (Former Employee) – Marion, IN – June 7, 2018
The work is relatively easy, and most of the time had a friendly atmosphere. The management needs much improvement. I seen a lot of Power trips going on there. Café Valley in Marion Indiana needs to get better organized. They do offer employee discount on their goods. The cakes are delicious!
Packaging (Former Employee) – Marion, IN – March 29, 2018
A typical day at the Cafe Valley starts in the morning about 6AM. My colleagues and I start off with prepping our work station, on the line we have to make sure there is containers to pack the muffins in also we will be placing foot mats. After that folding boxes, while we wait for muffins to come from the cooler. I learned that I can do well under fast pace positions. Management was very considerate to their employees. The hardest part of the job was not knowing what time we were getting out of the place, because since it's raw product there is no telling what will happen. The most enjoyable part of the job was the company was very pleasant. There would be some times that they would bring us take-out food just because we met the standards and numbers for that month.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – August 3, 2017
Production planning is the worst, you pretty much don't know what you are going to produce till the last minute. Everything is closed doors, management meets every day and talk about how to reduce cost and tell no one till its time to let you go, they really don't care if you have a family to feed, this company is all about making the most profit and really doesn't care of turn over of employees.
Croissant Packing (Former Employee) – Marion, IN – May 25, 2017
The Marion location is a newer facility. When I was an employee there they still needed to get things organized. The facility could use a smoke shack or shelter so smokers are not exposed to the outside elements. The bakery is on sight and as an employee you get a discount. The products that are made there are very tasty!
employee discount on bakery items
no shelter for smokers you are exposed to the elements
Palletizer, Oven Operator (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ 85043 – April 22, 2017
If you get along with the managers, it doesn't matter if you drink alcohol during work, if you start yelling at women, if you throw boxes, if you always come late, if you take 1 hour long breaks, if you sell drugs, if you threaten to kill people, if you get fired, etc. you will be given the chance to return to work. However, if you work your butt off, if you help people who are not even from the same station as you, if you do more than most mangers, etc. you will not get a raise and they'll tell you they don't need you.
Packer (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – March 30, 2017
A typical day at work consists of, constant lifting/stacking boxes The hardest part of my job is the constant hard labor The thing I like most about my job is how easy the work is. The workplace environment is easy going.
Baker (Current Employee) – Marion, IN – December 2, 2016
Lazy workers work there why get a job at a factory when you cant handle it? Im 18 and i sure as heck aint gonna quit my job because its "too hard"? If you got kids and if you think this job is sooooooo hard and you quit you sure dont care enough about your babies.
Crew Member (Former Employee) – Marion, IN – August 17, 2016
I wish I never went to this place, truly I really mean that. Worse Job I've ever had. Even over fast food jobs.. Where to start.. Management doesn't care about you, if you have an actual concern it goes in one ear out the other. More worried about number than anything else. Few times I saw someone give a care. Would keep you past time to get off without notice. When you'd ask (because of that reason) what time we'd be getting out to get a hold of sitter etc, "when we're done". Never got a straight answer, or an honest answer. Constantly went down, for maintenance issues. Numerous times that mold was found, even after cleaning. Wouldn't recommend this place to anyone, EVER.
mechanic/electrician (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – May 20, 2016
Cafe Valley made the same mistake I see MANY companies make in that they put ex-military people in management positions, I guess believing that the military builds character, leaders....that MAY have been true in our parents' day but I have yet to meet one of these ex-military men that wasn't an immature, dare-I-say-it, BULLY. I don't think these managers are evaluated or monitored so their egos are free to run amuck: Cafe Valley's bully-manager was a racist, to boot...I had no choice but to quit the job after he singled me out for abvuse!.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – 67th buckeye – July 16, 2015
some days at work we wouldn't complete our 8 hours, and some days we wont work at all. At work i learned how to flip doe into a running machine and how to lay out chocolate on the doe and how to roll and fold the corssant and how to manage the proof box area and putting hot trays in a running machine. my co workers are also good workers but some would get tired doing everything and would stick to doing one things. the hardest part of the job is being every where at all time of the day.