Ideal first job– but not worth staying at.
Bakery Clerk (Former Employee) – McKinney, TX – May 7, 2018
I closed the bakery at the end of an 8-hour shift, which is usually simple on its own– wiping down glass and surfaces, rotating goods, and getting rid of stales. The tasks tend to be repetitive and simple.
However, dealing with customers had to be the hardest part of the job. Most customers tend to be pleasant and easy to work with, but the occasional 'entitled' customer can come along and really slow down your progress. Even just a large number of customers can bring things to a halt.
If you're going to work here, you'll have to be able to shift gears on the dot. You might be in the middle of a task but will have to stop entirely to help a customer with something every 10 or so minutes.
Company policies may change without employees knowing for weeks at a time. Communication between upper managers and lower employees is detrimental and very poor, leaving everyone (including customers) frustrated and confused. Mistakes often can't be traced down to an individual and either gets ignored entirely or is blamed on the wrong person.
Besides all this, it makes for a decent first job. They appear to hire anyone, but try not to sell out. Know your worth and be honest with your employers if you want a raise or want to fix a problem.
Good First Experience, Friendly Co-Workers
Very Poor Communication, Bad Management