amazing staff, but well there are always the exceptions tho. the manager/ the Owner was great, i personal only had one altercation with him when he accused me of working over my hours without justification (which was wrong)
i worked at cobs bread bayview and eglinton and the manager there doesn't listen to you at all. racist bakers and they give you all the work to be finished before the store opens.
pros: 1 free bread LOL
cons: 8 hours and not paid when you leave later. you can't leave work without finishing what they ordered you to do.
20 types of bread to be finished by 2 people. unfair management, no room to grow, toxic environment, overnight.
I would not recommend working here, no hygiene practices in place, the back is littered with black mold and mass amount of flies. Bakers cover all product out of the oven with PAM spray so it looks fresh all day for the customers.
I would not recommend this Job as the employer does not respond to your calls or address your issues in a timely manner. There is currently no manager and the equipment is outdated and there is no sign of the workplace adjusting to meet safety requirements
Management plays favorites, employees are yelled at/fired unfairly/ constantly stressed out from management. Employees are against each other fighting for the best SPC (sales per customer) and other employees use each others login names for when they get poor sales. Overall not a healthy work environment.
The management was great and I enjoyed working with the staff as well as getting to know new employees. The hardest part of the job was to be on top of every task and take charge when you need to. It is already such a fast pace job so when something does not go as planned, you need to think and act quickly. Overall great experience working at Cobs Bread.
Where to start. The interview went great. Things seemed great. Was excited to be a part of the team doing something I liked. Seemed to be on the same page as the owner. This lasted a few weeks at MOST.
I have never seen employees treated so horribly. Especially trainees. Yelled at and belittled for making mistakes and asking questions. I've seen the owner get irritated with other employees, walk a few feet away, and talk about them as if they aren't there. Hiring contract paper work was not met, not only for myself, but several others. Things change, especially for a new store just opening, but you can't just change hiring terms without discussing it, thinking it doesn't impact your employees.
Saw the most experienced individual (had more experience with Cobs than the actual owner) get fired for trying to speak up. This employee could do any position, anywhere in the store, and help catch up if behind.
I have heard other locations are not like this at all. In fact, the work itself was enjoyable. Fast paced, time goes by quick, and wonderful fresh product. Just.. anywhere else but here. No one deserves to be treated so poorly.
The thing about Cobs bread is that it really differs from store to store. Theyre all independently owned and some bosses are better than others. If you don't like your boss but enjoy the job itself I highly encourage you to move stores.
The Cobs that I used to work at was a terrible, terrible place strictly due to management and the toxic work environment they caused.
But the current Cobs that I work at is amazing. The people I work with are all very lovely people and genuinely enjoy working with each other. The man who runs it is the best boss that I've ever had. He really cares about his staff and tries to be as accommodating as possible. The customers that go here are almost all regulars. Most staff know them by name and are as excited to see them as they are to see us.
Overall, I would say Cobs is a really great starter job or filler job (second job) as most employers won't give much above minimum wage as they generally can't afford to do so. There's not a lot of room for advancement, but it's a great place to learn some baker skills or customer service/food service skills.
Free bread and pastries, Excellent work environment, Relatively easy work
Low chance for advancement, Management differs store to store
I wouldn't recommend anyone who is looking for a first time job to go to a Cobs bread bakery. The managment is all over the place and very unprofessional. Drama is everywhere and the atmosphere is horrid and debilitating. Staff are put down and made to feel like trash. No breaks at all allowed even in a ten hour shift and you can't eat anything at all when working. I had severe back and leg/foot pain for the first few shifts and was told to suck it up if I didn't still want a job. Fast paced and merciless never work here without making sure you get the rights you as a worker deserve.
When I first started working here, it seemed as if it would last. And then visiting stores around cobs Kingsland turned into learning that the manager and owner are both very judgmental. It’s a time waster as they have a very high over turn, they will keep you just until your probation and then let you go. Payroll is a joke, they constantly try to under pay you. The amount of unprofessional staff is ridiculous and
A typical day at work will be coming into the bakery, as early as, 5am or 3am and doing my regular shift routine. Some of the tasks include, molding and cutting artisan bread dough, prepping and decorating sweets, managing oven and proofer times and temperatures to obtain the desired final product. Making doughs and starters for next day´s product.
At the end of my shift when the baking is done I will proceed with my cleaning duties.
Productive and focuses a lot on product quality. Friendly staff. Hardest part of the job is that is very physica and I disliked 3 am shifts. I like my coworkers and getting free product at the end of my shift.
Employee (Ancien employé) - Whitby, ON - 10 février 2020
If you like being belittled, ridiculed, lied to, yelled at and more by management as well as being so stressed that you have a pain in your chest then maybe this is the place to work for you.
The owner sent me paperwork to sign as a Full Time Employee and when I returned everything signed, she said that she had made a mistake. This was also after telling me that I would not have to worry about hours as well. The owner said that she would honor the paperwork, that she had to, and then she did not. I had shifts cancelled by text the day of or day before a shift which is not allowed. According to the Labor Board at least 48 hours must be given or be paid for 3 hours minimum. The owner also cancelled shifts or shortened them by redoing the schedule multiple times in a week. This is also not allowed. I am still owed 3 hours that I will never see.
The owner plays favorites and it is blatantly obvious to everyone who works there. The owner has friends working for her who can do no wrong and don't even work half the time they are there. They are also given breaks that others are not.
If you make even the smallest mistake then look out, BUT the owner makes them ALL the time! She has ruined whole batches of dough on multiple occasions. She fails to remember that when someone else makes a mistake though.
The owner is also rude to customers and I had many tell me that they thought she was "so rude". I apologized for her behavior many times.
This is one of the worst, if not the worst work environment I have ever been in.
If I could make this review 0 stars I would but it's - plus...
This job was fine, albeit stressful during busy times. You need to be able to retain knowledge on each product and have a great customer service smile. You are encouraged to up-sell and have around a $10 sales average which can be difficult to retain as some people just want to buy a single loaf of bread, which is fair since its expensive bread due to the higher quality. The training includes WHMIS and many online modules so sometimes it can be hard to complete them all in your spare time.
From my experience it was fun but everyone is focused on going so fast so they can get off 2 hours early instead of taking that time to focus on cleanliness and reducing cross contamination. They wanted you to go stupid fast and it was really whack. management was good but i worked with a guy who thought he was above everything and didnt care about cleanliness much which bugged me because he always told me to just skip cleaning between baked goods because he wanted to leave as soon as possible. All in all in was meh.