Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 October 2017
Working at COBS had some perks like the free daily bread allowance, but senior management and training process really needs work. Hard to fully train people when not enough staff can be on shift especially when people are sick.
Sales (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 3 October 2017
The atmosphere was wonderful, they really have a knack for hiring good, hard working young people. However, the owners themselves did not pay over time hours, such as Christmas pay for working on the holidays. They tried to undercut their own employees by not paying them for well over a month when they would begin their jobs initially. And they would not give a raise at promotions unless they were constantly "reminded". They donated bread to charity, which was nice, and lots of it didn't end up getting wasted.
Fun place to work, not much opportunity to move forward.
Service Clerk (Former Employee) – Alberta – 13 September 2017
Cobs is a fun place to work, and the smaller company aspect gives it a good feel. Ran and employed with great people, I enjoyed going to work and the relationships built, as well as with the customer base. Cons to Cobs Bread was lower pay with not a lot of opportunity to move forward. Hours were not terrible on the Sales side. People can easily be overworked as it is a smaller franchise and costs can quickly be cut, etc.
Baker (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 29 July 2017
Getting up at 1, 2, 3, 4 in the morning sometimes was hard and you had to push through the day. Learing the ovens at a bakery like that was a learning curve for me. I 've had practice before at other jobs so it wasn't that hard to grasp things. I learned how to make breads and other goodies to cobs standards.
It is a good environment to work at, getting along with all staff is fun. A very good place to work and have a blast at work.
Bakery Cashier (Current Employee) – Victoria, BC – 24 July 2017
For me, a typical day of work consisted of yawns and counting the hours slowly tick by. At my specific location, we didn't have a lot of business. HOWEVER the people were great, and the job way fairly easy, consisting of a simple cash system and easy scullery duties.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Penticton, BC – 5 July 2017
It wasn't a terrible job however there was barely any communication from the managers. I didn't like that they didn't schedule me for a period of time because they didn't think I was available, and did not bother to even contact me to ask even though I was in every week to check the schedule for about a month.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Langford, BC – 22 May 2017
At the Westshore Center in Langford the manager is extremely hard to work with. Extreme control freak and micromanages everything. High turn over of employees because people can't take it. Also advertised the job as $15/hr but then only offered 12.50$. However this is just this one location. Also will often schedule people for 12-14 hour long shifts and if you start at 6:30am will only let you take your break at 2pm.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Richmond, BC – 21 April 2017
The customers were friendly. The staff were helpful. The work is easy to pick up. Its a physical job that keeps you on your feet but you build a stamina for it. It was enjoyable being able to interact with the customers and introduce them to new types of bread.
Sales associate (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 19 April 2017
Cobs Bread had a good teamwork environment with many nice people. It was fun but hard work. I often was the only one doing the work though and when told I was getting a raise 3 times, I never did get one.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Regina, SK – 27 March 2017
Full time employees are looked over and disregarded, part time employees are favored. The pay is below adequate for the expectations of the employers, if pay has been correctly calculated, which is rare. If your looking for a full time job, I do not recommend COBS Bread. However, if your looking for part-time, this is the place for you. You will be treated as a king.
Bakery Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 13 March 2017
Duties: Baking, customer service, entering orders, inventory, scheduling, hiring, and training staff, payroll, weekly data entry, preparing bank deposits. Overseas company very good pay with health benefits.