The Original Cakerie
Happiness score is 56 out of 100
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About the company

  • Company size
    201 to 500
  • Revenue
    $130m to $650m (CAD)
  • Industry
    Manufacturing
  • Link
    The Original Cakerie website
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Production Worker in London, ON
on 7 January 2022
Work to live,not live to work
The original cakerie pays better then most companies for a reason, they need people bad. The revolving door of employees is a clear indication of a general bad work environment. And I can say from my time here, this is in fact the case. The management-worker communication is IMPOSSIBLE if you do not work a shift that is in the slot where the HR higher ups are in the office, with having to write a form and hope it gets seen and usually takes a week to be replied to. On the job itself, it will seem easy at first, but as you advance into different departments, you will see the clear favouritism of certain employees with seniority and those who are in certain “posses”. The more physically demanding jobs are often given to the younger employees who are newer, and it becomes insanely mentally and physically taxing after a while, leaving no wonder why they can’t keep people in production. The people you work with are some of the nicest people you can meet though, as most are very open to conversation and are generally happy and nice people. Same goes for team leads, they are very understanding of how difficult the jobs are and try their best to support the workers.There is no work- life balance at ALL when working production. Part timers are scheduled all over the place, leaving just barely enough time to go home to eat and sleep. It is not worth the money, though the pay rate is above average for unskilled labour, it’s very unlikely 3/4 of those people who get the job will make it past those 70 shifts. They are looking to pinch time out of employees every chance they get by trimming your 30 min lunch to include the travel from the floor to the break area.Now to talk about the place itself, the machinery would have been outdated in the 1960s, let alone today. They have their production employees doing the mind numbing physical tasks that could be done by a machine, and it is not only incredibly degrading but also gets exhausting. Also guaranteed this place would NOT pass a health and safety audit given it’s random, the cleanliness is questionable at best. You will feel horrible both mentally and physically coming home from a shift. Trust me, seek out a real career. This isn’t it.
Production Worker in London, ON
on 22 March 2022
Fast-Paced Workplace
Fair wages, but the workplace is pretty depressing. Everyone hates being there and it shows. The work is fast-paced, stressful at times. Although they do have great benefits, I would not recommend this for long-term employment.
Production/2nd/1st Relief/Team Lead in London, ON
on 9 March 2022
Toxic environment
I unfortunately wasted years of my life there. I got caught up in the pay. Most of the co workers were nice. But it's a very toxic negative environment.Management has favorites, so it's a lost cause to try and put your best foot forward and try to make a difference. It's a waste of time and effort.It's like being on the show survivor. Only the strongest will survive because there are so many new hires all the time, it's impossible to get proper training.You are only a number that is replaceable no matter how hard you work.And good luck having a life outside of thy plant. They have been mandating Saturdays for full time staff for almost three years.
Production Worker in London, ON
on 1 March 2022
Toxic Work Environment
Do not waste your time with this company. I should have known how unorganized they were when my orientation date kept getting pushed back week after week. For part timers, you are given one to two shifts a week max and get pushed around in each department. Start times are never consistent, you can expect to work 9 pm one night and 6 pm the next. They single out hires by making them wear orange hairnets so that it’s easy to tell who to give repetitive and physically straining work to. The probation period is 70 shifts which is unreasonably long given the amount of hours available and new hires are joined weekly. Many people quit before then and as a result, have to pay the price of the production boots, so as long as the company benefits, they will keep doing this. The management team is unprofessional and unreliable. I’ve sent countless emails to HR who would CC someone else and never get back to me about my requests. It is impossible to get ahold of lines in the building because they never answer through their extension, and reception rarely picks up too. The only pro is discounted cakes, but even then the process is not worth the hassle. I found out the hard way that the site automatically chooses a date and pickup time after you order. You will know if it’s actually in stock/ready when you show up. This happened not once, but twice where I had to drive out 20 minutes when a simple phone call or email could have told me my order was not unavailable. I would rather be unemployed or work in have a job that pays minimum wage than to be here again. I stayed for 4 weeks and that was already too long.
Production Worker in London, ON
on 25 February 2022
Productive and Fun Workplace
I love working here, smells good and clean. The bad thing is some team leads are arrogant and pick on someone who is weak. They were strict to weak/ nice people but not to the other who is stronger than them. I hate the team leads taking advantage of nice and hardworking people. But, let the trouble maker alone, not brave enough to set the rule, because they are too chicken.

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