The Original Cakerie Employee Reviews for Production Worker

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Depressing place to work
Production worker (Current Employee) –  London, ON6 November 2018
The Original Cakerie used be a family friendly place to work. Now, they hire people quickly and expect them to work with hardly no training. While the office environment seems to enjoy dressing up for Halloween, pot lucks and free cakes on holidays( which ALL staff use to receive) the bulk of the stress is out of the production floor. We are led to believe HR is there to support us which has not been the case. Production staff are constantly pushed to points of exhaustion. Team leaders bully workers daily. Unpaid lunch brakes are cut short and workers are constantly in trouble for taking to long getting back to line. Fortunately, we have one great floor manager and a few team leads that are great. The others are not kind or respectful at all!!! It’s really hard to come into work 5-6 days a week and literally come home and sleep because your body can’t handle any more. It is a VERY loud and unorganized environment. Chaos!!!!! We do make amazing products. Although decoration quality is not the best, the company does use quality ingredients and the plants is very clean. We as workers are not appreciated for the work we do. Bonuses, RRSPs are great but at what cost? Mental health, physical health? Nobody is happy on the production floor. It is heart breaking to watch people have no choice but the work in this environment and have no other choices. Most people are scared to speak up. Lack of understanding, language barriers and just plan lack of knowledge set workers up for failure. They expect more and more everyday.This company is not a good place to work anymore. Very sad
Pros
Bonus, pay, lunches a few times a year and clean plant.
Cons
Exhausting, negative, angry staff, no support or empathy for production workers.
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Don’t be fooled
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  London, ON3 May 2018
This place is a revolving door. They ruin families by promising hours and next thing you know you bring in a 500 pay for two weeks because you don’t get the hours you’re promised. Don’t ever get hurt there either or you’re kicked out. Expect to be treated like garbage and spoken to like you are a child...unless you’re one of the ones who don’t speak a bit of English who just go to work and have no idea people are talking poorly about them. This place is just out to hire the cheapest no fuss labour they can get. They could care less about workers rights and safety.
Pros
Free cake in the lunch room
Cons
No job security, losing fingers and then your job, drama
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production worker
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  The Original Cakerie,London ontario24 August 2017
The production manager is the problem here.He has lots of favoritism,promising a lot and let his favorite people to bully other people. thats why till now the problem are still here. People are good but we need a real management.
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excellent company
Cons
mess management
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Injuries a plenty, and high school mentality from co-workers
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  London, ON3 August 2017
It started out as a great company to work for but as it got bigger the family atmosphere was lost. There are a lot of people with repetitive strain injuries that they won't take responsibility for. So it feels like they will use you up and spit you out. There is also a high school mentality. Gossip is horrendous and people have been bullied by other employees to the point that they left their positions. It can be quite stressful.
Once the company was sold, the line speed increased A LOT and quality went down. A few years ago I would have recommended the Cakerie as a great place to work. Now I would not recommend it at all. It's a shame because there are still a few fantastic people who work there. It's a very physical job and the 10 hr shifts are exhausting. It's not a job very many people will be able to do long term. At least on the production floor.
BUT if you're looking for a job in the office there I say go for it. Lots of proof around that it's a much better environment to work in.
Pros
Benefits and bonus
Cons
Long hours, very physically demanding
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Horrible company to work for
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  London, ON28 April 2017
A bunch of rude ladies that smiles in your face but talk behind your back.Management allows the behaviour, hence why the turnover is so high. They expect you to know everything in a week literally, and if you don't know it there so judgemental and talk about you.
Pros
Free cake
Cons
Everything
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Some enjoyable products to work on
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Delta, BC12 February 2017
We work 10.5 hours with a 1/2 lunch, we make various types of cake. The management is very friendly and inclusive with everyone. The work culture is fairly good. The hardest part of the job is the scattered start times, and not having a fixed schedule.
Feeling a part of a team and being somewhat of a family.
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appreciation luncheons every few months
Cons
scattered start time
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fun place to work
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  delta bc22 July 2015
good place to work,co-worker are nice,i learned how to handle cakes and have a team work to finish a job on time,,good salary and benifits
Pros
free cake to eat
Cons
over time
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diversity throughout the factory
production worker (Former Employee) –  London, ON27 May 2012
Management was not in order like it should have been for a multi million dollar factory
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