La Farm Bakery Reviews

Updated 11 Nov 2020

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3.0
51%
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41%
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La Farm Bakery Co Owner Lionel Vatinet
Lionel Vatinet
12 Ratings
  1. "Not a great job"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bakery Sales Associate 

    I worked at La Farm Bakery part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free bakery bread every shift, 30% discount off products

    Cons

    Wage gap between male employees and female employees, rude general management, workers are not allowed to collect tips, low wages

  2. "Overall Enjoyable"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at La Farm Bakery part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool employees, laid back coworkers, free bread and discount, mostly nice customers

    Cons

    Most managers were good but a few bad ones can ruin the experience

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to be a Worker, Bad Place to be Manager"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Bakery Associate 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at La Farm Bakery part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Coworkers were usually kind -Good pay -Plenty of work to be had

    Cons

    -serious mismanagement/dysfunction which combined with high standards causes new managers to quit often -upper management has a problem retaining staff

  4. "Worst Job I’ve Ever Had"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at La Farm Bakery part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    free loaf of bread every shift

    Cons

    awful management, even worse owners incredible understaffed

  5. Helpful (1)

    "BY FAR THE WORST PLACE TO WORK!!! 0 STARS!!!"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at La Farm Bakery full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    discount on over pirced food

    Cons

    They lie in the interview to get you in the door, the owners micro manage you and watch you on cameras while they time bathroom breaks, No PTO, HORRIBLE Benefit with high premiums/deductibles, Long work hours mandatory required, you have to do A LOT outside of your job title, NO office phones so you use your cell phone for everything and they Don't reimburse you, use your own vehicle to run errands to different locations- also no reimbursement, unprofessional manic owners, low pay, not worth your time, worst job experience to date!!!

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    "Please Don’t Work For This Company"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at La Farm Bakery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The food really is amazing

    Cons

    Constant fighting and cussing by the managers No real sense of ethics from the owners No sense of loyalty to the employees. Highly illegal activity going on behind the scenes.

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  7. "So much fun"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - MIT in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at La Farm Bakery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced Lots to learn Family environment Growth

    Cons

    Growing pains can sometime be frustrating, but everyone has to grow to get to the next level.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Unprofessional"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail in Cary, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at La Farm Bakery full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very little, to none. You get a free loaf of bread at the end of your shift, IF theres left overs. Yeah, you get leftovers.

    Cons

    Everything about this company is unprofessional. No training. No communication. No breaks. No over time. Sink or swim attitude. The managers and owners yell if you arent perfect. Little to no pay that makes up for all the bs they put you through. They try to really sell their positions with the bread and extras but its totally not worth it.

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  9. "Best cafe ever!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Cafe Manager in Cary, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at La Farm Bakery full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Of all the cafes I’ve worked, La Farm is by far my favorite, haven't had a day were Iv dreaded going into work, always a positive vibe from upper management and staff. Everyone wants to helps each other. The owners are literally there everyday and even help with day to day functions. Coming on a year with La Farm and looking forward to many more!

    Cons

    I tried to think of some downsides but hit a wall. Really just a great place to work!!

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Could Be a Lot Better"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Foh/Boh 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at La Farm Bakery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers are my favorite thing about working here, and some of the regular customers are fun to talk to. Food and pastries are good as well.

    Cons

    Just off the top of my head, communication is generally completely nonexistent among managers; LOTS of favoritism; everything is expensive (even after the employee discount); overtime is a big no-no. Raises never seem to happen either. You will get taken advantage of if you don't establish strong boundaries (irregular schedules and constant clopen shifts - aka closing one night and opening the next morning - are exhausting).

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