I worked at Nothing Bundt Cakes for around 6 months as crafter, froster, and guest service representative. I loved pretty much all of my coworkers, we always had a good time together. Customers are generally sweet, you get free cake, and the job itself is pretty easy.
The only time it gets busy is around holidays and graduations, where you will be forced to work insane hours with either a short break or no break at all. I took time off at Christmas and in return was forced to work 9+ hour shifts for 10 days in a row to "make up for me leaving for a week."
The owner of the Meridian store is incredibly mean. She initially comes off as friendly, charismatic, and caring, but as you work for her longer you realize that her digging into your private life is just her way of getting a hold on you. She would berate my coworkers and I for personal decisions that we made in our lives and act like it was her place to have an opinion on them. She is also very controlling and shows little to no appreciation for how hard we worked. (Ex; at Christmas time we baked and decorated 60+ cakes for her neighbors, for her OWN PERSONAL GAIN, on top of our already growing list of 200+ orders for the week. My manager and I stayed all day and 3 hours late, and when we came in the next morning all the owner had to say was criticisms for each individual cake). I think she thinks that throwing a little Christmas party for us is enough to make us feel appreciated, but at the end of the day, $8/ hour
I was a GSR and occasionally helped with crafting. Anyway, working at NBC isn't all that bad, at least it wasn't at my location. Managers are mostly chill, coworkers were quite nice. The work itself was pretty easy. The kind of work I had didn't stress me out, especially on slow days.
However, there are some cons. The pay isn't great, so this is the kind of job I'd recommend to someone who just needs part-time pocket change, doesn't have bills, isn't interested in advancement, etc. Most of my coworkers were highschoolers who had the job just as something to do after school, if that says anything. The coworkers who had this as a full time job were constantly needing and wanting more hours cause of the hourly pay. I left because I had both college and bills, and needed more hourly pay myself.
Also, while the work is easy, it's also terribly boring. I dreaded going to work just for that main reason: I knew I had an extremely long day ahead of me for no other reason other than the fact that I just stand around staring at the clock wishing it would go faster, someone would come in or that I had something to fill time. Slow days, with barely any customers, were horrible because there was essentially nothing to do and the time went by so slow. When it's busy, it goes by faster but can get stressful if your manager is uptight. Besides the pay, this is the biggest reason I left. Way too dull and monotonous, and even short shifts felt like forever.
Another con would be how the manag
This was the best solution for me as a college student. No experience required, open to minors 16+, flexible hours, fun colleagues, and occasionally free/discounted cake! Sounded great and it was... for a while. I really liked the job. Crafting is pretty fun for me as an aspiring creative (another reason I chose this position) and many of the guests I help at the counter and over the phone are some of the loveliest people I've met. Customer service has its ups and downs as we all know, but most people can't help smiling when cake is involved! Additionally, I really enjoyed collaborating with my coworkers. For the most part, we all got along and worked well together.
My biggest issues were with management at this particular location. I won't get into the personal issues I had, but I will say that the owner at this location can be very difficult and frustrating to work with. I don't know how other locations are run, but I don't think this place is doing much of a good job.
First, the schedule is technically "flexible" because the weekly schedule is sent out every Sunday. It's hard to make plans when you don't know when you'll be working until the very end of the week. It's nice that they do their best to cater to everyone's schedules, but it's inconvenient and inefficient. And personally, my availability for the last few months has been completely disregarded. I could hardly get any hours on the schedule. Far too inconsistent.
Second, there are never any staff meetings or
Hire slow, fire fast. Worst decision of my life was going to work for these people. NBC itself is great, but the owners of this location are not. I never had a review whilst employeed. I came into open the store one day, and the owners husband was there. He asked me how I was, I replied that I was doing alright. I was about to clock in when he stopped me and said "before you get to far we need to talk, this isnt working out. We are gonna have to let you go." He then proceeded to tell me that my customer service wasn't good, that I didnt deliver a cake to a neighboring store, and that the tention between myself and the new manager wasnt getting better. 1st, the new manager had given me 2 gift cards rewarding me for my excellent customer surveys and we had a conversation about me taking charge of the brides since she observed me handling a wedding order. 2nd, the cake that didn't get delivered. That day there was 3 shift leads working, I was not the one who processed the order, nor did I speak to the customer about the cake. I was asked one question, by the shift lead who was speaking via phone to the said customer, do we charge a delivery charge if its going nextdoor. I said no, we wouldn't be driving or anything so no. That was the last I heard of that cake. I had no idea the sale had been made or anything. YET I WAS BLAMED FOR IT, AND NOT THE SHIFT LEAD WHO TOOK THE ORDER AND MADE PROMISES. 3rd, the tension between me and the new manager. Whatever imaginary thing was happeni
Fast paced work environment that is bright and cheerful.
Disclaimer: I get stressed out easily and have little to no patience for the guests that cannot make up their mind so if you are not like me then I think you would love this job. Anyways, this Job requires a lot of patients. It can get annoying because there are only two registers available which means that not a lot of people need to be scheduled, so often you are left to deal with crowds of people by your self. It can be stressful because sometimes there will only be two people working as a cashier and It can get pretty busy pretty fast. Don't work here if you have a short temper because the guests that come in ask stupid questions all the time such as "Do y'all sell cake". I understand that stupid questions are asked at any place you may work but it gets annoying because selling cake should be pretty simple right? Wrong, literally there is so much to remember from the pricing of the cakes to knowing all the possible decorations that could be put on it. It can be overwhelming at times and will make you stress out. Not to mention that we are paid at a starting rate of 8.50 an hour which is kind of ridiculous for the amount of effort that goes into this job. The worst part is probably how we have a bunch of policies regarding our decorations that the guests never seem to understand, so many guests become mad and ask to speak to a manager. It is a daily struggle to stay positive in this job. Also, we have to answer the phone within two rings which is stressful because that mea
ProsFree Cake, flexible hours, nice co workers, early closing time, closed on Sundays, we are paid every two weeks.
ConsNo other benefits, low pay, busy all the time, understaffed, angry guests, a lot of stupid questions about cake, little to no breaks, a lot of standing and moving, being constantly happy, going into cold places
Run!! Do not work at natomas or elk grove locations
It'll be the worst decision of your life! Both the Natomas and Elk Grove locations are run by the same god-awful owners 🤮 Ladies and gentlemen buckle in for the review of a lifetime.
Where to begin? You will be SLAVED and for what? Minimum wage. The owner and his wife have cameras all over the place and microphones as well. And they are ALWAYS listening! Say something criticizing their bakery or policies? Expect to get a call within a matter of seconds asking you to "get back to work". The owners talk a lot about how they don't like gossip yet they are always listening and will use anything you say against you and they will gossip about you. They have spread rumors about their own employees or even spilled their confidential secrets to try to make them look bad. The owner himself will promise raises and never go through with them. You can pretty much be able to do every position there is, what a MANAGER could do but get paid 50 cents above minimum wage. If the owner wants to get rid of you without firing you (of course because he is too cheap to do so), you will be scheduled for less days/hours to try to make you leave. There are no such things as 10 min. breaks, they mention it once when you begin your employment out of precaution but the way you are trained to do your work there is no chance for a break, you just have to keep working nonstop. The owners are TOXIC and MANIPULATIVE. The only thing I liked about the job were the people I worked with. If you want to express
I would strongly recommend NOT working here unless significant changes have occurred with the management. I enjoyed the tasks that I was assigned and it normally was a fairly relaxed job day to day. But the owners of this particular store like to micromanage every detail within the store without ever truly knowing what is going on. The miscommunication and blatant lack of real knowledge of what goes on in the store is insane.
Once promoted, I was promised that I was going to receive a certain amount of increase to my paycheck. But the owner decided that it instead it was an "idea of what I could be making" and deemed me not worthy of that pay. She changed it without ever letting me know. I confronted her about this and was ignored. I was then replaced by a male who is now being paid what I was promised but wasn't good enough for, even though he has no experience.
All employees are underpaid and severely overworked, as well as expected to stay late and work extra.
If you ask for time off for any reason you are either denied it completely or seem to be punished by given extra work in order to justify their "kindness" to let you go. The schedule would also often be changed the week of with no consideration to the employees.
We were never really allowed to take breaks, even though we were told we needed to. If we tried to, we would be yelled at for not currently working or not working hard enough. You are on your feet your entire shift and the only chairs availabl
Prepare yourself to be taken advantage of if you have even the slightest bit of a work ethic. As a “part-time” worker, I’ve worked 40-50 hour weeks with no additional benefits. Raises are few and far between, the most I’ve gotten being 50 cents. Even as I’ve moved up postions, my pay has not increased. Opportunities to grow and “expand your role” in the bakery are hard to come by and usually only given out of desperation. The coworkers who slack off screw everyone else over and force people to stay late or work extra hours to catch up what they didn’t get done. This causes a lot of toxicity and frustration between employees. Favoritism is also a huge problem. The owners will give bonuses and raises to people who don’t deserve it just because they are family or friends of theirs. At my bakery, the owners are never around to help out when we are short staffed or to see what goes on daily, yet they act like we are one big happy family. They ignore that their employees are unhappy because they don’t want to have to deal with it. They are also responsible for giving raises and promotions even though they are never there. This job is extremely stressful and has taken a toll on my mental health. There are always huge orders we have to fulfill for events, and holidays are a nightmare. It’s so frustrating that the people with a terrible work ethic get paid more and get away with doing literally nothing during their shifts. It’s always the same people being overworked every week. They
ConsUnderpaid, overworked, toxic work environment, favoritism.
If you become a froster here be prepared throw your leisure time away. After the rest of the back of house staff quit, I was literally the only worker in the kitchen and being the only froster was a nightmare. My days there consisted of frosting same days, next day, walk ins, case cakes, cutting samples trays and sometimes making two batches of frosting, all by myself. The mangers only worked or helped you if they had to and one manger was constantly telling you how to frost the cakes and pulling out a ruler to "show you" how far they had to be off the board. They were nitpicky about every little thing, even timed you on how fast you did a task and there were no order cut-off times. And if I took a lunch I would come back to having to restock everything before thinking about continuing orders. The pay was outrageous and if I wanted to take a weekend off I'd be working from wed-sunday and then mon-friday, just to have the weekend. I started off part-time and was made full-time without my consent or even a raise. It was too much work for one person. And when my manager literally told another store manager when asked how they were doing, "I'm tired of baking, I'm tired of doing the dishes, I'm tired of frosting when there's no froster here.. " all the while I'm standing just a few feet away, to me, is the most unprofessional, childish, and disrespectful managing I have ever seen. Getting sick for three weeks with the possibility of having to go to the hospital after I quit was n
There are multiple things wrong with this company. I've worked at a couple of locations and been to others and the management at all of them are awful. At my first location I simply said I wasn't ready to learn other positions yet as I had another almost full time job and went to school full time and did sports. Irfan (the manager or owner or whatever) instantly cut my hours the next week knowing I lived far away and that 4hours a week wasnt really enough for anything besides the gas it took to get there. So I basically made nothing after that so I left. I worked at a different location not that much longer after and management was so unaccommodating. I and some other coworkers had some fairly severe pre existing conditions that requires us to take frequent breaks and management did NOT like that even when I brought a doctor's note they still didn't care. After a while I put my two week in and got fired not even 24 hours later with no explanation. Not to mention all any of the owners care about is money and they make you do so much extra work for no reason just to keep you busy. Not understanding about medical health or mental health or any other commitments outside of their workplace. The environment sucks and ONLY the employees make it manageable. I don't recommend working here. I worked for this company for over two years and got nothing but fired out if it. Go somewhere else.
ProsLiterally nothing. Discount sucks too.
ConsNo breaks, awful management, micromanaging, manipulation, not accommodating nothing
Questions And Answers about Nothing Bundt Cakes
What is the best part of working at Nothing Bundt Cakes?
Asked Dec 8, 2019
The friendly environment.
Answered Jun 24, 2022
Friendly management and family like atmosphere
Answered Jun 23, 2022
What advice would you give the CEO of Nothing Bundt Cakes about how to improve it?
Asked Oct 24, 2017
Pay your employees a livable wage and offer medical, dental & vision benefits.
Answered Oct 2, 2021
Stop hiring friends and family because business doesn’t mix that way if you have a worker you hiring and goes all out wen they first start working don’t take advantage of them and stop hiring just one race it’s like your racist.
Answered Jul 30, 2020
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Nothing Bundt Cakes a better place to work?
Asked Aug 5, 2018
Make sure everybody is treated equally and fair and not single people out and not belittle people in front of other employees.
Answered Aug 14, 2020
Get rid of the management
Answered Jul 8, 2020
What is the interview process like at Nothing Bundt Cakes?
Asked Jan 25, 2018
I was so excited to work there. The manager said she would call that evening, but they never called after days. I think it would be more professional to call and say they weren't interested rather than not call at all. Felt disappointing.
Answered Feb 26, 2022
The hiring managers never showed up for the interview. I called and e-mailed multiple times but never heard back.
Answered Feb 18, 2022
What benefits does Nothing Bundt Cakes offer?
Asked Sep 17, 2016
Damaged or rejected Bundt cakes for free. Otherwise none
Answered Oct 14, 2020
Medical, paid time off, Simple IRA, discounts on all cakes and retail - NbC Glendale/Goodyear/Surprise