Einstein Bros. Bagels Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Pros
  • No late nights (Close at 5pm for some locations) (in 11 reviews)

  • Free coffee, free drinks from the soda fountain, 50% off food (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, poor management disorganized (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management seems disconnected from the everyday reality of stores (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Just don't do it!!!

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I love the conversations with the customers that come in...that's about it!

    Cons

    The pay sucks!!! You can't provide for a family off of the checks, so look forward to getting a second job..NO room for advancement and management is only for self.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you really want them there...Pay raises would be awesome..


  2. Full of empty promises.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Team Member in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Customers were wonderful, opportunities to be cross trained in many different positions so that the same thing is not done every day, great staff and my managers although inexperienced, have been a privilege to work for. Flexible schedule and I can put my kids to bed every evening because of no night shifts.

    Cons

    Absolutely no room for advancement, Einstien's promised a weeks paid vacation after a full years employment (part or full time) but when my anniversary with them came up I was told that was only for salary (general and assistant manager) only. Raises with promotions were absolutely pathetic and raises for those without promotions were virtually non existent, no matter the length of time with the company. Ownership spent absolutely "0" time in the store and had no ideas about how the day to day operations worked nor did they care about customer or employee satisfaction. Cheap, rude, sexist, entitled pigs are the people I dedicated 42 hours a week of my life to for over a year to be denied promotions, raises and a one week vacation. ABSOLUTELY NO BENEFITS AS IN INSURANCE WHATSOEVER, not even for management. Owners and catering manager gave away on average $3,000 worth of food for free every month to doctors and random people in the area saying it "promoted business." Being there over a year, I never once saw a single customer come in because of our tastings. Why would they? They got free food every week so they didn't need to come pay for it. They did make sure to use 3 of their $5 off coupons every tine they came in for breakfast though so they still got free food, and still had 25 coupons to spare. A great way to run a business that only generated $18,000 a month into the ground if you ask me. Einstiens in Chattanooga at least if things keep going the way they are won't be around for much longer.

    Advice to Management

    Cooperate NEEDS much more involvement, ownership will be the downfall of Einstein's Chattanooga. there is no structure and a good way to hire nothing but crap employees with a high turnover rate is the pay them the pathetic pennies they are now and never allow them to move up due to tattoos, sex, appearance, or whatever other excuse they can come up with.


  3. Communication = Engagement

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers who are engaged, energetic, hopeful and determined...until

    Cons

    Very poor communications within company, low pay, high turnover, micromanagement, high expectations without tools to accomplish

    Advice to Management

    Live up to the mantra of quality of life by providing the tools for managers to properly train, retain and engage quality team members. Happy and engaged employees will lead to faster service, satisfied guests and greater profits. Communicate company goals, structure and expectations to ALL levels of team...top to bottom...to attain full engagement of team.


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  5. Einstein bagels Bay Area blvd, Clear Lake

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager/Crew Member in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager/Crew Member in Houston, TX

    I worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management received free meals. team members received half off meals. Pretty healthy food if you're selective.

    Cons

    Very fast-paced during peak hours; insanely fast-paced. Younger demographic team members who were reluctant and non-compliant when delegating job tasks. Always worked short-handed. Very small facility to complete work in. it's a job. Continuous turnovers in staffing.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your managers more money than $8.50/hour for management positions.


  6. All work and No pay.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in East Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in East Falls Church, VA

    I worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Loads of free bagels. Like, enough to practically live off of, at least if you are a closer. At least at the store I was in, very relaxed about slight tardiness. Periods where its very easy and slow.

    Cons

    The whole year I was there I did not see a single raise. Despite there being several employees who were definitely qualified to move up to shift leader, they hired from outside the store. As a shift leader I was underpayed for the amount of work I was doing. I would do duties specifically assigned to the Assistant and General managers on a regular basis. Still, never ever a raise, even months after they promised one. Employees just stopped caring about doing good work.|| Made my Serv Safe Certification want to rip itself apart.

    Advice to Management

    Give incentives to employees, and competitive pay. Simplify menu. Follow food sanity regulations.


  7. Buyer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Buyer in Lakewood, CO

    I have been working at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company is trying to move in the right direction

    Cons

    Very high senior leadership turnover

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction; put more value on employee retention


  8. It was alright

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Low pay and not given enough hours to work.


  9. shift leader

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Manager meals and closing time are the best thing about this place.

    Cons

    Low pay scale no benefits unless you a manager that has been there two years or more.


  10. Not a fun experience to work here

    Current Employee - Clerk/Cashier
    Current Employee - Clerk/Cashier

    I have been working at Einstein Bros. Bagels

    Pros

    The food is good and you sometimes get it for free!

    Cons

    Management makes you grind and it is exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees take a short break to go to the bathroom


  11. Just another food service gig

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Food and at a discount

    Cons

    No room for growth; not valued by management

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees



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