Noah's Bagels Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
24 Reviews
2.7
24 Reviews
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Noah's Bagels President, CEO, and Director Jeff O'Neill
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  1.  

    Worst job I had

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lafayette, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lafayette, CA

    I have been working at Noah's Bagels part-time

    Pros

    met a couple good coworkers...that has nothing to with the company though.
    I cannot think of 1 positive thing.

    Cons

    the franchise is cheap and cuts corners on budgeting from (trashcans, pull carts & uniforms)
    customers treat the place like fast food and do not show any appreciation or respect
    no tips
    Store was always hot and uncomfortable..cheapskates on A/C
    employees only get 1 bagel free+ smear...everything else employee has to pay for at a 50% cost...cant even get a meal for free as a worker
    Manager does not train or show competence to manage employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Years of blood sweat and tears wasted

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Noah's Bagels full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I held many titles during my 6 years with this company and being a baker was my favorite. Coming in at 2 am and being alone for a few hours just focusing on making each bagel and pastry look perfect was actually really fun. Hard work but I liked it. And the free food didn't hurt either.

    Cons

    Mandatory 50 hour work weeks for GMs
    No tips or holiday pay ever for staff. No incentives to offer
    Terrible training
    Nothing but negativity from district managers. No matter how well you're doing it's not good enough.
    Very high turn over rate. Pretty much everyone in corporate jumped ship while I was there
    High injury rate. Sending employees to the ER is common. I'm scarred for life from the oven and almost lost my finger tip

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    it was very terrible to work there.

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    Former Employee - Prep Assistant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Prep Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Noah's Bagels part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is no best reason to put as a pro because it was a terrible experience.

    Cons

    the hours i had was very disturbing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Leader
    Current Employee - Shift Leader

    I have been working at Noah's Bagels

    Pros

    -Brainless work
    -Time off often granted
    I'm a long time employee and other than the two things above I have no other positive things to say about Noah's...I don't even know why I'm still working for such a horrible corporation.

    Cons

    -Very uneducated employees that do not care about anyone at all
    -Horrible communication between managers and also their superiors
    -Bad pay
    -Raises hardly ever given
    Overall this company shows complete disregard for all employees including management and treats you like you are worthless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe if you treated your employees like humans your business would actually perform well. Managers have horrible training and have no idea how to do their job but obviously you don't know how either.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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