Noah's Bagels

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Noah's Bagels Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
26 Reviews
2.6
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    good for a wage slave.

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    Former Employee - Baker in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Baker in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Noah's Bagels part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    no weekends, free bagels , not very challenging

    Cons

    horrible hours, minimal hours terrible conditions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Job, but management was severely lacking which made for a very chaotic work environment.

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Manager

    I worked at Noah's Bagels full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pay was decent for what was expected and the autonomy was nice at times.

    Cons

    Management, Management, Management. Too much politics and not enough promotion of talented people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take notice of the talent that is on the team and embrace it. Too many good people moved on to other things because they felt no support or were overwhelmed by insane demands. People don't leave a company, they leave management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    A good exchange of time for money, nothing more

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Lafayette, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Lafayette, CA

    I have been working at Noah's Bagels full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great hours, no late nights and as many or as few as you want. Good people around you, get to make lots of friends. The work itself is not hard at all, its a bagel shop.

    Cons

    Low pay, 1-2 dollars lower in every position compared to companies in the same shopping center. Incredibly high turnover, only worked for about a year and a half and was there longer then 98 percent of people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Job for Starting Managers, Not Stable for Long Term

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Salary higher than most similar companies.

    Cons

    EVERYONE GETS FIRED! Despite the constant encouragement from Chief Operating Officer to Run it like you own it, the middle managers are in a constant state of firing people to avoid getting fired themselves. One time four location managers got fired on the same day. Many stores go months or years without any manager at all. Best advice, work your way up to GM, prove yourself for a few months and then get out before they decide to fire you for a crazy reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide pay stubs bi weekly. Pay managers for all the hours they put in outside their stores, like reading emails and taking calls from stores. Don't encourage managers to run it like they own it, tell them the truth, run it like the shareholders need instant cash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A LOT OF WORK

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    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Noah's Bagels full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay!
    Great Benefits!
    Great stepping stone for someone without a college degree to make a good salary.

    Cons

    Long Days!
    Audits!
    SO structured, you can't breathe at times.
    No labor back-up. Working with the bare minimum amount of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allot more money for labor. Understand that in San Francisco labor precent average is well over the traditional 25%.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good until new upper management

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    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Centennial, CO

    I worked at Noah's Bagels full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    hours are fantastic, great work life balance

    Cons

    a little shady when it comes to promotion, not totally upfront

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more forthright and upfront with better communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    First Job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good first job experience to start

    Cons

    very limited room for moving up in the company
    the company is not effective in its policies or business strategies
    hardly any holidays

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was okay for the time

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Pinole, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Pinole, CA

    I have been working at Noah's Bagels part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The job is like any other easy food service position. It involves making the food, prepping food, and cleaning the place. It was a nice go to work then go home place.

    Cons

    The pay is like any other food service position, so expect to make around nine bucks an hour. Shift manager makes ten. That's about it, there is no room for advancement and management likes to pretend like there are rewards for sales. The company was doing a promotion where if a store sells x amount of something they get entered into a raffle for a $20 gift card for each employee I think.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate your employees with better pay and incentives to sell more. It will make the company more money and make the employees happier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    it was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noah's Bagels

    Pros

    product was great. really good food.

    Cons

    getting up at 3 or 4 in the morning can be a drag after awhile

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire well. morning people are a must. partiers will only give you problems.

  11.  

    good old boys club

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Noah's Bagels

    Pros

    great product
    keeps up with time with changes in product

    Cons

    once you build a store's reputation, mngmt come in and pushed you out. puts ou in a store that will close son, brings in friend and works in area of store you built up.
    frabricates documents in employee files. Always check your - it's our right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop playing games and give people credit for what they contribute. don't put good people in stores that are on the brink of closure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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