Noah's Bagels Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great experience with few opportunities for further growth

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Noah's Bagels (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lot of autonomy and freedom as it was a field based position. Free food was nice too.

    Cons

    Management wasn't very trusting which led to a lot of apprehension


  2. The manager makes everything.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Noah's Bagels part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The manager makes work fun. Easy to work environment. Never a dull moment in the mornings.

    Cons

    Retail so you have to deal with the rude. Dies down a lot when it gets to be closing time.


  3. good for a wage slave.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Baker in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Baker in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Noah's Bagels part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    no weekends, free bagels , not very challenging

    Cons

    horrible hours, minimal hours terrible conditions


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  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  6. A good exchange of time for money, nothing more

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Lafayette, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Lafayette, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Noah's Bagels full-time (More than a 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Good Job for Starting Managers, Not Stable for Long Term

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    A LOT OF WORK

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. good until new upper management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Centennial, CO
    Former Employee - Retail Associate in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Noah's Bagels full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    hours are fantastic, great work life balance

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    more forthright and upfront with better communication


  10. First Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  11. It was okay for the time

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Pinole, CA
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Pinole, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Noah's Bagels part-time (More than a 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 Management

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



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