Braum's Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
71 Reviews
2.6
71 Reviews
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Drew M. Braum
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • fast paced and challenging with good bonus plan (in 5 reviews)

  • Friendly people and flexible hours (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • It's bad enough that it's barely above minimum wage and part time (I desperately need more hours and/or pay) (in 4 reviews)

  • Poor Management, Corporate Management, Dumb Employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Is call work.

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    Current Employee - Code 70 in Astin, TX
    Current Employee - Code 70 in Astin, TX

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

    Pros

    Bing full-time you do get the benefit. They are flexible with you hours.

    Cons

    For example the discount you only get it if you pay with your work card.

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

    Assistant Shift Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Shift Manager in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Assistant Shift Manager in Lawton, OK

    I worked at Braum's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked while in college. Managers over me were very flexible so that I could work full time aroung my school schedule. Excellent training.

    Cons

    Physically demanding at times. Would have liked to have seen a bigger raise/incentive when promoting to a management position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I loved every minute working here with people I could call family.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Cook/Drive Thru Runner/Cashier in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Cashier/Cook/Drive Thru Runner/Cashier in Lawton, OK

    I worked at Braum's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people were awesome to work with during my time with them. I worked so long with so many of them, that it was like we became one big ice cream scoopin family. I they gave me the hours i needed. Management allowed me the time off I needed even if the request was last minute due to events that came out of the blue. They were great for me.

    Cons

    The only challenge was working here and my other job PLUS going to school. But, of course, everything worked out because management was fantastic when it came to the wants and needs of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing because you are doing great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It was fun

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    Current Employee - Server in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Braum's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is in high school and the manager is typically chill

    Cons

    People love ice cream so it gets busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please be patient

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    worked fresh market and food. good expirience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Clerk in Derby, KS
    Former Employee - Cashier/Clerk in Derby, KS

    I worked at Braum's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    be around people, work deli my favorite

    Cons

    get to be a worker within a team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    im looking for part time . i can not work evenings,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Braums is a good place to get started.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - AM3 in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - AM3 in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    They provide their managers with many training classes, including servsafe cerification, paid for by Braums. Braums will hire assistant managers with no prior management experience.

    Cons

    Braums employee meal policy consisted of a ten percent discount, and it was required to be paid for with your clock in card with was then deducted directly from your paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of your middle management, a happy manager leads to a successful business.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    "hurricane"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    flexible hours.
    bonus program is excellent if you meet all requirements all of time

    Cons

    poor training. (everyone learns different)
    inventory is not very open. ( the scan numbers are always unknown.)
    Upper management is always the one that takes the hit. lower management is never at fault. If someone calls in it is up to the GM to find someone or to come in.
    GM's hours are infinite. the way the management ladder is made, it doesn't allow you to have a life, good sleeping schedule, family, or practice good hygiene.
    This is a very sales driven company. if you fail to meet the goals and needs of sales every day, you will be bombarded with notifications with upper management.
    You do not really get any days off. even if it not in the scheduled days, the upper management will continue to bother you via text messages or phone calls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    working with a KIOSK is not training. yes, having them sit in front a video that is very out of date, is one way teaching. but how many people really learn by watching tv? then having them go through open book tests, that do not answer the updated product, that is not productive. Last and not least, when are you suppose to teach them how to square dip? and still cover for labor? Shrink?

    you need a real trainer that will be a designated to teach and train each member as properly as possible. they would be a morning person, and a mid- night shift person. they could really go in a teach them the way they learn best.

    This person would also help with turn over rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent Company, Poor Training

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Braum's full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, fairly easy job. Customers can be decent. A lot of variety in both daily events and duties.

    Cons

    Poor training. Most trainees are told "here, let this person walk you through some things." Basically, you get out what you put in. If you're self-motivated and competitive, you'll do well. If you want to zombie your way through your shift and earn your paycheck, this may not be the place for you. (Braum's Corporate doesn't comp hours for new hirees. Managers have to simultaneously control labour and train newbies....not fun for anyone)
    Policies change often. Either management changes (which happens frequently), corporate changes their mind, or District/Regional Managers change their minds...long story short. Policy is policy for a short amount of time, and then it changes, often unexpectedly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to adequately train your employees. Corporate should comp hours for new hirees to ensure adequate training. Otherwise the newbies are forced into doing dishes or busing tables because it takes too long to teach them to do things, and corporate demands an 85% speed of service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    horrible work experience

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    Former Employee - Food Preparer in Moore, OK
    Former Employee - Food Preparer in Moore, OK

    I worked at Braum's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    there are no pros to working here unless you have another job that is full-time

    Cons

    bad managers, bad training(barely any), bad pay, bad hours, managers change your schedual without telling you. If if could click 0 stars, i would.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate your procedures and hiring people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I had an ok experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Braum's

    Pros

    I have no pros. The business is terrible.

    Cons

    They have lazy managers. The pay is terrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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