Braum's Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
67 Reviews
2.6
67 Reviews
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Drew M. Braum
35 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • The best reasons to work here: good pay, great management, meet great people, usually good customers (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)

  • high stress unreasonable expectations as far as sos (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    worked fresh market and food. good expirience

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Clerk  in  Derby, KS
    Former Employee - Cashier/Clerk in Derby, KS

    I worked at Braum's part-time for 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
  2.  

    Braums is a good place to get started.

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    Former Employee - AM3  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - AM3 in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Braum's full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    "hurricane"

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Braum's full-time for more than a 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
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  5.  

    Decent Company, Poor Training

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    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
  6.  

    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 for less than a 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Horrible

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Rockwall, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Rockwall, TX

    I have been working at Braum's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing positive to say. The whole experience was aweful.

    Cons

    Poor Management, Corporate Management, Dumb Employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    I absolutely loved working here.

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager  in  Hutchinson, KS
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Hutchinson, KS

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

    Pros

    The management at my store was amazing. I started in high school at a young age and worked my way up through college eventually into the management team. Tons of opportunity for advancing. Very decent pay. Everyone was literally like one big family, even our truck drivers and customers.

    Cons

    Too much gossip within management team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Cashier/Sales Clerk

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Clerk  in  Emporia, KS
    Former Employee - Cashier/Clerk in Emporia, KS

    I worked at Braum's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Yummy food all around you. Smells really good and is so tempting!

    Cons

    Sporadic hours, might call you at the last minute and tell you to take the day off. Might give you a certain amount of hours during a day but if it isn't busy enough they may send you home after an hour or 2. Lots of standing and walking/jogging around, feet get very tired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pretty good management. Sometimes they were immature to work with though.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Braum's has excellent management training and the benefits are unbelievable.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager III  in  Commerce, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager III in Commerce, TX

    I have been working at Braum's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, advancement, benefits, education, and top of the line products. I love our fresh market. We get an truck every other day so all product is fresh.

    Cons

    Working with lots of kids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your guns. Follow all procedures and do not stray from any. SUGGEST SUGGEST SUGGEST!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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