Einstein Bros. Bagels Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Pros
  • No late nights (Close at 5pm for some locations) (in 11 reviews)

  • Free coffee, free drinks from the soda fountain, 50% off food (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, poor management disorganized (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management seems disconnected from the everyday reality of stores (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Trusting your employer is important

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    Former Employee - Crew/Shift Leader in East Brainerd, TN
    Former Employee - Crew/Shift Leader in East Brainerd, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours a great for restaurant work. Bagels are awesome. Positive environment. (unless that one manger type is around. You know the one.)

    Cons

    Told about multiple locations opening in the area (6). Second one a year after the first. All the higher ups spoke about it. then I found out none of it was true. And it wasn't. Still only one store.

    Advice to Management

    Don't Lie.


  2. Shift worker

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Einstein Bros. Bagels part-time

    Pros

    Great people. Easy to learn. Very accommodating

    Cons

    Pay could be higher.

    Advice to Management

    Give the regular workers a raise


  3. Helpful (1)

    Awesome place to work

    Current Employee - Cashier in Cedar Bluff, Knox, TN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Cedar Bluff, Knox, TN
    Recommends

    Pros

    The whole environment is awesome. All employees are very nice. I wasn't thrown in not knowing what to do. They trained me every step of the way. All of the managers are extremely nice. Employee discount when you're working and off the clock is a plus. I am not a morning person, but I enjoy going in to work even at 6:30 in the morning. I haven't been there long at all and I have already picked up an extra shift.

    Cons

    At this point I have zero cons. I just think that if you are going to apply for a job in what would be considered "fast food" then don't expect amazing pay. I make $8 an hour plus tips that are shared by everyone. It's not a hard job. I have been here two weeks and I already know just about everything. I go in already knowing what to do. I don't have to ask what needs to be done.


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  5. Do your job and go home

    Current Employee - Prep Cook in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Prep Cook in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at Einstein Bros. Bagels (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced. My co-workers are pretty cool. So is management. flexible schedule

    Cons

    hours. Its hard to do an 8 hour job in 5 hours.

    Advice to Management

    pay raises and hours are needed to keep an employee


  6. Amazing company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Severna Park, MD
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Severna Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I interviewed around 10-12 months ago. I wore a suit and tie to a fast casual restaurant job, I was willing to work weekends, they were interested in my social media profiles, and very solid resume, and knew that I had a year of work experience restaurants under my belt while in college, in addition to many other skills and much more advanced work experience as well as management experience too, that I was taking advanced courses and willing to do the baking, I hit a bump around month 3 then went on to be the number one person there, not that others are not extremely bright, gifted, talented, and hard working, for instance our caters are super hard working, are management brilliant, even the young management, our staff are super friendly and warm. However, senior management expects such life things to come up within reason. Bottom line, I like everyone there, and they like me very much for the most part.

    Cons

    early to rise, early to bed kinda of deal

    Advice to Management

    keep rocking it


  7. Hours are great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you are a morning person this job is for u.

    Cons

    It can get really busy on weekends.


  8. Assistant Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Networking, growth potential, fast paced environment

    Cons

    upper management, erratic schedule, early shifts

    Advice to Management

    Don't be hypocrites. Practice what you preach. Also, actually help your stores.


  9. Shift Lead

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader
    Current Employee - Shift Leader
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Having an employees discount, being able to make more money, and basically being an authority figure.

    Cons

    Einstein is very stingy with the pay, you don't make a lot. my current manager only make 11.00 right now. i make 9 dollars and I'm only a shift lead.

    Advice to Management

    keep your employees more happy, and stop dictating on what we should corporate and help us out if you want something done "the right way".


  10. cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Einstein Bros. Bagels (More than a year)

    Pros

    fun, relaxed good experience, off by 3pm

    Cons

    fast paced on weekends, management sucks, early mornings


  11. Support Center Employee

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Center Staff in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Support Center Staff in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - bagels on Fridays - lots of free food throughout the week - some nice people - my manager gave no oversight, so I could sort of do whatever I wanted most of the time

    Cons

    - employees are just cogs in the bigger system, management doesn't care about personal growth or the actual person (an example, the company no longer does personal goals) - trying to force a fun culture that just doesn't exist, everyone is trying to hard to be something they aren't - there's little to no training on new roles, they just expect you to immediately know where information is coming from and how to put it together because they've been there for 10+ years - limited room for growth as many managers and directors have been in the same roles for years and years

    Advice to Management

    - treat your employees like you actually care about them - stop trying to be Caribou and do your own thing



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