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Confused GM in Southern AZ

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - General Manager
Current Employee - General Manager

I have been working at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time (More than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Fresh-hot, quality bagels, schmear & coffee! With a good discount, darn good even. Merit based advancement to mangement level. Regular Guests. Free Wi-Fi in most locations.

Cons

Unclear company direction: halting rollouts part-way through, fast food or good food fast? "Culture of waste" - ever changing POP, daily product waste, halted rollouts - it adds up. Decrease in employee benifits over recent years. Coupons - why devalue your product? Below industry standard pay for longs days (10-12 hrs)

Advice to Management

*Focus on the core of your product base: Bagels & schmear, egg sandwiches and coffee. Wraps, salads, thins, poppers, catering with delivery, online catering, an endless line of new sandwiches/ salads... Compare the small, simple menus of highly successful upcoming food enterprises to the costly, high-inventory, expansive menu of Einsteins. *Don't fall prey to every sales representative trying to sell you something to fix what's not broken. *Harken back to the days when the company was still private; have variety in bagels/ cream cheese/ coffee not everything but?

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  1. Long hours, unrealistic expectations.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Close early afternoon. No fryers or grills. Loyal/friendly customers.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations on service and quality of operations. Long hours. Very hard to get good employees a raise. Company is being prepped to be sold and this is having an effect on how money is being allocated to the stores.


  2. Helpful (1)

    A concept with diminishing values being overran by next quarter profits.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is nice. Benefits are decent with the exception of 401k which they dont match at all.

    Cons

    Everything from top to bottom is micro managed to the 10th degree. There is no future for anyone except officer level employees. The keep cutting labor in the stores and asking everyone to do more. Very mixed ideologies.

    Advice to Management

    If you want the company to truly be successful then you have to invest in its people. Currently your employees talent level is at the bottom of the totem pole because you don't pay for success. Training, Marketing, and Acquisition departments need a lot of work! Good luck getting where you want to go without changing the plan of attack!


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