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Not a good marketing environment

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Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  Lakewood, CO
Former Employee - Brand Manager in Lakewood, CO

I worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time for more than a year

Pros

-As close to marketing-driven company in the restaurant industry as you can get
-Pays relatively well within marketing function for industry
-Good level of talent at the Manager/Director levels
-Fast-paced environment
-If you're talented, they'll allow you to experience multiple functions in your career path
-Good work/life balance

Cons

-It's a consumer-driven company with NO understanding of the consumer...no research budget, in-house insights employees, or segmentation/targeting/positioning
-No one is willing to speak out against poor decision-making from the executives
-Still pays below other industries in the marketing function like Internet and CPG
-The fast-paced environment exists because of terrible planning/forecasting/process...we launched things with no business case, no rational thought, no testing and no executional planning...only to have them bomb and get pulled within a week of launch
-I was there for a year and we went through 4 CMOs...yes, you read that correctly
-Very secretive/shady hiring process for marketing
-Some functional silos exist where other functions do almost nothing to help you out or move projects along
-No proper performance evaluation process, core values/beliefs, or competencies exist

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Overhaul is needed

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Disinterested management ruins a decent job

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    Current Employee - Cashier  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good hours, with nights never an option to work
    Relatively simple work
    Competitive pay for industry
    Fun atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    Completely disinterested management that often wastes company time rather than work
    Misleading job advancement promises
    Hours worked each week erratic and never guaranteed to stay full-time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to put more care into the store and the employees will as well

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Was treated very badly

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    Former Employee - Line Worker  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I met some of my best friends while working there, discount on food and free coffee

    Cons

    I was treated very badly by management. Worked there for over 3 years and only got one 25 cent raise, and that was just because the minmum wage had gone up. I felt used and not appreciated for anything I did. I was constantly passed up for a promotion and it was always given to someone who had worked there less time than I mad. When I asked to have additional responsibilities in the store my GM basically laughed at me and told me that I would just fail at it and that all I was capable of was making sandwiches for people. He didn't even let me take a break from being on the line and be on the register for a litte while because he told me he didnt think I could do it. I can't believe I put up with that treatment. I wish I would've walked out after he said those things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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