Noah's Bagels

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Years of blood sweat and tears wasted

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - General Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
Former Employee - General Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA

I worked at Noah's Bagels full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

I held many titles during my 6 years with this company and being a baker was my favorite. Coming in at 2 am and being alone for a few hours just focusing on making each bagel and pastry look perfect was actually really fun. Hard work but I liked it. And the free food didn't hurt either.

Cons

Mandatory 50 hour work weeks for GMs
No tips or holiday pay ever for staff. No incentives to offer
Terrible training
Nothing but negativity from district managers. No matter how well you're doing it's not good enough.
Very high turn over rate. Pretty much everyone in corporate jumped ship while I was there
High injury rate. Sending employees to the ER is common. I'm scarred for life from the oven and almost lost my finger tip

Doesn't Recommend

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    A LOT OF WORK

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    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Noah's Bagels full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay!
    Great Benefits!
    Great stepping stone for someone without a college degree to make a good salary.

    Cons

    Long Days!
    Audits!
    SO structured, you can't breathe at times.
    No labor back-up. Working with the bare minimum amount of staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allot more money for labor. Understand that in San Francisco labor precent average is well over the traditional 25%.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I Love Bagels and My Job!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Catering Specialist in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Catering Specialist in Lakewood, CO

    I have been working at Noah's Bagels full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I work within the catering department and love the autnomy and flexablity of my work. I feel as thought I am a vital part of the company and that my options and ideas actually matter. PLUS every friday our R&D cook up some sort of breakfast or lunch for the entire office

    Cons

    So much free food, It really can be a problem sometimes! Only other con is sometime I finish my projects earlier and don't have anything else to do so I work on my own projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing I love the team and the eniviroment and wouldn't trade this opportunity ofr the world. At this time I am under one of the most intensely business minded women and I love how much I am learning each day!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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