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Good Job for Starting Managers, Not Stable for Long Term

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Former Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

Pros

Salary higher than most similar companies.

Cons

EVERYONE GETS FIRED! Despite the constant encouragement from Chief Operating Officer to Run it like you own it, the middle managers are in a constant state of firing people to avoid getting fired themselves. One time four location managers got fired on the same day. Many stores go months or years without any manager at all. Best advice, work your way up to GM, prove yourself for a few months and then get out before they decide to fire you for a crazy reason.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Provide pay stubs bi weekly. Pay managers for all the hours they put in outside their stores, like reading emails and taking calls from stores. Don't encourage managers to run it like they own it, tell them the truth, run it like the shareholders need instant cash.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Years of blood sweat and tears wasted

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    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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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