Potbelly Sandwich Works

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Pretty good place to work, unless starting a career in restaurants maybe not the first choice

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

learn good work habits. have the ability to work your way up. Get back as much as you put in.

Cons

Dirty work at times, not the best recognition, hours were not always the best or flexible. wages were a little low.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

no real advice other than to try and make it more engaging and desirable to come to work each day, get stuck in routines a little.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work, but a major time commitment

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

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule
    -Great people to work with
    -Bonus options
    -Really good vacation package
    -Easy uniform
    -Really great potential to move up within the company, they like to help associates mature and grow

    Cons

    -50 hour work weeks REQUIRED for salary managers
    -10 hour work days, everyday
    -Assistant manager bonuses can be less than associates' bonuses depending on time in/store earnings
    -No reimbursement for jeans/shoes, even though they are required
    -Expected to work extra and sometimes outside of work, ie. training, traveling, going to other stores
    -Capped at GM growth, no real platform to go from in the store to corporate if thats what you want
    -A lot of management is undeducated (not all) which makes for GMs/AMs with poor business strategies

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  2.  

    not bad, not great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Atmosphere is very welcoming and upbeat
    Other employees are fun to be around
    Live music breaks up the music playlist nicely.
    Shifts move very quickly because you are usually busy.

    Cons

    Some of the managers are not that good, and are too involved in their personal lives to make the store a Great experience. Wage is not great but not horrible considering the usually nice environment as compared to other restaurants. bonus distribution is unfair. Staffing can be an issue. It really depends on the store. Some stores are amazingly run.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The store and its employees should be a priority to you.,especially the higher up you go. What you expect from your associates should also be how you act.

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