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New employee, but good so far

Current Employee - Associate  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Potbelly Sandwich Works part-time for less than a year

Pros

-My store manager is AWESOME, and the shift leaders are young and friendly
-Discount! Whaddup half price sandwiches?
-Generally easy work. When you're on the line loading/dressing, it can get kind of tiring during the rushes, but non-rush periods are the easiest job ever

Cons

-I only make minimum wage.
-6AM opening shifts... ugh.
-Some of the certified trainers are pretty clueless.

Other Reviews for Potbelly Sandwich Works

  1.  

    Very Rewarding!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Potbelly Sandwich Works

    Pros

    The company is grrowing rapidly, so there is a lot of opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    It is very competitive, so only the best get promoted.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Operations leadership needs to walks the talk and aligns behaviors with core values and culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - District Manager in Washington, DC

    I worked at Potbelly Sandwich Works

    Pros

    Original Chicago culture of SIDEWAYS was great. It was a company that had a heart and really got it when it came to building a company around a culture. As it grew and demands from ownership on ROI were escalated, senior leadership and mid-level leadership were poor to execute in alignment with culture and core values. Talent drain occurred as they tried to grow too fast without the proper support/tools.

    Cons

    Operations leadership is more "Get it done or else" than providing professional feedback and development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure operations leadership walks the talk and aligns behaviors with core values and culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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