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BIG Apple Bagels Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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  1. "Well Run Establishment"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Fishers, IN
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fishers, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nobody except for the cooks in the back really have a station they have to man at all times. This means that I am able to perform multiple tasks that need to get done, and not ever really get bored during the day.

    I get a ten minute break to sit and eat during my shift, which includes a free bagel with cream cheese if I want. Also, there's an employee discount.

    Loyalty and hard work are rewarded in the form of a raise.

    The owner and manager are not above stepping in when extra help is needed.

    Cons

    Not too many. However, I will say this job is not for everyone. There are plenty of standards and appearances that need to be kept up at all times, and those who don't work in the back are expected to drop whatever they're doing as soon as a customer walks in the door to get to the cash register. Many tasks may not get done by the end of one's shift because of constant interruptions.

    Fast paced and stressful during busy hours, which is normal for any restaurant.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Try to stay on top of things, as usual, and don't let things slide that the store owner wouldn't. New hires may get contradictory information from coworkers and not realize that they've actually made a mistake.


  2. "Counter Cashier"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Midland, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Midland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BIG Apple Bagels part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    50% discount on food
    Free drinks and coffee
    Mostly nice customers
    A lot of different bagels
    Can do tasks to earn free food

    Cons

    Two-faced manager
    Go home smelling like cream cheese
    Tons of cleaning
    Extremely high energy attitude expected 24/7
    Old customers
    Get sent home early a lot, very few hours for minors

    Advice to Management

    Give employees better training and time to learn


  3. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Portage, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Portage, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BIG Apple Bagels full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible with college schedules and other jobs

    Cons

    not enough room for advancement


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  5. "Basic food prep job"

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Grand Blanc, MI
    Current Employee - Cashier/Barista in Grand Blanc, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People were generally nice. Employees could get free coffee and a meal. Sometimes take home the extra day olds.

    Cons

    The management was very two sided.


  6. "Great first job, that's about it."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clinton Township, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clinton Township, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BIG Apple Bagels part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy job, perfect for young students.
    All the bagels you can eat.
    Friendly staff.

    Cons

    Advancement IS available, but you won't ever make much above minimum wage.
    Not enough hours available unless you want to wake up at 3AM.
    Very old customers.
    Job can get boring at times.

    Advice to Management

    WiFi in stores?


  7. "Great job for getting through school"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Petoskey, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Petoskey, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BIG Apple Bagels part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly employees and owner, flexible with scheduling around classes

    Cons

    Somewhat high turnover, consistently training new employees.


  8. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hours, fast pace, loyal customer base

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say really


  9. "Big Apple Bagel Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fun, friendly work environment, striving to make everyone better

    Cons

    Early mornings, work clothes always smell like cheese after working all day


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BIG Apple Bagels full-time

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for advancement at the store level. I was promoted twice during the time I worked there. Corporate managers very personable and approachable.

    Cons

    Schedule changes week to week. Hours vary. I sometimes had to be at work at 2 or 3 am to bake bagels, sometimes at 5 am to open the store and sometimes worked afternoon/evening hours to close store.


  11. "The best first job I could possibly ask for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BIG Apple Bagels part-time

    Pros

    There's several pros. First, I loved that it was in a small space. I felt like I didn't have to worry about trekking to some far away land to get a single task done. Second, I had my first encounter with customer service, and in all honesty still use all of the same techniques I learned at B.A.B.. Third, I learned how to multi-task like a complete pro, as well as learning a ton about every facet of the food industry on a small scale. Something that not many people can ask for, but could definitely use.

    Cons

    The one and only down side was one of the pros. Although I loved the small workspace, at times it was hectic getting around two co workers during the lunch rush.


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