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BIG Apple Bagels Reviews

Updated June 25, 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. "Decent job, bad ownership"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in East York, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in East York, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BIG Apple Bagels part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good management (excluding owner).

    Cons

    Often very fast paced, owner heavily favors female employees and was so critical of the other employees when he came in that management often would give us unnecessary tasks or tell us to pretend to do something so he would not get mad.

  3. "BAB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of Free Food
    Relaxed Work Environment
    Fun People
    Casual Uniform

    Cons

    Unorganized
    A lot of Gossiping
    Unprofessional Management


  4. "Counter Cashier"

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    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


  5. "Big Apple Bagel Review"

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    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


  6. "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


  7. "Manager"

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    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

  8. "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.


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

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    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?


  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.


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