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Einstein Bros. Bagels Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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Pros
  • No late nights, great customers, pretty simple job (in 20 reviews)

  • No late nights, easy to catch on, fun coworkers, laid back environment (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Always on call - High team member turnover rate - Low pay scale for hiring and retaining new employees (in 22 reviews)

  • This will become your entire life, early early mornings 1-2 am, extremely difficult to advance past GM (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Bad Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels part-time

    Pros

    -The tips were alright some days

    Cons

    -People talk behind you back
    -Didn't distribute the tips evenly
    -Not enough work hours
    -Overworked for little pay

    Advice to Management

    -Treat your workers with more respect. Also, stop demanding so much work if we won't even get paid minimum wage.


  2. "Support Center"

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    Former Employee - Support Center in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Support Center in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good food and generously shared with employees. Above average pay. HR tries very hard to make employees happy with programs for fitness and team building gatherings.

    Cons

    Not a healthy work/life balance. Expected to work while on vacation and evenings/weekends with no recognition. Many seemingly unfair lay-offs of long term employees who were quickly replaced by younger less experienced. Many left to seek new opportunities and a better work environment. Leadership was not respected by most. Morale was extreme low.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promises, appreciate long term, loyal employees, listen to those who dare give feedback. Do what you can to earn back respect of your teams. Success comes from happy and appreciated people who work for you.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Negative corporate environment, not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time

    Pros

    Very few positives, if any at all.

    Cons

    Negative environment with extremely low morale since acquisition by JAB/Caribou Coffee. General lack of leadership, strategic direction, and focus. Large focus on things that don't matter nor drive the business, inability to see what is important (i.e., people / operations), too many leaders with misaligned and competing goals, culture is forced and lacks any sense of authenticity, high-stress environment with no work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    -Consider people before financial targets and you will find that it is possible to achieve both
    -Authentic leadership cannot be faked, employees will see through it
    -Focus on transparency and honesty
    -Operations is the key to success but it cannot be changed overnight
    -Negative and aggressive leadership styles do not generate positive business results (unfortunately, this is a very common practice by leadership at the corporate office)
    -Work life/balance should be taken seriously by leaders, too much focus on getting things done regardless of employee personal/family obligations or needs


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  5. "Desecnt job for college students"

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    Former Employee - Barista in Pullman, WA
    Former Employee - Barista in Pullman, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Set schedule which is nice if you are a college student.

    Cons

    Closing at 1am in the morning are not fun if you have class the next day and most time you stay till almost 2am . It sucks that a closing shift is required.

    Advice to Management

    Make the shifts fair and more availability for students to work in other areas they are interested in.


  6. "Training General Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Recent company changes have made things better

    Cons

    Rate of Pay can use some work


  7. "Crew Member"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Current Employee - Crew Member
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Einstein Bros. Bagels part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No late nights. Flexible with school.

    Cons

    Most employees are not kept under control.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the rules, do not let employees get away with stuff.


  8. "associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to start to learn face paced work environment

    Cons

    not much pay and shot lunch break


  9. "Terrible"

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

    I worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time

    Pros

    Free food and flexible hours

    Cons

    Managment is a mess and they need to care more about the actual issues in the store that matter


  10. "Order Taker and Line Worker"

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    Former Employee - Line Worker in Northbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Line Worker in Northbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free bagels were the best

    Cons

    Employees are under-appreciated and underpaid. I worked here during my high school career and was constantly looking for a better job.

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation to your workers. Workers take orders, make food, clean restaurant, clean the bathrooms, and deal with customer complaints. They should get paid more.


  11. "Director"

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

    I worked at Einstein Bros. Bagels full-time

    Pros

    Really enjoyed working with many of my colleagues both senior leadership, peers, and junior team members.

    Cons

    They changed my department head 3 times in 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Since I worked there the company is now owned by a new PE company.


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