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Great Harvest Reviews

Updated May 6, 2017
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  1. "Productive and fun workplace with learning encouraged."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Great Harvest part-time

    Pros

    Family run business with high regard to goal setting and excellent work ethics.

    Cons

    Encourages having fun while getting the job done and great interaction within store.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to stay open and down to earth, despite growth.


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Great Harvest full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everything is made from scratch with no preservatives or additives. We mill our own wheat berry. Very fresh. Learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor ownership. Hours are early. No breaks for some eight hour shifts. Poor communication. Equipment malfunctions. Not enough employees to fill all the positions.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue

  3. "Great place to work, just make sure there is good management"

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    Current Employee - Closing Shift Manager
    Current Employee - Closing Shift Manager
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Great Harvest part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food, friendly customers, fun atmosphere. Locations usually close early enough for a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Promised flexibility in scheduling, now working every day due to people quitting and no one else being hired. The closing shift is just lots of repetitive cleaning. I am in an unofficial "manager" position and received no raise in pay ($8 per hour). Just make sure the location you apply to is well-run.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you're hiring quality workers,


  4. "Baker"

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    Former Employee - Baker in Holladay, UT
    Former Employee - Baker in Holladay, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Great Harvest part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment. Easy schedule to work around for students because you can go early in the morning.

    Cons

    It requires really hard repetitive labor


  5. "Customer Service Manager"

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

    I worked at Great Harvest full-time

    Pros

    Great interactive staff, active, fun place ot feel like your making a difference

    Cons

    Hours were sometimes unpredictable. High focus on predicting trends for production purposes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging employees to make a difference and handing out free slices, it really cultivates a community of customers who feel valued, which keeps bringing them back.


  6. "Creative, fun, hometown job"

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    Former Employee - Baker in Bellingham, WA
    Former Employee - Baker in Bellingham, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Great Harvest full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast moving, physical work with teamwork at its best, great interactivity with clientele and community involvement through school tours and donations.

    Cons

    Early hours (duh! It's a bakery)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. "Fun Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun, creativity, independence, great learning opportunity

    Cons

    Can get very stressfull during the holidays

  8. "A tight rope"

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    Former Employee - Franchise Sales in Dillon, MT
    Former Employee - Franchise Sales in Dillon, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    All the bread, cookies, scones and muffins you can eat. Some truly exceptional employees. Decent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Management team does not stick up for employees. They fear confrontation and the real threat of being bullied by CEO. Unhealthy relationship at the top. Lots of pressure to accept franchisees whether or not qualified, which is unethical.

    Advice to Management

    Don't throw excellent, hard working employees under the bus. Create a better dialog with CEO. Don't allow bullying. Don't put unqualified franchisee applicants at risk of losing life savings.


  9. "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Harvest part-time

    Pros

    I love working hear, the customers are great and the other staff is very friendly.

    Cons

    There are no cons working for Great Harvest. The hours are great, and the people you work with are awesome

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. "HORRIBLE BUSINESS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Best pastries and goodies you will ever bite into

    Cons

    Promised full time hours and barely got 15 a week. Owner called employees names, sent harassment text messages and once physically harmed an employee

    Advice to Management

    Don't give out franchises to whoever wants them. And provide in person store checks periodically to keep owners accountable for how they run things


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