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Noah's Bagels Reviews

Updated January 9, 2018
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Pros
  • And the free food didn't hurt either (in 4 reviews)

  • No late nights - but this also means that your mornings will start at 2 or 3am (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, 1-2 dollars lower in every position compared to companies in the same shopping center (in 4 reviews)

  • The company provides NO holiday pay, but requires all stores to be open for every day of the year (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Team Member in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Noah's Bagels part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good time scheduling. There's free food

    Cons

    Need higher pay than minimum wage for the work load.


  2. "Had both good and bad experiences"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Noah's Bagels full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Most locations close at 5pm or before so you will not have to work late nights. However, if you are a baker or catering specialist, your shifts can also start as early as 11pm depending on the volume of catering at your store. I think your experience will depend on your general manager and district manager because I have had both good and bad experiences.

    Cons

    Was not properly trained. Management seems unmotivated.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training employees properly

  3. "Customer Service"

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

    I worked at Noah's Bagels part-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and great pay

    Cons

    Always got called in last minute


  4. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noah's Bagels part-time

    Pros

    free bagels at the end of the shift, laid back, relatively chill employees

    Cons

    nasty environment, everything is filthy, no equipment is updated, manager do not care about their jobs

    Advice to Management

    start taking your jobs more seriously, train new workers and stop leaving it up to people who have barely even been there a month.


  5. "Do Not Recommend"

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

    I worked at Noah's Bagels (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extra pay for deliveries, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Terrible and shady management, lots of gossip and drama

    Advice to Management

    Too late to change anything for better, company is going really down hill and can't turn back.


  6. "Shift Leader"

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

    I have been working at Noah's Bagels full-time

    Pros

    Great Hours and flexibilty

    Cons

    Not enough reliable employees and it can get very busy

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Unorganized leadership, company first & employees second....or whenever."

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    Former Employee - District Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - District Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Noah's Bagels full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Good coworkers that make the job bearable.
    -Company was built around a good product.
    -Good community feel in your store.

    Cons

    Senior leadership is unorganized & not on the same page. Lots of changes with no regard for store operations. Short sighted changes that will hurt the company in the long run.

    -bad benefits,
    no PTO until 2 years of employment
    Expensive medical that is hard to use
    No matching 401k
    Very limited food discounts

    -low pay
    -very minimal holiday pay
    -ALWAYS short staffed in all stores.
    -stressful job due to the lack of staffing
    -unable to staff due to low pay & bad benefits.
    -stores are old & dirty. Lots of pest issues across CA.

    Advice to Management

    Take a step back & look at why you have staffing issues. Don't use "high industry turnover" as an excuse...that's not the real issue.

  8. "Working for Noah's Bagels"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Noah's Bagels part-time

    Pros

    They hire you on the spot, so if you are in serious need of a job that not only pays you, but also teaches you skills and give you experience, this is the place to apply for. You also do multiple tasks, not focused on one station, so that you become more flexible and better help the store.

    Cons

    The store is pretty small and can be difficult to maneuver around with a full staff on the line. Also, sometimes, some staff simply don't show up on their assigned work schedule and you could be called to work on your off day. So prepare ahead of time and let the manager know know what day you couldn't be at work for a specific reason, like religious practice, planned vacation, appointments, and so on.

    Advice to Management

    I genuinely don't have any advice. I can't critique how a manager should improve since I've never been in their shoes before. Even if some of their actions were "questionable" they still are the manager and their main focus is to maintain the business and its integrity.


  9. "Part time high school job at Noah's bagels"

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

    I worked at Noah's Bagels part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to get a job, 1 free bagel per day, restaurants regularly close ~3pm so no late hours, relatively flexible with hours

    Cons

    No free meals, low pay with no tips, early morning hours, open on holidays so don't expect days off on holidays

    Advice to Management

    Should have a donation program for left over bagels each day and hire more workers at a time to lighten early morning workloads on some workers over others


  10. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Noah's Bagels full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great flexibility schedule, for college. Great food, Great training, Great ppl,and customer, fun environment

    Cons

    waking up at 5am no joke! insurance is expensive


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