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Noah's Bagels Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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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. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Don't work here"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    No late nights - but this also means that your mornings will start at 2 or 3am.

    Cons

    This review is for people who want to work at Noah's Bagels at these locations: Brokaw & Oakland, Milpitas, Willow Glen, Santa Clara, Los Gatos and any stores surrounding these areas... I advise you to stay away!

    The Area Business Manager of that area gossips about employees that he manages. I have heard him conspire ways to get employees fired with his General and Assistant Manager who work at certain store as well. He blatantly shows favor to certain store and will treat other stores - especially their General Managers- like they are idiots.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of crooked management. Offer better pay and benefits for employees across the board to reduce turnover rate


  5. "Overall work environment"

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

    Pros

    I cannot think of one

    Cons

    Extreme mismanagement at all levels. Horrible health and safety record.
    Great employees's are overlooked, whilst the lazy ones not only are able to get away with whatever they like, seem to be defended and pardoned by management.
    Unfortunately I was unable to give the company a 'NO STARS" overall rating, it does not allow for that, otherwise it would have received a zero rating.

    Advice to Management

    It seems that the problem stems from the corporate end, great management at the top filters down to local management. They have no interest in becoming a great employer instead their focus lies solely on profit.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Tough Quality of Life"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Out early in the day

    Cons

    "No Late Nights" in their advertising spin means that your late night is actually a very early morning. Get to work at 2AM. Leave for home at 2PM. Enjoy your night!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "This company does not take care of their people."

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

    Pros

    Not many late nights.
    Employees are allowed a free and/or discounted meal (at least when I still worked there).
    Nothing else really comes to mind.

    Cons

    The company provides NO holiday pay, but requires all stores to be open for every day of the year.
    Noah's used to follow practices that took care of their employees and kept employees happy. However, now the focus is to squeeze every dollar out by any means possible. I gave two months notice so that the regional business manager could get someone competent to take my place as GM, however, they had a shift leader (for no increase in pay) take over for months which slowly pushed every crew member out and to find other jobs. Meanwhile, the company had the most profitable year to date before all of this took place and it was well within their budget to properly compensate someone for the long hours of being the GM.

    Advice to Management

    Provide benefits and holiday pay if you are

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Over worked, under paid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Being the baker is awesome. Working alone listening to music and no real need to interact with cuatomers

    Cons

    While working I was put in charge of being the baker, delivery driver, cashier and work the line. Without warning, people were hired on to take each position and I was fired once they were all hired on after 2 years of being the backbone of that store.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Don't work here."

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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 Noah's Bagels full-time

    Pros

    I made some great friends while here, both with customers and some employees. The hours are also nice, if you are okay with waking up early, but you get to go home the latest by 6pm as a closer so that's awesome!

    Cons

    The company is the most screwed up company I've ever been with. They do not care about their employees at all, hire managers who are liars and who will steal and the company will cover it up to make sure they do not look bad. One of my fellow crew members was stolen money from and nobody did anything to help he/her even though it happened when he/she was on the clock by someone else who had to have been on the clock and working. I left this company because management believed they were superior to all crew despite there being some amazing employees. Extremely disappointed with management and higher management.

    Advice to Management

    Employees do not get paid enough to deal with the politics of a screwed up management.


  10. "Don't Bother"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule
    stores close early
    great first job

    Cons

    I could go on and on about all the bad things about this company.
    DO NOT expect to get paid more than minimum wage, even if you have been there for 2+ years! I was told multiple times that they had plans of giving my a raise (this went on for 6 months before I realized it just was not going to happen)
    I've been through 6 GMs and they have all been terrible. no experience, no training.
    ALWAYS understaffed
    only a free bagel and cream cheese for your employees?
    no time and a half on holidays (except Christmas and new years)
    management all try to run the store their own ways

    Advice to Management

    have ONE way to do things and have ALL store managers follow it.
    give raises to employees who deserve is! Especially if they have stuck by your company!


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