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Noodles & Company Reviews

Updated February 11, 2019
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Noodles & Company Chief Executive Officer Dave Boennighausen
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Pros
  • "Nice discount on food during lunch" (in 42 reviews)

  • "Constantly improving, Fast Paced, Great Team" (in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance definitely isn’t important to this company" (in 16 reviews)

  • "no support from upper management with extreme staffing issues" (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Stands behind values"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noodles & Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -cares personally and professionally for each TM on up
    -develops from with in
    -strategically plans goals and ways to execute in our businesses
    -competitive pay and bonus structure
    -work/life balance
    -healthy fresh food
    -gives back to the communities we serve

    Cons

    -finding driven people that fit our fast pace environment

    Advice to Management

    Planning and time management are the keys to success


  2. "Great People, Great Food"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Team Member in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Noodles & Company part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The employee discount is amazing. When you are working you get your food 70% off! The food is very tasty and everything is made fresh! My bosses were amazing and everyone was very nice!

    Cons

    The lunch and dinner rushes could get busy.

  3. "General Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noodles & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great value system and company culture.

    Cons

    Upper management not professional.


  4. "Good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Cypress, CA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Cypress, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Noodles & Company part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All the employees are very friendly and everyone communicates well

    Cons

    Slow at times, everyone get a little overwhelmed

    Advice to Management

    At least one person is doing their own task at once


  5. "Great Perks, Staff is questionable"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front of House in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Front of House in Davenport, IA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Noodles & Company part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked front of house and enjoyed my time. You got 70% off food when you were working and the work wasnt hard

    Cons

    Your co-workers can make or break the experience. My first 8 months were fine, but we went through 4 managers in that time, and normal staff turn over is high. My last 6 months were awful. Staff was low quality and it showed.

    Advice to Management

    When I quit I was asked if I could stay because "I was the best front of house person they ever had", hire higher quality staff


  6. "Very Fast Paced At Times"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ambassador
    Former Employee - Ambassador
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Noodles & Company part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You stay busy.
    You get to learn a lot of new things.
    Getting to interact with guests.
    Good food

    Cons

    None to report at this time.


  7. "Solid place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Silver Bowl
    Current Employee - Silver Bowl
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noodles & Company part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good restaurant culture. Overall management was accommodating and easy to work with. Plus the food is good

    Cons

    It was difficult to get more than 20 hours weekly.

  8. "Unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Expo in Vacaville, CA
    Former Employee - Expo in Vacaville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Noodles & Company part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Free rice krispy treats -Big employee discount (i think 70%)

    Cons

    -Don't respect your schedule -manager are unclean and do not follow health code
    -Will overwork you


  9. "Fast-paced and well managed"

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    Former Employee - Cook/Dishwasher/Customer Service Representative/Prep in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Cook/Dishwasher/Customer Service Representative/Prep in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Noodles & Company part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Discount on food
    - Got to work in most positions (runner, cook, dishwasher, cashier, etc.)
    - Great people

    Cons

    - Faulty communication occasionally during rushes
    - Did not have individual busser so it was always a late close when dishwashing


  10. "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Team Member
    Current Employee - Team Member

    Pros

    Good if you need a job with a flexible schedule

    Cons

    None that I know of