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Noodles & Company Reviews

Updated December 12, 2018
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Noodles & Company Chief Executive Officer Dave Boennighausen
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Pros
  • "Nice discount on food during lunch" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Fresh ingredients, fast paced, friendly" (in 52 reviews)

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

  • "Work-life balance definitely isn’t important to this company" (in 14 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. "Noodles"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, good values

    Cons

    Fairly new, still expanding, confusing

  3. "Great first job!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Manager
    Current Employee - Shift Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constantly improving, Fast Paced, Great Team

    Cons

    Pay isn't that great, especially for long-term employees with minimum wages constantly going up.


  4. "Okay starter job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noodles & Company part-time

    Pros

    Free food when managers aren't looking

    Cons

    Horrible pay and too much work


  5. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Noodles & Company part-time

    Pros

    Noodles and Company is a great place to work overall. They offer good benefits with competitive pay. Everything is kept clean, tidy, and organized, ensuring a smooth running operation.

    Cons

    Can be high stress at times


  6. "Use to be good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Noodles & Company part-time

    Pros

    - Flexible Hours
    - Laid back work environment

    Cons

    - Hires anyone, not caring about personality traits

    Advice to Management

    - Be more strict with employees


  7. "Had it's pros and cons"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Member in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Team Member in Golden, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule decent pay easy to learn

    Cons

    poor management iffy employees no breaks

  8. "Shift Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Noodles & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    management was easy to work with scheduling

    Cons

    pay was too low for the job


  9. "Good people, questionable management"

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

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

    Pros

    At our store in OH, the rest of the team members as well as the shift managers were terrific and understanding. Customers are typically pretty cool; we had quite a few regulars with whom we were all able to build relationships and rarely did we ever have anyone who would get extremely upset with us. Overall, it was a pretty good job, although the main reason why I stayed there for as long as I did was because I had become friends with my coworkers, so maybe it would have been different if I hadn’t established so many strong relationships there.

    Cons

    Our manager left and moved out of state with no notice, and it became a bit of a train wreck after that. Plus, hiring managers kept hiring poor workers who should not have even made it past the first interview, which really brought team morale down. Also, I worked there for over a year (July 2017-October 2018) and only got one pay raise of 18¢ the whole time I was there, despite having been there for longer than any team member, almost always picking up shifts if they were short, or staying longer than I was supposed to. That was extremely disheartening.

    Advice to Management

    It would be really nice if management would show that they care about us, or at least try to. There were very little appreciation efforts, and the few instances were extreme cases of favoritism based off of who management was “friends” with at the time.


  10. "Best first job ever"

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    Former Employee - Server in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Server in Naperville, IL

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

    Pros

    Great management and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Like any restaurant job you get a bad customer hear and there.