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Noodles & Company Reviews

Updated 8 January 2019
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Noodles & Company Chief Executive Officer Dave Boennighausen
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Pros
  • "Nice discount on food during lunch" (in 40 reviews)

  • "Constantly improving, Fast Paced, Great Team" (in 53 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
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    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. "Fast paced driver to be the best"

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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

    Pros

    A caring culture with support from all levels of management

    Cons

    Little to no cons here.

  3. "Love working for the company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Noodles & Company full-time

    Pros

    Great medical, dental, LTD, STD, health and wellness program, discount on meals, stock purchase program, maternal leave, paternal leave, adoption leave. A great extra benefit at 10 years of employment getting 30 days paid sabbatical.

    Cons

    Some days feel overworked or overwhelmed


  4. "I’m new working as ambassador"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ambassador in Vista, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Ambassador in Vista, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Noodles & Company part-time

    Pros

    Benefits, and friendly people at there

    Cons

    We all have to wash the dishes


  5. "Former Employee Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Journey Leader in Ames, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Journey Leader in Ames, IA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Noodles & Company part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff and very respectable managers

    Cons

    not enough hours and fairly low pay


  6. "Server, busser, ambassador"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very Easy and flexible !

    Cons

    Bad customers and when it is rush hour


  7. "Cashier / ambassador"

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

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

    Pros

    -Discounts on food
    -easy to learn
    -fun co workers

    Cons

    -customers can be rude
    -big dinner rushes
    -always understaffed
    - gossip and drama, often facilitated by managers
    - they take advantage of young employees
    - micromanaging
    - would often call employees to cover and guilts employees to come in when ill

    Advice to Management

    Don’t constantly gossip about all your employees. If an employee has the flu, don’t call they three times a day asking them to come in.

  8. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Noodles & Company part-time

    Pros

    Free food
    Flexible schedule sometimes

    Cons

    Barely get a break, short staffed, nasty environment, overworked


  9. "High School Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member in Sappington, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Team Member in Sappington, MO (US)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job
    Training was thorough and hands on (try to train you the way you learn)
    Cross training (with pay raise)
    Pay is what you expect
    Allow for in store promotions
    Love to get to know you and how you could move up within the company
    Have Hero program to assist employees during difficult times (lost of home, funeral, etc)
    Want you to do well
    Notices people who do their jobs well
    Have a lot of responsibility
    Understanding management
    Friendly work environment (for the most part)

    Cons

    Same positions, different pays
    Managers feel overwhelmed and take it out on staff (some of the time)
    People no-call no-show with no consequences
    Schedules come out late and are often very different from week to week
    Rehiring is common
    Rarely fires, so you pick up a lot of slacks


  10. "company"

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

    I have been working at Noodles & Company part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good pay rate, simple tasks to do

    Cons

    dealing with complicated customers