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While enjoyable, there are downfalls.
Cook/dish (Former Employee), Duluth, MNDecember 15, 2014
Pros: very good on duty discount is included once with every shift.
Cons: scheduling conflicts. pay.
I love working at noodles and company due to the atmosphere and the people I work with. Many times do we have scheduling conflicts due to the top managements lack of attention to availability. The pay is slightly unfair. I really enjoy the lunch and dinner rushes we get. High adrenaline pumping work to be done. This would be a great part time job. The – more... people are amazing and helpful and the work is challenging and fun. The shift managers are great at what they do and helping others. – less
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A very fun workplace and a great work environment.
Cook/Dishwasher (Current Employee), DeKalb, ILDecember 12, 2014
Pros: good discounts, breaks whenever asked, and flexible schedule
Cons: short breaks, and stressful situations
A typical day at work consists on me helping cook when needed, prep ingredients for cooking, and when I'm not needed I would catch up on dishes, buss tables, clean the restaurant and strike up conversation with the customers so they can leave with a great experience. I learned that there is always something I can do at any point of time. My co-workers – more... became some of my best friends and there was no one I was not able to get a long with. The hardest part was when I would catch one of my fellow employees and report it to my manager. The most enjoyable part was making new friends whether it was with my co-workers or even the employees some became my closest friends. – less
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Busy and productive work environment
Crew Member (Current Employee), Arlington, VADecember 12, 2014
Pros: a good team environment, discounted food, free drinks, and god pay
Cons: crazy work hours, and very limited time off
-Greet guests to make them feel comfortable and welcome
-Take guests food orders and handle cash and credit transactions
-Follow Noodles & Company’s operational policies and procedures, including those for cash handling and safety/security to ensure the safety of all team m embers during each shift
-Demonstrate knowledge of the brand and menu items
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A Company that's not "All that"
Manager (Current Employee), MadisonDecember 11, 2014
Pros: fast paced, generous meal discount, flexibility
Cons: low pay for work intensity, high-stress, unstable corporate structure, poor marketing, poor employee treatment
For starters, I am incredibly thankful to the almost-7 years I have been with the company. They have been flexible with my schooling, and the people at the store level are GREAT.

However, it is a very-high stress job that isn't worth the pay. Since the company has gone public, it is far too concerned with financial gain and is losing sights of other – more... important aspects such as treating its employees fairly.

We are expected to carry through promotions that receive high volume but we are not paid well enough or allowed to be staffed enough to perform adequately at the store level. Sure, the sales are great but when heavy impact situations strike, customers are unhappy with service that is not as prompt and somewhat disconnected.

I don't like the way corporate is moving the company. I am actively looking for other jobs and discourage others from applying. – less
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its ok
Team Member (Current Employee), crystal city,VADecember 7, 2014
Pros: discount on food
Cons: idk
A typical day a work would be fast
we always get a rush around 12-1 15
I like a fast paced job.
the management it ok
my co-workers are cool
the most enjoyable part about work is the discount
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One of the best jobs ive ever had
Sautee Cook/Dishwasher (Former Employee), University City, MODecember 2, 2014
I learned how to saute there. The people were great. Just a great enviroment
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Awesome!
Ambassador & Journey leader /Trainer (Former Employee), Lanham, MDNovember 30, 2014
one of my best jobs ever! Would come to work in a good mood and leave in a good mood! my management team was one of a kind!
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I enjoyed my time there.
General Manager (Former Employee), Bethesda, MDNovember 23, 2014
Wonderful food. Its hard work but fun environment. Only real negative is the were filling upper management positions from outside the company. I really enjoyed the people.
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Alright Job
Saute Cook (Former Employee), 46 Hampton VillageNovember 22, 2014
Pros: friendly enivorment
Cons: management team, was not payed for overtime
I would come in at 8am and perform morning prep which included me cooking 30 lbs of pasta and making culinary cuts to each vegetables. I honest enjoyed the job until the management team became rude an against each other as if they were in high school. Manger will become upset with one other that they would not set up the next manager come in no matter – more... if it was AM, or P.M. They fell to see that it was affecting employees to where they would rush through they work not propriety make items. The GM will take away my overtime! and if call human resource, The GM will reduce your hours. it was just a mess – less
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keep it real
Cook & Prep (Former Employee), carlsbadNovember 21, 2014
good food loved the enviroment wasgetting good hours and the employees are outstanding. in my words i would have evryone try it at least once. its clean and family freindy,
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Noodle & Company
Cashiers (Former Employee), Livonia,MiNovember 16, 2014
Pros: half off on the food
My View on Noodles & Company ,That job was a good work experience for me ,Good team work but they never payed me for all my work hours .
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Productive and fun work place
Noodle Ambassador (Current Employee), Vancouver, WANovember 15, 2014
I am able to have balance in my life right now, as I am able to work and be productive and be able to take care of my family. This company is an amazing company to work for because it is flexible with everyone's lives.
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Enjoyable workplace
Cook/ Cashier (Former Employee), Littleton CONovember 13, 2014
Working at noodles and Company you task chances everyday, one day a cook one day a cashier. great people.
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Culture change detrimental to employees at all levels
Area Manager (Former Employee), ColoradoOctober 28, 2014
As the company's goals have shifted from providing an experience that guests will love through really good food served by genuine nice people in a friendly comfortable place to being more concerned with stock value, their shotgun approach on marketing and their daily shifting of primary focus has definitely hurt their team.
This in turn has affected – more... all aspects of the restaurants' understanding of standards and day-to-day procedures. Confusion is a key issue at Noodles & Company today. – less
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Productive and fun place to work
Crew Member/Cook (Former Employee), Ann Arbor, MIOctober 28, 2014
Helps improve your customer service skills and patience. the most enjoyable part of the job is being around a positive staff and satisfying customers
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fun and busy work place
Team member (Former Employee), Wheaton, ILOctober 15, 2014
I enjoyed working here at noodles and company, but I did not like how there was no room to move up in the company. I been working there for a month and I was still just a regular team memember and I had wanted to become a cashier. They were always hiring college students, and the one who was the dishwasher left, so they needed me to take his place. – more... I can't complain though, because I was getting more than enough hours. The management was overall friendly, and the co-workers were very helpful. I did but heads with a few of them though, but that is to be expected, and i can understand because jobs are never perfect and they were probably just scared. I learned a lot and because they needed people, I learned how to make alot of yummy Asian and Ittalian dishes! the hardest part of the job was cleaning and dish washing. It wasn't difficult, just alot of work! Great job though and would almost give it a ten. – less
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Fun workplace
Guest Service Team Member (Current Employee), Newport news, VAOctober 8, 2014
Fun place to work but includes a lot of hard work. I have gained experience serving and talking to people more.
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Interesting place to work...fun, fast paced
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Lake Delton, WIOctober 6, 2014
Pros: benefits, advancement
Cons: extremely busy! can be really tiring
The experience was great, yet challenging. Extremely busy store. Great Benefits and advancement can happen if you show them you deserve to be promoted. All stores are willing to help other stores out. It seems to be a tight nit community. This job is not for someone who wants to just sit around and do nothing. A lot of different personalities....
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Fun, busy environment
Acting General Manager (Assistant Manager) (Former Employee), Rockville, MDSeptember 30, 2014
Pros: free lunches, networking
Cons: short breaks, hot environment when in the kitchen
Noodles and company was a great company that I was part of for five years. The environments is fast and there is always something to do. Management was always there to be of assistance whenever something was needed.
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Team work, and fun place, great people to work with.
Expo (Current Employee), Boise, IDSeptember 28, 2014
Pros: excellent discount
Cons: lack of hours
Prep if needed. Set up for the day. Organize
Loved getting to talk with the guests.
Hours were hard to come by, due to alot of staff.

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