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Overall Reviews at Blaze Pizza

4.0

team Trainer | Boston, MA | Jul 2, 2020 past feel

I had worked at the store for almost 2 years. A typical day of work differs for different shifts. I had worked morning and Night(closing) shifts.

I learned a lot of cooking and other type of skills like how to train, how to pass on my skills, how to do things more efficiently,etc

My old managers ( SM,DM,RM; store, district, regional) was amazing. They trusted us and had a few of trained ( me included ) to be trainers so we can handle new Employees that way the manager can focus on other things that only the management team can do.

Morning is a lot of prepping, from Making dough and portioning ingredients and making sauces, and drinks; all which includes labeling and many other tasks thats separated between 2-4 people in the morning.

Closing is usually about closing things, turning off the oven, cleaning it, emptying the drink fountains and cleaning it, sweep and mop the floor and the bathroom.

I worked at a the Fenway location which was crazy because of the amount of people in the area during seasons and not during seasons.

Workplace culture differs between managers. Im a sole believer that the manager in charge sets the mood of the day. My old managers were very easy with us being “goofy” as long as we did our jobs, and to be honest my old squad did the work amazing and above and beyond to make the store amazing. We try to connect with customers to make it more fun for them as well so its not just waiting in line getting your toppings. If i can brigh

Pros

50% off ur orders, i think it was a 20% or something for the days you dont

Cons

Breaks at the store was minimal because of location.

3.0

order Taker | New York, NY | Jul 3, 2019 Fun environment, bang-up coworkers, bad experiences

I have a very love hate relationship with blaze. I love the vibes and the customers and my coworkers, but not the way things play out. On the first note, I was not trained. At all. I was hired very early so I was the guinea pig. I watched one video for dough press. I’ve been at my location for some time now (a couple months) and pretty much all my skills are self learned or tips from my coworkers. I don’t mind this because I learn better this way, but when I get scolded for things I wasn’t taught- that’s an issue. I also don’t get any recognition and praise (which isn’t mandatory but I’ve made a whole lot of progress so it would be nice). Another thing is that me and my coworkers take a fall a lot. People really love to yell and talk bad about teenagers. I am a minor; this is my first job. I have sensory issues which inhibit my productivity and overall proficiency (which again have gotten better since working and I’m grateful for that) so when I’m in that environment I feel overwhelmed. I also found that I’m blamed for a lot a lot of things.

Management is also an issue. The whole way things are structured tends to frustrate us employees and customers. I’ve read the reviews about our incompetence. I always feel guilty looking at the long line or having to make the customers wait because we have a bunch of onlines to do or because we’re understaffed. I try my best to be polite and sympathetic. I just feel like us employees wouldn’t be yelled at so much if we had more effici

1.0

Assistant Manager | Las Vegas, NV | Apr 18, 2019 This place SUCKS !

I originally started working at a brand new Blaze Pizza which means the entire staff (about 40) gets trained all at the same time with a group of Corporate Trainers. This is such a horrible and stressful training method. Training starts a week before the store officially opens, and I swear I was told so many different ways of doing things by the different trainers (not even corporate knows what’s going on). After training and opening, there is Free Pizza Day (line out the door all day long from open to close) to break you in like an animal, at least that’s how it feels. God forbid you start after corporate training though because there is no dedicated trainer at any stores, so if it’s busy and no one has time to teach you you’re left on dishes or dough press. I saw that happen to many new hires, I’m sure you can picture the turnover rate. So about a year working there they offered me shift leader, then one of the people about to be promoted to assistant manager quit so they offered me that position. Mind you, I’ve had no management training yet. They send me off to corporate training for a week in California, then when I came back they did nothing with me management wise for a few months. Then I became the assistant manager and when I tell you that was the worst experience ever, I mean it. 12-16 hour days, sometimes with no breaks and if you did get a break it was 10 minutes. Keep in mind I was brand new at management yet they expected me to just know everything because I wen

Pros

Free food if you’re a manager

Cons

Short breaks, No sick days, Low pay, Long hours, Lackluster training

1.0

Blaze pizza | Boca Raton, FL | Jul 6, 2020 awful Management with an abnormally senior high school labor turnover

I worked there for almost a month, and when I first got the interview opportunity, I was very excited. It sounded like a good place to work at. I went to the interview, and everything seemed to be going very well, the manager said that the pay could be higher then normal (minimum wage of $9 an hour plus tips) and was upfront that he could get impatient and would fire people easily. Knowing that I decided to take the job anyway. Roughly 85% of the workers said that they weren’t there for at least two months, which was my first red flag that I found while working there. It was my first job, so there was a bit of a learning curve. Other longer tenured staff members and shift leaders were very good at showing me what to do, and were very polite, easy to work with and helpful. The managers asked of me to work faster, which I did understandably and always did the best I could, putting in my full effort at work to make sure that I could give the best product that I was capable of. However, randomly in the middle of the shift during the third week, one of the assistant managers pulled me aside to fire me, pretty much telling me that I was wasting the other workers time. I was not given any warning about being fired, and was led to believe that I had my place as a worker there, and that I was doing pretty well. I was always very kind to other workers, and took any advice that they gave me politely and implemented it.

The management here is terrible, and is too autocratic. For a bus

Pros

Coworkers are very nice and helpful, and the pay is not too bad

Cons

Terrible management that is too autocratic

3.0

Manager | Ann Arbor, MI | Oct 18, 2018 Working a Night Shift at Blaze

Normally the start of my day would consist of communicating with Day shift about issues and concern that are or were factors to apply.
Upon the first 15 minutes I was to conduct food safety regulation by checking produce in front and in back of house. As Manager I was to ensure that the safe and the register being used on my shift had the correct amount. The workplace was a very friendly environment but also had its times of trouble occasionally.
The hardest part about working at Blaze was the lack of staff commitment and attendance of employees. With less hands to help, it becomes a tedious night due to no one willing to cover shifts or even arriving for duty. The guest are expecting fast friendly service which is hard to accomplish without organizational skills from previous encounters with the repeating dilemma. Being able to adapt made the tasks at hand easier to manage.
At the end of the store hours for guest the next hard part would be cleaning the store short staffed which could take up to 2 extra hours to complete everything and restore the building to its proper setting. Working with teens and adults that cannot fulfill their shifts due to unforeseen circumstances adds a toll to not only to fatigue but reliability as well. complaints did not work as well as write ups.
The most enjoyable part of working there was the faces of the guests and the peace I can bring to them. Making aquaintances and speaking with the “regulars” that come in helps make the day seem le

Pros

employee meals, friendly environment, close to home

Cons

understaffed consistently, no disciplinary actions due to lack of staff, raises are hard to achieve

3.0

Crew Member | Morrisville, NC | Feb 5, 2018 Hard study for low pay

The only thing I miss about Blaze are my co-workers and managers.

A typical shift at Blaze consists of making pizzas non-stop. If there is free time, you’ll be making boxes, re-stocking ingredients, or running the dine area, which isn’t unexpected in a job. The closing shift is horrendous. It would usually take around 2 hours to close the store, longer if you were scheduled on the day they deep clean the dine area. The work was hard and gross. You are essentially cleaning a days-worth of pizza ingredients out of the tile every night. I might have been okay with it if I had a higher pay.

Other reviewers already mentioned that you have to work at least 6 hours to get half off a pizza, which was true at my location as well. Another weird thing is that you have to finish the entire pizza at the store. You can’t eat half and take the other half home. You either have to finish it or throw it away.

The best part of the job were my co-workers. When there wasn’t a rush happening, you get the chance to chit-chat while you work. I did find that the owners of the location micro-managed a lot. They would often call the store and ask for the manager on shift. Then they would tell the manager on shift to address something they saw through the cameras. For example, they’ve called to inform the manager that one of the employees was putting too much cheese on the pizzas. They are always watching.

Pros

Co-workers

Cons

Hard work, poor pay, food discount

1.0

Shift Manager | Garner, NC | Feb 8, 2017 transfer Manager

Where do I start? I got hired on with Blaze as a shift manager. I worked for them for almost a whole year. I HIGHLY do not recommend this place. First of all, this place is really really stressful. I’ve worked in stressful situations, they make simple things super stressful. They are very unorganized. The owners act as managers and micro manage you as they watch you from the cameras. God forbid someone clocks out a few minutes late you receive a phone call from them. You are expected to do so much for little pay. Also we were always understaffed. They would not put enough team members on to save money. There were many unfulfilled promises. Promised raises and promotions that have never happened. If you worked 6 hours you could get half off your pizza or salad. And you HAD to eat it there, you couldn’t even take left overs home. The discount sucked. Blaze allows their employees to have piercings, tattoos, colored hair, etc. The owners only allow 1 piercing, earrings for girls. They were very conservative. I honestly loved the owners so much like family. But with all of the unfulfilled promises, I couldn’t stay. I loved working with my team members and co workers. And I like Blaze as a company. But this specific franchise is terrible. I highly recommend going somewhere else, do not waste your time here.

Pros

Friendships and experiences with co workers

Cons

Unfulfilled promises, bad discount

3.0

team Member | Torrance, CA | Sep 5, 2018 Can be big know but there is no real incentive to stay

Was hired immediately after an interview. Managers so far are okay. You can find team members that are great to get along with. You learn every station, Dough, Order Taker, Sauce + Cheese + Meat + Veggies + Register + Expo. Oven is reserved for 21+. The hardest part is just keeping up with the amount of customers, my location probably can’t serve each customer faster than 5 minutes if business peaks, some customers have waited more than 8 minutes for us to take an order, and we’re fully staffed for the night. Closing duties take about an hour and a half or more, really depends. Labor Day was busy AND we were short on staff. If we had just one more person to help us out from a neighboring location or something then I wouldn’t be doing dishes til 12 AM. Or a manager at that.

You can be happy here but know that there can be so much that can go wrong, dough might not meet standards, we might have a customer wait for a minute or more for certain dough or ingredients, a pizza might fall, pizza might burn, if pizza’s aren’t cut fast enough then things start backing up which means cooking pizzas slower than the often advertised fast fired in 2 minutes.

You’ll do alright and it is okay to have this job to get experience but do move on when you feel the time is right.

Pros

Free Meal Each Day Worked (1 Top)

Cons

You’ll smell of oil and burnt flower, food builds up in your shoes

2.0

Shift Manager | Boston, MA | Jun 16, 2020 Shift Lead and what I learned/seen working here.

I was a shift supervisor. Wouldn’t recommend working here at all. why? Management, never did I see a place with bad management like this. They’re getting paid all the $ and depriving their shift leads and EMPLOYEES. They don’t appreciate nor value their employees. No support from them, you’re getting paid $15 to do their dirty work while they earn 50-60k a year? Fair huh. Another reason why I wouldn’t recommend working here not even part-time. The pay doesn’t make up for the amount of labor you have to do. I felt bad for my team members who were busting there behinds for low pay and no raise. Meanwhile they expected to be charged pizzas during their lunch shifts. Considering the unfairness in that I didn’t charge them @ all. I did charge those who were performing bad. The managers are incompetent. Also, they don’t respect your private life nor there’s work/life balance. My manager would keep people over their scheduled time just to sit down and not work, but what I did is I would send my people home if they get out their scheduled time. They deserve to have a life. The good thing about this place majority times is the people you work with. Other than that wouldn’t work here. I learned my hard lesson.

Pros

Free Pizza/Working with Team/

Cons

Poor management/ No work/life balance/Poor Pay/ Barely Wage Increase

2.0

Customer Service Representative | Las Vegas, NV | Jun 18, 2019 atrocious management and not enough workers

Where do i start. Management in order to save money would put way to many workers when it was slow during the day then cut them after 1 maybe 2 hours. This made it almost not worth the gas to come to work. Then at night when it was busy they would never have enough workers making closing of the shop take 2 hours instead of 30 minutes. If you work 8 hours you get either 1 paid 10 minute break or a 30 unpaid not both, which is required by law. Many kids would work overtime and find management had forgotten to pay them the correct amount and myself and 2 other employees saw managers changing our clock in times without explaining why. Lastly they give no days off and take your weeks tip money if you call out sick. The final straw was when i was injured at work and came back to find out my hours were given to a new hire who replaced me. They couldn’t fire me because, i was injured from thier broken machinary they just never gave me back my hours till i quit. When i tried to get workmans compensation they made me jump through hoops and go to doctors appointments promising it would be the final one for me to find out the office doesnt do workmans comp. Do not work there.

Pros

50 percent off pizza

Cons

Pay no breaks management literally everything

2.0

team Supervisor | Edmonton, AB | Sep 3, 2018 fun workplace in every expression except for management

i have worked here for little over two years, and have never had an issue with anyone. however the turnover rate for management has been ridiculous. current management set up provides unfair expectations and requirements for anyone wanting to move up in their career and they treat their employees unfair and disrespectfully. not to mention how significantly underpayed the staff are for the amount of work needed to be there. secret shopper reports to allow staff to get their bonuses have unrealistic and unfair standards and requirements and set the restaurant up for failure every time, which in turn causes management to become difficult to work with because its the responsibility of the supervisors and their staff (most people aged from 14-18 who are still in school and care little for the job anyway) to accommodate these ridiculous expectations and shoppers of their standards on top of the hundred different duties required from them for their day to day responsibilities. on top of that, management has a terrible quality of playing favoritism among certain staff of same race.

all around terrible company to work for and i hope anyone who considers this job understands that the work place in general and the people made it great which should be enough for customer service. But the standards and expectations of it from management and management themselves make it terrible.

Pros

good people

Cons

little to no hours, favoritism, management

2.0

team Member | Dundas, ON | Nov 13, 2019

I quit after a calendar month

After being yelled at and basically berated in front of my co-workers, I had to quit the next day and couldn’t even go back because of how uncomfortable it was. Still haven’t brought back my uniform because I haven’t heard back from them, and haven’t even heard from HR after reporting that horrible incident. Management is the worse, and could not care less about whoever is below them.

I was real excited to work here because they sold it like it was going to be fun and beneficial and all that. But it wasn’t, I had a real problem with the fact that I was the only one with a smartserve in a shift. Even the PIC didn’t have it. That was stupid, because I would have to basically stop whatever I was doing just to accomodate cash. Which was inconvenient because of how many tasks they would give you despite knowing that there’s 10 additional tasks they forgot they gave you 10 minutes ago.

The only thing good about this job was the first two weeks when the management were actually nice and would listen to you. But wait until they get annoyed of you, they’d scream about how much “attitude” you’re giving to them (despite no evidence) and how they’ve had enough of you but their inferior complex sure shows the actual reason why they’re lashing out on you. I wouldn’t recommend this job even if it’s the last thing. Look somewhere else. Trust me. It’s not worth it. Especially for your mental health.