Perks

Team Member Perks & Benefits

Flexible Schedules & Fun Environment

At Noodles, we are all about flexibility, fun, and loving life! Therefore, we do our best to foster an inclusive and fun environment in all our restaurants. Some examples of this include monthly celebrations, decorating our recognition boards and encouraging sharing of personal celebrations in addition to professional ones.

Additionally, we are proud of our commitment to offering a number of perks and the flexibility to meet your goals, whatever they may be.

Free Shift Meals & Discounts

Noodles & Company serves really good food and encourages you to enjoy it. Restaurant team members are  offered a free meal while on duty and a 20% discount when off duty.

Paid Time Off

One of our values is to Love Life and we encourage our team members to take advantage of all the various paid time off we offer such as PTO, health days, sick time, holidays and more!

  • General Managers and Assistant General Managers receive 10 paid time off (PTO) days per year for their first five years of service and 15 days after 5 years.
  • General Managers and Assistant General managers also receive 7 “Health Days” at the beginning of each year to be used as you wish to maintain your mental and physical health.
  • After 10 years of consecutive employment at Noodles & Company, General Managers and Assistant General Managers accrue 20 days of PTO and are granted an additional 20 consecutive paid days off which is often referred to as a 10 year anniversary leave.
  • We also award 4 paid holidays at the beginning of each year to use for whatever holidays are meaningful to you. In addition to these, all Veteran Team Members are eligible to receive Veteran’s Day off with pay.
  • Shift Managers can earn up to 40 hours of PTO per year depending on the number of hours worked per week. And because Noodles & Company recognizes the importance of team members receiving paid time off for their health needs, Shift Managers and Team Members earn up to 40 hours of paid sick time off each year.

Scholarships & Education Assistance

We support our team members in their educational pursuits.

  • We award ten $3,000 scholarships to deserving team members or team member’s children each year. Additionally, Noodles offers $3,500 tuition assistance per year to all team members who want to pursue a college degree with our partner University.
  • For General Managers, Noodles is also part of the solution in helping pay down student loan debt with a company contribution of $1,000 per year.

Financial Wellness, Instant Pay & Automated Savings

Noodles offers all team members access to a financial wellness platform. This mobile app called Even allows team members to become more financially secure by getting paid instantly when unexpected expenses arise, setting up a savings account for something special or unexpected in the future, viewing how much you’ve earned at any point during the pay cycle, and utilizing a budget that is automatically created for you. This tool provides our team members with the financial freedom to make choices that allow them to love life.

Discount Perks Including Cell Phone

We offer several perks to help our team members keep money in their pockets. Some of these include discounts on travel, electronics, cellular service, pet insurance, concert and event tickets, and more! We also partner with a third party that helps team members save money on work related parking or public transit using pre-tax dollars.

Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits

Noodles & Company offers a variety of benefits packages depending on your position. Team members can enroll in both dental and vision benefits separately from their medical benefits. If team members are enrolled in these benefits, they can enroll their dependents including domestic partners.

Recognition & Development

We love to recognize our team members . We do this in several ways, including our monthly “Noodler of the Month” award which is peer-nominated and given to team members who embody the Noodles values. Additionally, we also honor every anniversary with swag and have monthly celebrations in our restaurants to recognize our teams.

Career growth opportunity is available here at Noodles and we encourage all of our team members to reach for the sky! We have an incredible management development path in place to support team members looking to grow their careers.

Finally, we recognize that every team member is unique and foster an inclusive environment that celebrates and recognizes the differences that make each team member special while making sure that they always feel comfortable bringing their true selves to work every day.

401(K) With Company Match

Noodles & Company offers eligible team members the ability to save for retirement and will match a portion of the contribution. Additionally, all team members have access to financial advisors who can assist them in making investment options and planning for the future.

Mental Health & Financial Resources

All team members are eligible for the Noodles Employee Assistance Program. This includes free mental health, legal, and financial resources. Some of these benefits include counseling for:

  • Mental Health Wellness: stress, depression, relationships, grief, alcohol/drug misuse
  • Legal Support: divorce, real estate, will, estate planning, legal dispute
  • Financial Counseling: budgeting, debt management, student loans, mortgage, bankruptcy, retirement, taxes

Language Learning App

We offer free online Spanish and English classes to all our team members, with three levels to choose from!

Parental Leave & Adoption/Surrogacy Benefits

Some positions receive:

  • Paid maternity and paternity/bonding leaves
  • A generous adoption and surrogacy benefit
  • Phase out/phase in maternity program

Noodles & Company Foundation

Because we truly care for our team members and recognize that at times everyone may need a little hand, we provide a team member funded foundation that allows our team members to contribute to a fund that can be used by any team members experiencing a financial hardship.

 

Our Corporate Perks & Benefits

Paid Time Off

Noodles & Company has a Flexible Time Off Policy at our Central Support Office. There is no set number of days team members are able to take off per year. This allows team members to better control their work/life balance and take off the time that they need rather than save it for illness or emergency. And after 10 years of consecutive employment at Noodles & Company, team members are granted their 10th anniversary leave and receive 20 consecutive paid days off.

Discounts

Enjoy generous discounts through our gift card program, our very own soda machine, several coffee flavors to kick start the day and complimentary food tastings when our culinary team perfects recipes in the test kitchen located at the Central Support Office.

Scholarship & Education Assistance

We encourage professional development and provide opportunities to attend conferences and skills seminars.

  • We award ten $3,000 scholarships to deserving team members or team member’s children and offer $3,500 tuition assistance per year to all team members who want to pursue a college degree.
  • Additionally, all team members can take free English or Spanish language courses.

Healthcare & Retirement Benefits

Noodles & Company offers a full benefits package to team members including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), life insurance and more.

Parental Leave & Adoption / Surrogacy Benefits

Noodles & Company aids team members who wish to grow their families.

  • Paid maternity and paternity/bonding leaves
  • A generous adoption and surrogacy benefit

Instant Pay & Financial Wellness

Noodles offers all team members access to a financial wellness platform. Even is a mobile app that allows you to get to a more financially secure you by getting paid instantly when unexpected expenses arise, setting up a savings account for something special or unexpected in your future, viewing how much you’ve earned at any point during the pay cycle, and utilizing a budget that is automatically created without the need for any math or effort from you. This tool provides our team members with the financial freedom to make choices that allow them to love life.

Collaborative Office & Pets Welcome

While we’re currently working remotely due to COVID-19, Noodles & Company’s Central Support Office is located at the foot of the Flatirons surrounded by beautiful mountain views. Ours is a unique, casual (jeans every day!) office environment where creativity is encouraged, laughter expected and collaboration promoted. And if you have a four-legged furry friend (the kind that barks—meows are okay too), feel free to bring ’em on in. We even offer the opportunity to get pet insurance should you choose.

Events & Volunteerism

We keep busy here. And we’re not just talking work…we have a lot of fun too! In pre-COVID times, Lunch & Learns, birthday celebrations, breakfasts, special outings like mini golf, the Summer Picnic, Holiday Party, ice cream trucks and more were the norm. These days we’re getting creative with virtual and socially distanced events!

We also have a passion for the communities we live and work in and encourage our team members to give back to causes that are important to them, whether that’s partnering with an organization to do a toy drive or volunteering our team to help feed the homeless.

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