Waffle House Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Waffle House Chairman and CEO Joe W. Rogers Jr.
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Pros
  • Reasonable opportunity for advancement; Easy concept to manage; great learning environment, and great people (in 7 reviews)

  • Paid vacation, 2 a year (hourly maintaining thirty two a week for six months a piece) 3 for management ( 2 tens and a 7 day) all paid (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management are crooked crooked souls (in 20 reviews)

  • You are required to work all holidays (in 9 reviews)

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  1. salesperson

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Wilmington, NC

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    they are friendly people, great customers

    Cons

    you on schedule all times.


  2. top guys like district,area,and division want to say

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grill Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Grill Operator in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Waffle House

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i just love what i do and i am a grill op a dang good one, even under pressure when u have co=workers that do their part the job will go smooth no problems

    Cons

    when they come to work with attitude makes my day very bad and when the unit manager cant control them its not good place to work .i clean alot . high position say all the ppl in the store are just alike .if they only paid us enough attention see we not

    Advice to Management

    take care those empolyees that take and help take care the bussiness witout your hourly ppl you wouldnt have a bussiness . and dont let one take advantage of another one


  3. Left then came back. Says something about them

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Manager
    Current Employee - Unit Manager

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Performance based salary. Three vacations a year. People (customer and employees) company.

    Cons

    Can be long hours if you aren't experienced in management. Staffing can sometimes be tough since it is a 24 hr business.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the people who work hard long hours.


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  5. Tough but rewarding career

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent earning potential; Company only promotes from within; Well designed operation system thats easy to learn

    Cons

    Home and Work life balance is a challenge, keeping quality people to staff shifts

    Advice to Management

    Make sure unit managers feel appreciated instead of grinding performance all the time. Happy managers make happy associates.


  6. I loved this job the best.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grill Operator in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Grill Operator in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Waffle House

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Hours were flexible, enjoyed short order cooking, and interacting with customers

    Cons

    Some high volume situations seem overwelming.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites, deal with the hardest working crews.


  7. sales person

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waffle House

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it was like a family best place I ever worked for. free food!! flexable scedual

    Cons

    some customers are a holes and will flirt with you. some time u don't have a moment to eat an your food is cold.

    Advice to Management

    I have none I believe thay are doing well


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great atmosphere, lovely people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Waitress in Conway, SC
    Current Employee - Waitress in Conway, SC

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meals, great co-workers, flexible schedule. Love the customer base, very friendly people and great tips. But tops depend on store location !

    Cons

    The only thing I don't like is the meal plan. Work 4 hours or less you are allowed 1 meal, work 5 hours or more and you are allowed 2 meals. They take a meal pay out of your paycheck whether you eat or not. It's not a big deal but given the choice I wouldn't eat just to save money.

    Advice to Management

    Management was nice, treated me with respect. Very friendly, down to earth people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    GREAT PLACE TO WORK

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - District Manager in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There's plenty of growth at Waffle House. Takes about a year or two to be promoted. It is not a seniority based career; it's performance base. What you put in is what you get out. I really like working with the team I have, awesome division manager who genuinely cares about our lifestyle and development. The environment I've been in have been very nurturing. Everyone is treated fairly.

    Cons

    -New upper level management with NO experience or understanding affects the whole organization.


  10. Great place to work for quick access to cash daily!!!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Marietta, GA
    Current Employee - Server in Marietta, GA

    I have been working at Waffle House

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quick cash, money, money,money!!! Such a positive environment, fast paced.

    Cons

    Can get messy a bit#waffle batter 😁

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up but I guess management can be stressful considering the fact the your money is effected by so much.


  11. Unit manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Waffle House

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food. Good dinner table stories

    Cons

    Worklife balance is nonexistent corporate office change the pay plan at will without discussion or regard for the employees it affects.

    Advice to Management

    Provide work life balance and a living wage for all the hard work. Manage your incoming managers don't leave the blind leading the blind.



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