Wendy's Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
663 Reviews
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663 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • A fast paced working environment, get to meet people your age (in 27 reviews)

  • Flexible hours- they worked with my high school and college schedule (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • The worst part is the fact that you're making minimum wage for all of the stuff you put up with (in 41 reviews)

  • The cons to working at Wendy's is that it's hot in the back and it is usually for long hours (in 37 reviews)

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  1.  

    Summer job, home from college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Crew Member in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Wendy's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, company values, quality of food, that's about it. The company values customers and they follow that "the customer is always right" crap. They are super strict about sanitation and food preparation too, Wendy's is the only fast-food restaurant I eat from.

    Cons

    It was a mediocre job to say the least, I worked there for a month and a month too long. It's fit for high school students; The hours sucked, I barely made $200 biweekly. For someone just working to make a few dollars that's okay but for a young adult with bills and such, it's not the job for you. The position doesn't require much, just be super nice to customers and smile no matter what they say to you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    supervisor in tranning

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Wendy's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    easy to handle shift and count safe money very flexible schedule and also fun part to learn everything you learn lot through customer service experiences and its easy to get promote, you have to be very proactive

    Cons

    its not a office job for sitting down ,some times wrong hiring new people can get frustrated and you to work really hard to stuff for your promotion certificate and we learn course it get also boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    employes should get a paid vacation after 3 months working

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working there was fun, but the management sucks. A lot of favoritism.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Meridian, ID
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Meridian, ID

    I worked at Wendy's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was really fun overall, if you're just looking at the job itself and not the people. A lot of regulars that are super nice and mostly cute old couples. It's still kind of a family place.

    Cons

    The training was not great, it was short and sweet, but there is a LOT they don't teach you that you just have to figure out yourself by getting yelled at by the manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need to communicate better with their employees instead of just expecting them to know what they're doing. Don't scream at people just because you're upset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great for gaining a good work experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Woodstock, GA
    Former Employee - Team Member in Woodstock, GA

    I worked at Wendy's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    you get a 50% discount. you can have as many hours as you want. and its great for gaining good work ethic, atleast for me it was

    Cons

    managers are so stressed about the ticket orders that they take it out on the team members. i dont know how many times i was yelled at to hurry up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    decent pay but you have to work 48 hours a week to get it.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wendy's

    Pros

    bonus every month if you hit your numbers, so extra money is good

    Cons

    don't get a break as a manager, on the go all day!

  7.  

    Good first job. Wouldn't have stayed past age 18.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Wendy's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, understanding when time off is needed.

    Cons

    Managers can be rude, borderline abusive. No guarantee you'll get a break during your 8-hour shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are not always responsible enough to handle running a restaurant, especially during a dinner rush. They should set a better example than they do.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Experiencing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Crew Member in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Crew Member in Murfreesboro, TN

    I worked at Wendy's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Depends on your location but I had good managers

    Cons

    It's fast good so it's line assembly work and you have to deal with customers who think you suck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. I don't have expertise in managing giant companies.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It's a job, and only a job.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Wendy's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    50% discount, works with school schedule.

    Cons

    Stressful, blamed for many things non-related to your particular performance, low pay, low recognition, no forward movement in career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treating your crew members with slightly better benefits would completely alter the work they put forth for your company. If you treat them like dirt, they will never grow in any way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good first job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wendy's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    * Good experience in working
    * Develop communication skills
    * Overall good first job that makes you to definitely not want to work here forever i.e you will be so miserable after a while that you will want to find a better job.
    * For the most part they work around your schedule
    * Likely to become close to your co workers

    Cons

    * Not paid enough for what you do and what you are worth.
    * Hey, it's fast food... so you meet a lot of rude customers
    * Managers can abuse their power
    * You may have to take responsibility of other people's mistakes and laziness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers often abuse their power and make crew members do extra work while they lazy around. A lot a favoritism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to start.

    Current Employee - Team Member in Saratoga Springs, Utah, UT
    Current Employee - Team Member in Saratoga Springs, Utah, UT

    I have been working at Wendy's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They were good about getting the hours you need and making sure you get the days you want off, off.

    Cons

    They were often times short staffed so you would do more work than you are getting paid for.

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