Wendy's

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Wendy's Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 571 reviews

68% Approve of the CEO

Wendy's President and Chief Executive Officer Emil Brolick

Emil Brolick

(155 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good first job and had a family environment (in 14 reviews)

  • Good starter job for teens to learn basic customer service skills in a fast paced environment (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • The cons to working at Wendy's is that it's hot in the back and it is usually for long hours (in 32 reviews)

  • The worst part is the fact that you're making minimum wage for all of the stuff you put up with (in 32 reviews)

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    Has its days

    Crew Member (Current Employee) Louisville, KY

    ProsHas a very easy to learn system and positions with a little drive and motivation you could move up in the company real fast.

    ConsRaises can be real small and they make a big deal about them. When getting a small raise you are moved to a high paid employee and are sent home more often when their labor costs get high.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees should have certain amount of time a year that when they ask for it off they get it off no matter.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast Food Cashier (Former Employee) Honolulu, HI

    ProsCo workers and managers were very helpful. It was my first job and it was a good place to get a work experience

    ConsIt is open until 1 am and closing takes about an hour. Not a good place if you don't drive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was an okay expirience

    Cashier (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pros to working at Wendy's is that it's not a hard job.

    ConsThe cons to working at Wendy's is that it's hot in the back and it is usually for long hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    For a fast food job they are an okay company.

    Fast Food Cashier (Former Employee) Appomattox, VA

    ProsThey do give raises to employees based on performance. They do try to make it a worthwhile job.

    ConsIt is fast food so the pay isn't really enough to live off of and no benefits unless you are full time management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very stressful environment.

    Fast Food Cashie (Current Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    ProsFriendly coworkers but that's pretty much it.

    ConsAll management is completely horrible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet off your lazy butt and actually help during peak periods.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    It was okay.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsQuality food is always being served at this particular fast food restaurant, the pay is pretty much equal to what you'll get at similar jobs, and the hours aren't bad.

    ConsThe politics involved in moving up make it difficult to want a promotion and depending on your management, it can be a pretty rough experience.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure to value your employees - It hurts when someone thinks of you as less than them simply because of a salary difference.

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    Great experience

    General Manager (Current Employee) Phila, PA

    ProsCompetitive salary, fast paced, good product, always new and inventive products

    ConsRegular qsr issues, long hours, finding quality employees. Work for a franchisee so some issues with willingness to spend money, I.e some vendors on hold, maintenance issues. Not a lot of room for advancement on the franchise side, depending on the size of the franchise

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease avg wage for crew members

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    it pays the bills

    Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Prosmeeting new people, 50% off on food. free drinks.

    Conswont let you go over 40 hours, you have to earn your growth and raises etc

    Advice to Senior Managementstarting working as a team not a competiton.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Was ok, just felt like I was getting under Paid.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe Atmosphere was great, the food was great

    ConsSome employees don't care about their job, this makes managing more complicated than it needs to be.
    The DM's are strickt and want everything done thier way and no other way.
    Long Hour on your feet.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus less on raising prices, and focus more on giving back to the employees, that way you could better retain those very good emplyees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Quick paced work, in a hot environment.

    Crew Member (Current Employee) Boise, ID

    ProsAll my coworkers are awesome people to work with. Thats why i keep coming back. I like working as a team and thats what makes it great. I like Wendy's because you get a chance to move up in the ranks as a manger. 70% of the managers started as a crew member

    ConsMangers can be a pain. Some customers are completly stupid and just dont listen when your trying to help, and some people just look down on you and treat you like dirt. It can get really hot in the back from the grill. And the pay is minimum wage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe nice to the crew because most of us are trying our best.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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