Wendy's Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Wendy's President and Chief Executive Officer Emil Brolick
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Pros
  • Very fast paced promotions and great development skills (in 30 reviews)

  • Interacting with customers, flexible hours (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • The pay could be a little better than minimum wage (in 45 reviews)

  • Long hours just like the rest of the food business (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Great Food no pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Geneva, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Geneva, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wendy's (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities, the people you work with become your family, flexible hours for going back to school.Discounts on food.

    Cons

    Hard work with not enough pay. No insurance through company. No benefits. Minimum wage. Managing every ego in the place

    Advice to Management

    The hardest thing about any management job is that you have to manage every ego in the store to run a good speed of service to maximize profits.


  2. Franchise better than corporate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wendy's full-time

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities. Good pay after enough years of service.

    Cons

    Wendys corporate is really starting to lose touch with its employees. They continue to cut, yet expect you to be able to do the same things. Current hiring wages and benefits for crew make it very difficult to staff your store. Some of the District and Area managers are unrealistic with their expectations and show very little compassion and care for their managers. Also, they starting finding ways to force certain employees out after they had been around for a long time because of how high their salaries were.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people with more respect and be more realistic with your expectations based on the tools the stores are given. Show some compassion for the people running the stores, considering that THEY are the people making the money, not you!


  3. Good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hurricane, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hurricane, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wendy's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wendy's was my second job. I really did like working there. I honestly would recommend it to someone if they wanted to find a job and they were hiring.

    Cons

    There were some teasing because of my size and it never stopped until I talked to the franchise owner. It could have been better.

    Advice to Management

    It could have been better, I might have stayed a little while longer. Or at least I did want to.


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  5. General Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wendy's full-time

    Pros

    Salary and growth potential are strong

    Cons

    Long work hours and consistent staffing struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Structure staffing to balance work with life.


  6. cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Was able to deal with customers on a daily basis. Nice elderly people due to my location. Baked potatoes and chili is all they ordered.

    Cons

    long work hours, horrible low pay wages and raises. Terrible shift leaders with nasty attitudes. No benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better. Better opportunities to move up in the company. Change benefits program. Shorter shifts. Give full time opportunities


  7. Be on time be respectful and always positive.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Euclid, OH
    Current Employee - Cashier in Euclid, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wendy's part-time

    Pros

    So that I can stay busy at doing something and keep some money in my pocket.

    Cons

    costumers, negativity, criticism, bad behavior,


  8. Working at Wendy's

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Lakewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Wendy's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, nice coworkers, good hours

    Cons

    This is really hard work. Dealing with people is never easy. Be prepared.

    Advice to Management

    Create more incentive programs to reward employees who go above and beyond to do good work. I know there isn't always money to give raises so create alternatives to keep employees happy.


  9. Crew Member

    Current Employee - Crew Member in Valdosta, GA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Valdosta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wendy's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to work around my school schedule, positive environment, some recognition of work, easy online training, good relations with other coworkers.

    Cons

    Difficult to get a raise, and when you finally do all of the training to qualify for a raise it may take weeks to months before they even check. The largest raise you may receive is only $.75 more than what you started with. Promotion of the wrong people.


  10. Salary

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wendy's full-time

    Pros

    Can become a successful manager with benefits health care.

    Cons

    It csn get stressful at times that district manager can be a jerk.


  11. Cleaner

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good worker love to be funny love to be able too meat new people $ 9.00 or. Hour

    Cons

    Love to nice to other workers I love be a great help love to be able to do difficult things I amazing at worker with others

    Advice to Management

    I'm am a good worker I love to be in a good place to go work like to have money for me to get a good apt. 9.00 pr hour



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