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Whataburger Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
142 Reviews

3.6
142 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good hours, Some decent coworkers, some nice regulars, flexible hours (in 4 reviews)

  • Good hours, good pay, fun staff (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Bad management, unfair treatment all around (in 3 reviews)

  • no job security high turnover un fair conditions no matter how good you are you are just a number (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company with opportunities available.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    I enjoyed this company because they recognized my potential and I worked my way up from team member to team leader and then shift manager.

    Cons

    Pay starts low, bad moral among team members. No free food for employees only half off one meal per day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think giving employees one free meal per day would be a nice gesture. Team members need more positive reinforcement to feel valued.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Hard work well appreciated.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Tallahassee, FL

    Pros

    Great flexibility in schedule, lots of friendly faces to help, training program, maintenance operations.

    Cons

    Overnight challenges (ie. drunk patrons), supervisor availability (they are sleeping during over night shifts), 401K contribution not on par with similar companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have many great people working for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Whataburger is filled with opportunities; if you can wait long enough.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    Discounts at the restaurants; one week vacation to start, two weeks after one year; compensation is on par with the expected San Antonio economy.
    Recently implemented scheduling policies, so absences count against you and can lead to disciplinary action.

    Cons

    You must have the patience of an ascended master - progress, like a change in a process or movement (like promotions) take an absurd amount of time.
    There is hardly any communication, not only between departments, but from leadership down to analysts. You could have something amazing in the works, but you'd never know because no one would tell you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees, ESPECIALLY the one's you want to promote. Let them know your intentions and invite them into that 'circle of trust' to help in the decision for their career with Whataburger.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    assistant manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    easy job if you like fast food and customer service

    Cons

    LOTS of hours if not you don't get overtime and your pay is bad

  6.  

    Its a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Whataburger  in  Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Whataburger in Corpus Christi, TX

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good hours
    Good job for high schoolers

    Cons

    When there are people short
    People call in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be ready to work long and hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was the best first job anyone could have

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member  in  Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Team Member in Denton, TX

    Pros

    guaranteed hours
    401k plan and the benefits are great!
    nice people
    all the employees were very nice

    Cons

    low wages
    externals get paid more then internals

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start noticing people for the work they do and not just by them kissing your butts, a little appreciation can go a long way

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great introductory management experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    Well established training protocols and great pay for the type of job it is (fast food). Great family that you work with, everyone in the entire company is nice.

    Cons

    The schedule sucks. 50+ hours a week but you're considered hourly at least so you get paid the overtime...only time that sucks is the rare chance you don't make your 50 hours and you count on that pay...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    there needs to be more of a work-life balance. Consider working managers 40 hours a week and pay someone else the 30 hours of overtime you'd be saving....just a thought.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good opportunity to grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits and opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Its a 24 hr restaurant long shifts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Not bad as a starting Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member  in  Gulf Breeze, FL
    Current Employee - Team Member in Gulf Breeze, FL

    Pros

    50% discount on food
    401k plan (if you work there for a year)
    Friendly co workers
    Super sanitary

    Cons

    It's fast food so if you aren't a minor they work you like a slave.

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    Former Employee - Team Member  in  Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Team Member in Waco, TX

    Pros

    This is a good company to work for, and they have good benefits. The pay is also good.

    Cons

    Depending on the area you live in the management is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep closer tabs on the performance of your management staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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