Whataburger Reviews

Updated April 12, 2015
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  1. I used to work with my parents for trucking port. So I wanna do something different for my experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whataburger part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I love to work that related with foods.

    Cons

    I used to clean the truck, change tires, and fix the truck with motors.

    Advice to Management

    I can do the part time. I'm still in high school.

  2. I had a good experience working for this company.

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Waxahachie, TX
    Current Employee - Team Member in Waxahachie, TX

    I have been working at Whataburger part-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling if you are attending school or have multiple jobs. Not a terribly hard job just very fast paced.

    Cons

    If you are a guy the only facial hair you can have is a mustache, girls are not allowed to wear finger nail polish on fingers. Team Members at my store didn't make more than $8 per hour usually.

    Advice to Management

    Try to treat your employees a little better so that they will be motivated to work for you.

  3. Work for a corporate location

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Whataburger

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

    Pros

    Great pay
    Great benefits
    Training program is wonderful
    Good food 50% discounts
    Good incentives
    If you work for anybody or chain always work for the corporate store never the franchise! Franchise can do whatever and pay whatever they don't care and always try to come off cheap because it's their money!

    Cons

    Haven't found any as of yet

    Advice to Management

    I love whataburger and all corporate stores keep it up!

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  5. Restaurant Manager

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Lawton, OK

    I worked at Whataburger full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The pay was fair but could be better.

    Cons

    Long hours because other managers did not show up in time for their shift.

  6. Liked it

    Former Employee - Team Leader in Greenville, TX
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Greenville, TX

    I worked at Whataburger (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I worked with.

    Cons

    Some co workers didn't respect people

  7. Helpful (1)

    Area Manager

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    Current Employee - Are Manager in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Are Manager in Midland, TX

    I have been working at Whataburger full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company, and management is very committed to development of the team.

    Cons

    It take a lot of years to get promoted

  8. Great Company, Great Family

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Manager in Tulsa, OK

    I have been working at Whataburger full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great pay, treated well, family traditions still a part of the way they do business. Like all companies money matters but not as much as their employees.

    Cons

    If you are a manager and you are thinking of switching to this company for something easier, you need to look elsewhere. Managers here get their hands dirty. It's a great job but it's not for the lazier manager.

  9. Helpful (1)

    When I started working at whataburger, I gained a second family.

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

    I worked at Whataburger full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Firstly, Whataburger is one of the most delicious places around and I NEVER got sick of their food(even when I was working 40+ hours). Once you learn your stations and get used to working here(It should take around a month to get the hang of it), there are plenty of ways you can help others and show leadership. With team leaders constantly reminding everyone of what a good job they're is doing, there is always optimism in the store. Most employees are respectful and Whataburger (in my opinion) is the most classiest fast-food place around. There's nothing better than eating a fresh patty melt after a hard day's work with your fellow employees whenever you clock out too. If I wasn't going to college and if they pay was better, I would be content to work here forever!

    Cons

    Most of my paycheck goes back to Whataburger because the food is irresistibly good. One thing I tried to help out with at my store was training others. For instance, managers tend to force the new employees to do nothing but expedite, which doesn't help the store out because were only teaching these employees to take a tray to customers. Safety needs to be reinforced, especially with prep. There are way too many accidents that involve knives, and this will save headache in the long run.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps we could alternate positions and cross-train employees. I found that switching jobs every now and then made me look forward to coming to work. Managers might be able to organize a way to set "days" for new employees. For example, (I'll make up names) Josh can work fry-station one week and Sally can work front-counter. The next week they alternate. That way neither employee gets sick of the same job and they know both front-counter and fry-station. If someone calls out, we have 2 options: Sally or Josh to replace them. Additionally, I made our store a list of every possible thing to do for front counter, and this list actually motivated me to hurry and get everything done before the manager says anything. My goal was to be able to tell the manager I got everything done so that front-counter would be one less thing they worried about. If I were a GM (which would be amazing), I would do what my former general manager did and greet every employee with "good morning" as well as remember their names without looking at nametags. Unfortunately, you don't see that in every store. A huge factor is seeing what employees are good at. If it weren't for a manager by the name of Racheal Taylor, I would of never had a chance of working on the "board" or "production line." Other managers claimed that the job was too important for a new employee and decided not to teach me, however, Racheal disagreed and taught me herself. There came a moment one day, while we were getting slammed, when a different manager had to count someone's register and needed someone on the board. Fortunately, I was the only one with experience. I believe we need more managers like Racheal who can pick up on employees abilities. It shows that you care and builds a great relationship between you and your employee. Finally, one thing that had been bugging me was smoke breaks. I despised them. If I was ever a manager or team leader I would never let someone walk out to smoke on the clock. Unfortunately, that happened a lot at our store. We must remember there is a time and place. And that time is on break-on the employees own time. Same thing goes with checking cell-phones. If we can get written up for using cell-phoenes, why let someone go out and smoke? Perhaps we need to buckle down on our smoke breaks and make sure employees do this before and after work or on their break.

  10. Loved it

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whataburger

    Pros

    Pay is great also benefits

    Cons

    upper managemt crazy schedule hours

  11. Team Member

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Team Member in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Whataburger full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, if in need of all forty hours or just twenty the hours are always there. The twenty four hour restaurant allows for one to pick what shifts to work. Get paid every week

    Cons

    Customers on occasion are disrespectful. Most of the time one has to stay extra hours due to other coworkers not being reliable.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to be strict but not be disrespectful sometimes.

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