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Whataburger Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
173 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours, if in need of all forty hours or just twenty the hours are always there (in 6 reviews)

  • Pretty good pay and benefits after 3 months (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • quality of life poor schedule makers (in 3 reviews)

  • Its a 24 hr restaurant long shifts (in 4 reviews)

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    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It take a lot of years to get promoted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Team Member

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A good fast food job

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Bixby, OK
    Former Employee - Team Member in Bixby, OK

    I worked at Whataburger part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Had good managers
    Were very lenient with my college schedule
    Received tuition assistance which helped me greatly

    Cons

    No cons that any other fast food job doesn't have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think they are doing a good job. Felt very well liked and had a good work-school balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Member in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Team Member in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Whataburger part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Work Hours and Benefits

    Cons

    Need more Work Hours and schedules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing much to say here, great company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Is the best Job I ever had

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    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Whataburger full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Whataburger is a true family place

    Cons

    The amount of hours work can really be hard on family life.

  10.  

    I enjoyed going to eat there excellent customer service Irish is what a employeeshould be nice

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    Former Employee - Teamleader in Paris, TX
    Former Employee - Teamleader in Paris, TX

    I worked at Whataburger full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the training ,all the benefits health dental 401 profit sharing excellent Teamleader training

    Cons

    They have good benefits hand on traing good time off policies?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is amazing. The employees are welcoming and friendly. Managers are very nice, patient, and fun to talk to. Customers are great. Training is pretty quick and easy. It's just a great experience every single shift.

    Cons

    Menu takes a while to get down but you will get it don't stress it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take time to review the menu with the employees a little bit more please

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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