Cook Out Reviews

Updated July 8, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Gastonia, NC
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Gastonia, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cook out is really good with hours, and will schedule you basically as little or as much as you would like. They are also really good with pay for their good employees. Also, the company is great at training hard working, result-oriented employees. Essentially, if you work hard for com out, they'll take care of you.

    Cons

    It can be a little frustrating at first to get started when you have to learn all the call outs for food and theres a policy of how to do something for literally everything you can imagine, and they make you work hard for the pay.

    Advice to Management

    I have no recommendations for management. The policies may be strict at times, but they keep everything in line.


  2. Great as an after school job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cook Out part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, overtime, lots of variety

    Cons

    Typical fast food woes, often hire young people who aren't good workers

    Advice to Management

    Give better hours and raises to people who actually work harder


  3. Different experience at different stores

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Trainer in Wilmington, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier/Trainer in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cook Out full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    open late so it's good for flexible hours. lots of opportunity for raises as well as promotions. easy to work your way up and easy to get overtime if you work at busy store. if you are a hard worker and good at what you do you will get good hours

    Cons

    if you work at a slow store, you get next to no hours and will be sent home or called to not come in. management can be sloppy and unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    keep it consistent throughout all stores. i've worked at two different ones in North Carolina and the management in Wilmington was amazing while the management at the other was absolutely horrible.


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  5. Co Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cook Out (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay for managers, fun environment

    Cons

    Terrible hours, disorganized company, no freedom to customize your store


  6. Upper Managment Tyranny

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cook Out full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You make a lot of money. Benefits are really great. The food tastes good. If upper management likes you, you are good to go.

    Cons

    Minimum 52.5 hours a week. Unethical firing practices.- firing "salaried managers" for "stealing time" Turning blind eye to district managers smoking weed with employees. Your life will be hell if upper management doesn't like you. Human Resource department is a joke- all they do is hire managers. No action taken again sexual harassment complaints.

    Advice to Management

    What goes around, comes around.


  7. MIT= crazy hours. Great for a single person.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MIT in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - MIT in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cook Out full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free food for management. Learned how to work in a fast paced environment while maintaining good food quality. Great, if you don't like sleep.

    Cons

    Couldn't leave the restaurant doors after 945PM, if you did, you couldn't come back in! Every one would smoke cigarettes in the bathroom, which was located IN THE REAR OF THE RESTAURANT. Gross.. On their breaks, crew members would sit on crates and line the rear perimeter of the restaurant.. MIT's work 12-13 hour shifts with no breaks. This job really tests your well-being.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to treat your hard-working employees with respect.


  8. Nice building

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Sanford, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Sanford, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cook Out full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fresh food fresh people fresh building

    Cons

    Should be a little nicer


  9. You will never work so hard for so little

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CO GM
    Former Employee - CO GM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cook Out full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good food, employee discount on food

    Cons

    NO work life balance. Brutal hours, 70+ a week. Low starting salary and promises of bonuses that don't come. After two years with the company NO RAISE, but they were starting new hires at a higher salary and refused to give us at least matching. Turn over is outrageous due to these working conditions which means more work for those who stay. Days off and vacation are a battle. You will never work so hard for so little.

    Advice to Management

    Your employee's are people, not paper towels.


  10. Overworks and under-appreciates staff

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Cook Out part-time

    Pros

    Great to bond with other stressed out people just trying to maintain some kind of income.

    Cons

    Management enjoys pushing new staff, offers no constructive criticism, and will overload your schedule even though you signed on with an understood "part-time" status


  11. Its a good place for teenagers to start out at.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cook, Cashier in Denver, NC
    Current Employee - Cook, Cashier in Denver, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cook Out part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    its fast pace and a fun place to work at.. if you stay long enough you can become manager but the chances of that is very low.., its a good job for teenagers to start off.. they start you off at minimum wage and do not like to give raises.

    Cons

    they do not like to give you raises... but they will work you long hours and not care about what time you have to work the next day.. they expect your world to revolve around cook out.. but yet still give you no raises no matter how hard you work



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