Cook Out

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Cook Out Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
26 Reviews
2.6
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company love it like family

    Current Employee - Cashier
    Current Employee - Cashier

    I have been working at Cook Out full-time

    Pros

    You get to travel, very very very good pay, if work hard raises, the food is always fresh and hot, you can actually turn this into a career,

    Cons

    very very very long hours and you only get a 30min break that sucks, GM's and DM's care more about food than there own employees,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    starting caring about the people who work for you guys for once and not so much about fries spilling on the floor or a milkshake dropping gosh its just food, were human when have a heartbeat onion rings don't so act like it

  2.  

    Nice building

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Sanford, NC
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Sanford, NC

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    You will never work so hard for so little

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CO GM
    Former Employee - CO GM

    I worked at Cook Out full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Your employee's are people, not paper towels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overworks and under-appreciates staff

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

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Its a good place for teenagers to start out at.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cook, Cashier in Denver, NC
    Current Employee - Cook, Cashier in Denver, NC

    I have been working at Cook Out part-time (more than an 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Never paid overtime and took advantage of my hard work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cook-out in Anderson, SC
    Former Employee - Cook-out in Anderson, SC

    I worked at Cook Out full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You can move up in the company to become a manager or general manager.

    Cons

    When you are working on drive through you have to call out food to the kitchen because they do not have head sets. For an example: If a customer ordered a Chesseburger Tray with onion rings and a beef quesodilla, you call out "Tray ring and Tray beef, so the kitchen knows that the order on the ticket is a combo/tray, and goes with the cheeseburger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay overtime before someone sues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    worst experience i have ever had with management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grill Cook in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Grill Cook in Durham, NC

    I worked at Cook Out full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    easy to connect and bond with co workers

    Cons

    schedules were not flexible at all, the district manager was very rude, always talked down to his employees. tried to pressure you into working more than your availability and would make you feel guilty if you couldn't. district manager treats all of his employees very poorly, i was shocked that nothing had been done about it. he cares more about food than the people making it. i was told by the district manager verbatim that the welfare of his managers "wasnt his problem" .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pray that you keep your job, because at this rate, you wont for long. learn how to take care of your employees, at the end of the day, they are the ones making you money, they are the reason people keep coming back and buying the product. be more personable at interviews, viciously interrogating someone about their non existent criminal record does not form very good first impressions and makes you look a little foolish when the criminal record comes up clean.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Loved My Co-workers.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier Then Salary Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Cashier Then Salary Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    The company is growing fairly quickly but they do not have enough people to take care of the stores that they do have. You are able to get a lot of hours if you show that you are capable of doing the job. You can be yourself. They really like personality. Your co-workers will become your family since you spend so much time together.

    Cons

    You have to work late nights, the shifts are incredibly long. They pay you well but you have to work for it. You'll work right along side the crew but this does cultivate a team moral. A lot of the managers break the rules that they expect you to uphold. It's hard to have a life outside of the company. They offer insurance but you can hardly get to the doctors because of the 14 hour days that you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that the people in the restaurant are the ones that customers come in contact with daily. Make it a point to take care of them! If you have disgruntled workers, then you'll have disgruntled customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I am a co-manager at Cook Out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Spartanburg, SC

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    You have to work a lot of hours, at least 53hr/week for the salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Cook Out rewards its managers for performance. In a store that hits all of its numbers, managers can make lots of money - as much as 100k/year. Constantly growing company has many opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Cook Out believes in WORKING management - no pencil pushers here. Expect to work hard 60 hours a week (52.5 required). Sales driven company with high expectations of increases month over month - always.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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