Culver's Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
130 Reviews
3.6
130 Reviews
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Culver's Chairman and CEO Craig C. Culver
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • small discount on food, easy job, you can be under 18, the owner was fantastic, good first time job, hours were flexible (in 8 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, able to move up and be trained in all areas (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Raises were very small and it is the only place I have worked at so far that starts you at minimum wage (in 10 reviews)

  • no respect from all of your hard work (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very fast paced environment

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Crew Member in Rice Lake, WI
    Former Employee - Cashier/Crew Member in Rice Lake, WI

    I worked at Culver's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You meet new people, you can eat culver's when you go on break, you make friends with the employees

    Cons

    You can never stop moving, you have to clean alot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into some of the other managers- they're the reason why I quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Bad managers/supervisors make for bad environment

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    Former Employee - Crew in Pekin, IL
    Former Employee - Crew in Pekin, IL

    I worked at Culver's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Getting to work with the public, being able to get a discount on the culver's food, being able to have not alot of stress like other fast food places.

    Cons

    Terrible sexual harassment, good work is not recognized, fostered a community of drug addicts, bad workers, and enabled sexual harassers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's aight.

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    Former Employee - Crew Member
    Former Employee - Crew Member

    I worked at Culver's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you try hard and are willing to learn new things you can move up easily. All concepts and sections carefully outlined. No drug test. Interview was quick and easy. You will receive praise when doing things right. You are able to have piercings and tattoos usually.

    Cons

    All managers could use more training in how to deal with people and employees. The managers were kindof at each others throats so it was hard for them to communicate. They expect a lot if you do a good job but if you are always crappy they overlook you and let you get away with things. Everyone is blamed for one persons mistake. They have a hard time creating a good schedule for you if you have other things going on like another job, school, etc. Employees are gossipy and there is work drama a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training to all managers. Watch cameras closely before going through with any accusations. Have all managers and shift leaders and assistant managers be more on the same page.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Flexible Schedule

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Crew Member in Ada, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier/Crew Member in Ada, MI

    I worked at Culver's part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great food, Fun co workers and great atmosphere

    Cons

    minimum wage and usually understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you pay minimum wage and each burger is at least 4.00 dollars. you can afford to have more staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good job experience.

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Team Member in Springfield, IL

    I have been working at Culver's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a good place where you can bond with coworkers; lots of eagerness to work as a team. Easy-going atmosphere outside of rush hours; fun place to get to interact with many different kinds of people. You really get to be close friends with some of your crew managers and other crew members. You get a good amount of hours each week, and generally job tasks are very simple and easy to accomplish.

    Training went pretty smoothly and if you make a mistake while working, friendly coworkers willing to help you fix the mistake and let you improve without the worry of impending harsh judgement.

    - Strict but understandable dress code.

    Cons

    Overworked and not paid the deserved compensation, even at minimum wage. Many lazy coworkers that resulted in too much work being put on for driven workers. Too many moments where I had to take on 4 tasks at once to get jobs done and help customers while other employees reluctant to help out as they joked around in the back of the restaurant (general unprofessional-ism). High amounts of stress. If you are open and accepting about taking other people's hours that don't wish to work, or coming to work on day-offs when they call you in, upper management takes advantage of that entirely and works you until you're sore.

    Not much respect for employee mental health with lack of disciplinary for the workers that slack off.

    - No piercings.
    - No "unnatural"/"crazy" hair colors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Too much work

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in Hiawatha, IA
    Current Employee - Crew Member in Hiawatha, IA

    I have been working at Culver's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you like working a ton of hours then work here. We had a shortage of employees so I was working about 24 hours a week. I'm only 16. Regardless of that it's a nice work environment.

    Cons

    You'r supposed to get a pay raise every 6 months but that doesn't happen. It really sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give workers the same respect you would want from an employer. Don't get mad at every little thing they do wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good job for a temp position

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    Former Employee - Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Culver's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment, friendly culture from top management down two staff. Scheduling is flexible around family and other stuff going on, so that is a big plus! Many are franchised out, and I was lucky enough to work for one that was well aware of this.

    Cons

    Usually no benefits and paid on an hourly wage.. Promotions and raises are fairly low and far between across all staff and management levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate better across all staff for clear direction, training overall is pretty good, would of been nice to see a bit more compensation for those who work harder, etc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    STAY IN THE MID WEST PLEASE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Petersburg, FL

    I worked at Culver's full-time

    Pros

    There really aren't any Pros for this mid west based company

    Cons

    Its basically a joke watching a mid west company break into a fast pace environment.....they do not have any idea what is in store. Owner/operator hasn't even opened up one store and already looking to open many more...Go back to IL... it would be better for FL.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Management trainee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Culver's

    Pros

    Everyone treats you like family, your welcomed by both front and back of the house, and you get trained on quick service.

    Cons

    Ok. First, if you're not in fast food get ready for a surprise. Night and day compared to sit down restaurants. Turn um and burn um atmosphere. How fast are you willing to push guests through the line. if you want to establish a great report with your guests your time is limited. My particular franchisee, no training workbook, no upfront schedule, no interaction with GM, no feedback whatsoever, and GM who could care less about your success. If you want to stay in QSR good place to start. If you want to advance go somewhere else. If you want benefits, try someswhere else. There are better places to start I hope.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prepare your trainees for success. Provide the tools they need to acheive what you ask of them. You have 6 weeks of training come up with a training plan to guide trainees through the process and communicate that. Reevaluate the people you have in mgmt positions not all of them are as great as they seem. I wanted to like Culvers however, it will rank among my worst experiences ever. Ever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Would be better if management cared.

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    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Shift Leader in Murfreesboro, TN

    I have been working at Culver's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culver's is very flexible with scheduling and will give you the desired hours if you are a good worker.

    Cons

    Hard to advance once in leadership position. Only benefits is a scholarship for those in school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to care more about the success and efficiency of the store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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