Culver's Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
125 Reviews
3.9
125 Reviews
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Culver's Chairman and CEO Craig C. Culver
Craig C. Culver
75 Ratings

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 7 reviews)

  • Made good friends with many of my coworkers, flexible hours (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Not exactly a con, but I was being paid minimum wage at the time (in 7 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    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 for less than a 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
  3.  

    Good job for a temp position

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Naperville, IL

    I worked at Culver's part-time for more than a 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
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  5.  

    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 for more than a 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
  6.  

    Culver's

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Culver's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible with scheduling with school, but not if you have another job. Hands-on daily training. Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Under-appreciated by upper management. If you're in management, there's a lack of development and ability to move up with the company. Paid equally as someone in same position even if you excel over these people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They treat the employees awful. If an employee doesn't understand their training or what they need to do, management yells at them in front of customers/other employees. They expect you to come in on your day off regardless of what you have going on. No appreciation. No succession planning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It really is a great fast food place

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Crew Member  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Cashier/Crew Member in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Culver's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The co workers are nice and friendly
    You get 50% off meals
    Can get days off

    Cons

    Requesting time off is hard especially if you are sick you still have to call people to cover your shift and if not you get written up for it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good job through school

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    Current Employee - Cook/Cashier/Front Liner  in  Mukwonago, WI
    Current Employee - Cook/Cashier/Front Liner in Mukwonago, WI

    I have been working at Culver's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good job through high school and college, decent amount of hours.

    Cons

    Sometimes management can be strict about stuff, but that's just one culvers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so biased towards other employees, its not fair

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    It was an ok first job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Culver's

    Pros

    They have good scholarship opportunities for students that work there

    Cons

    It's a fast food job. Doesn't give much REAL growth opportunity. Really not a career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really. Don't be too strict towards your fast food employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great work environment, hard to move up in the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Crew Member  in  Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Cashier/Crew Member in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Culver's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are flexible with work schedules. You do get discounted food and sometimes it's on the house. The regular customers are always fun to talk to.

    Cons

    It is hard to move up the company or even to get a raise. In two years I never received a raise. There is always a lot of gossip and can sometimes feel like high school. It sometimes feels under staffed when we close the store and it takes way longer than it should to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a couple of extra people on the clock at night so that closing the store isn't so difficult.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent for a summer job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member - Kitchen Crew  in  Navarre, MN
    Current Employee - Team Member - Kitchen Crew in Navarre, MN

    I have been working at Culver's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    *All coworkers and managers are generally friendly
    *Can decide how many hours you'd like to work each week
    *Can advance to higher up positions if you put in the hours and are willing
    *Eased you in to the kitchen jobs pretty slowly so you were not overwhelmed

    Cons

    *Some mildly heavy lifting
    *Kitchen gets hot, especially if you're working the grill or fryers
    *Dirty work (dishes, sweeping, mopping, cleaning AC vents)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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