Culver's Reviews

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
126 Reviews
3.8
126 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.  

    Decent for a summer job

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    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
  2.  

    Great environment if you like fast pace!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cook  in  Tinley Park, IL
    Former Employee - Cook in Tinley Park, IL

    I worked at Culver's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great food, flexible schedule, clean place

    Cons

    minimum wage :/, to stressful, manager don't help if needed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise hourly pay more often

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Low pay for amount of work

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Crew Member  in  Eau Claire, WI
    Current Employee - Cashier/Crew Member in Eau Claire, WI

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, nice management, a lot of workers so you aren't scheduled all the time

    Cons

    Pay is too low for how much work is demanded as a basic crew member assigned to dining. You are expected to take trays from guests in dining and empty it then take it to the kitchen (although you could leave it on the trash can until a few trays collect but my manager hates that) while wiping tables when guests are finished and occasionally sweeping up after messy kids, keeping the condiments stocked, (straws, toothpicks, ketchup/mayo/mustard packets, newspapers) the trash taken out basically every 20 minutes which is a whole other process, and checking up on the bathrooms every 10 minutes. that is your job when you are on dining.

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

    Culver's

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - General Manager in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Culver's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Culver's is a family owned franchise business. The company provides training and support that enhances the people that work there. Fair, honest and fun to work for.

    Cons

    Once in a leadership position it may be hard to advance. Compensation is top heavy with people at the top being paid above scale while people in the mid and lower ranges can expect little in the way of compensation advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider paying people on the low end of the scale family supporting wages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This was a great place to work with a supportive corporate team.

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    Former Employee - Crew Chief  in  Plymouth, WI
    Former Employee - Crew Chief in Plymouth, WI

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and stress on employee well-being.
    Corporate office visited several times annually to check the work environment with random employees.
    Promote-from-within philosophy

    Cons

    Typical fast food hours made for some spoiled weekends that I didn't want to be at work, but I think that is difficult to classify as a 'Con' for a high school job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Culvers was my first job.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Culver's

    Pros

    I learned basic customer service skills.
    Great shifts, and offered breaks for every 6 hours of work. Half off meals before and after shifts.

    Cons

    It gets somewhat repetitive sitting behind a cash register. It's a chain restaurant so very specific standards. We have to wear ties everyday and it was a fast food place

  8.  

    Can always work up

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Culver's

    Pros

    Everything is pretty great. Everyone is flexible, and willing to work around your life.

    Cons

    Some managers aren't too nice

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A spectacular first job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Neenah, WI

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

    Pros

    Working at Culver's taught me how to be genuinely polite and courteous to customers as well as coworkers-a valuable skill I've brought into every job I've worked since. It was a fun environment. The team consisted of mostly high school and college-age students as well as a few full time adult employees. Management was great. I worked there in high school and it was a great job that I look back on fondly!

    Cons

    Raises were very small and it is the only place I have worked at so far that starts you at minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More incentives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Member  in  Darien, IL
    Current Employee - Team Member in Darien, IL

    I have been working at Culver's full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people who are willing to work with you especially with conflicts

    Cons

    Very little raise ability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great job for any student.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Crew Chief  in  Kronenwetter, WI
    Current Employee - Crew Chief in Kronenwetter, WI

    I have been working at Culver's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very flexible and extremely friendly environment. Wonderful place to work during school.

    Cons

    Communication seems to be lacking a bit. Only con that i could find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate and express how team members are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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