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Former Employee - Waiter in Irving, TX
Former Employee - Waiter in Irving, TX

I worked at Waffle House full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

making friends with the customers

Cons

management brings politics into the job too much and don't give their employees or customers the due attention they deserve

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  1. Unit manager

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    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay....when running hit all your numbers just right

    Cons

    Time off...bonus options...time at work

    Advice to Management

    Need an assistant manager or someone to help with the amount of work that is left on one manager


  2. Helpful (5)

    Head for the heels. You will have no life and drive yourself crazy dealing with both workers and upper management

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    Former Employee - Unit Manager Trainee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Unit Manager Trainee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Waffle House full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Ample advancement opportunity if you can endure. -Decent benefits for the industry. Including health and life insurance. They also give you private stock in the company -Stable, conservative company that will always be around. You will always have a job, and they are always hiring.

    Cons

    -Forget your life, just completely forget about it. 70-80 hours weeks are the norm. Weekends are mandatory. You work holidays. You will live, breathe, sleep, and eat Waffle House. -You may think that 30000-40000 plus performance based commission sounds great, but when you actually break it down into an hourly rate, you are unlikely to surpass $11/hr. Many of the waitresses earn more than the Unit Manager, based on the hourly rate, when tips are factored in. And they don't deal with a fraction of the responsibilities and stress that you will deal with. -You will be constantly stressed dealing with employees, and pressure from your division manager. Upper management is demanding. The company is archaic, and although sitting on a billion dollars in cash, is incredibly cheap and unwilling to update their stone age computers and cash registers. -The work is incredibly hard. They try to break you from the get-go. During the first week, they employ every tactic they can to dehumanize you and access whether or not you can be conditioned to tolerate the position as long as possible until the next crop comes in. They had me digging up hundreds of pounds of dirt and weeds with a shovel on an old curb dangerously close to the highway. Cars were speeding by mere feet from where I was working. It certainly sent red flags when regular employees were upset about how they saw unit managers treated.

    Advice to Management

    -You need to change the entire system. It's nearly impossible for one sole manager to run a 24/7 365 store alone without burning out. Creating an assistant store manager position would be a start. - Stop hoarding the billion dollar cash surplus and use it to make much needed renovations and improvements to your stores. Invest in a better computer system and modern registers. These investments will pay off in the long run. -Remember that people are people. They are not machines. You need to focus on reshaping your company policy to allow for a reasonable work/life balance.


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