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Fast paced team environment, plenty of challenges & lots of fun

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Current Employee - Cook/Cashier  in  San Antonio, TX
Current Employee - Cook/Cashier in San Antonio, TX

I have been working at Whataburger part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- never boring
- very busy
- friendly co-workers

Cons

- working holidays & usually busier
- working late nights

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust employees more

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Team Leader... No Respect from Employees or Other Managers

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    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Whataburger full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    40 hours a week, or at least very close to 40.
    Most people do what they're supposed to do

    Cons

    Incompetent Managers
    Incompetent Shift Leaders
    Extremely Sensitive Customers
    Jealous Co-Workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If there is a problem with an employee, you should address it with that employee.
    Stay away from Gossip.
    Stay away from Drama.
    Give the ones who work hard recognition.
    Stay away from Hear-Say.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Work Somewhere Else If You Want A Life

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    Former Employee - Equipment Technician  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Equipment Technician in Houston, TX

    I worked at Whataburger full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay is decent and the potential for a lot of overtime.

    Cons

    Long hours (sometimes 24 hours) and being called out at all hours of the day and night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In my opinion, having been an Equipment Technician, you cannot keep your restaurants open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 364 days a year and expect the equipment to operate safely and properly, much less to be clean and sanitary. To Whataburger's credit, they are closed Christmas day. In all honesty, I don't know how some of the restaurants pass the health inspection. The fryers were the grossest pieces of equipment I had ever seen in my 28 years in the restaurant equipment repair business. The grills weren't much better, along with the walk-in-coolers and freezers. Whataburger expects their technicians to work on equipment in small kitchens while the kitchen staff literally step on you. When working on a hot fryer or around live electrical circuits, that can be a dangerous scenario.

    The restaurant managers and area managers are not your friends if you're an Equipment Technician. You are the enemy because every minute you spend in the restaurants is money out of their pockets. The maintenance division of Whataburger is a separate company, independent of their restaurants. Service calls and equipment preventative maintenance time are billed to the restaurant, so even though the managers need you there to repair or maintain a piece of equipment, they treat the technicians like they're robbing them of their profits and bonuses which, in reality, they are. That's because Whataburger holds it against their restaurant managers whenever they have too many instances of equipment breakdowns and the costs of repairs come off the restaurant's bottom lines. Manager bonuses are affected, also.

    In addition, you are expected to work around the clock, if necessary. Several times I worked 24 straight hours with no sleep. Whenever that happened, your supervisor expects you to "give" some hours to the company so it looks better for him. As I said, the pay is decent and you can make a fairly good living being an Equipment Technician, but don't expect to have a lot of time to have a life beyond Whataburger. However, if you're single, young and you don't expect to have a life, Whataburger can be a great place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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