Newk's Eatery Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Pros
  • Great food that is easy to promote (in 5 reviews)

  • Management is ok ,great part time job (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Close to if not minimum wage and work is very intense for such little pay (in 4 reviews)

  • Promised full time but there aren't enough hours to go around (in 2 reviews)

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  1. The Newk's Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BOH (Sandwich) in Opelika, AL
    Former Employee - BOH (Sandwich) in Opelika, AL

    I worked at Newk's Eatery part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good company to work for.
    They really try to work with your school schedule.

    Cons

    It can get very busy at times, but for the most part, there's always a manager there to step in and help.

    Advice to Management

    The whole management team is great.


  2. People Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - People Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - People Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I worked at Newk's Eatery (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic vision as a company
    Great franchise opportunities

    Cons

    Not many downsides for working at Newk's


  3. Waitress, and cashier

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newk's Eatery part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Being around people, and helping people with what they needed.

    Cons

    Nothing at all, just needed more people working.


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  5. Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Newk's Eatery full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work, team environment, wonderful energy and culture. Great support staff at corporate HQ.

    Cons

    Not really a con, but its a growing business so something is always being tweaked or reviewed. Again, not a bad thing but can make it challenging at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  6. Owner/Operator/Franchisee

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newk's Eatery full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Contemporary upbeat atmosphere,
    Quality Product

    Cons

    Lunch is extremely hetic.


  7. Had Potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Newk's Eatery full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Co workers were wonderful. Every one had a passion to be there and wanted to help the company succeed. Customer service was beyond what you would find in similar restaurants. Employees really built strong lasting relationships with its customers.

    Cons

    Non tipping company. Upper management not up to par. and didn't have much faith in its employees. Seemed to always let go of the best employees.


  8. It Freaking Sucks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prep Cook in Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Prep Cook in Montgomery, AL

    I worked at Newk's Eatery part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great employees, excellent Food, great benefits, great scheduling. Etc

    Cons

    Terrible management, one of the managers are absolutely racist and doesn't hide it

    Advice to Management

    Get new management as soon as possible... I mean its the worst management ive ever seen


  9. Management has no appreciation for employees

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Opelika, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Opelika, AL

    I have been working at Newk's Eatery part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Works with college students
    Good hours
    Good experience for someone starting in the food industry
    Good food

    Cons

    Not paid anywhere close to what employees deserve!
    All opinions and feedback are immediately rejected- they don't want their problems fixed
    Service quality is focused all on th customer and very very little on employees

    Advice to Management

    Have more respect and appreciation for your hard-working employees. Pay more and reward employees and maybe you will have a lower employee turnover. Use the same care for employees as you do customers


  10. Newk's places a lot of value on training their managers, so much so that just about anybody can train to be a manager.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Newk's Eatery full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good bonuses if sales goals (mostly realistic) were hit. Decent benefits package. No 401(k) offered when I was there, but I have heard they offer one now. Fairly casual work environment.

    Cons

    The "Newk's Culture" is preached but not fully practiced from the top down. Upper management likes to use "intimidation" tactics to produce results. Less experienced individuals are pushed through the training system in order to supply managers for new market stores. Advancement opportunities are not publicly posted and distributed to current employees; not much advancement from within.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within more. Publish corporate level jobs to store level employees.


  11. Has its good and bad days

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Newk's Eatery part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Get good hours
    Good team work

    Cons

    Management
    Rude Customers
    Hard to get a swift released



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