Waffle House Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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Waffle House Chairman and CEO Joe W. Rogers Jr.
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Pros
  • Known for great job stability (company is not going anywhere), opportunity for advancement, great training program (about 3 months long) (in 7 reviews)

  • Paid Vacation - Every level of management gets 3 (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • If your immediate manager reports to upper management that you are not a brown noser forget it (in 20 reviews)

  • I had to work all holidays and barely got to spend time with my kids (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Hard WorkHard Worker and Honest- Punctual

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Destin, FL
    Current Employee - Food Server in Destin, FL

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

    Pros

    Love working with people and salaries- near home

    Cons

    Don't like dealing with rude drunks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean House -employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Truly America's place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waffle House

    Pros

    Career Path, earnings potential, professional development, 3 vacations per year, performance based pay incentives

    Cons

    Work all holidays, there really isn't a con to working here unless you are not self motivated, hard working and a strong desire to see yourself and others succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Mableton, GA
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Mableton, GA

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great stability nice pay, vacations are long

    Cons

    work life balance can be rough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    This was an awful place to work.

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    Former Employee - Salesperson and Grill Op in Slidell, LA
    Former Employee - Salesperson and Grill Op in Slidell, LA

    I worked at Waffle House

    Pros

    There are no pros to working at this establishment.

    Cons

    Too many of them to list.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to Get new management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. my job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waffle House

    Pros

    i made good money from tips

    Cons

    i got all the hours i wanted

  7. Reasonable serving job

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    Former Employee - Food Server in McDonough, GA
    Former Employee - Food Server in McDonough, GA

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

    Pros

    Offers a fair and flexible schedule, a people job, fast paced, vacation starts after 6 months of employment, free meals,.

    Cons

    They often hire questionable employees, the pay is low, few opportunities to move up, can have difficult customers, coworkers often shirk their duties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that you take heed of employee complaints about coworkers and take appropriate action. Please make sure all employees are involved in the "dirty work."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Love the job, dislike the crew.

    I work third shift at Waffle House. The shifts are ten hours long.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

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

    Pros

    Three days off a week
    Paid vacation every 6 months
    Good health benefits
    Getting to meet a lot of different people
    Cash every day

    Cons

    Long shifts (boring on the weeknights when there isn't a lot of business)
    Team members are allowed to do whatever they want without consequences.
    Favoritism. (What one person gets in trouble for, another won't)
    Always running out of certain items.
    No managers on third shift at waffle house EVER!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a third shift manager so your employees will start respecting your business and customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Positive experience overall.

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    Former Employee - Temp in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Temp in Norcross, GA

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

    Pros

    If you're looking for a low pressure job with a lot of freedom, work here.

    Cons

    Job was repetitive and I personally felt very unfulfilled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need better ventilation in bottom floor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Somewhat stressful.

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    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Waffle House

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement. Guaranteed 24 days. Performance based income. Stock options. That's about it. I don't have 20 words.

    Cons

    It is a 24 hour restaurant. No such thing as a sick day. You are responsible for other people who May or May not hold themselves to the same standard as you hold yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rotation daysneed to be evaluated. Extremely difficult to work 6 days straight when one is responsible for a 24 hour restaurant with no relief manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11. I love my job!

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    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Medina, OH
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Medina, OH

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Advancement, Sense of Accomplishment, An actual career!

    Cons

    Some find it difficult to manage time, however the company itself tries to ensure you remember to plan to take time for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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