Waffle House Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Waffle House Chairman and CEO Joe W. Rogers Jr.
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Pros
  • Reasonable opportunity for advancement; Easy concept to manage; great learning environment, and great people (in 7 reviews)

  • Paid vacation, 2 a year (hourly maintaining thirty two a week for six months a piece) 3 for management ( 2 tens and a 7 day) all paid (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management are crooked crooked souls (in 20 reviews)

  • You are required to work all holidays (in 9 reviews)

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  1. salesperson

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Wilmington, NC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    they are friendly people, great customers

    Cons

    you on schedule all times.


  2. Unit Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adel, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Adel, GA

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay, 3Vacations a year, great stability

    Cons

    long hours, low family times, work all hollidays


  3. Tough but rewarding career

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Birmingham, AL

    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

    Excellent earning potential; Company only promotes from within; Well designed operation system thats easy to learn

    Cons

    Home and Work life balance is a challenge, keeping quality people to staff shifts

    Advice to Management

    Make sure unit managers feel appreciated instead of grinding performance all the time. Happy managers make happy associates.


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  5. Left then came back. Says something about them

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Manager
    Current Employee - Unit Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Performance based salary. Three vacations a year. People (customer and employees) company.

    Cons

    Can be long hours if you aren't experienced in management. Staffing can sometimes be tough since it is a 24 hr business.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the people who work hard long hours.


  6. Its..ok..Know what your getting yourself into

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    Current Employee - Salesperson/Waitress in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Salesperson/Waitress in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Waffle House part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, employees are funny and like a family. Usually have regulars

    Cons

    Traning is not that long and you have to know a lot...multitask, etc. The hardest thing for me is calling out orders and the meat count but that takes a lil more.time to catch on to

    Advice to Management

    GET SOME TECHNOLOGY. Its so hard on thr waitresses and grill ops, etc when you have to do all this ticket book counting...gota do everything yourself and its so old fashion. Please help us out. Im tired of having to stay for 1 extra hour to count things up ;(


  7. team workers

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Waffle House (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    support team workers, and a family atmosphere, fun and friendly work environment

    Cons

    long hours, less than average pay scale

    Advice to Management

    keep up the team atmosphere, align better with competitive pay.


  8. Salesperson

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waffle House

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tips are easy to come by as long as you know how to work the table and do your job properly. Most "regular" customers are really nice and tip okay. Management is flexible with schedules.

    Cons

    Training is little to none, they give you a week then you on your own. Multi tasking is a must. Sometimes the people you work w/ are worse than the customers. Expect to work in all conditions, holidays and bad weather.

    Advice to Management

    train the incoming store managers and servers better.


  9. District Manager

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    Current Employee - District Manager
    Current Employee - District Manager

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Performance based pay, Corporate office great about helping with issues, promotes within, given whole years schedule upfront, 3 paid vacations, great advancement opportunity

    Cons

    work every holiday, work home life balance can be a challenge


  10. I loved this job the best.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grill Operator in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Grill Operator in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Waffle House

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

    Pros

    Hours were flexible, enjoyed short order cooking, and interacting with customers

    Cons

    Some high volume situations seem overwelming.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites, deal with the hardest working crews.


  11. Ok

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

    I worked at Waffle House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Paid vacation after first 6 months of you work full time, easy to learn, great co-workers most of the time

    Cons

    Inconsistent management, heavy work load for management, insufficient training, no designated breaks

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training New people, realize no one can work 7-10 hours without a break



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