Waffle House Reviews

Updated August 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. District Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time

    Pros

    Great Stability, Team atmosphere, Great Pay, Stock and benefits, active support from upline management, Great potential for career growth and advancement.

    Cons

    Not many, really. Restaurant work so working all holidays, most weekends, and some evenings is involved but better than any other job with comparable pay in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Not too much to say, decrease the number of new company agendas and focus on a few items at a time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great for a little while

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, good work environment, halfway decent pay

    Cons

    Way too much drama. Manager took advantage of me every chance he got.

    Advice to Management

    Quite lying to your employees. I worked hard for you and you did nothing but take advantage of me.


  3. salesperson

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    more selective in hiring process may work a lot of hours

    Cons

    too much to be responsible for on busy days, ie....dishes and prepping drinks and things if your looking for a 20 turn around.

    Advice to Management

    team meetings once every couple months to keep everyone motivated and up to speed. I wish they would give each employee on shift 3 credits for the jukebox to be used for that shift only. It gets expensive trying to keep the atmosphere going.


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  5. Unit manager

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    Current Employee - Unit Manager
    Current Employee - Unit Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock is there only benefit worth anything and I'm not sure about that one

    Cons

    Overload in work they want you in production and to drive all the systems and run a 29.9 food cost and your the only manager.

    Advice to Management

    Make shift lead so that your management can manage


  6. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and vacations

    Cons

    Dealing with staffing issues constantly


  7. Server, Relief

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Navarre, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Navarre, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits package and vacation pay up to three (3) times a year.

    Cons

    Open 24 hours and have to work on most, if not all major holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Give some of the "seasoned" employees holiday time off.


  8. Store Manager Trainee

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Management Trainee
    Former Employee - Management Trainee

    I worked at Waffle House (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere for a working environment

    Cons

    long hours, odd hours, physically demanding


  9. best job in a while

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    Current Employee - Salesperson/Waitress in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Salesperson/Waitress in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    i love the training process, it's a lot to take in but once you got it, you got it. the customers are definitely a major part of the experience with you being protected as well. if they act up, they leave. point blank. i also love the pay process, if you don't make minimum wage in your tips, they will pay you the difference, you're guaranteed a certain level of income. nice to have that kind of security in your pay.

    Cons

    the only real issue with working at waffle house is the negativity surrounding some coworkers. they will hire people with bad backgrounds, so watch your money, even though most are pretty trustworthy.

    Advice to Management

    too many chiefs, not enough indians. everyone wants their promotion, but hardly anyone seems to warrant it. people who have been there 12+ years feel like they run the show, and on the floor they do, but not on paper. promote from within. and please please please raise the employment age to 18, not 16. it's humiliating to me to have a 16 year old boss, who can only work when "school's out" and doesnt' even have a license. it would be different if the candidate was professional and carried him/herself as such, but in the current circumstances it's difficult to deal with. also, they get hit on by customers and create a really embarrassing situation for everyone. nobody wants to look like a pedophile.


  10. Grill op

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    Current Employee - Grill Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Grill Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    cash or direct deposit. Easy interview. good insurance.

    Cons

    Drama is high. pay is low. stuck in the 70's business wise.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to keep employees pay them better. Try to keep up with the times.


  11. Waitress/Cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Waitress/Cashier in New London, NC
    Former Employee - Waitress/Cashier in New London, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waffle House (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The best part about working at the Waffle House is meeting new people. There are many different people that come to eat at the waffle house and I have the change to talk with a lot of them and even get to know them as friends.

    Cons

    the lack of advancement. I did not have the change to move up within the company or had the opportunity to move up to cook or even manager.



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