Waffle House Reviews

Updated April 17, 2015
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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. server, grill operator, and then unit manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server, Grill Operator, Then Unit Manager
    Current Employee - Server, Grill Operator, Then Unit Manager

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time

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

    Pros

    Corporate is great to work for, you are treated with lots of respect. Praised all the time for good work. Especially if your good. Worked for franchise and was once a week if not more the unit would scream and cuss you out on the floor. I have worked for waffle house for 15years. This is my career, my job. I love it

    Cons

    Franchise would be my con. Not professional at all cuss employees out all the time loads of favortism and management has to many family members working for them, if your not family you dont stand a chance.

    Advice to Management

    franchise needs badly to become corporate to get rid of these awful managers.

  2. I love working here and meeting all the new people everyday

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Tampa, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I have a fun team of girls with me each shift. I get to meet a lot of new people which is great for me. I also got to work a shift that really works for my schedule.

    Cons

    Standing all day makes my feet hurt. I sometimes get people who don't tip much.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and hire another grill cook

  3. Great place to work as a cook. Good location with a lot of nice regulars

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Tampa, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I have a great team around me. I have a great number of customers who i would consider regulars that are nice to talk to. Over all a very nice establishment

    Cons

    it gets pretty hot over the grill and hot plate. Long shifts get hard on the back towards the end of shifts

    Advice to Management

    Your doing great.

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  5. Hmmph, if you can call it a company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Well from my experience, coworkers are fairly nice
    They were very flexible with my schedule until things started to happen
    Things were easy to catch up on.

    Cons

    How novices do not understand the concept of working and not being on there phones.
    Management is sucky. Seriously.
    Remember how I was telling you about my schedule being flexible. Well it's not, something has changed completely. They are not working with me anymore with my schedule because I have another job.
    Pay is terrible. Working as a salesperson for 2.13 an hour is horrible.
    Favorite. This manager always wants to play favorites.
    Always someone to blame, for theft, for this or that. Always.
    Working on weekends, holidays, whatever.
    Work and life balance is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all your employees.
    Do not blame everyone on everything that goes on.
    Don't play favorites.
    Should have a dishwasher during the weekends when it gets busy

  6. Unbelievable Company to work for.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Hours, People, Management, Certifications, benefits

    Cons

    working holidays, but all the good outweighs the bad.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work

  7. Unit manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unit Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Unit Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Waffle House

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

    Pros

    Waffle House offers a good salary package. Just not for the amount of hours

    Cons

    Hours required to work. Upper management controlling what the managers are allowed to do as far as recruiting and termination.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your manager's. They are the ones that actually run the store. If a store is in a increase with minimum complaints, leave it alone.

  8. Long Hours promise of a higher pay!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unit Manager Trainee in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Unit Manager Trainee in Greenville, SC

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay 30,000 with no management experience.
    Hands on upper management.

    Cons

    Requirement of 55 hours a week, no tuition assistance.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a better work life balance for management, maybe a conventional 40-45 hour work week.

  9. fun to cook food. manager is abusive to employees and doesn't care about the customers.

    • Work/Life Balance
    Current Employee - Grill Operator in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Grill Operator in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Waffle House part-time

    Pros

    love the same ppl that come in every day. District manager helps is out when we call him and my pay is going up

    Cons

    need new store manager
    cheaper insurance and vacation check changes?

    Advice to Management

    look at whats going on with manager at your store

  10. Great Company to Work for if You like to Cook

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Daphne, AL
    Former Employee - Store Manager Trainee in Daphne, AL

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

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

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits were excellent.
    Great support from APD and others in management.

    Cons

    Always training new hires.
    I just learned the hard way that I hate cooking.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, and keep this a great company.

  11. Hard WorkHard Worker and Honest- Punctual

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Love working with people and salaries- near home

    Cons

    Don't like dealing with rude drunks

    Advice to Management

    Clean House -employees

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