Waffle House Reviews

Updated June 30, 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. Helpful (1)

    Server / cashier

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server Cashier in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Server Cashier in Macon, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You have good customers

    Cons

    The management seems to only care about themselves and some have their pets which is really unfair to the ones who go above their duties to help a fellow employee or extra shift work especially when the pets are not disciplined on overlooked side work

    Advice to Management

    Make sure there is no favoritism in the workplace a lot of waffle house management that I know have their favorites


  2. sales person

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

    I worked at Waffle House

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it was like a family best place I ever worked for. free food!! flexable scedual

    Cons

    some customers are a holes and will flirt with you. some time u don't have a moment to eat an your food is cold.

    Advice to Management

    I have none I believe thay are doing well


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great atmosphere, lovely people.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Waitress in Conway, SC
    Current Employee - Waitress in Conway, SC

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

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

    Pros

    Meals, great co-workers, flexible schedule. Love the customer base, very friendly people and great tips. But tops depend on store location !

    Cons

    The only thing I don't like is the meal plan. Work 4 hours or less you are allowed 1 meal, work 5 hours or more and you are allowed 2 meals. They take a meal pay out of your paycheck whether you eat or not. It's not a big deal but given the choice I wouldn't eat just to save money.

    Advice to Management

    Management was nice, treated me with respect. Very friendly, down to earth people.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Love hate relationship

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Waffle House Cook in Monroe, GA
    Current Employee - Waffle House Cook in Monroe, GA

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling friendly staff ,nice pay for just being a cook ,free meals! And if you like the job but hate the store transferring is always an option when there's one Waffle House 3 more or somewhere near! :)

    Cons

    Stress stress stress ,sometimes management applies to much pressure on you because you directly effect their pay with how good you provide the customers with an excellent service ,just a lot of pressure between that and you also effecting the sales people's tips

    Advice to Management

    Have a little empathy from time to time happy employees make a business run so much more smooth


  6. Waitress

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Waffle House

    Pros

    Easy Job with benefits and time off

    Cons

    Third shift is 12 hours


  7. Helpful (1)

    Grill Op

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Grill Operator in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Grill Operator in Columbia, SC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place for opportunity,offers great benefits and stock is an option after a year you get out what you put in if I were a kid young with a first job waffle house would be a excellent start

    Cons

    Employer and employee communication skill can improve a little also employee and customer


  8. Helpful (3)

    Great Job

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

    I have been working at Waffle House

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Waffle House provides a fun working environment. Great pay. They also provide a supportive work environment.

    Cons

    Unit managers work a lot of hours. Tons of work related demands. High turnover rate for associates. Managers have to constantly hire and fire employees.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate Waffle House has begun to increase the pay of grill operators. I say continue to increase grill operator and servers pay.


  9. Helpful (1)

    GREAT PLACE TO WORK

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - District Manager in Orlando, FL

    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

    There's plenty of growth at Waffle House. Takes about a year or two to be promoted. It is not a seniority based career; it's performance base. What you put in is what you get out.
    I really like working with the team I have, awesome division manager who genuinely cares about our lifestyle and development. The environment I've been in have been very nurturing. Everyone is treated fairly.

    Cons

    -New upper level management with NO experience or understanding affects the whole organization.


  10. HRS

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HRS
    Current Employee - HRS

    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

    Stock options, weekends off, appropriate salary, supportive upline management, work around grad classes, job stability.

    Cons

    Work all holidays, not enough auto allowance compared to Divisions who do far less driving, can feel unappreciated at times.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate expense guidelines. Some HRS's drive a lot with less than $100 auto allowance. This doesn't cover what we need. Set company wide work hour expectations. Two nine day vacations are not enough for this position.


  11. Helpful (1)

    District mgt

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

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

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

    Pros

    Pay was good till they just changed it

    Cons

    No holidays. Lots of micromanagement

    Days off moved around and very demanding No home life



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