Wendy's Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Pros
  • A fast paced working environment, get to meet people your age (in 30 reviews)

  • Flexible hours- they worked with my high school and college schedule (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • The worst part is the fact that you're making minimum wage for all of the stuff you put up with (in 45 reviews)

  • The cons to working at Wendy's is that it's hot in the back and it is usually for long hours (in 37 reviews)

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  1. Only good place to work for if your a high school student.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wendy's

    Pros

    It is a fairly easy way to make money. Decent hours

    Cons

    Poor management. Always feel your under valued and they try to work your butt off while they sit and do nothing

  2. The worst company to work for.

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Wooster, OH
    Current Employee - General Manager in Wooster, OH

    I have been working at Wendy's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoy meeting new customers and training new employees.

    Cons

    The company is greedy to the point they cannot staff their restaurants with managers. The cause is underpaying, salary are working 60+ weekly, only medical is offered, and on major holidays when we are closed that's our second day off. They are known not to give managers raises and they have no incentive programs to promote from within. They hire outside of the company because the crew realize it's not a good company for a career option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The issue is all your managers are unhappy of our treatment of being overworked, lack of benefits, and trying to serve the guest with limited crew will equal more unhappy guest and crew will quit constantly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Working at Wendy's is Alright . It's one of the more premium fast-food chains.

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Cook in Bethlehem, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Cook in Bethlehem, GA

    I have been working at Wendy's part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The best thing about working here is you know the food is fresh.

    Cons

    Challenges are keeping up with high demands in fresh food and produce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your friendly , and courteous to both customers and employees or they'll leave..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. The time in which I exercised my skill's set to ensure all assigned duties and responsibilities at Wendy's were taken ca

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Crew in Jackson, OH
    Former Employee - Cashier/Crew in Jackson, OH

    I worked at Wendy's full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Working within a fast-food chain or franchise making only minimum wage for income isn't quite the way to expect to enjoy life at no expense and no financial worries.

    Cons

    The cons of being employed at Wendy's were nothing to complain about unless you're like me and have a HUGE concern for your skin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advise to the management team operating the Wendy's location in Jackson, OH in which I was employed would be to not change a thing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Not room for growth

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at Wendy's

    Pros

    free mgr meals, potential for bonuses

    Cons

    pay, pay raises, scheduling, work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat the people who really work better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. I enjoy working with the public and meeting new people. I have always enjoyed working with the public

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    Current Employee - Crew/Cashier in Zanesville, IN
    Current Employee - Crew/Cashier in Zanesville, IN

    I have been working at Wendy's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Some of my co-workers are great to work with.

    Cons

    Working with minors can be hard. They are only allowed to work to a certain time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Be friends with management or go nowhere, also don't do your job too well or you'll be stuck where you are.

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    Former Employee - IT Technician in Dublin, OH
    Former Employee - IT Technician in Dublin, OH

    I worked at Wendy's

    Pros

    Compensation was ok (on the high end) for the field. Most people (non-management) were nice to be around. Vacation time was nice, although it was a chore to be approved.

    Cons

    Company seems to be going down the hole. Mid to large scale layoffs twice in 4 years, getting rid of some with 20+ years experience to keep on those with none. Management seems to worry more about sales numbers than people. They also tend to not promote based on merit, but based on friendship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not all about sales! You have to consider the people working for you to really thrive as an employer. Stop giving grief for those who take sick days and pressuring those who are actually sick to come in. Also stop promoting friends who don't understand the job over those who are more skilled and deserving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Some interesting experiences.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wendy's

    Pros

    You don't take your work home with you and they are very flexible with the scheduling

    Cons

    There is a lot of drama considering the amount of young people they hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't partake in the drama. If it doesn't deal with you have the individuals try to resolve their issues before bringing them to management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. great company

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor

    I have been working at Wendy's

    Pros

    great crew to work with

    Cons

    moving over to franchise soon

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Overall I enjoyed working there.

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Greenville, NC
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Greenville, NC

    I worked at Wendy's

    Pros

    The best part was the customer interaction. You have the opportunity to brighten their day.

    Cons

    You sometimes encounter irate customers. Everybody has bad days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would just suggest that the upper management be more involved with the crew members of stores, not just the GM and DM.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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