Wendy's Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
608 Reviews

3.1
608 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good first job and had a family environment (in 14 reviews)

  • Good starter job for teens to learn basic customer service skills in a fast paced environment (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • The cons to working at Wendy's is that it's hot in the back and it is usually for long hours (in 32 reviews)

  • The worst part is the fact that you're making minimum wage for all of the stuff you put up with (in 32 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very good experience

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Cashier in Portland, OR

    I worked at Wendy's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed the environment, good co-workers

    Cons

    Hours were sporadic, not enough for me.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Night Crew

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    Former Employee - Night Crew  in  Stephens City, VA
    Former Employee - Night Crew in Stephens City, VA

    I worked at Wendy's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    cheap food, good crew, management easy to get along with

    Cons

    no breaks most of the time due to weird scheduling, no advancement opportunities due to location shutting down soon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees on suggestions, actually hire people that interview well and not just anyone from the street

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It was a fun family fast food restaurant.

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    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Wendy's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Scheduling was a big part of why I worked there.

    Cons

    Fast past and lots of little things to remember

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help motivate crew members more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Lots of opportunities if you please senior management

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Wendy's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of areas to grow your career. Great place to start a few years out of school. Learn a lot of different areas of the business.

    Cons

    Salary is below market average. Have to learn an entire new skill set to interact with store managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to keep doing what you are doing and pay the talent what they are worth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A roller coaster, never boring.

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    Current Employee - Training Restaurant Manager
    Current Employee - Training Restaurant Manager

    I have been working at Wendy's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Room for growth. Crew-GM, and even above. Although, a lot less positions available.

    Cons

    Location will define the challenges your restaurant will face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow your motto: 'Just Be Nice'

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I love it.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Fast Food  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager Fast Food in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    Awesome work environment with fun people.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can feel as if you are baby sitting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be calm and don't stress over every little thing. Except cleanliness keep the store clean at all times.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    This was my first job in high school. It was a really great place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wendy's

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Ability to pick up extra hours.

    Cons

    Standing on your feet all day.

  9.  

    Terrible working conditions

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    Former Employee - Cashier  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Wendy's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fresh, never frozen. So that means the burgers are never frozen

    Cons

    It's fast food. but sometimes the people who make it suck and the food isnt fast

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give me more money next time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It was a laid back enviroment, but very unprofessional. Not very much cooperation existed in this workplace

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    Former Employee - Wendys Crew Member  in  Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Wendys Crew Member in Fredericksburg, VA

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

    Pros

    The regultimate customers, a few managers, the hours are alright, 50% discount, some what quality food.

    Cons

    The workers, and managers, the pay could be better, could have more benefits, outdated equipment, not enough equality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train you managers better and the whole team should get better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    no work life balance

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Wendy's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pay is ok once you have moved into management. There are lots of loyal guest to interact with ,they become part of you work family after a while.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance. you are on call 24/7 for any reason you staff or bosses can call ,text or email you and expect a response no matter what. My old boss actually called me while I was giving birth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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