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A&W Restaurants Reviews

Updated December 1, 2017
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Emil J. Brolick
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Pros
  • the employee are friendly, not hard, easy work easy money (in 7 reviews)

  • Some of the best reasons are that you are working with food and customers, so it is valuable first job experience (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover, low pay, minimum advancement (in 8 reviews)

  • Minimum wage for most, but should be expected (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Crew leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at A&W Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Great environment great ppl job not hard boss amazing and fun all around great place to work

    Cons

    To many young kids to many bad rehires no communication between crew leaders and cheap pay

    Advice to Management

    Loose the kids raise the pay for the trouble crew leaders deal with and stop rehiring the ones that obviously don't wanna be there


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Here is some info"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at A&W Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    Fast work pace
    nice customers
    Fun lobby music

    Cons

    Can be intense
    Rushes can set you behind
    different managers want you to do things differently

    Advice to Management

    Please try to keep calm during rushes
    Do not blame the whole team for something one worker did
    Do not get angry over a forgotten sauce cup

  3. "Busy but It use to have good service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at A&W Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    The crew is friendly at least it use to be and they are very accommodating for school schedules.

    Cons

    This place is crazy if you are looking for an easy job it's definitely not an easy job.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes it's better to listen to your employees then ignore them.


  4. "Cook"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A&W Restaurants part-time

    Pros

    Great food and employees yummy

    Cons

    Rude customer, grouchy co workers


  5. "It was okay"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Manistee, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Manistee, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A&W Restaurants part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very successful job and very easy .

    Cons

    Very busy and not enough help from coworkers .

    Advice to Management

    Should help employers more .


  6. "good place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Kind People, Nice environment. Very easy to get into swing of things

    Cons

    Not many extra hours. Might have just been my area though

    Advice to Management

    keep it up, good people


  7. "Cashier team leauge maager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neillsville, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Neillsville, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A&W Restaurants full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extra hours and more besy in spring mid
    March to October iv got raises iv been there for 5 years it will be 6 in September of ,2016

    Cons

    Hours will go down cuz of winter time. It slow time

    Advice to Management

    I get along with the owners and they count on me to come in when we are very busy
    I enjoy being there every day and night to work with them I love my job

  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A&W Restaurants full-time

    Pros

    Great boss who really takes care of you. Quarterly bonuses

    Cons

    Hours can be scarce in the winter.


  9. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Visalia, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Visalia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at A&W Restaurants part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers
    Discount on 1 meal per day
    Free root beer

    Cons

    Terrible management
    Changed time cards regularly
    Hours cut frequently
    No sense of job security
    Always smell like grease
    Lots of gossip
    Demeaning management
    Very rude to homeless, less fortunate
    Favoritism
    No breaks many times

    Advice to Management

    Allow breaks
    Learn to be nice to staff
    Provide management training on labor codes as well as how to speak to staff ie not calling them retarded


  10. "Work experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fast paced, discount on food

    Cons

    Too many tasks thrown at me

    Advice to Management

    Distribute work better


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