- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Unhappy Unit Manager.Sep 21, 2012 - Unit ManagerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Some hourly associates are a joy to work with. I've found that in my unit I have about 2 people that I can really count on when someone else doesn't come through. This is a blessing. Being off around 3 -30 pm the days you work is nice. New Unit Managers having a back up cook for the first 6 months was a good idea.
The company requires that Unit managers come back to change the drawer Friday and Saturday nights, as well as the night before you have your two days off. This is a true pain. Especially when you are mid-20's and would like to have some kind of social life on the weekends which is pretty much cut out anyhow because of the way the rotating schedule is set up you will only have a weekend off every 1 and a 1/2 months anyway. You have to work every holiday. A unit managers schedule is 6 days on and then two days off. This doesn't hold true for the holiday season, plan on working probably 7 days straight and getting one day off. Also during holiday season when there are black out days plan on going back to change the drawer at night, after you have already worked 1st shift that day. Quality of life isn't that great when you are short staffed and having issues finding people to work. You would think you'd get tons of applications all the time, you don't. Then the few applications you do get, cross your fingers hoping they pass the background, or that they aren't on discretionary hire. It makes it hard to be selective, it's almost to the point where I interview anyone who turns in an application. Every week is something different. The new pay based on "Target overall" sucks. I know managers in my division whose checks have been 600-800 dollars for 2 weeks of work, 60 hr work weeks! Doing the calculations this is barely over minimum wage in most places!!!! Not to mention, you don't get paid for holidays or overtime. There are some superstar unit managers who have good stores with employees that have been there a long time, and they are able to run good numbers and be successful. But for the majority what I have seen is my fellow unit managers in my division looking to find new jobs ASAP! OVERWORKED, AND UNDERPAID. I took this job after graduating with a degree in Business Administration to gain management experience. This is not a place I would want to work for the rest of my career. I'd actually be willing to take make a little less money, for a better quality of life and better benefits elsewhere!Continue reading
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- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Fingers crossed you have decent coworkersJun 1, 2023 - Cashier, Waitress, Cook in Atlanta, GARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
*The your coworkers and regulars will become family. *Most locations are under staffed therefore there’s usually a shift available to pick up if you need the extra $ *Other than certain basic rules it’s an all around laid back work environment.
*Cross your fingers and hope you have the coworkers that are like family otherwise they are far from friendly. *due to the understaffing as previously mentioned they will absolutely try to over work you if you don’t put your foot down on your availability especially if you’re willing to work 3rd shift. *I don’t know what it is about Waffle House but it makes guest either bless you (because the open kitchen lets guests see how hard you’re working) however on average Waffle House has given me some of the worst tippers I’ve ever encountered in my 11 years of serving tables.Continue reading