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Waffle House Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Its good to work at waffle house because you meet new people everyday (in 49 reviews)

  • Free food, get to cook as much as I want (in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Case Manager Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager Assistant in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Case Manager Assistant in Norcross, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented company and I enjoyed being part of the team!

    Cons

    None I can think of because I enjoyed working there!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "District Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - District Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great career advancement opportunities.
    -performance based plan
    -active and continuous development at all levels
    -development opportunities at a professional and personal level
    -great benefits
    -designated time off

    Cons

    There are not many cons. waffle house is actively working to create a better and further more comfortable work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! Waffle house in the Raleigh market is moving forward in the right direction.

  3. "Great first management job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waffle House full-time

    Pros

    Great money if you manage your bottom line
    Management job working days
    Working with a diverse group of people

    Cons

    Have to do shift change every night
    Sometimes have to work overnight if you don't have shift coverage
    Open 24 hours
    Very hard to manage food cost if you are not on top of your game
    Open every holiday, even natural disasters

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a more simplified way of managing food cost


  4. "Decent Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tdy Unit Manager in Hot Springs, AR
    Former Employee - Tdy Unit Manager in Hot Springs, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waffle House full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    They do offer benefits, are generally understanding of emergencies, the pay is decent with bonuses for their grill operators and potential for promotion. They also ensure that their salespeople make at least minimum wage and try to coach and train so more is made.

    Cons

    open 24 hours a day. Only close in case of natural disaster or for major remodels. Gossip tends to run rampant. some policies and systems are antiquated.

    Advice to Management

    Don't befriend your employees in anyway. Follow all guidelines of company and your job can be much simplified.


  5. "Division Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Division Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Division Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Growth/advancement
    -structured career path
    -Stock ownership great retirement
    -Debt free company
    -24 days paid vacation
    - structured days off/ know schedules in advance

    Cons

    At first most cultural aspects can seem challenging or negative prior to knowing the reason or purpose behind the company's success. They would be
    -24/7
    -Holidays
    - Shift changes

    Advice to Management

    Take time to learn the Waffle House Culture, the opportunity for personal, career and financial growth is ahead. The career can be be challenging yet rewarding as you put yourself in a position to succeed. Don't get caught up in the little obstacles that may seem never ending and focus on the reason you chose to join the team.


  6. "Best experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waffle House in Oxford, AL
    Former Employee - Waffle House in Oxford, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    My most favorite reason for working there was the hospitality and customer service

    Cons

    None none none none none

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  7. "Server"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Valdosta, GA
    Former Employee - Server in Valdosta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Waffle House part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    After a while you can get stock through the company.

    Cons

    A lot of standing when it's busy.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time training staff.

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    "District Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - District Manager in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They pay very well because they expect a lot but the compensation is great,

    Cons

    the long hours tend to ware at you not the best if you have a family or if you a family type of person because you work every holiday.

    Advice to Management

    prepare to work for that money


  9. "Waffle House Life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Buford, GA
    Current Employee - Salesperson in Buford, GA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, weekly cash payroll, vacation pay, great benefits

    Cons

    Long hours. 2nd shift blows. I don't recommend anybody working on 2nd shift

    Advice to Management

    Please treat your employees a little better


  10. "One of the best jobs ive ever had. Amazing place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Master Cook in Saint Robert, MO
    Former Employee - Master Cook in Saint Robert, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waffle House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    friendly staff, unique way of service, love the system and how they operate waffle house

    Cons

    working the overnight shift on weekends dealing with drunk customers not enough pay given for job

    Advice to Management

    give raises more often with benefits

    Waffle House Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – Director of People Development

    Thank you. We strive to take care of our people.


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