Waffle House Employee Reviews about "free food"

Updated Dec 10, 2020

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Pros
  • "Practically unlimited free food, meal credits deducted off paycheck automatically for each shift worked (only(in 71 reviews)

  • "You can meet new people and make new friends and good customer service(in 69 reviews)

Cons
  • "Managers are worked terribly long hours and days(in 128 reviews)

  • "Upper Management needs to communicate better with Unit Managers(in 70 reviews)

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  1. "Great job"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Grill Operator 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    free food can listen to music breaks whenever

    Cons

    rude customers, servers rude, drunk customers

  2. "Its not horrible"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Server in Buford, GA

    I worked at Waffle House part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food, weekly pay, some nice co workers

    Cons

    Drama, drama, drama!! There is an argument every day!

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  3. "Holy crap never again"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Cook in Athens, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waffle House full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food and great customers

    Cons

    Low pay and rough structure

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  4. "Good benefits"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Waitress in Lexington, SC

    I worked at Waffle House part-time

    Pros

    Stock options, free food on shift

    Cons

    Customers are awful, shifts are bad

  5. "Fast and friendly"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay Benefits Flexibility Christmas bonus "free food"

    Cons

    Upper management They only care about you when it benefits them

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  6. COVID-19

    "Awesome job, TERRIBLE store owner."

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Server in Bowling Green, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Waffle House full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food whenever Extremely flexible schedule Awesome regulars and coworkers

    Cons

    Terrible management they don’t care about employees. Store shut down for covid 19 and employees were left to fend for themselves receiving no hazard pay, no compensation. While other companies paid employees for at least the hours left on the schedule WH did not. Employees are struggling to make rent yet they couldn’t care less.

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  7. "Waffle House"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Server in Meridian, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waffle House full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get free food on the shift you work.

    Cons

    Overworked, underpaid, and not enough appreciation for dealing with the incredibly rude patrons.

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  8. "Very average experience"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Server 

    I worked at Waffle House full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    free food. Good tips if you are respectful to the customers.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Low quality of people.

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  9. "Truly my personal favorite of all restaurant's I've worked in. Homely, sincere, genuine coworkers. Laid back customers."

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Person in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Waffle House full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Homely, sincere, and all around genuine coworkers. Generally Laid back customers Weekly pay Great tips Great sense of independence, not micro managed like others 24 hours means flexible scheduling Practically unlimited free food, meal credits deducted off paycheck automatically for each shift worked (only $2-$3/day) Daily take home tips (no waiting or sharing/ tip out) Cooperative management Working flow of business systems in place

    Cons

    Rowdy customers Sometimes long hours No time off for holidays

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  10. "I host, server, busser & dishwasher and sometimes cook all for 2-3$ ph"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Waffle House part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    we get free food and are able to eat whenever

    Cons

    I host, server, busser & dishwasher and sometimes cook all for 2-3$ ph

    Waffle House Response

    October 17, 2019Director of People Development

    Hi there, Our servers make a tipped wage of a minimum of $2.92/hour - this does not include tips (in GA, the tipped minimum wage is $2.13/hour). Base hourly rate changes depending on the shift and there are additional bonuses to be had as well. If you are not making at least the minimum wage in your state through tips ($7.25/hour in GA), please complete a tip log with your manager so that we can make up any difference necessary. Thank you!

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