Wendy's Reviews

Updated 28 August 2014
Updated 28 August 2014
606 Reviews

3.1
606 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.  

    It was a fun family fast food restaurant.

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    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Fort Wayne, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Fort Wayne, IN (US)

    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
  2.  

    Lots of opportunities if you please senior management

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Atlanta, GA (US)

    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
  3.  

    I love it.

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

    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
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  5.  

    A learning experience.

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    Former Employee - Crew Member  in  Deerfield Beach, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Deerfield Beach, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    You really have to think on your feet and be alert at all times. You have to bring your A+ game.

    Cons

    There aren't any cons unless you make them. It depends on yourself and your work ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You all should really consider raising wages. even if it's just by a little.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people to work with but very stressful enviroment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wendy's part-time

    Pros

    People you work with are outstanding and supportive

    Cons

    Manager not very considerate to school reasons for not being able to work, long hours, give breaks two hours into shift with 6 hours to go.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great experience to get going in customer service.

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

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

    Pros

    Working with coworkers who like to help other people with their food.

    Cons

    The amount of ungreatful, disrespectful, and rude customers that I encountered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It was professional

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Wendys Review

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    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst  in  Dublin, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Dublin, OH (US)

    I have been working at Wendy's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great enviorment, good people, fun workplace

    Cons

    None to speak of. Pretty great place to work if you are hired on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great place to gain life experience

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor  in  Holland, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Holland, MI (US)

    I have been working at Wendy's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very fast paced promotions and great development skills.

    Cons

    The only con is that they may not negotiate pay with you with every promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on professionalism and straightforward honesty on the GM level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to work.

    Cons

    Bad pay, good if you live close.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A Good Starter

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    Current Employee - Safety Marshall  in  Hollywood, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Safety Marshall in Hollywood, FL (US)

    I have been working at Wendy's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wendy's is a great place to start if you're looking for a first time job. It has some of the highest standards in the fast food industry in terms or food prep, cleanliness, and work ethic. They also took time to train me and thoroughly as possible. If you're looking to advance an opportunity always arises and managers are known for having addictive benefits. Shift Managers would always brag about how they just can't leave the job because the benefits can't be beat. They also offer tuition wavers if you take certain courses (usually ones that pertain to jobs that benefit the company). I think the expectation are pretty clear when you're an employee for this company and that was helpful in my eyes.

    Cons

    The job can be stressful. Sometimes they want you to do a lot with very little. If your supervisors were feeling the heat from upper management then you knew EVERYONE would be feeling that same heat. So when things get tough for the company the stress trickles down very quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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