Wendy's

  www.wendys.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Wendy's Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 566 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Wendy's President and Chief Executive Officer Emil Brolick

Emil Brolick

(152 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Overall, good first job to hold(in 13 reviews)

  • Good starter job for teens to learn basic customer service skills in a fast paced environment(in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • The worst part is the fact that you're making minimum wage for all of the stuff you put up with(in 32 reviews)

  • Long hours, smelly clothes, no room for advancement working for a Franchisee(in 30 reviews)

566 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Great Team Atmosphere, low pay

    Cashier (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    Pros- Perfect first job, learning cash handling, teamwork skills, interpersonal and customer service skills.
    - Policies and procedures are simple, straightforward and make operations easy.

    Cons- Low pay rate for sometimes intense work, depends on store volume.
    - Some managers and staff don't take the job more seriously than others, making it difficult to work as a team in some instances.
    - Not a whole lot in the way of employee motivation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay a littler more or have daily incentives for performance - free meal for most up sizes sold, or best timers etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Wendy's Worker

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat coworkers. Best social atmosphere of a fast food job I've ever experienced, for the most part. Training is sufficient and you will know how to do your job. They pay on time and on the books. Flexibility. Work, life balance. Cashiering experience. Customer Service experience.

    ConsIt's a minimum wage fast food job. Not much career advancement. Some workers can be harrasing and have negative, if not abusive attitudes. Company doesn't make an effort to retain employes, fires at will. Jumps to conclusions. Needs to go that extra mile in keeping people around and avoiding the high turn over rate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't dismiss employes so easily. Give them a chance to right wrongs and learn from mistakes. You throw away one too many good workers for correctible issues!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Dead End

    General Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsWorking with great people, good food

    ConsLong hours, smelly clothes, no room for advancement working for a Franchisee

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate opportunities for Career advancement for long term employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    It has shaped me into the person I am today

    Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) Dorval, QC

    ProsBeing able to give customers a great experience while making money

    ConsThe politics of advancement for junior management that is dedicated to the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive the chance to the people that deserve it rather than what travel opportunities they have

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Good for high school students

    Cashier (Current Employee) Brampton, ON

    ProsGood experience, not as busy and tiring as other fast food environments.

    ConsScheduling sometimes is not to your liking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep enough people at busy times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    It's fast food.

    Crew Member (Former Employee) Burlington, ON

    ProsUniforms provided. Shifts with lots of hours especially if closing. Clean work environment that adheres to health standards.

    ConsThe burgers are frozen contrary to what advertisements say.
    The uniforms are awful, do not expect the pants to fit properly. Especially if you are a woman with any sort of shape. Upper management within the stores are typically terrible and incompetent, perhaps they do not pay enough to entice good management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMcDonalds appears to have great programs for students and those that wish to advance. Very bright people do come in and out of your company and you would be best to find a way to utilize them and keep them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Wendy's

    Crew Member (Former Employee) Halifax, NS

    ProsSmart and nice management team to provide supports when you need it.

    ConsYou receive a raise on each half year you worked for the location I worked at.

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Amazing but needs updates

    Fast Food Cashier (Current Employee) Sault Ste. Marie, ON

    ProsFoods real, delicious,filling,cooked before your eyes, lives up to its name

    ConsOld machinery fails and causes slow customer service time

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on benefits for employies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    it's fast food job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proshalf price meals, good people

    Conspay, hours, cockroaches in building

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Flexible hours

    Crew Member (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    Pros- Friendly staff
    - 50% off meals
    - Easy to learn cash

    Cons- Always come out smelling unpleasant, no matter the position you work
    - Only provides 1 hat, apron and 2 uniform shirts
    - Gossip town
    - Very little room for advancement

    Advice to Senior Management- Let employees also review manager performances
    - Management should also be more helpful and mindful of their behaviour and words towards employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Worked for Wendy's? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.