Tropical Smoothie (Current Employee), Sterling, VA – August 10, 2012
One typical day at work work goin early getting ready for your day. Helping the guest feel like home, make sure they have everything they need, by this my team of co-workers work as a team to get things done. Sometimes one of the hardest things is trying to satisfy the guest and they dont feel happy of what was given to them. Even though you tried your – more... best. One of the best things is having every little bit of time in use. Having nothing to do gets borning. So being active if its cleaning or putting dishes away helps you forget how time flys. – less
Wendy's (Former Employee), La Plata, MD – October 12, 2014
Pros: gaining skills and goals
Cons: payment is minimum wage
A typical day at Wendy's was complicated. Heavy flow of customers in and out all hours of the day. Going to school for 8 hours of the day being worn out from all studies and then coming home to get ready for work with bad headaches and exhausted, I still went to work with a smile. I may have had headaches and pains but being at work I still kept a happy – more... and kind attitude. My co-workers were not very into the job, but I sure did make sure I got my work done. The management was good, my managers made sure that people were doing their job and keeping the crew in place. The hardest part of the job was during the weekends on lunch hours. A lot of customers during that time, I had to work quickly. The most enjoyable part of the job was when one my managers would come and put a smile on everyone's face. – less
Cook (Former Employee), Bardstown, KY – September 23, 2014
Wasn't the best communication and didn't train very well. Was new and already working the kitchen by myself not knowing how to do everything, didn't get trained like your suppose to. It was my first fast food job and I did not like it at all.
toms burgers (Former Employee), Barstow, CA – September 17, 2014
Pros: free soda
Cons: lack of work hours and pay check
Working for Tom's colleagues provided me with an experience to not only learning what it takes to be a fry cook but also the commitment and dedication it takes to work as a team while maintaining both the quality of food for our customers to a high standard. The hardest part of the job was taking on the responsibilities that belonged to my co-workers, – more... but in the end it taught me to work harder, show that I was dependable with the responsibilities of each task. – less
Dunkin Donuts (Current Employee), Lockport, NY – September 7, 2014
I work mornings so when I come in it's typically busy. I come in and instantly start taking orders, making different types of coffee and sandwiches. I welcome every customer with a great big friendly smile and when I am done with their order I tell them to have a great day. My co-workers are a great team to work with. We all work together and if someone – more... is in need of help, we don't have to ask they are on it. We all get along for the most part and most of out customers are ones who come in everyday, they know all of us by names as we do them. The hardest part of my job is when we get a big rush, and someone messes up on multiple orders and then we have multiple of upset customers. It doesn't upset me at all, we always seem to resolve the problem. The most enjoyable part of my day is when our two usual's come in, they always make my day, they are so nice and keep me and my co-workers going. I learned how to deal with all kinds of people. I also learned to avoid real big altercations when people get real upset. I learned to work in a fast paced and do things the way there suppose to be done. Another thing I learned is sometimes it's a good thing to work in a TEAM. – less
Cook, Cooks (Former Employee), Boone, NC – August 22, 2014
Pros: hours, half priced/free meal
Cons: leave, some managment
After working for three fast food places I can honestly say that unless I have no choice i will not be going back to fast food. If it was not the managers belittling someone, it was a lack of communication, and added very bad wording with consistent threats of losing your job for small mistakes I would gladly live on the streets. You worked hard and – more... came in for someone that was sick cool but if you called out they would harass or even worse threaten your job. even after I worked my way to a Supervisor position in a different state little change I just gained a position that i could see the favoritism and Unfair treatment even clearer. The only enjoyable part was making people smile and gaining regular customer that not only liked you but took the time to learn you name and come to see you. – less
McDonalds (Former Employee), Wakarusa, IN – July 17, 2014
Pros: half off on food, great co-workers, and managable job
Cons: i dont have any
It was a pretty easy job all you have to do is listen and pay attention. After you learn everything on the menu all you really have to do is keep a great attitude with your costumers. Make sure you keep your costumers happy and the lobby clean. They love a clean place to eat it also makes them want to come back. I really enjoyed working here.
A typical day of work is going to your assigned positions to do the job. I learned how to cook and communicate with the customers. Management is really good cant complain really. My co-workers were very good and cooperative. The hardest part is working all day and only having one break. The most enjoyable part of the job is being around food all day.
Customer Service (Former Employee), Merrillville,in – May 22, 2014
Pros: working overtime
A typical day at work would start out being very productive.i learned how to become the best i can be and teamwork and that your job can be fun.The management was awesome and i really enjoyed working for them.I got along with all my coworkers and we all worked as a team.The hardest part of my job sometimes was when i would have to double my work when – more... other employees would call off.The most enjoyable was working with the people and the customers they were just AWESOME. – less
Carls Jr (Former Employee), Santa Barbara, CA – April 23, 2014
Pros: paying my rent, building character, staying positive
My typical day at work would be getting everything that needs to be done on time, my goal is to come in with a good attitude and strive to do my best to finish any accomplishments. I've learned that you need to stay positive and open minded about everything you do at work, communication and working hard is key to my successful routine I've had a great – more... bond with all of my managers, and I strive to do my best to make them look great with every costumer. I've build a strong relationship with all of them as well. I've learned that communication with coworkers is the best way to do the job right, especially when your training for a job. The hardest part about any job for me is the first few days getting to know the place and how everything works but I've learned once I have everything mastered then I feel more confident in what I'm doing The most enjoyable part of my job is the experience of learning something new and getting ideas from other people on how to work. – less
Cook (Former Employee), Victorville, CA – March 26, 2014
Pros: free lunches and soda
Cons: not enough hours
A typical day at work includes reading tickets and preparing and cooking pizza and other fast foods, keeping the work enviroment clean, and being a team player with my coworkers. I learned how to prep and cook pizza.