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The environment was always upbeat.
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYAugust 8, 2017
I liked working at Five Guys because the Team Members treated me very well. The bad thing about working there was the Management. They treated their employees very poorly and were very lazy.
Pros
Free meals, tips
Cons
Short breaks
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Productive and Suprising working Environment.
Manager (Current Employee) –  Bartlett, TNAugust 8, 2017
You never know what to expect working at a well-known restaurant. I've learned to work with all types of mentalities and how to deal with them. The most enjoyable part is you never know what to expect out of the customers.
Pros
fun
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fast pace environment
Processed to be a manager (Former Employee) –  Amityville, NYAugust 8, 2017
this is a face pace environment and more face to face interactions with customers. worked as a team to fulfill satisfaction of customers and provide them with great food quality.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
short breaks, standing whole shift
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great atmoshpere
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Bossier City, LAAugust 8, 2017
great people.great crew members. great team. great management. fulltime work. part time work available as well. energetic people that really works hard to get the job done.
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productive and fun place to work
Cashier and Cook (Former Employee) –  Arlington, TXAugust 7, 2017
Five guys was a great first job to work at. The management wasn't all that great. They were unorganized and there were problems with everything and with everyone.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
issues with managers
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Benificial
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAAugust 7, 2017
Basic housekeeping duties include vacuuming, dusting, mopping, surface cleaning and kitchen and bathroom details, making sure all assigned areas of the home are clean, neat and tidy.
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Fast paced work environment
Manager (Current Employee) –  Alexandria, VAAugust 7, 2017
Vey easy job to get and very hard to keep. Your always expected to give your all for them. Your personal life doesn't matter. Starting pay is terrible as is manager pay. Easy to move up within company if you show the skill set needed.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Short breaks, not enough workers
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fun workplace
Crew Member (Former Employee) –  Woodbridge, VAAugust 7, 2017
it was great learned lots of skills that will benefit me in the future i'm glad to have had the opportunity to work here and meet so many good people.
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Decent
Assistant General Manager (Former Employee) –  Duluth, GAAugust 7, 2017
An average day required the normal prep, cook, and clean. Free meal every shift you work and benefits were great for management positions. Management in general could use better communication. They don't always care about their employees, just want to get the job done quick. Teamwork exists but only on busy occasions.
Pros
Free meals, good benefits
Cons
Communication, lazy
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good plce to start
SHIFT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Lawrenceville, GAAugust 7, 2017
very good people to work for the people knows how to treat there employees had you can have a lot of fun at work they will show you a lot working for them
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Awful place
Team Member/Cashier/cook (Former Employee) –  Concord, CAAugust 7, 2017
I had to make burgers and fries shakes. I have learned how to cook and clean after you cooked. Management wasn't really nice, they would always yell at you for no reason. The hardest part of this job is that you have to be around heat all the time and its getting you tired faster. The most enjoyable part is that you get free food.
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productive and quick pace
Shift leader (Current Employee) –  Aurora, COAugust 7, 2017
working at five guys isn't bad buts not the best either there are slow days and high pace busy days but at the end of the day its still not a bad place to work
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Fast pace food restaraunt, loved the atmosphere, people and the food.
Cook (Former Employee) –  Chapel Hill, NCAugust 7, 2017
A fast paced environment where the people & customers treated you like family. I really enjoyed working here the atmosphere was nice and the customers was loyal and very nice. Overall a great place to work.
Pros
free lunch, split tips.
Cons
no benefits
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Productive and fun place to work
Crew Member (Former Employee) –  Estero, FLAugust 7, 2017
Great place if you're hands on very clean and nice. Management is very organized and helpful is you need any help. Meet her nice people and get to be social wile working
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
None
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fun fast paced
Shift Leader (Former Employee) –  Stafford, VAAugust 6, 2017
everyone works everywhere. I knew every station in less than 6 months though I preferred working grill. I learned how to make perfect burgers and fries. Management in-store was understanding and reliable but above that they were unreliable and deceptive. Really fun workplace though. The employees and the customers made it fun and enjoyable. the hardest part was cleaning at the end of a long, hard shift. the best part was that even the long shifts went by fast because there was always something to do.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
weight gain
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Fun work place.
Manager (Current Employee) –  Quakertown, PAAugust 4, 2017
We prep food for the whole day. As a manager I have to keep the crew happy and the customers too. We have to work fast to get the food out under 7-8 minutes. Hardest part is trying to make sure everything is done the right way.
Pros
Free food lunch.
Cons
There are no benefits
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if yu love fast food and do not want to work at mcdonalds then this pace is for you.
Key Holder (Former Employee) –  Clifton Park, NYAugust 4, 2017
you would come into job happy to see your co workers and wanting to work. you do not get that in every job. every day is not the same as the day before plus you get to have fun and make new friends for life.
Pros
free lunch every day.
Cons
none
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great
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKAugust 4, 2017
Great food great people very simple work however it is demanding when the rush is coming in for lunch very team based and being a team player will take you far fairly quick
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great burgers
Cashier (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 2, 2017
great burgers free staff meals everyday learned new positions every day got to meet different kind of passengers every day management and team were amazingly great
Pros
free lunches
Cons
no health care noir benefits
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Poorly run
shift manager (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAAugust 1, 2017
employees are not very well trained. if called to come in on your day off, declining will result in you receiving less hours the following week. very cheap with paying good employees
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