Customer-Oriented fast food worker with deep experience with POS systems, food preparation and safety regulations
Cashier-Food Preparation (Former Employee), Harrisburg,PA – September 10, 2013
My work day will start @ 8am, come in look @ chart & see what needs to be prep for the day and start prep. Hand make the patties make sure there at Five Guys weight to perfection, cut potatoes, onions peppers and ect... Make sure front area is spotless and get ready for customers with a smile... The Most enjoyable part of MY DAY was seeing a whole B-Ball – more... or Baseball Team come READY TO EAT getting them orders in and out in a FAST REASONABLE time. – less
Grill Cook (Former Employee), West Caldwell, NJ – September 9, 2013
Pros: free meals
Cons: no benefits (franchise)
A day at work was preparing all the necessary items for the salad section, and making sure fries were redy to be cooked as well as burgers. Here, I learned how to make a well cooked hamburger the Five Guys way, by pressing the burger down after cooking one side first than timing the cook of the burger as well as the fries to make sure the constistency – more... in all burgers and fries stay as they are supposed to be cooked. While working,I noticed we all work as a team, or supposed too. The most enjoyable part was if we score 100 on our secret customer test, we would recieve a bonus of 250 split for all employees working on that shift. – less
Cashier (Former Employee), Dumfries, VA – September 3, 2013
Pros: free food, we didn't have to clock out on breaks, and we received tips.
Cons: breaks were only 10 minutes long
A typical day at work was coming into our shift and everything was found clean, always one shift leader and two employees for every shift, generally the store was slow so we only kept three people at a time. Being a five guys employee i learned that patience is key to everything. Working at five guys i made friends with all my co workers, no one ever – more... slacked in their duties. I honestly won't say working at five guys was hard but a bit challenging when it got bust because all burgers are made fresh and sometimes we would get too many orders.The most enjoyable part of working at five guys was working as a team. – less
General Manager (Former Employee), San Diego CA. – August 22, 2013
Pros: no pros
Cons: all cons
At least here in my city they started with the wrong foot; Corporate stores. Upper Management totally inefficient, breaking labor codes, they dismiss hourly employees for speaking out and demanding their rights and to do this they fly HR executives from VA all the way to CA. A total mess.
Cashier (Former Employee), Washington, DC – August 21, 2013
Pros: free food
Cons: less money
Working at Five Guys was a good experience. It was a good start for someone who never had a job before. I love the way it stays busy, and the fast work pace. Working at five guys taught me how to communicate with customers weather they are good customers, or bad customers, the customers Is always right.The management team was good, and well understanding. – more... The co-workers was all team players. The hardest part of the job is having a bad secret shopper score. But for the most part I loved working there – less
CSR/Cashier (Former Employee), Manassas, VA – August 4, 2013
First job and it was a breeze. Great coming into the workplace for the first time. Loved everything about this job and the people in it. Made me feel at home and helped me out with any questions or problems that came up
There is no set hours you could be there for an hour or 9 hours. It just matters if you busy if your going to get hours. there is usually a high overturn in workers including management. the job is not hard at all but depending on who you work with the day can drag or the day can go by quickly
Five guys is a great place to work because of my co-workers
Cook (Former Employee), 61-22 188th St, New York, NY 11356 – July 16, 2013
Pros: we had a tip jar wich was divided to each employee at the end of the week
Cons: i had short breaks due to my scheadule i was always opening
Working at Five guys was very difficult for me because it was always busy so you had to work at a really fast paste.i learned how to prep food and how to work the grills and fryers. The management was tough because you always had to do so many thing at once. The most enjoyable part was the food. The food was amaizing everything was fresh.
Excellent job, only place I've worked that cared about it's workers.
Crew Member (Former Employee), Shelby, NC – July 11, 2013
Pros: they cared about employees!
Cons: bad location didn't provide enough business.
The bonus program at 5 guys is what has stood out to me the most to this day. People quote "flipping burgers" as one of the worst jobs out there but I had a blast doing it. And received well pay for it as well, still the best restaurant work environment I've experienced. Even a free meal with every shift(no restrictions just ring up for inventory). – more... They were ready to provide management training and servsafe certification, before leaving Shelby, – less
I found working at Five guys a very enjoyable experience. There where a few things that needed to be fixed with upper management manly ownership. The owners had not owned our stores long and had a few things to work on as far as training and dealing with expanding there territory.
Fun place to work and easy management oppertuinities
Hourly Team Member (Former Employee), Norman, OK – June 14, 2013
Pros: free meal. long breaks
Cons: dead end job. low pay
The training isnt what you would expect (as they really dont train you) EVERYONE is always late but that doesnt stop them from being promoted. Management is lazy and so are MOST of the "team". very easy job. easy advancement.
Cashier (Former Employee), Gurnee, IL – June 10, 2013
As soon as you walk in this restaurant you hear people yelling out "One at the door", this motivaties the worker. The managers are strict but at the same time they like to have fun with their workers. The customer service is the best part of the job. You get to interact with the customers.