I liked working at Johnny Rockets because the manager & coworkers were very friendly. I worked at the cash register & had to stand for long periods, but there was a foam/rubber pad that made it more comfortable.
Server (Current Employee) – 3131 M street NW, Washington, DC 20007 – January 20, 2018
A typical work day at Johnny Rockets is steady and exciting, I had already had experience in a fast paced work environment, but as you know every establishment is different. My managers are awesome, they treat employees and customers with the upmost respect. Johnny Rockets is diverse cultured. The hardest part of the job is usually choosing who wants to go home when its slow but yet the most enjoyable part other than the laughter and smiles throughout the day.
Waitress/Server (Former Employee) – Savannah, GA – January 15, 2018
When I worked at Johnny Rockets it was mostly high school students, including myself at the time, so we would joke around & eventually we came together as a family . Working there didn’t really seem like work but just something i enjoyed doing while getting paid .
Waitress (Former Employee) – Lackawanna County, PA – January 5, 2018
During my time, Johnny Rockets rarely had a full house of customers. There were days I would leave with $8 in my pocket. Management was friendly, but had their favorites. Chefs were okay but would swear openly (in an open ringed kitchen). Not worth it.
FDR (Former Employee) – Destin, FL – December 28, 2017
I liked working at johnny rockets, a typical day at work would consist of me attending costumers, or making shakes. At times it was a rush because we would a full house, but I had good coworkers who would help me out. In this job I learned that I am a fast learner, also that teamwork is important.I don't think this job was hard because I was able to learn fast. The most enjoyable part of this job was learning how to make shakes. Management was great, they made me feel welcomed at all times.
Shift Leader/Server (Former Employee) – Hicksville, NY – December 27, 2017
First serving job taught me a lot, met great people, enjoyed listening to music that could take you to a time to fantasize about. There are times where you have to stop and dance, probably some of my favorite times.
Cook (Current Employee) – Providence, RI – December 24, 2017
i like working there sometimes it hard sometimes it eazy a day there usually consists of cooking cleanin bad stuff about it it second shift is always late so i get stuck working later noone usually says anything so it just goes on vut typically its a good job
Server/Waiter (Current Employee) – Kent, WA – December 17, 2017
Johnny Rockets in Kent, WA has a very high stress, fast moving environment where you will be the host as well as server. Tips are divided by table/server, not pooled. In this specific location, we had/have many mechanical/plumbing issues. Some of which have not been attended to for some time and have been a health/safety risk. Management is rarely present. Generally exclusively part-time employment. Employees get a 50% discount on food ONLY while on shift, and a 20% while off shift. No other employment benefits unless hired full time. Only occasionally closed for holidays, no extra holiday pay. No overtime.
50% discount while on shift, tips
Many health/safety risks, high stress, few benefits, open most holidays
started at Johnny Rockets when I was seventeen in High School, I stayed on as a server for a year and was promoted to a shift manager when I was eighteen. as a shift manager I was able to serve which was nice, I always had the most money of anyone my age but I was taken advantage of for my hard work.
Waitress (Former Employee) – Midlothian, VA – December 5, 2017
Johnny Rockets is laid back during the week, but once Friday and Saturday role around, people fight to work those hours. Johnny Rockets is an old fashioned place, meaning that a lot of familiar faces come in. Johnny Rockets workers all get along, we all loved working with one another.
Cook (Former Employee) – Landover, MD – December 3, 2017
I worked at a Johnny Rockets location at a football stadium. You HAD to keep constantly moving, but as long as you hydrate and get sleep before work you should be able to keep up after doing it for a minute. The constant work makes the day fly by. The food was amazing and we were provided free lunch before we started working. We were allowed to take food home sometimes. I loved the people I worked with and I would definitely work here again.
Free lunch, good part time money, fast paced, good food
Hot in the summer, needed a more sanitary dish sink, needed more cleaning supplies, long hours sometimes
Intern-part time: kitchen assistant (Former Employee) – Queens, NY – November 30, 2017
Staff is nice and friendly but work itself was strenuous and everyday staff members were coming and going. Occasionally, there would be a lot of yelling in the back, which is understandable on busy days. Though the tone and atmosphere of the place was easy going and fun, the work itself was demanding, and the vibe was simply "if you don't like the job, there's the door." Expect a smiling coworker that will tell you what to do but complain if you do the slightest mistake. Hours get cut every day from everyone to make room for newer staff members, while older members tend to leave. Management itself is lacking as things get broken weekly with minimal repair efforts.
In the end, you get paid for what you do, and while the staff smiles on the outside, expect to feel dead on the inside just so the boss can be happy, and we can earn that tip from the customers.
occasionally free food, good tips
low hours and pay, poor management, stressful environment
Server (Current Employee) – Chesterfield, VA – November 28, 2017
A typical day at Johnny Rockets consists of taking orders and serving food. Behind the scenes waitress' had to take care of dishes, make milkshakes, clean windows, bathrooms, and sweep and mop. Management was decent. The workplace culture of Johnny Rockets was pretty good, we became a family. The hardest part of my job was cooks making errors and it reflecting on the tips I recieved. The most enjoyable part of my job was being able to interract with lots of customers and being able to get such a close bond with my co-workers.
Very Fasted paced in the summer to fall, slower in the winter till march.
Cook/Cashier (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – November 20, 2017
A typical work day is get there at 9 start of by restocking everything like the liquid eggs and breakfast sandwiches or cleaning everything such as sweeping and mopping or changing the ice and Sanitizer buckets.By then the breakfast rush hits and we get busy. There is not much of a slow period. after the breakfast rush we quickly have to start lunch change over, and we do this quickly because the lunch rush hits immediately after breakfast rush. We are sent on breaks exactly one hour after we clock in.