Nice pay, Poor Management
Cashier & Cook (Former Employee) – Columbia, SC – June 19, 2019
This is a wonderful job for a teen that does well in fast paced environment and doesn't mind getting up early or late. You get paid pretty nicely and weekly. But with my personal experience, if you don't say anything they will work you hard. They work 8 hours shifts at a time, while I was there, the longer I worked the less and less I got breaks. You would just have to hope you got the nice manager that day and they'd give you a break.
If you've never stepped in a five guys, the kitchen is crowded with at least 7 people in the front kitchen, and sometimes 1 or 2 people in the back cleaning or something. When I worked I had to come in 4 hours before opening to help prepare food (got there at 8 opens at 11). But I will say that if you want to work my hours they have no problem giving it to you. They consider that a double and you'll definitely get your break.
You are able to get tips, but the rule at my location at least is that you only get tips if you opened that morning, and those who opened at the end of the shift split the tips. Make sure to ask about it because they'll take your share and not say a word.
Our location was close to a movie theater so weekends especially when big movies come out, it gets really jam packed all day. Sometimes people will wait outside the door 15 minutes before opening. When I did get breaks I got free lunch, and whenever you start a shift there you can get a free drink.
Free Lunch on break, Nice pay check, Paid Weekly
Possibly no breaks, Poor Management, Crowded and Hot