Pretty great for work environment, but otherwise could use some work.
Crew Member (Former Employee) – Macon, GA – January 6, 2019
Very balanced work environment. My management team was, overall pretty great. But, the opportunity for raises or advancement, even after years of working there. Your starting wage IS above minimum wage even at entry level. The quality of the food, cleanliness, and even corporate are pretty great.
Overall, very good for an entry level and part time job. But if you’re looking for a wage you can live on, unless you’re working as a manager, the hours and pay aren’t so great for entry level. And it is hard to advance higher in the chain.
Free employee meals, Simple and competitive, opportunity to learn all stations.
Hard to advance positions or get a pay raise, full time hours for managers only.
ASSISTANT MANAGER (Current Employee) – Newport, RI – June 14, 2018
The workplace culture at Five Guys is exceptional. They focus on promoting a good energy and fun environment for their staff and are consistent in their food safety practices as well as their training programs. They offer higher than minimum wage salaries for their employees, as well as daily tips, free meals, and weekly bonuses. They offer good healthcare benefits as well as paid maternal leave and strong salaries for their management staff. They expect, in return, a strong focus on quality of food and service, as well as a strict adherance to company policy.
Free meals, fun environment, one on one coaching, daily tips, weekly bonuse
At Five Guys, the atmosphere is always friendly, enthusiastic, genuine, and sincere. The crew were always positive and respectful. However, as it involves with promotions, I feel that the higher management team don’t make an attempt nor time to teach their next candidate how to become their next and upgrade position. Like promoting from shift leader to an assistant manager.
Crew Member/Cook (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – April 17, 2018
a typical day is busy. managers can be inconsistent but many managers work in one store so working with only one manager won't happen. The hardest part of the job is sometimes working understaffed. There is a culture at five guys and if you make it through management training the benefits seem to get better. I personally found no want of furthering my career and terminated my job in nov 2017.
Crew member, Manager in Training (Former Employee) – Sacramento, CA – August 31, 2018
A typical day at work persisted of making sure the restaurant was ready for any rushes and cleaned to standards. I learned to work hard and how to be the best at everything that I did. Management was loose or tight depending on the shift lead. The managers always looked to me for advice and to hold the team together. Workplace culture could be good or bad depending on the state of the store. The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing how the team worked together to keep the store at bay.
Crew Member (Former Employee) – Federal Way, WA – September 28, 2018
This job can really test your patience, leadership, collaborative capability and resilience. This job is amazing for potential unlocking and to see if you're cut for a small time restaurant. During my time I felt as if the restaurant was my own and had to care for it. Closing can take a while but it is only mandatory as the cleanliness of the shop was satisfying to both customers and employees. Very high expectations led to me feeling at home with the hard work needed at this job. I felt as if I was competitive, not against my coworkers, but against the company. Racing against time to close or proving to ourselves and the company that we are worthy of the secret shopper bonus was all fun and satisfying from an overseeing perspective now that I look back.
Free lunches, very collaborative, hard work = more hours
cashier (Former Employee) – Arvada, CO – November 5, 2018
mostly busy at in the evening to night time.i learned how to make milkshakes and ive trained people after being there for a month.management is not the best but some of them do try their best.unfortuanately managers there never last.its a nice fast pace and the workers are usually clowns but they get their work done and the customers love it.the hardest part of the job is communicating with managers but the most enjoyable part is making the customers smile and laugh and to have them come back again.
A typical day at work is making sure all customers who walk through the door are not only satisfied but glad they walked in.Learning back of the house was very easy for me because of my fast learning abilities, however front of house was kind of challenging for me at first then i became comfortable on how they operate.The workplace environment culture was outstanding however slightly few complications with management due to prejudicism, furthermore the best part about the job is clocking out and going home after a great shift.
you can eat what ever you want on the job and well as drink the beverages
verry very very short breaks and constant constructive criticism
Manager (Former Employee) – Savannah, GA – September 17, 2018
a typical day at work would be me doing paperwork truck ordering a lot of computer work if i was needed in the front id go. i learned to be a manager how to talk to others and how to make sure my customers and employees are happy.id typically walk out in the doing room make sure it was a clean and safe environment id also talk to the customers while i was doing my walk through's. it was always a happy culture as long as the employees were happy.the hardest part of the job was to gain respect from older and younger employees especially with me being young.the most enjoyable part of the job was the communication with my customers they'd come in and ask for me and leave me good reviews
General Manager (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – October 24, 2018
I loved working at five guys, the only draw back was the constant change in management for GMs, even though it couldn't be prevented, but my last Gm was okay not great just okay. My one before that was great, he was awesome to work with and knew my potential and how good a job I did. He was an awesome boss. If a five guys location has the right atmosphere and balance it thrives and works great with employees and needs a good organization too.
Extremely fun and amazing to work with customers, stressful at times.
Crew Member (Former Employee) – Lynnwood, WA – August 3, 2018
Workin at five guys was a good first job, the management wasn’t the best but I always got paid on time, the crew memebers and other managers were extremely nice and out going and always made work competitive in a fun way.
Cook/Cashier (Former Employee) – Simpsonville, SC – June 17, 2018
Typical day at work contains a normally fast pace of supplying food, what i learn is either how to fix up a sandwich or how to cook certain foods. Management there is great, culture of the work place as well. I honestly feels as if there is nothing hard or changeling about five guys that you cant learn or isn't going to be able to learn. The most enjoyable part of it all is when the team is busy with orders and how well the communication is deliver through out the process
CREW MEMBER (Former Employee) – Gilbert, AZ – November 15, 2018
I loved working at Five Guys! It was definitely a great first job for me and I loved my manager and Coworkers. I would recommend the Gilbert, AZ Five Guys to friends. I worked from 4 till 11:40 or sometimes later. I learned how to handle costumers and a cash register and how to work well with others. The hardest part would be closing time when we are all cleaning and its not very hard. I had great experiences there!
Good first job but it comes with many disadvantages.
Line Cook (Current Employee) – Coon Rapids, MN – December 18, 2018
Five Guys culture was very interesting. The job itself was fairly simple, but the employees I worked with made for a rollercoaster every shift. There were ups and downs through my three year stay at the restaurant, but in the end I can't say I regret working there.
Cashier and Customer Service (Former Employee) – Odessa, TX – April 24, 2018
Working under Five Guys provides a fast paced learning experience in the food industry as well as a position in the Five Guys culture and franchise. The breaks were short and responsibility wasn't distributed evenly throughout employees. Low pay, no advancement and inconsistent schedules made it hard to stay.
Short breaks, slow advancements, low pay and inconcistent worm schedule