Very poor bad management, cook was the only helpful co-worker, coworker texted all day with no penalty, other coworker sat in the back doing nothing
(I worked at the Popeyes in Stratford CT this may not apply to all stores) Over all i felt like i was running the store my self as the manager was never to be seen and 2/3 coworkers that i had basically played on their phones all day. First thing first my id which was required to scan in so i could mark what hours i was there for i didn't get for almost a month so i was being manually signed in by the manager who i still do not believe i was getting my hours fully out in as the pay i received did not match the hours and after getting my id there was a noticeable rise in the pay (about $20-25ish per check we were payed every Friday and i was never given the regional managers number or anyone i could talk to about this i had to find that out on my own). The training was a joke i was showed one time how to use the cash register by a lady who wasn't from our store who went through the whole thing in about 30sec she started a fight with the cook attempted to fire him until regional manager told her no then left and i never met her again. I was never showed where any of the cleaning supplies were i needed to find them on my own. Even after asking my coworkers it took me a whole shift to find them as i had to help customers at the same time. I had to learn how to refill the soda machine myself it took me about 10 min just to figure out how to open it which was a digital touch pad where the button was hidden on the screen so no one could see it or press it unless they knew where it
Typical days here are enjoyable; you open up, make sure inventory is accurate and shifts are in order. Always use the computer in the morning and set the registers, and when the store open, I have to be sure to give breaks at the proper time and cut hours when needed. I also have to make sure food is promptly prepared for our customers and when complaints are made I handle them swiftly and to both parties satisfaction.
I've learned many useful tools, such a management skills, how to be aware and alert of our surroundings, and how to be thorough. It also taught me that when doing a team task you're only as strong as your weakest player, it's very important to be stern when needed but speak in professional manner when dealing with employees. I've also learned that processes make a huge difference when running a shift; who's going to be where, what are their strengths what are their weaknesses, and how we can, as a team, make up for them.
My initial manager was amazing, she taught me processes, how to order, and how putting to the bottom line is important. Higher levels of management was iffy, and some other stores that you could get transferred don't necessarily instill the same sort of processes that I've worked with. Other managers and supervisors seems to care more about them selves than the business; so I wasn't into going anywhere else then the store I was initially assigned too.
The workplace is as fun as you make it; for me, I try to keep the mood light , it ma
ProsFree Lunches, Good Experience, Good pay, Raises
Ever since the new GM came along, this job became HORRIBLE
Wanted a job to make some money on the side during college, so I thought I would give this a try. Starting pay was $8.50/hr so not too bad for my first job.
When I became a more established employee, I rotated between duties every other shift, from taking drive thru orders to front lobby, and making drive-thru orders to front lobby orders. Basically, you kind of had to learn how to do everything. Can become quite stressful on busy days. Also the basic jobs that every employee has to do, like cleaning the service line, lobby, bathrooms, taking out the trash, helping with opening/closing.
The GM at the time of my hiring was very friendly and welcoming, almost made me believe that this particular fast-food job was decent. That was somewhat true, until the old GM had to move for reasons I am not aware of.
Then the new GM came along, and that's when the job became WORSE than it already is. He was bearable initially but then I started to realize his true nature. He is such a rude and manipulative P.O.S. and I am pretty sure EVERYONE there hated him, even the other assistant managers. My schedule was changed without my permission and the GM refused to change it from 5 days/week to 4 days/week. This is one of the main reasons why I quit.
In my experience working with him, he can be rude and really petty to customers. He also is clearly biased towards (and against) certain customers.
After four months, I already wanted to quit, so I talked to the GM and he hit me with the
Proswage raise after one year (can be a con depending on who you are)
Conspoor management, schedule can be hard to keep up with (e.g. closing shift then opening shift next morning)
Great place to work at if you're starting your 1st job
If you have a family or friends that you care about or care about you, love weekends and weekdays off, hate working too much or too hard, no integrity or energy, unable to handle work stress, hate being called to go in on your days off, hate staying overtime or till closing time, failure or refusing to listen to your managers, anti-social with your coworkers, education as a #1 priority, and become envious of your favorited coworkers by your managers, then working at Popeyes is NOT for you.
A regular day at work would be to make sure customers are happy and welcomed during and after. If it's not busy or if it's during rush hour, we usually keep the lobby and restrooms clean. When it's closing time, everyone works as a team to get the restaurant clean and to make sure everything is properly stocked in the lobby. I learned a lot when working here such as hard work feels rewarding and that these skills will help with future opportunities at other restaurants and other positions. Coworkers cheer me up with their jokes and encourage to keep you going throughout the days.
The hardest parts of the job was being very busy during rush hours because you have to constantly serve customers their orders without any error otherwise it would hold the up line and to keep the lobby as clean as possible especially with cooking during rush hour. If there were angry customers, we would happily replace their meals and avoid confrontation with them even if they were using profanity and being v
ProsDiscount meals, more hours more pay, co-workers, customers
ConsLittle to no family time, benefits only for managers, poor with working with school schedules, slow days get sent home early, poor management
I can't claim that this entire corporation is terrible, but the location I was at was pretty bad.
Other than my experience working there, I had recently gone there to eat with a friend and witnessed the manager (not the same manager who was there when I was employed there) speaking to a customer -who appeared to be elderly- in a very unprofessional and rude manner (yelling and being condescending) whilst holding a package of cigarettes (I'm not saying an adult shouldn't be allowed to smoke, but she should at least try to show some class). Later on, I asked one of the workers a simple question- and it wasn't an annoying or pretentious question- and she had answered it in a very condescending and intense way. A way that made me feel regretful about asking her a question.
To summarize the short time I worked there:
- I was kept there 4 or 5 hours after my shift was supposed to end and during those hours, I was doing tasks that weren't even part of my job.
- I was thrown into doing things I wasn't at all trained for on the spot and during a rush: My first day working there they had me on the cash register all by myself and I knew nothing about the menu or how the register functioned.
-The managers promoted smoking to their underage employees by giving them cigarettes, allowing them smoke breaks, and smoking with them.
-They did not give me any breaks during my 9 hour shifts except a 5 minute one for smoking (I was a minor and didn't even smoke), when I was supposed to
The store branch that I worked in was near my location and they allowed me to be flexible with my time availability. The tasks assigned in the store were pieces of cake and I was glad to have learned them immediately. After a few months of entering in the workplace and gaining experience, I never knew that a lot of things were about to unfold. I learned a lot from my interactions with different people and customers. It was a meaningful experience that opened my eyes to the reality of the world. There were good, patient customers and there were also rude and bad people.
What really turned me off as a worker was when I realized that there was poor management in our area and the superiors seemed to be having conflicts with one another. Two of my well-respected managers left the workplace because they were not able to negotiate for better pay and working environment. There was not even a vacation leave pay for them that the managers were burned out to death, covering shifts for the whole week. The managers in our store then were quite aging and they still needed to support their families. They felt that they were being mistreated by the superiors because they could not keep up with their demands. The management is also complaining about the high food costs and work pay. I was even perplexed that they valued profits more than their workers' well-being and health. These were not the only problems but I could not elaborate more.
As a result, I was more influenced by the stressfu
I love working for Popeye's Chicken. I jumped ship from KFC to join the Popeye's team because the work culture at KFC was greatly suffering. The KFC I worked for was part of a franchise company, and once the Popeye's starting opening in the Indianapolis market, KFC started losing a lot of business. I understand that when the company starts to lose money, certain cutbacks will have to be made, but the amount of hours and time that KFC required me to work as a salaried manager, running two stores simultaneously an hour apart from each other, without any sort of thank you or appreciation, became to much to handle.
Once I joined the Popeye's team, I could see an immediate change in the work atmosphere. Popeye's has actual training procedures in place to make sure everyone is on the same page. The company treats their employees better than any company I've ever worked for. They go as far as to offer bonuses to their regular crew members as well as management. They help pay for business related schooling for anyone with the company. And they also provide (really good)insurance packages (mine are better than my mother's and she has worked for Anthem for 30 years)! After the terrible snow storm came through and we were forced to stay closed for two days, they even gave their managers snow pay to make up for the hours lost. It was clear once I started working for Popeye's that they do all they can to take care of their employees and truly believe that if they treat us right, then
Like every fast food workline.. more headaches than actual progress.
Management were a select few that are alright, many of the new hires quit no less than two weeks once they see things are not as easy as they expected you get hired for one position eventually you end been trained for each role & expected to cover each one if understaffed or people decide to walk out mid rush hour, overtime is literally nothing unless you were slaved away in more than you should have. Benefits are non-existent unless you persistently ask about it & ONLY if you qualified regardless of your time working at the location, if your things get stolen don't bother even reporting it most of management know who it is, but won't do much to upset the owner of the locale, prepare to be told half truths & lied a bunch to get you take more.hours than you should cause people who tend to apply treat it the less work they do the better, training gets shoved to whomever has magically lasted there the longest & of in a good mood, if too many mistakes then management shifts in.. pay rise is a joke, they hired the newcomers to whatever they raised yours only to end abandoning ship. Prepare to be screamed in front of customers by management, cooks fighting for the stupidest thing & those that do work cause they have no other options just stressing over all. One time for a Christmas gift certificate to spend within the establishment from the owner it got discounted from the own employee's checks, cute isn't it? ..just do what you must & your part, clock in & clock out only way to s
ProsManagement is good, but only a few. Very few hard-working employees.
ConsNew hires tend to be lazy, non-existing benefits, expected more than you get paid for.
During my time working at Popeyes I enjoyed dealing with customers and taking advantage of the free food I received during my break.
I had 3 managers during my period at Popeyes, one of the 3 was an acceptable manager while the two other where not as welcoming or caring.
A typical day involved cleaning the restaurant, making side items, and frying chicken. One of the WORST things however, included not being able to clock in for the time(s) that you were scheduled. For example, when I was scheduled for 4:00 -11:00 and the restaurant was not busy at 4:00. sometimes the managers would clock me in at 4:30 or 4:45 which is absurd.
The food is great but easily makes someone gain weight so lay off the chicken and biscuits.
My coworkers were okay but usually they came to work with an attitude and were somewhat rude at times. The managers favor some workers over others by allowing some workers to eat WHILE THEY WERE STILL CLOCKED IN! Also, the sanitary conditions in the back of the restaurant has me questioning how on earth they have yet to experience a salmonella outbreak. They clean uncooked chicken trays/utensils with the same sponges/clothes they use to clean cooked chicken trays. They also make new employees clean dishes and do dirty work( e.g. clean bathrooms, floors, and tables) and allow old employees to do the easy work such as the drive through. The coworkers usually spoke in their native language and sometimes spoke about other coworkers which was really rude.
Consmanagers favor workers, nasty sanitary conditions, managers exploit the new employees
A POPEYES restaurant manager is essentially a commercial business manager, with ultimate responsibility for safeguarding the financial success of a specific outlet and maintaining the reputation of the company.
The role has a strong hospitality element, ensuring that the restaurant delivers high-quality food and drink and good customer service. However, it also includes activities common to business managers within any sector, including overseeing marketing, sales, operations, finance and human resources.
New restaurant opened by myself and my two assistants- we hired and trained 40 crew members- Oversight of employee development, inventory management, food/supply purchases, and guest satisfaction are top priorities. ServSafe certified. I possess the ability to optimize profits and lead the restaurant according to business plan (as laid out by management). I meet and exceed expectations set according to budget/P&L projections. Holidays, nights, and weekend hours are worked, as well as being flexible with need-based shift coverage for members of the management team and hourly staff.
Develop, establish, implement, and enforce proper and timely use of waste sheets and labor proforma
Track sales, overtime, service staff , and manage costs
Control cash, credit, and other receipts by following company cash handling/reconciliation procedures
Assist in developing plan to meet or surpass expectations set by P&L projections with an eye toward maximizing efficiency and produ
I worked in Brampton at mavis & derry and the manager there did not know how to manage, he did not record my hours, he did not remember when i came in and when i went out or the days he called me. I didnt receive my pay till 1.5 MONTHS even though everyone got their pays bi weekly and in the end i was blamed for it as i did not keep reminding him to pay me since hes a 'busy' manager. I gave them all my availability and they didn't call me, although they hired me for the availability i gave them. Other 'favorites' were being called 6 to 7 days a week and being paid overtime and I was sitting at home calling everyday to ask for work. On ONE specific day when i couldnt make it to work on a 1 hour notice (that happened because i was looking for other jobs since i wasn't being called here) so the manager went like "oh when we call you, you arent available and then you want us to call you for work!?" - Well, dude ur only calling me when someones absent from their shift otherwise you dont call me at all, you don't answer my calls, messages or voice mails. You totally ignore me. I can't sit forever at home waiting for you to call me can I. I'm didn't apply to be a filler for others. I have a life too, and I need a job to support myself, my family and be independent. I was so excited and thrilled to work with Popeyes as i love to eat there but now I feel terrible. No body listened to my complaints and he was the manager and he did whatever he wanted and in the end he said he doesn't
Turkiye de en cok personel surkilasyonu olan gıda firmasi. Bunu kendileri bile dile getiriyor, kabul ediyorlar. Bu ergen gençler bilmiyorlar mi sizler ne haksizliklar yapiyorsunuz, yazili prosedürlerin operasyonda hice sayıldığını siz dâhil tum grup mudurleriniz, restoran müdürleri dahil hepsi biliyor. Daha banyo yapmaktan , dişini fircalamayi bile beceremeyen tipleri yalamalık ile asistan, restoran müdürü, bolge muduru yapıyorsunuz. kopeksiz koyde değneksiz gezdiniz. Yükünüzü aldiniz belki ama bundan sonra sıra sizin çöküşünüzde inşallah. Bu yazdıklarım tüm tab gida için geçerli. Gdo lu sağlıksız gıdalarınızi insanlar bilinclendi artik tercih etmemeye başladı. Döner de iyi cakildiniz, rezil olmanız, batıp kaybolmaniz dileğiyle. Evvelce nice gençlerin emeklerini sömürdunüz , onlara yaptiginiz haksızlık lar sonucu beddualar sizin sonunu, olacak inşallah. Beter olun. Coluk çocuğunuzda çıksın acısı. Operasyon da rezillik çeken lerin gecesi gündüzü belli degil, merkezdekiler bilgisayarla isler dönüyor sanıyor. En ufak konuda hemen maliyet derler,calisana mesai vermemek için 40 takla atan müdürler var. Ben kadroma mesailerini verdim , 8 saatten de fazla calistirmadim , cunki sizler sömürücusunuz. Sayenizde ınsanlarin, firmalarin nasıl insanları kullandigini kendim bizzat yuzlerce personelde gördüm. Canla basla , kendi dukkani gibi benimseyerek çalışanlar i bile biktirdiniz bela okutarak ayrıldılar. Yalaka , pis , hırsızlik yapan calisanlar yönetim kadrolarının zirveleri
ProsSurekli Sağlıksız fast food
Cons8 saat diye ise alırlar, aaa sen mudursun, müdür lugun saatimi olur deyip hadi bakalim 9 10 saat... daha bir cok sacmalik, mobbing of the king = tab gıda
My location had everyone's training shift a day before we opened the store, meaning we had to become competent workers within a 4-hour shift a day before an extremely busy opening day. There were very nice co-workers in the first few weeks of working there but all the good employees quit for easier jobs with better pay. The main issue I have with the job is the management mentality of doing everything really quick, which don't get me wrong is perfectly good in a fast-paced environment to better serve customers, but when they ask you to do a 30-minute task in 10 minutes just so they can send you home early without having to pay you it gets old quick. The worst example of this was when they told me to do dishes and would periodically come to the back to tell me to go faster, expecting me to clean 15+ large metal trays and lids that are used to store raw chicken in 10 minutes, and ignoring my insistence on cleaning dishes thoroughly. The absolute worst thing about the job is they forced every employee to complete 10+ hours of online training with only an hour of it paid. So when I say that it is too much work for minimum wage, expect to work really quick to be sent home early, do tedious amounts of online training, and clean the bathrooms regularly, all for what should be an average fast-food job.
The most enjoyable part of the job is probably interacting with customers because I actually take pride in the quality of the food and it was nice making sure customers enjoyed the
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What benefits does Popeye's Restaurants offer?
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Depends on how you define the word Benefits. If you see being able to get high, f*** off and get paid for it as a benefit then yes.