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Reviews for Firstwatch

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.67
Support from management
3.33
Teamwork
3.75
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.22
Office / Work Environment
3.38
Environmental Friendliness
3.50
Work-Life Balance
3.50
Challenging Work
3.17
Inclusive / Diverse
3.29

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.88
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.22
Career Development
3.14
Overall compensation for your work
3.75
Company Image
3.89
Job Security
3.56
Handicapped Accessibility
3.71
Workplace Safety
3.50
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 1 of 9 reviews No parking Easy access to public transportation No stock or equity options 401(k) in 4 of 9 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location Tuition assistance in 3 of 9 reviews No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 1 of 9 reviews No flexible spending account Paid time off in 1 of 9 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 2 of 9 reviews No relocation allowance No life insurance

The following perks are offered

No on site cafeteria Free (company provided) Meals in 1 of 9 reviews No health and wellness programs Employee discounts in 6 of 9 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 1 of 9 reviews No dogs allowed No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 9 reviews
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  • 08.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better training...TEAMWORK!!!!

What I like about the company

Nothing positive..always stressful

What I dislike about the company

Management..favoritism..lack of training to new employees

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    First Watch
  • City
    Alpharetta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Perhaps a few more details related to efficiency, but as these are shared with management, they get tried out and if they work, are incorporated.

What I like about the company

I have “working bosses” - they are actively involved and set the example for all of us. Senior teammates teach and help others to grow. Poor attitude and slacker behavior are not tolerated.

What I dislike about the company

There is nothing that I “disapprove of”, but I think a few more manuals with regards to paperwork procedure would be helpful.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    First Watch
  • City
    Cary
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 29.May 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Fire the staff that's always late, the ones who don't do a good job. Maybe have more teamwork

What I like about the company

Pay is good and the hours are good. It's a fun but fast paced job

What I dislike about the company

Lack of management. My store the manager isn't very good at following through with things

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Firstwatch
  • City
    Cincinnati
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 13.Sep 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Horrendous. They rope you in with day shift hours but really your working twice as hard as you have anywhere else and your days are very long. You will be so tired when you get home. I was a manager and working 6 days is an expectation of you along with countless days being there 10-13 hours. Just because they close at 2:30 does not mean you leave anywhere close to that. This place eats at your soul little by little.

Support from management

They actually do not care at all about quality of life or work life balance

Suggestions for improvement

  • Listen to your managers instead of undermining them any way you can and actually care that they are working incredibly hard for you! Also be mindful of the fact they are working well over 50hrs a week to be treated like poo. The only thing that had you standing out from other restaurants was day time hours for managers that are looking for employment and you abuse that to the fullest. People come work here thinking they will have a good work life balance finally and they want to do well and then they really believe in your products and service and you smack them with 60 hour work weeks and long days. And even after accepting the fact that you have been suckered in to thinking it was better hours for you and your family you go and treat them like crap. It's a giant slap in the face.

What I like about the company

Nothing. They don't really care about their employees.

What I dislike about the company

Following chain of command is a joke here and they do not care about employees. Also why the heck did they think the busiest day of the week was perfect for full inventory? Getting there at 4:30am to cook bacon for the day and be there until between 6-8pm? You get your butt whooped all day and then you still have full inventory! Work life balance is a joke here as well.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered
  • Company
    First Watch
  • City
    Kettering
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
  • 08.Dec 2016
  • Employee

What I like about the company

Great hours, flexible schedule, 401k

What I dislike about the company

Weekends

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    First Watch
  • City
    University Park
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered
  • 19.Aug 2016
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • More professional communication , move your training location to give a better image of the company and the job.

What I like about the company

Huge potential to move up quickly

What I dislike about the company

As a manager the work load is borderline abusive for the position

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    First Watch
  • City
    Boca Raton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Executive leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 03.Dec 2017
  • Employee
Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered
  • Company
    First Watch
  • City
    Kettering
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 13.Sep 2017
  • Employee
Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00
  • Company
    First Watch
  • City
    Snellville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 08.Dec 2014
  • Employee
  • FORBES
Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
  • Company
    First Watch
  • City
    Bradenton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered