Waffle House is a very successful company. We are debt free and are growing rapidly. We are growing at a rate of 6% this year. We are seeking quality people who are looking for a career with a successful company with desire for growth and development. We are not looking for people to just stay at the unit level. We need to find great people with the capacity to do more.
There are 5 major levels of management:
Unit Manager - $56,000 average income - 1 unit
District Manager - $82,500 average income - 3 units
Division Manager - $105,000 average income - 9 units
Area Vice President – 25 - 40 units
Senior Vice President - 80-120 units
All Waffle House managers are home grown. We only promote from within. If you cannot run one unit, then you probably cannot run three.
There are great benefits for working at Waffle House. Managers receive 3 - 10 day paid vacations per year (30 days total), health, dental, and life insurance, and participation in our private stock program. Our stock program is by far our best benefit. Our stock has an average return rate of 10%. It is privately held, therefore does not fluctuate with the stock market. Our stock does as well as we as a company do. Oh by the way we are debt free and growing. We have over a billion dollars in sales each year and an average of $45 million in profits each year. After 1 year of employment you are eligible to invest up to 10% of your salary into the stock program. However effective Day 1 of your employment with Waffle House the company grants you a stock option of approximately $16,000. Every year you will receive another lump sum option into your account. However, you have to stay with the company in order to reap the benefits due to the fact that the stocks vest in 5-9 years. It is normal to hire an individual as a manager, work for the company for 20 years, and retire a millionaire due to stock. It all depends on how serious you are about your career.
All managers are subjected to an intense 12-week paid training program. During that time, they are taught every aspect of operating a Waffle House, from waiting tables, to cooking, to analyzing the P&L statement. All managers are responsible for staffing, inventory control, sales, profits and more. You would need to run the unit with an ownership mentality. The challenge is coming in and building a team that you are proud of.
However, it sounds wonderful so far, but choosing Waffle House as a career does have its obstacles most people must overcome. When people leave Waffle House it is not because of the money, it is because of the lifestyle. There are 4 major culture changes that people must accept and adjust to in order to be successful.
I have just provided you information about the Waffle House career opportunity, and it is a lot to think about. If you feel that you are up for the challenge or even if it is not for you, please contact me at (803) 743-2138 to discuss career opportunities. You may also apply online at www.whcareers.com . As I previously mentioned, we are always seeking quality people that want to grow with a stable company.