Why In-N-Out Is Better To Work For Than Facebook And Apple
People will go out of their way for a tasty In-N-Out Burger. Well, it also seems that the restaurant is also a great place to work. According to Glassdoor’s recently released ranking of the 50 best places to work, the fast-food eatery ranked higher than Facebook or Apple.
The new ranking by the job site Glassdoor ranked In-N-Out eighth on the list. Google topped the list.
So how did a regional burger chain, with restaurants in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Texas, rank so high, considering it didn’t make the top 50 last year? They pay really well.
According to Carl Van Fleet, vice president of planning and development at In-N-Out, the starting wage is $10.50 an hour. “That’s a lot higher than the median hourly pay for fast-food workers nationwide, which is $8.94 an hour,” reports The Huffington Post.
“We strive to create a working environment that is upbeat, enthusiastic and customer-focused,” Van Fleet wrote in an email to HuffPo. “A higher pay structure is helpful in making that happen, but it is only part of our approach. It is equally important to treat our associates well and maintain that positive working environment in all of our restaurants.”
While fast food workers in 190 cities across the country protested just recently over the industry’s treatment of employees, In-N-Out workers seem happy.
“Great pay rates, fantastic hours, calm and comfortable atmosphere, plenty of benefits, full of opportunity, friendly coworkers, overall very happy with the experience I gain here,” a part-time associate who has been working at In-N-Out for less than a year said in a review posted on Glassdoor.
One downside, according to Glassdoor, is that it’s hard to get a full-time job there and workers also complained about a strict dress code and standing for long hours.