In-N-Out treats their employees better than Google and Microsoft? It’s true, according to Glassdoor’s recent review of the best places to work in 2018.
In brazier news, the growing Westside burger chain also pay their employees very well.
Compared to the rest of the fast-food industry, a manager without previous experience or a college degree can make an average salary upwards of $160,000 annually at In-N-Out.
At almost triple the industry’s average, we must say, that’s some serious coin for flipping meat. Why is this of relative importance? An In-N-Out manager can take a Silicon Valley tech worker’s wifey with the swiftness.
On average, a tech worker in the South Bay area makes $114,654 annually, according to a survey from hiring platform Dice.
That extra $40k can go a long way especially if you don’t have the stresses of coding every day, the flexible working schedule, and positive vibes that come with the perks of being a cashed out In-N-Out burger-flipping manager.
Just thinking about it, snagging a job in the tech industry might not be that poppin’ after all.
In an interview with the California Sun, Saru Jayaraman, director of the Food Labor Research Center at UC Berkeley, said that In-N-Out has always been ahead of the curve when it came to treating their employees right. Jayaraman told the Calfornia Sun,
“In-N-Out is just eons above everybody else… On wages and benefits, they really are the best large chain.”
Besides the big boy salary, the hip fast food chain hooks it up with the benefits as well. In-N-Out offers all employees, part time and full time, 401(k) plans, paid vacation, and dental and vision coverage.
Chill, In-N-Out employees be pulling up to a Burger King drive-thru like…
Best believe restaurant workers, right now, everywhere are walking out of their establishments for greener In-N-Out pastures.
Just kidding, but in all seriousness, this model for paying workers what they deserve is an example all fast food chain CEO’s should take into consideration.
From the very beginning, In-N-Out has paid their employees more than minimum wage. When opening their first In-N-Out, Harry and Esther Snyder said that paying their employees well has all been a part of the culture.
Denny Warnick, vice president of operations at In-N-Out, told the California Sun, “Paying their associates well was just one way to help maintain that focus, and those beliefs remain firmly in place with us today.”
In fact, research conducted by restaurant workers advocate Jayaraman proved that paying employees well leads to better productivity, less employee turnover, and bigger profits.
Now, let’s all give up on our dreams, move to California, and try to work our way up through the ranks at In-N-Out. We heard it’s light work.