Careers at First Watch
Join for the hours,
stay for the people.
It’s the First Watch Way of Life
Join for the job. Stay for the people.
Award-winning and Inclusive Culture is on the Menu
Here, we put our people First because we know that kindness is the gift that
keeps on giving.
Just Be Kind
Stand Shoulder to Shoulder
Roll Up Your Sleeves
Follow the Sun
Newsweek 2022 Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces®
ADP 2022 Culture at Work Award
Black Box Intelligence 2019 & 2020 Best People Practices Finalist
Market Force Information 2020 America’s Favorite Restaurant Brand
Business Intelligence Group 2018 Best Places to Work
We Put You First
Benefits & Perks
Medical, Dental, Vision, Supplemental
We offer an array of coverage options to help maintain your mental and physical health.
Employee Assistance Program
We care about your well-being. Assistance is free, confidential, and available 24/7 to support you and your immediate family members with personal and work-life situations.
Paid Time Off (PTO)
Take time for you! We offer PTO based on your position, length of service and hours worked.
We believe in you and are committed to helping your grow personally and professionally. We offer a free high school diploma program, reduced tuition rates for a variety of online degrees and certifications and tuition reimbursement through the Every Gets Graduate Support (EGGS) program.
Employee Meal Discount
Oh Kale, Yeah! All employees are eligible to receive a meal discount at company-owned restaurants. Family and friend meals are eligible for the same discount when they are dining with you.
401(K) Retirement Savings Plan
Save and invest in your future. We offer a 401K match towards your contributions after your first year here.
Our pet benefits plan offers discounted pet products, prescriptions and preventative medication.
Follow the Sun
Nothing’s more authentic than the natural rhythm of the sun
Authenticity is the beacon that guides our sourcing, our food, our relationships and our growth. Just as we greet each morning with the sunrise, we welcome each season into the First Watch menu with ingredients and flavors inspired by the position of the sun.Learn More, opens in a new window