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These fast-food chains exceed expectations.

These fast-food chains exceed expectations.Tommaso Boddi/Getty

Fast food joints have a bad reputation as places to work — they pay next to nothing, offer virtually no perks or benefits, and are just soulless corporations looking to squeeze every last dime out of their workers, right?

Well, try telling that to Lynsi Snyder, the owner and president of In-N-Out, which is considered by employees to be the No. 4 best place to work in the US.

“My hope is that anyone who spends time as an In-N-Out associate finds the experience valuable — an opportunity to learn and grow, and to have fun,” Snyder told Glassdoor.

Glassdoor recently released its Best Places to Work in 2018 list, which featured In-N-Out Burger, Chick-fil-A, and Starbucks among the top 100.

But thousands of companies across many industries are considered for that list, so we asked Glassdoor for additional data on fast-food companies that were just outside the top 100.

Here’s what they found, using their Best Places to Work methodology, to identify the best fast-food chains to work for:

6. Culver’s

6. Culver's
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Company rating: 4.0

Culver’s is a regional, privately-owned and -operated fast-food chain that operates primarily in the Midwest and is known for their ButterBurgers, Fresh Frozen Custard, and Wisconsin Cheese Curds.

“Most managers make an effort to be considerate and thoughtful, and the company chain as a whole keeps you updated as to how it is doing. My location had a friendly work environment and a serious attitude towards customer service.” — Team member in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

5. Whataburger

5. Whataburger
Hollis Johnson

Company rating: 4.0

Whataburger is a regional, family-owned hamburger chain with nearly 700 outlets…