Cracker Barrel
3.0 of 5 387 reviews
www.crackerbarrel.com Lebanon, TN 5000+ Employees

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Gift Shop

Gift Shop Sales (Former Employee)
Bourbonnais, IL (US)

I worked at Cracker Barrel part-time for less than a year

ProsMeeting people from all over the world. What awesome people come into Cracker Barrel!

ConsBased on what the company once was, and how it was run, Cracker Barrel now is not a friendly nor welcoming place to work. It is a place where the staff is required to sell so many items per shift, and make so much $$$ per shift. If the staff doesn't make these quotas, you are written up and or your oh so few weekly hours are cut even more. And what do you get for all of this pressure and stress, a minimum wage and other staff who back stab you for even trying to do well. I would love to say that Cracker Barrel has even remotely an ounce of caring for it's employees, but this is far from the truth, And actually, they get some wonderful people to work for them, but alas they do not stay as there is absolutely no future or enjoyment working for this company. This is definitly not a job for a beginner or a oldster, and sadly, if it keeps going like it is, I don't see a future for this company.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is nothing to say because it is corporate that dictates what the management imposes onto the staff. Tha management is greatly stessed as well. This company is not employment friendly!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This is not a fast food place!

Am Restaurant Server (Former Employee)
Albuquerque, NM (US)

I worked at Cracker Barrel part-time for less than a year


Pros: Most of the servers are nice, some management can be… Cons: Managers yell at the servers. Orders are treated like a fast food establishment with regards to the food getting out, but the customers treat… Advice to Senior Management: Treat you employees like people, not expendable items. Lose… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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Great for a new server

Server (Former Employee)
Spanish Fort, AL (US)

I worked at Cracker Barrel part-time for more than a year


Pros: They give you a full program to learn how stuff should look and how to act in almost every… Cons: Average size costumer checks (about $20) which leads to average tips, 8+ hour shifts, but… Advice to Senior Management: Make sure to listen to your employees and actually hear… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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