T.G.I. Friday's

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T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated 18 August, 2014
Updated 18 August, 2014
296 Reviews

3.0
296 Reviews
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T.G.I. Friday's President & CEO Nick Shepherd
Nick Shepherd
93 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, great co-workers, fun lively environment (in 23 reviews)

  • I needed a job with flexible hours while in school (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, not knowing when exactly you'd get out (in 14 reviews)

  • I worked long late hours all the time (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Basically what you'd expect

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People were fun. Managers relatively easy going. Money there to be made.

    Cons

    Shifts inconsistent, favoritism a heavy factor in getting good sections, very competitive servers often fighting over "better" positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really, do what you gotta do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bartender  in  Miami, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Bartender in Miami, FL (US)

    Pros

    You can make good money depending on what position you have.

    Cons

    Long hours depending upon position but worth the money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hostess  in  Normal, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Hostess in Normal, IL (US)

    Pros

    Interacting with customers constantly, great food, fast paced environment

    Cons

    Not consistent income, no room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    good to start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server  in  Raleigh, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Server in Raleigh, NC (US)

    Pros

    Good to start for corporate restaurant

    Cons

    lack of leaders not much help from other staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training and better benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Line cook

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    Current Employee - Line Cook  in  Hamden, CT (US)
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Hamden, CT (US)

    Pros

    My crew members the way they work as a team

    Cons

    Not enough hours for all the kitchen crew

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be able to work each crew members #40 or more hours a week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Management was always back and forth and by the end of my time there our General Manager was fired for stealing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server  in  Kalamazoo, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Server in Kalamazoo, MI (US)

    Pros

    Work well with your hours and school when needed. Benefits were not available to anyone but management.

    Cons

    Management was terrible, the kitchen would take up to an hour on some night to get food out on time.

  8.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hostess
    Current Employee - Hostess

    Pros

    Many positive aspects of working for TGIF's include flexible schedule, good pay, opportunities to advance in the company,and fun atmosphere. My location has exceptional management. and I sincerely enjoy being an employee at Friday's.

    Cons

    I personally cannot think of any cons worth writing on here. Any negative aspects would be anything anyone who works a service job would experience and has nothing to do with the company in particular (for example, long shifts that are often late night). However that comes with the type of job and is understandable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not have any advice for management except to keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A great and valuable experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Bartender  in  Southfield, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Head Bartender in Southfield, MI (US)

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere, always fun and exciting, quality food and entertainment!

    Cons

    Need to hire more from within.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company with minimal flaws!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition  in  Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Dallas, TX (US)

    Pros

    Very casual work environment with a fun atmosphere. A very real open door policy with everyone. Executives are smart and inviting. Lots of opportunity for growth inside the company.

    Cons

    Vacation time and benefits could be better, but they're not bad. Pay is generally very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase flexible hours and vacation. Generally, everything seems to be on the right track though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Line cook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Training was efficient on all 'stations' in the kitchen

    Cons

    I worked for the company for 6 years, never once did I receive any PTO, benefits (which I was told were offered just not to myself) and after 5 years I was told that due to health care reform I would not be allotted more than 28 hours a week. Management, although sometimes friendly, were always to worried about the front of the house reviews and not caring about the back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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