T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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  1. Endless is endless

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    Current Employee - Servant in Coral Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Servant in Coral Springs, FL

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's

    Pros

    Nothing company is going downhill.

    Cons

    Company does not care for servers. They have terrible specials like endless appetizers. Apparently the company does not realize that most people are only going to get endless appetizers for their meal. The original promotion was only supposed to last a month in summer. It started in July and was supposed to end with summer but the company lied. This promotion went on until January 4th. When it finally ended they brought up terrible promotions to replace them $10 for a drink and meal, another promo was $10 for more ribs than the 1/2 rack that sells for $12. They are constantly coming up with terrible promotions. Just when every TGI Friday employee was just adjusting to no endless appetizers they decided to do endless appetizers for $12 but now you can change the appetizer. The fact that you could not change on the original endless helped servers steer guest in a different direction but now that you can switch the appetizers its terrible. Guest stay for hours switching things and trying new foods for a whopping 12 bucks. Most servers don't get tipped more 5 bucks for someone taking up their table for 3 hours. Do not expect anything from this company or management. They treat you as a servant not a server.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate how you are screwing your staff because pretty soon we are all leaving

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Just don't

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's

    Pros

    No pros at all. But maybe I'm just dissatisfied.

    Cons

    No trust of employees
    Treat like garbage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are people too

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. awful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valparaiso, IN

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's

    Pros

    there are not many positives to working here. maybe the food discount

    Cons

    terrible management, unorganized, and no disciplinary actions for employees acting inappropriate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    discipline employees for acting rude and inappropriately to other employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Tgi Fridays Hostess

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    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Houston, TX

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    looking out the window, going home

    Cons

    time off polices, strict scheduling, late hours, rude co-workers, terrible upper management, negative atmosphere, no promotions, cannot express yourself freely

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote host to server, more relaxed environment, new management, hire nice and genuine people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. hotess

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great job for a high school student

    Cons

    management is horrible too much drama

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be involved with co-workers lives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Long and a waste of time and life!!

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    Former Employee - Server in Morrow, GA
    Former Employee - Server in Morrow, GA

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The main reason I was there was because they worked with my school schedule and I made good money at first

    Cons

    The managers have favorites and they don't promote unless you kiss there but and they will curse you out and the corperate office is just as bad because the people they have in place are all cliques and they will retaliate on you which is why I'm not there anymore so if you are outspoken and won't take being looked over for your great accomplishments this is not the job for you!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together and stop having new mangers every week and STOP SLEEPING WITH EMPLOYEES!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Worst place ive ever worked!

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    Former Employee - Host/Waiter in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Host/Waiter in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You can make fast cash, if you work your butt off

    Cons

    Management was awful, i wasnt allowed lunch breaks even if i was doing a double from 11pm-2am. Thats not even the worst part i was paid 5$ and hour bi-weekly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees with respect, allow breaks and pay more money

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. LOTS of cash

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    Current Employee - Server in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Server in Towson, MD

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    MONEY, Money , Money, money ,really busy so money

    Cons

    Guest are RIDICULOUS so just turn and burn

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Very unpleasant

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    Current Employee - Waitress in Freehold, NJ
    Current Employee - Waitress in Freehold, NJ

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    the experience of meeting many different types of people and gain a little more experience waiting tables.

    Cons

    The management is awful. Extremely unproffesional..such as when you ask a question as an employee they act super rude and bothered. There is a manager named trish there that will ask you to clock out to eat(remind you the pay an hour is $2.13). If you fail to do so you will get a write up. Also, chuck the GM is condescending and doesn't really know how to effectively communicate with people neither does Trish. The managers pick favorites and unfortunately I wasn't one of them. The food is mediocre and the place is filthy due to the favorites doing a half job. The place is extremely clique and dramafilled. If you're pretty and nice this is not the environment for you. Route 9 freehold Nj t.g.I Fridays is messed up. Don't work there. To further back my statement up, a lot of other people have threatened to quit, or are quitting. I worked very hard and did my very best while I worked for this company but the last night I worked I was told by the GM I wasn't a team player and I didn't contribute anything to the company. In that instance I knew I worked for a company that didn't value my hard work and considers their employees disposable . horrible company to work for!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to better communicate with ALL employees not only the ones who brown nose you all day. Also learn to include everybody and notice everyone's individual accomplishments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Difficult Company to Navigate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The hourly team members. Its like working with family.

    Cons

    This is a Company that rewards corrupt behaviors. The better you cheat to make the upper management look as good as possible the better they treat you. Upper Management does not have a clue on how the Operators are working and they don't care. Looking out for themselves, trying to keep their jobs after the buy out. Negative talk and attitudes trickle down. There is a reason Managers keep jumping ship... its going down like the Titanic. There is no quality of life either - 12 to 14 hour days. When we were purchased they cut the Management Par Levels - everyone is over worked and giving up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean House and start at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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