T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
325 Reviews
2.9
325 Reviews
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T.G.I. Friday's President & CEO Nick Shepherd
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, great co-workers, fun lively environment (in 24 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Long hours depending upon position but worth the money (in 17 reviews)

  • I worked long late hours all the time (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    okay.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Old Bridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Server in Old Bridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    Easier to learn the menu and practically no side work

    Cons

    not always the busiest but can be busy at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to work with your servers better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF AND YOU'LL BE FINE

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Waitress in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Waitress in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    It's perfect people right out of high school or college.
    Fast money
    Fast pace environment
    A lot of fun and there's always something to do
    It's never a dull moment and you get to meet a lot of cool people
    Everyone helps each other out and work together as a team

    Cons

    If you allow yourself to feed into the pettiness you won't last a week.
    It's a lot of running around like a chicken with it's head chopped off
    There's a lot of back stage drama
    It isn't as bad as you think just stay out of gossip and you'll be fine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All of the managers are really cool and really helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It's an ok place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Yonkers, NY

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

    Pros

    I only worked there for a year, and got promoted to supervisor ( key hourly). Cool people, laid back environment, and most days good money.

    Cons

    I been waiting to be promoted to manager for over a year now. I'm constantly asked to go above and beyond what salary managers do. They keep feeding me empty promises, about being promoted, but keep hiring new managers, very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more, and sit in the office less

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hostess in Normal, IL
    Former Employee - Hostess in Normal, IL

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  6.  

    good to start

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

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

    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
  7.  

    Great part-time or summer job to make some extra money

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Managers and co-workers were friendly and mostly helpful, so it's a pretty good work environment. Pretty good way to make money, especially as a part time job

    Cons

    Hours as a server can be rough. Won't get off until 1:30-2am if you work closing shifts. Also, some days it's pretty slow so there isn't much money to be made.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Kitchen Manager in Portland, OR

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good company for peoploe who want to grow

    Cons

    some of their franchise owners are not good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open in the northweest again

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Waitress

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good group, manager was accommodating to work/school schedule

    Cons

    Lots of time on your feet, very busy,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    fridays is fun

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Union City, CA
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Union City, CA

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

    Pros

    fridays is a fun place to work, meet losts of people and make new friends.

    Cons

    when its really busy the customers can be really challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Min. payed job as a server. However, the tips were better than anywhere.

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    Former Employee - Student in Santa Barbara, CA
    Former Employee - Student in Santa Barbara, CA

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

    Pros

    Tips, good food, 50% discount, good training program, good atmosphere, good looking people

    Cons

    No breaks or lunch, very busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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