T.G.I. Friday's

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T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.2 281 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

T.G.I. Friday's President & CEO Nick Shepherd

Nick Shepherd

(87 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 14 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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    Great atmosphere!

    Bar Manager (Current Employee) Springfield, MO

    ProsFriday's service style goes above and beyond normal casual dining. The company believes the guests experience should always exceed expectations and there are standards set in place to ensure that happens!

    ConsIf you have what it takes to please your guests, lead your team and strive to succeed there are no cons

    Advice to Senior Managementhire/train and retain great people, makes the job that much easier!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I learned every drink recipe immaginable and advanced to HEAD BARTENDER in just a few short months.

    Head Bartender (Former Employee) Lombard, IL

    ProsI met some life long friend there, both employees and influential customers. The job skills and job ethics were incomparable.

    ConsI really didn't have very many cons there. I even wrote my own and everyone elses scheduale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am living proof that the long shot to win is often the way to go. Look at the most recent Kentucky Derby winner. In person interveiwing a potential emploee IN PERSON (for a customer relations involved job especially). Never bite the hand that feeds you, but don't kiss up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terrific experience

    Assistant Restaurant Manager (Former Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsGreat environment, great management team, loved being involved in menu items/selections and it was a great team environment with management development programs.

    ConsOutside of long hours, don't have anything negative to say about this company - it is terrific on all levels and the stores are great too.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreat management team!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bartender/ server

    Server/Bartender (Former Employee) Humble, TX

    ProsThey work around your schedule and it is always easy to pick up or give away shifts. It is a fun place to work with great people. Teamwork is key. If you work hard management will notice and you will receive good shifts and positions

    ConsIt is the typical serving job, the money/ tips can have seasonal bad months. 2.13 barely covers taxes, you wont get a paycheck.

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement is awesome. loved all my managers and GM.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome place to work

    Server/Bartender (Current Employee)

    Proswe worked together like a family and everyone was so helpful! I was able to have flexible hours and learned a lot of great tools for life as well. It was always a positive work environment and I made great money.

    Conshaving to deal with rude customers, but thats normal in any restaurant you work in. Can't please them all!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun place to work!!! :)

    Server (Current Employee) Kennesaw, GA

    ProsI love working here!! Management is awesome & the staff is superb!!

    ConsNone at this time, I really love that I found this gem of a place to work at!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing!! It is great working for a company that cares about it's employees and is willing to accomodate us when possible! I am so greatful to be working for such a great corporation!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I've been an employee by Tgi Friday's for 7 year's.

    Wittress (Current Employee) District Heights, MD

    ProsWe like a family. They feel strongly about team work.

    ConsThe employee's are sometime's on joke time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Loved it! Going to miss it!

    Host/In Training for Server (Former Employee) Greeley, CO

    Pros-caring, understanding management and staff
    -good pay
    -great team work atmosphere
    -fun
    -caring company overall
    -great people to work with

    Cons-sometimes you could get over scheduled (but can be resolved by talking to a manager)

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't really have anything to add. I loved my managers! They were amazing! I always looked up to them and I was never afraid to say something or to share something that I thought would be important for them to know. They are so respectful of your life outside the restaurant, if you have something going on, they will always try to work it out. We always would be getting continuous positive feedback and tips on how to do our job better. Loved it! It was really sad when our restaurant got closed. I'm going to miss all of my Friday's family.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Busser

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent pay, otherwise a good position to work.

    ConsKeg lifting gets to be a pain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease pay for bussers since it can vary daily to the point of being payed less than minimum wage.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    W/W coach

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are awesome to work with

    ConsLots of continuous training required

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecruit from within

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