Cracker Barrel

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Cracker Barrel Reviews in Columbia, SC

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
571 Reviews
3.1
571 Reviews
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Cracker Barrel President & CEO Sandra B. Cochran
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, always an item of the day to promote to talk about to customers (in 32 reviews)

  • the only pros to working at this company are great people servers are great (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • having to work long hours on your feet with no break, disappointing paychecks (in 26 reviews)

  • Getting anything close to full time is fairly difficult unless you are a grill cook (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Love this place. Can't say enough great things.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Retail in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working at 642 in Columbia, SC is wonderful. Employees are treated as well as the guests. Sandy, the Retail Manager is outstanding. She treats her employees like family. Her encouragement makes me want to be the best I can be. The training is the best. Everyone helps everyone else succeed. My coworkers are very, very, helpful to me.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great job of complimenting your employees. That in turn makes the employee want to succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good job to have while you're in school, although their are some problems with management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Server in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Cracker Barrel part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly Staff, having a 50 percent discount while you're working. Great experience if you are thinking about going into the restaurant business.

    Cons

    Corporate structured. Pay could be better. Management could use a little work on how they handle day to day task.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with your employees more, discuss what you could do as a manager to make their experience a little better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    one of the best managerial experiences

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Cracker Barrel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible job,make good money,great benefits,and a great place to learn how to muti task and govern over 120 empoyees.

    Cons

    very fast pace ,if everyone doesn't work together as a team,you will not be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    innovative ways to improve turn around numbers,(percentage increase over l/y ) great way to see where you need to make adjustments so you can meet your financial goal. Employee moral governed by a program called par,were the employee's can get pay increases by taking courses to improve there skill levels,which in return you get more productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience was good I was a cashier , I love helping the public

    Former Employee - Cashier in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Cracker Barrel part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is a friendly and family oriented place, everybody greet you with a smile

    Cons

    Employees do not like to work together

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not have any

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    great work place

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Orangeburg, SC
    Current Employee - Server in Orangeburg, SC

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel part-time

    Pros

    As a server at Cracker Barrel, the money is fast. The job is not very hard, food safety is a major issue. and the atmosphere is wonderful.

    Cons

    the only bad part about this store is the management staff is unorganized. They don't communicate well when is comes to employee scheduling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    once the management staff gets their communication and training on point then the store will be even more of a pleasure to work at.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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