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Cracker Barrel Reviews in Raleigh, NC

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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2.7 3 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

Cracker Barrel President & CEO Sandra B. Cochran

Sandra B. Cochran

(2 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

  • Flexible schedule, always an item of the day to promote to talk about to customers(in 26 reviews)

  • the only pros to working at this company are great people servers are great(in 14 reviews)

  • long hours - typical waitresssing job(in 22 reviews)

  • Getting anything close to full time is fairly difficult unless you are a grill cook(in 12 reviews)

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    Good Money

    Associate Manager (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsPay Better that other Restaurants.

    ConsNo life atlease you are single and you are 100% for your career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo consistency with schedules. long shifts. 7-9 day weeks.

    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 there for over 5 years, and the money you make depends on your willingness to pay attention to your tables!

    Server, Expediter, Hostess, Skill Trainer (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsEasy to make good money in the mornings and still have your nights to yourself
    Have multiple associate managers, so you're bound to like at least a couple of them
    Menu is pretty basic and doesn't change too much
    They do offer benefits and an employee discount

    ConsCustomers are CHEAP. Do not expect 20% tips a majority of the time
    It literally will take almost 2 hours to be able to leave work because after you're taken off the floor, you still have to clean your tables, do your sidework, and roll a ridiculous amount of silverware
    If you do want to move up into a management position, it will take FOREVER and the pay is horrible for those promoted internally
    If you're a pretty girl, you will get sexually harrassed by patrons and management

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that people who are promoted internally are of much more value than those hired from outside the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Get worked into your grave!

    General Manager (Former Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsThe pay is reasonable compared to others

    ConsLong hours, 6 day work weeks (thewy don't tell you that part...), short staffed with managers, no concern for balance of personal and professional time, inconsistant feedback, very politcal

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink long term. Stop treating you managers like they are disposable. While they may be easily replaced now, that will change, and when it does you will have a brand new reputation- and a very small pool to draw applicants from.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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