Cracker Barrel Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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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. grill cook

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    Current Employee - Grill Cook in Morrow, GA
    Current Employee - Grill Cook in Morrow, GA

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the pay, they really train you to do your job right

    Cons

    extremely hot and a lot of people in small space

    Advice to Management

    best management team that I have worked for

  2. Great Part Time job atmosphere

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Cashier in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Cracker Barrel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The coworkers are just as friendly as the customers. Management communicates well with employees. Plus when you get hired and go through training you get a free meal!

    Cons

    Managers come and go quickly so you have to adapt to the change in management. Expect you to work holidays (thanksgiving is mandatory)

    Advice to Management

    Create a consistent set of management techniques between all managers so that employees have the same expectations from any manager

  3. Par IV server

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    Current Employee - Par IV Server in Fort Payne, AL
    Current Employee - Par IV Server in Fort Payne, AL

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent training, great people to work with, have made life long friends here.

    Cons

    They are paring up unqualified people based on a score on a computer not on their work. Why should I be held to work at a higher level getting the same .05 raise as the laziest (I mean so lazy we will have to give them oxygen to breathe because inhaling is too much work).

    While friendly, some of the male staff are a bit too flirty and seem to think it is okay because they are on good terms with the mgrs.

    Advice to Management

    Start being more critical, use honest assessments in evaluating employees, instead of joking around with the staff look for potential growth spots, lastly when you have good employees demand to be able togive raises appropriate for their work.

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  5. I absolute love my job!

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    Current Employee - Server in Seymour, IN
    Current Employee - Server in Seymour, IN

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    awesome work environment, amazing food, and very good money.

    Cons

    long hours and no holidays off

    Advice to Management

    create a better general manager training program.

  6. Cashier and retail store clerk

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cadiz, KY
    Former Employee - Cashier in Cadiz, KY

    I worked at Cracker Barrel part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule around college classes. The corporate office has excellent policy and procedures for all jobs performed and the managers are great about following the guidelines which makes it easy to know what my job duties were and it was fair for everyone. There is a good online training program for promotions and reviews were given on time.

    Cons

    Weekends and holidays are required, as you work for them over the years seniority can be gained and depending on how many hours someone works they have a benefits package and vacation. I can't remember what the minimum number of required hours was to be considered full time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! All the managers were hardworking and professional but still made time to joke and get to know us.

  7. Great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible and great place to work

    Cons

    work all holidays and weekends

  8. Overall Pretty good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Prep Cook in Coventry, RI
    Current Employee - Prep Cook in Coventry, RI

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits for part time employees, for example they will help you quit smoking. Nice Management and the work is rewarding.

    Cons

    Not much employee redundancy, so it is hard to get time off. It can be easy or hard to move up, depending on your position.

    Advice to Management

    More feedback to the employees would be nice. Overall pretty good.

  9. I love my job.

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    Current Employee - Grill Cook in Corydon, IN
    Current Employee - Grill Cook in Corydon, IN

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They always work with your scheduling needs.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's hard to get enough hours.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing

  10. dishwasher

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    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Lenoir City, TN
    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Lenoir City, TN

    I worked at Cracker Barrel (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    i would say the people i worked with they were the best the managers were great and the best of all was the customers thank you

    Cons

    they would be times when you could not get enough hours the other might be you could not a day off

    Advice to Management

    that would be just keep up the good work you always have great looking store wonderful people work with ans to work for

  11. Fast paced

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel part-time

    Pros

    good money and social interactions

    Cons

    unorganized and sometimes unwilling to cooperate time restraints

    Advice to Management

    managment could be better

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