Cracker Barrel

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Cracker Barrel Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
569 Reviews
3.1
569 Reviews
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Cracker Barrel President & CEO Sandra B. Cochran
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165 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Company that cares about how it's hourly employees are treated

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for hourly employees. Good pay for management. Believe to giving compliments more than counseling.

    Cons

    60 hour plus weeks for managers. Hourly employees are valued more than management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the company the way it is

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Etc in Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Etc in Longview, TX

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Cares a lot about their employees. People oriented

    Cons

    Very busy restaurant, hard to keep up serving sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check in often with new store managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Business Philosophy!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Back-Up Cook
    Current Employee - Back-Up Cook

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

    Pros

    It's all about the people, flexible schedule, suitable pay

    Cons

    Full-time hours can be hard to get if your not a manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the company guidelines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoyable company, loads of room for advancement. Money can be made if you know where to look.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hostess in Mount Holly, NJ
    Current Employee - Hostess in Mount Holly, NJ

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Room for advancement. Wonderful coworkers.

    Cons

    Working weekends. Long hours. Working late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on working hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company, good opportunities

    Current Employee - Server in Lynchburg, VA
    Current Employee - Server in Lynchburg, VA

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, friendly coworkers, flexible hours. A lot of opportunities and room to move around to different positions within the store

    Cons

    Scheduled hours are very far from being completely accurate and consistent. You will often be an hour or 2, sometimes more, past the end of your shift before you get out

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great company to work for and I love it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - GM in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - GM in Mobile, AL

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Guest come first and they love that

    Cons

    New procedures not well thought out

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think things threw before you send it I to he field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Cracker Barrel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Foley, AL
    Current Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Foley, AL

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Opportunities for advancement. Not a 24/7 operation. No alcohol served. Average work week around 50 - 60 hours. Good pay.

    Cons

    Health insurance declined with Affordable Care Act. Insurance benefits also declined in coverage overall. Company is moving in a direction that would indicate shareholder friendly which puts more pressure on operators of units.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget about the people that work for your company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    cracker barrel gm

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Virginia Beach, VA

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

    Pros

    love my job best ever

    Cons

    not much time off with family

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Perfect System is almost worth the pitiful pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Host in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Host in Asheville, NC

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

    Pros

    The company is 100% cut-and-dry, by-the-book style management. A solution to every possible situation is in a training manual somewhere. Everything is organized beyond perfection.
    It's a good first job, as the entire mindset of the company is pleasing the guest, which is a necessary value in any kind of work.

    Cons

    They start you at minimum wage, and you have about 4 scheduled points in your career where you may receive a raise, each one totaling no more than a quarter at most, and often it's more close to a dime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of the nicest food service workers are employed at Cracker Barrel, they deserve more than $3 an hour before tips after years of devoted work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Quick Money

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

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

    Pros

    -Great coworkers
    -The intent of the company is great
    -Most people eating are nice regulars

    Cons

    -Silverware
    -Sometimes it will get really slow all day
    -Income flucuates

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't work the servers crazy schedules, and don't make servers work harder to make up lack of work from other positions in the store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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