Cracker Barrel

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Cracker Barrel Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
614 Reviews
3.1
614 Reviews
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Cracker Barrel President & CEO Sandra B. Cochran
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183 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved it there

    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate/Cashier in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate/Cashier in Williamsburg, VA

    I worked at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    They're very flexible with schedules, very understanding if you have more than one job, very kind, and very helpful. I loved working there.

    Cons

    The only slight challenge I had had nothing to do with the company itself and that was the distance from my house to the job. Definitely worth it though.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Best Retail Management job out there!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Manager
    Current Employee - Retail Manager

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The merchandise is unique and sells itself! it's a fun place to work for both management & staff. You are supplied with all the training and tools to set you up for success! You get a free meal!! 45 hour work week with one weekend day off every week & a weekend off every month. Great Bonus program. This company cares for their people and I am honored to be a part of the Brand. If you are considering a career change you need to check us out!!

    Cons

    We are open every Holiday except Christmas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work in being the Best Restaurant Company!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pleasing place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Backup Cook in Piqua, OH
    Current Employee - Backup Cook in Piqua, OH

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

    Pros

    Pleasing place
    Not to hard work
    Good values and pay
    Nice discounts 10-35% off plus 100$ Xmas bonus

    Cons

    Hard scheduling
    Cheap when comes to buying new stuff
    Always looking at the $

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sending workers home early just to save a buck! We need to work together so its cleaner friendly and less stressful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    pay need more money for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More pay for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My experience of working here was okay for a beginner.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in DeSoto, TX
    Current Employee - Server in DeSoto, TX

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

    Pros

    I loved that the schedule was very flexible to allow another job into consideration.

    Cons

    I believe they pay was horrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Pleasing People

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Waitress in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Waitress in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Flexible hours, wonderful coworkers, good pay, advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Stressful environment, hard to get out on time, employees easily taken advantage of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better trained managers who understand how to run a shift

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It has been a good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Fayetteville, NC

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

    Pros

    Everyone is so nice, coworkers and guests

    Cons

    Some managers don't know what they're doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some don't know what they're doing trying to run the place efficiently

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Cracker Barrel was nice

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    Former Employee - Server Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Server Assistant in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    flexable hours, great staff, and good money, as long as you work hard you advance quickly

    Cons

    tucking in your shirt, shining your shoes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You were great to me and I advanced quickly... There's more money to be had at bigger restaurants, but it was a great stepping stone for my current career

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Working for about five months now. Very busy during holidays.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server Par II in Grapevine, TX
    Current Employee - Server Par II in Grapevine, TX

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

    Pros

    Great management personnel. Great guests to serve. Very family oriented. Great co-workers. Great tips!

    Cons

    Pretty stressful during holidays and on Sundays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see every other weekend off, to go to church, and be with family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall very good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Cracker Barrel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    competitive wages and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    work life balance. Would typically work 60-65 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allo top performers to fast track to higher levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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