Cracker Barrel Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Cracker Barrel President & CEO Sandra B. Cochran
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule while going to school (in 32 reviews)

  • For the most part you work with great people (in 16 reviews)

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

  • They may call it full-time, but it's barely enough hours (in 13 reviews)

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  1. cook

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Great benefits. Bonus. Checks are awesome and it's a fun place to.work and meet challenge goals especially if you want to advance in management

    Cons

    Hard work. Long hours. Spending time away from family and the pay is great but not that great for the work and hours you put im


  2. Server

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel part-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere friendly workers and guests. Management is great. the closest I've ever worked with in the food industry. they focus in on the employees to ensure they are doing their very best.

    Cons

    It is sometimes difficult dealing with preferences of the older generation Cracker Barrel markets to specifically. If you have good people skills this job is a walk in the park as long as you're willing to work with a team


  3. Cracker Barrel Life

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cracker Barrel

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

    Pros

    flexible hours tips nice coworkers family environment convenient locations easily transferable if relocating awesome discounts at every location training opportunities

    Cons

    working thanksgiving not much time for family hard to be recognized depending on your location and manager


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  5. it is what it is..

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    Former Employee - Server, Cook, and Shift Leader in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Server, Cook, and Shift Leader in Huntsville, AL

    I worked at Cracker Barrel

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

    Pros

    Interactions with all the different cust5

    Cons

    They don't take care of the workers that really work

    Advice to Management

    The works who have been there through everything should be treated better


  6. Manager Cracker Barrel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

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

    Pros

    Money to be made!! Good people to work with!

    Cons

    Lots of on hands work!!


  7. Great for Training and Promotion

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

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

    Pros

    If you are a restaurant manager or interested in becoming a restaurant manager, CB is a great place to work. They have an excellent training program that promotes growth. The starting salary is comparable to industry standards, but the opportunity for advancement is extremely progressive. It is not unrealistic for an Associate to obtain GM status within 2-4 years, but that promotion is entirely self-driven.

    Cons

    Long 10+ hour days five days a week without any consistency in shifts. You may open one day, close the next and work mid the third. And of course, all holidays. But, that is the restaurant business.


  8. Hostess and Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier and Hostess
    Current Employee - Cashier and Hostess

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

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits and community for the employees. I love working for this company, I believe in the company and what they stand for!

    Cons

    It's always difficult in minimum wage type jobs with many coworkers coming and going. However in my experience at 3 different CB the management has done their best to hire as well as possible!


  9. Good Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Yuma, AZ
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Yuma, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Fair wages, great training program, great food

    Cons

    Management was not very consistent. It was confusing working different shifts because of management.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent with all employees for accolades and discipline.


  10. Fun but low hours

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    Former Employee - Server in Byers, CO
    Former Employee - Server in Byers, CO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work, great food, great coworkers, the customers are generally great people, good deal on employee meals.

    Cons

    Very low hours. Would some times go to work for a 4 hour shift and be cut in 2. Same thing with nearly everybody.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees more hours. Less then 20/week is not enough to live off of even though you are able to receive welfare.


  11. Management

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Mesquite, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Mesquite, TX

    I worked at Cracker Barrel full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Overall strong company with competitive salaries and benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours with poor management schedules.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you follow through if you intend to advance.Be proactive on your own development.



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