Cracker Barrel Reviews

Updated April 16, 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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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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  5. I typicalloy enjoy the monotenous work due to an abundance of good employees.

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Greenfield, IN
    Current Employee - Food Server in Greenfield, IN

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    employees are great. majority of the managers do their jobs well. very little drama. happy guests. freedom to do whatever i need to do to get the job done for my guests.

    Cons

    Management. heirarchy. expectations of servers vs. expectations of other staff

    Advice to Management

    open lines of communication and listen to what your employees have to say to you.

  6. server

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Good money, flexible schedule, benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes the side work and rolling silverware is a pain

  7. Helpful (1)

    Nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Par IV Server/Par II Host in Huntington, WV
    Former Employee - Par IV Server/Par II Host in Huntington, WV

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Training was well organized, was done on computer and with a supervisor in the same position. Management was generally agreeable and easy to work with, and they were flexible with scheduling around school.

    Cons

    Lots of focus on side work, which could take up to 1-1.5 hours to complete after you finished your tables. Extreme focus on servers rolling silverware, especially on Fri-Sun - 2 pans of silverware is a lot to accomplish when you are busy (200+ pieces).

    Advice to Management

    Allow servers to focus on Pleasing People, and break side work down into more manageable chunks to ensure more focus on table turnover/food leaving window in a fast fashion.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant GM
    Former Employee - Assistant GM

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

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

    Pros

    This is a very stable company to work for that offers good benefits, nice bonuses and pay, Flexible schedule and if you have a good team the job is a lot better.

    Cons

    The amount of stress is unbelievable. The expectations did not exceed the pay off. Was hired to be promoted and jumped through all the hoops but still was not promoted and neither was anyone else. Not offered till I gave my notice. Micro managed. Managers don't stay because of the pressure and the rules both written and unwritten . Wrote up for guest that were unhappy and you did everything you could to make them have a good experience, even free meal.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the good people you have there and develop them and pay them what they are worth. Management process is too long and costly .

  9. good place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    -great customer turnover, many tables

    Cons

    -long hours
    -have to roll silverware

  10. Helpful (1)

    cracker barrel

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Downingtown, PA
    Current Employee - Hostess in Downingtown, PA

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good promotions, and great training

    Cons

    atmosphere, yelling, and intoxicated coworkers

  11. Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Lithia Springs, GA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Lithia Springs, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for a high school or college student. Nice coworkers and guest from time to time

    Cons

    Horrible pay and hours!!! They hired me for full time and now I'm getting less then part time. No matter how long you work for Cracker Barrel the most you can make hour is 8.70

    Advice to Management

    Pay better !!! Do your job so employee don't have too

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