Cracker Barrel Reviews

Updated September 3, 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. dishwasher

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dishwasher, Backup Cook in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Dishwasher, Backup Cook in Middletown, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    easy work and good management

    Cons

    frustrating sometimes and sometimes understaffed

    Advice to Management

    treat dishwashers better


  2. Awesome

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Server in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent management with people who will work with you to meet your needs as well as theirs. Great company.

    Cons

    This job takes a lot of energy. There aren't many opportunities for breaks and you need to be in good shape and stand on your feet all day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Your skills with people and your true concern with their well-being is awesome!


  3. Associate manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of potential to move up.

    Cons

    No appreciation, no life work balance lots of un paid hours.

    Advice to Management

    Learn as much as you can as fast as you can. Ask lots of questions.


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  5. Cashier

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Crestview, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Crestview, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team-- everyone works together. Great management-- managers are always friendly with a smile and willing to help employees. The upbeat work environment makes the job fun and enjoyable.

    Cons

    Cashiers and retail employees are forced to sell retail items in exchange for work hours and this can be unfair.

    Advice to Management

    I love Cracker Barrel and plan to stay for a very long time, but I really think that cashiers and retail employees should be noticed even if we do not "reach conversion" every shift. Sometimes it's impossible to sell if guests do not want to buy.


  6. General Manager

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Eleven years with the company, hard work, great rewards.

    Cons

    Associate managers are hired by HR and the district manager with no input from the GM. With 3-5 associates, cohesion is important.

    Advice to Management

    Staffing, Staffing, Staffing get them, teach them, keep them, other wise you become the manager as well as the hourly employee.


  7. OK Job but not great

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    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Customer were great. The changing of product was exciting. Very easy job

    Cons

    No benefits, Low pay and the management only cares about there bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees.


  8. shift leader

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun environment and friendly staff. best retail manager!!

    Cons

    district manager is not very nice and has favorites of employees. Not much room for advancement


  9. Great workplace

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smyrna, TN

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

    Pros

    Great staff, good managers and awesome upper management. Fun and laid back vibe plus management will work with your schedule

    Cons

    Hard to move up and hard to get full time hours. Servers and restaurant side have more hours compared to retail side. If you are on retail side the pay is very low.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Home office and upper management need to remember that promoting people within is usually easier then training a completely new manager.


  10. Retail Manager

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    Former Employee - Retail Manager in Edmond, OK
    Former Employee - Retail Manager in Edmond, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cracker Barrel has wonderful ethics and lives by it's mission statement of "pleasing people" both internal and external guests.

    Cons

    Nothing, Cracker Barrel does what it says it will do and strives to take care of their guests and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to follow the advice and knowledge of Sandy Cochran. This company is doing the right things to continue to be one of America's favorite places to visit and will for many more.


  11. Retail

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Retail in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment great pay a job where you feel right at home ,no stress great benifits

    Cons

    Work hokidays,late hours,busy environment, stress, its a stressful job and people are nosy

    Advice to Management

    Be fair



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