Cracker Barrel Reviews

Updated July 4, 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. Educating

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waitress in Lexington, SC
    Former Employee - Waitress in Lexington, SC

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

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

    Pros

    Learning to be a great team player in stressful situations, and the value of customer service. Also taught me how to successfully manage more than one task at a time.

    Cons

    Having to overcome unhappy and unsatisfied customers, While also performing excellently with other employees who are not valued team players.

    Advice to Management

    Be less careless and panic quietly


  2. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Family environment with opportunity for growth from within.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going


  3. Retail

    Current Employee - Retail in Lufkin, TX
    Current Employee - Retail in Lufkin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I feel welcomed and it has made me more outgoing. You also get paid every week.

    Cons

    The store I work at is really hot inside.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible and understanding.


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  5. Skill Trainor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Romeoville, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Romeoville, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The flexibility allowed me to be home with my children as much as possible while providing a great pay. The company offers a nice 401k.

    Cons

    Having never served before, working on the holidays was challenging because I missed family gatherings for a few years. The time I would be scheduled was often more times than not, the time that I left for the day/night. For example, if I was scheduled until 9:00pm and business was slow, I would be sent home between 6:00pm and 7:00pm. The complete opposite would apply as well. This is however, the nature of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Aim for overall consistency. Communicate clearly and effectively. When there is an issue to be resolved do so on the spot and professionally. When a moment is due for recognition that should be recognized on the spot. This will ensure consistency.


  6. assiatant manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ARM in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - ARM in Birmingham, AL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    excellent co. to work for

    Cons

    no family life for you

    Advice to Management

    go back to taking care of employees


  7. Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel part-time

    Pros

    Great Job for College Students
    No Tip Sharing

    Cons

    No Busser. Waiters do everything


  8. cracker barrel

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Waitress in Lumber Bridge, NC
    Current Employee - Waitress in Lumber Bridge, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Very friendly place to work.

    Cons

    Guests coming in being rude for no reason at all.


  9. Server

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Par IV Server in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Par IV Server in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Potential to advance
    Fun enviornment
    Great training

    Cons

    The only cons I can report have more to do with lazy employees that cut corners, than the company itself. Typical restaurant bs.


  10. Cashier/Gift Shop

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    great place to work - very friendly

    Cons

    I didn't find much that I didn't like - great atmosphere


  11. Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel full-time

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

    Pros

    Everyone truly cares about the company and the brand. It's more than just coming into work each day. They really take "pleasing people" serious and treat the employees just as well - happy employees want to work!

    Cons

    You get a discount at the restaurant and store - so when you go out to eat, it just makes sense to save some money and eat there! Also, the store has so many great products that you justify buying everything because you're getting a discount!



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