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.  

    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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Cracker Barrel promotes a family experience for all employees

    Cons

    Cracker Barrel does not support the employees when employees need help to overcome life problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a leader do not get involved with the "clique" but with all employees

  6.  

    Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Good pay raises consistent. .

    Cons

    You will work your tail off and don't expect alot of positive reinforcement. ..you will be micro managed. ...you will perform or your on the way out...no disability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make environment more fun...create fun challenges ...rewrite bonus plan...gm getting 60% ¥of bonus pool very lopsided. .your labor goals for employees is a joke....people cant live on 2 to3 days of work...stop the revolving door with employees might create more consistency with guest..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    My experience of working here was okay for a beginner.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Merchandise handler

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Great co workers and discount

    Cons

    Pay isn't equal to amount of work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Great if youre looking for extra money; bad if you want a career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Seffner, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Seffner, FL

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Pick and choose your hours (for the most part), employee discounts on everything, fun to work with (certain) employees.

    Cons

    Bad if you want to be a cashier or someone from retail.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My biggest pet peeve working here was when help was short and your asking for a manager to assist you, and they simply choose to ignore you. So youre there by yourself 75 percent of the time with a whole line of angry customers. Another thing is the hours. If youre a college student, this would be a great job for you, but veterans thats been with the company for 5+ years BARELY gets 20 hrs a week.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Pleasing People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

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