Cracker Barrel

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Cracker Barrel Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
616 Reviews
3.2
616 Reviews
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Cracker Barrel President & CEO Sandra B. Cochran
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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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  1.  

    Overall very good

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Associate Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    competitive wages and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    work life balance. Would typically work 60-65 hours a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allo top performers to fast track to higher levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Overall, working at Cracker Barrel isn't that bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, great management, flexible scheduling, and benefits.

    Cons

    There is a lack of working as a team and it causes avoidable problems and unneeded stress.

  3.  

    Love Working at Cracker Barrel Foley

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cracker Barrel (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Retail Manager. She is very supportive, Fair and she gets out there and works with employees. The store always looks great, and I had a lot of fun working there.

    Cons

    I had no cons to report. Great place for a student to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Retail Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Excellent training, clear expectations, driven teams, leadership opportunity.

    Cons

    In hindsight, absolutely nothing. Great experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    It was good

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    Current Employee - Crafty in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Crafty in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The smell of the food

    Cons

    The people I serve are ALWAYS ANGRY

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making work such like civilized slavary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Overall Experience - Restaurant

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    Former Employee - Par IV Server
    Former Employee - Par IV Server

    I worked at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    -flexible schedule
    -clear on how to work up the ladder
    -if you do your work, you are in good standing
    -considerate of seniority

    Cons

    -inconsistent with leadership
    -very corporate, lots of rules handed down from the corporate offices that don't really apply
    -co-workers are hit or miss

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -communicate more with employees for advice and recommendations
    -be more consistent with procedures and leadership, have all managers on same page

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    My review of Cracker Barrel.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Friendly people and good hours

    Cons

    Low tips due to low price of food

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

  9.  

    Family atmosphere all the way to corporate

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    Former Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Benefits, relocation and the conference for the GM's allows you to meet other GM's from all over country

    Cons

    Ivory tower syndrome with upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow rehiring based on an individual not some all or nothing policy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Hard work, lots of multitasking, earn what you work for. (Most of the time)

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    Former Employee - Server in Perrysburg, OH
    Former Employee - Server in Perrysburg, OH

    I worked at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Gives you the opportunity to work for your own money.

    Cons

    Dealing with very stupid people who come in to eat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep encouraging your staff and be on their side when you know they have a dumb guest.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Manager

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    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

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