Cracker Barrel Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Cashier

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Part Time Cashier in Arlington, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people that come to eat here

    Cons

    Low pay,wish they would appreciate when someone gos out of there way for the co m pany..

    Advice to Management

    Pay more see the good help


  2. Line Cook

    Former Employee - Line Cook in Lebanon, TN
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Lebanon, TN

    I worked at Cracker Barrel (More than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good Benefits. flexible hours, Close to home.

    Cons

    excessive turnover, unorganized, Run out of food items constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better.


  3. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


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  5. Educating

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  6. OK needs to do hours better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake City, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake City, FL

    I worked at Cracker Barrel part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good money and good people

    Cons

    Not enough hours and too much side work

    Advice to Management

    Don't over hire


  7. Par 2 Hostess

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lincoln, IL

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    fun always busy good benefits

    Cons

    none this position was great


  8. 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.


  9. Skill Trainor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  10. The Barrel

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Harrisonburg, VA
    Current Employee - Server in Harrisonburg, VA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You make great money, especially on weekends. My coworkers are amazing and everyone works well together

    Cons

    Side-work and rolling silverware at the end of every shift may take a while...

    Advice to Management

    Need better communication


  11. retail manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Boone, NC
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Boone, NC

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to make your own schedule. The guest are great! The food and quality of merchandise are awesome!

    Cons

    High stress. There is a lot of brow beating too. Mostly unnecessary, The stress runs down hill. DM management tend to bully managers into agreeing with their assumptions. There is a culture that the rest of the world and business trends don't affect Cracker Barrel. We're not immune to the economy.

    Advice to Management

    The guest experience should never exceed the employee experience. Does this apply to everyone except store management.



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