Cracker Barrel

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    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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    It has been a good experience

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    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Fayetteville, NC

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

    Pros

    Everyone is so nice, coworkers and guests

    Cons

    Some managers don't know what they're doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some don't know what they're doing trying to run the place efficiently

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    Working for about five months now. Very busy during holidays.

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    Current Employee - Server Par II in Grapevine, TX
    Current Employee - Server Par II in Grapevine, TX

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

    Pros

    Great management personnel. Great guests to serve. Very family oriented. Great co-workers. Great tips!

    Cons

    Pretty stressful during holidays and on Sundays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see every other weekend off, to go to church, and be with family.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Cracker Barrel was nice

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    Former Employee - Server Assistant in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Server Assistant in Nashville, TN

    I worked at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    flexable hours, great staff, and good money, as long as you work hard you advance quickly

    Cons

    tucking in your shirt, shining your shoes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You were great to me and I advanced quickly... There's more money to be had at bigger restaurants, but it was a great stepping stone for my current career

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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.

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    Associate Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke Rapids, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Roanoke Rapids, NC

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

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with, easy job. Got to be a part of a fast paced environment. Days off/ quality of life sucked ��con

    Cons

    No chance for advancement unless you kiss butt. If upper management doesn't like you that create personal vendettas to remove you from the team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a deep look at who your promoting, some Make drastic changes to for the sake of doing it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worst job experience ever

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    Former Employee - Prep Cook/Grill Cook in Boone, NC
    Former Employee - Prep Cook/Grill Cook in Boone, NC

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

    Pros

    Only place I've ever worked at where I actually got raises. Benefits roughly on par with other restaurants, but definitely no where near great. They will actually let you get overtime, but that is a RARE occasion and still discouraged.

    Cons

    Long hours with no breaks. Constant fight to get hours no matter how hard you worked or how long you worked there. Treated with disrespect by supposed "professional" managers. It's all a numbers game to them and they don't care who gets caught in the cross hairs. Employees all hated their jobs and management did most times as well. Awful scheduling practices due to constraints placed by upper management. We were either grossly understaffed or overstaffed and your hours were cut. No schedule consistency whatsoever. I was constantly worried about making ends meet. I don't know who here said you get holiday pay, but you don't. Time and a half only exists if you get overtime and you're EXPECTED to work ALL holidays. Most holidays they don't even TRY to work with requests off (even if they're reasonable). This store couldn't even retain shift managers for more than a few months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've got to stop treating your employees like numbers. You'll get far better work out of them and might actually retain them for long periods of time as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Never believe the hype of a work/life balance.

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Jonesboro, AR
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Jonesboro, AR

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

    Pros

    Fair pay and opportunity o advance.

    Cons

    Terrible management hours. Poor work/life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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