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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    It is an okay job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in Rochester, NY

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff and coworkers. Everyone is willing to help other coworkers.

    Cons

    If you work part time, and you ask for hours for retail you barely get any. All the new hires get most of the hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to manage

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Very good training program. Ability to gain promotion is in mangers hands. More opportunity if you can relocate. Very good pay scale and as a general manager bonus opportunities are the best in the business.

    Cons

    Associate manager bonus is low for the work put in. Thanksgiving day is very chaotic but can be very rewarding when executed properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more helpful when it comes to meeting sanitation standards.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company once you get through training

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good structure and strong suport system . yearly evaluations and raises . quartlery bonus . five day work week . discount card

    Cons

    early morning , late nights . tight food cost and labor goals . pretty physical job , training is pretty tough ten weeks long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Server

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Good money, turned tables, good
    Tippers,
    Good co workers

    Cons

    Managers could be pushy, yelling and cut tables for experienced servers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Calm down

  7.  

    Good company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Etc in Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Etc in Longview, TX

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Cares a lot about their employees. People oriented

    Cons

    Very busy restaurant, hard to keep up serving sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check in often with new store managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Company that cares about how it's hourly employees are treated

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for hourly employees. Good pay for management. Believe to giving compliments more than counseling.

    Cons

    60 hour plus weeks for managers. Hourly employees are valued more than management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the company the way it is

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great Business Philosophy!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Back-Up Cook
    Current Employee - Back-Up Cook

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

    Pros

    It's all about the people, flexible schedule, suitable pay

    Cons

    Full-time hours can be hard to get if your not a manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow the company guidelines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Enjoyable company, loads of room for advancement. Money can be made if you know where to look.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hostess in Mount Holly, NJ
    Current Employee - Hostess in Mount Holly, NJ

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Room for advancement. Wonderful coworkers.

    Cons

    Working weekends. Long hours. Working late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on working hard

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Previous employee

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

    I worked at Cracker Barrel part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can move up quickly to a certain point.

    Cons

    Terrible employee treatment. No breaks. Harassment allowed in the workplace. Major favoritism issues. Hot food window; trays burn your hands. Poor management. If you want to do your job here, forget it because someone will always be breathing down your neck. If you want a certain availability be ready to be harassed if you pick either days or nights. They will question why you can't work the one they want you to work. If your hungry you better deal with it because if you're caught in the break room obviously you're too stupid to have asked someone to watch your section of you are a server. If someone is picking on you management will continue to allow this type of torment and even possibly join in. DO NOT WORK HERE. ITS NOT WORTH IT.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You all needed a background check...and periodic drug tests

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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