Cracker Barrel Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  1. busy place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager
    Current Employee - Associate Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good pay get what you are promised

    Cons

    long hours , hard work. no recognition

    Advice to Management

    monitor store closer


  2. Good first job

    Former Employee - Server in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Denton, TX

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

    Pros

    If your interested in waiting tables good place to start at to get the hang of it. They teach you how to talk to people and get over the shyness.

    Cons

    Have to deal with cleaning your own tables and doing napkins with silverware in it.

    Advice to Management

    to realize its cracker barrel and not a fancy restaurant so dress code should be a little more open.


  3. management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Greenville, AL
    Former Employee - Cashier in Greenville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    customers were very friendly and sweet.

    Cons

    the management and some co workers were rude.

    Advice to Management

    be nicer and more understanding about your employees family life and problems.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Dishwasher

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Katy, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Food discount, friendly people

    Cons

    You gotta stand for a while, but you get used to it

    Advice to Management

    Have a good attitude.


  6. Helpful (1)

    DON'T DO IT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grill Cook in New Port Richey, FL
    Former Employee - Grill Cook in New Port Richey, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    After 4 years of working there I was making $24,000/y

    Cons

    You have to fight for every hour even if you are one of the better employees. If you need to take a day off there is a good chance you won't get that day back the following week. Schedules vary week to week so don't make any plans until you get your schedule. You are not allowed to leave the building during your shift, which means you can't buy lunch from anyone but them, at a meager employee discount rate. Everyone is treated like a thief and they post "promotional stories" from loss prevention to make sure everyone knows they are watching. Incompetent, lazy management, Garbage overpriced food, The essence of everything that is wrong food service industry.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe try to hire a management staff with more than a third grade education.


  7. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Server in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Meal discounts, great coworkers, good food

    Cons

    Can't smoke on property and you don't gets breaks

    Advice to Management

    Be a little nicer


  8. 10 years as Retail Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great training and orientation program! Great training for hourly employees! Great Employee Discounts! Loved my first 9 years with the company!

    Cons

    Over worked! No shift leader incentives- no support from Restaurant management. I did experience harassment due to sexual orientation and did not get support. No sick time, not good vacation time.


  9. Grill Cook

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great beginning pay extra money

    Cons

    VERY STRESSING fast paced WORK ENVIRONMENT


  10. Old Country store

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Host, Cash, Server in Gardendale, AL
    Former Employee - Host, Cash, Server in Gardendale, AL

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

    Pros

    great discount, Awesome managers, Awesome customers, Older people to come in and I loved that.

    Cons

    Very high volume store. management does change alot.

    Advice to Management

    remember when you do come in to a store, try not to change so much, there is employees who have been there for 20 years or more. they know more than you about the store.


  11. server

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Server in Newport, TN
    Former Employee - Food Server in Newport, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cracker Barrel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, Most management were excellent to work for. They were also flexible with with my schedule.

    Cons

    Cut hours but hire new people at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees fairly and like they matter, not as if they are replaceable.



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