Cracker Barrel
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www.crackerbarrel.com Lebanon, TN 5000+ Employees

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It was great at first for a first time job but I quickly saw through the BS

Retail (Former Employee)
Fairburn, GA

I worked at Cracker Barrel part-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible schedule IF you don't put Any Availability like I did...that was a mistake
Half off meals every shift, Discounted meals any other times
Fun, nostalgic environment
Easy to get certain days off for important things
Ability to move up a PAR in a quick time manner
Awesome coworkers
Some great regulars

ConsRude guests
Chaos during peak hours and Sundays
Hours, Short shifts
Wasn't able to get full time AT ALL except management
Added work that was unexpected but expected to complete within 4 hours plus dealing with guests, stocking, cleaning, and helping cashiers and restaurant side
Having to seat guests when stupid managers let the hostess leave at 9 instead of 10pm and then having managers look at me like I was supposed to seat them when I clearly had guests in the Retail store
Pay for the work
Getting used by the manager because she knew I was her hardest worker.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive your hardest working employees FULLTIME and fire the lazy ones! Also give the employees what they are worth and quit being cheap!!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging

Retail Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cracker Barrel full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Great Guests (customers), Never a dull moment always lots to… Cons: Long Hours, No other management in retail to assist with… Advice to Senior Management: Help us have it all by providing us realistic payroll to accomplish the excellent service our guests deserve and complete… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Great Company!

Retail Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Cracker Barrel part-time


Pros: Flexible schedule which was a must for me. Managers are really great. Very laid back feeling. You can gain exposure to several… Cons: Sometimes have to work holidays. And just because you 'can' work certain hours does not mean that… Advice to Senior Management: Continue to be supportive of your employees. Y'all are… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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