Cracker Barrel

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

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Retail in Fairburn, GA
Former Employee - Retail in Fairburn, GA

I worked at Cracker Barrel part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Flexible 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

Cons

Rude 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 ManagementAdvice

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

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    This company is not worth working for.

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Based upon my observations, and the work required versus the pay, there no pros to this company.

    Cons

    Long hours, poor quality of life. Executives like Doug are out of touch. RM's like Walter make promises they don't keep, even when you are a succeeding repeatedly. If your pay get to high, they find a way to let you go and then can't explain it in court. Wouldn't let me take vacation, but refused to pay me for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poorly run company. I wasn't impressed. I worked for them for 6 years and saved to their bottom line money every year. I was let go but no one could explain it to me from Cracker
    Barrel. Even at the court hearing, the court officer couldn't understand Cracker Barrel's explanation for letting me go. Amazing. When I talked to some of some former regulars at a krogers and a target, both parties had informed me how the service, the quality of food had gone downhill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Manager
    Current Employee - Retail Manager

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

    Pros

    Great Guests (customers), Never a dull moment always lots to do, Variety of product.

    Cons

    Long Hours, No other management in retail to assist with workload, Challenging payroll vs task and floor coverage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help us have it all by providing us realistic payroll to accomplish the excellent service our guests deserve and complete tasks effectively and to directive so that the message of guest first is not shadowed by tasks and payroll issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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