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easy job with decent pay

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Cracker Barrel

Pros

-management was very nice and helpful
-easy to move up in the company
-easy job

Cons

-working on Sundays
-stressful at times

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Server

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    Former Employee - Server in Marion, IL
    Former Employee - Server in Marion, IL

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule & good tips.

    Cons

    Uniforms are horrible and outdated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Tons of opportunity for advancement and monetary gain. Corporate environment treats you like a kindergarten felon.

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Lots of quality training or yourself, managers and staff. Good quality product you can be very proud to sell, professional customer base, excellent compensation in the right unit.

    Cons

    Micromanaged to the extreme, I worked here for 8 years and after I left I didn't know how to act independently. They will make you into a brainwashed drone if you are not careful. Very long hours to be successful in a high volume unit (29 days a month 12 hours a day, which they will say they don't want you to do but you better or else.) Employees and guests are treated with kid gloves to the point of creating a devilish entitlement ethos while management is treated like chopped liver. You will be under constant threat of termination while a gm with this company and at the same time they will convince you over and over that there are no other jobs to go to and your family will suffer if you leave. I achieved General Manager of the year for 2 consecutive years and during that time I was threatened and written up repeatedly. Very negative yet smile in your face corporate environment. To sum it up, always read between the fine print and look for the hidden meaning in anything from the top. After this paragraph I probably sound incredibly paranoid, all I can say is spend 8 years with cracker barrel and you will understand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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