Friendly's Ice Cream

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Not for a person with family

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager
Former Employee - Assistant Manager

I worked at Friendly's Ice Cream

Pros

Free Ice cream
bonuses
discount on meals

Cons

Can't get time off when requested, crazy shifts, 10 hr plus days

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You really should have more management staff at the stores. Assitance and Managers cannot get time off that they have earned. Friendlys is a family restaurant but....not for people that work there. Your just a body. Upper management doesnt seem to have a clue on what the stores need. They need more employees to run the store but will not give the money to train them.

No opinion of CEO

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    I truly disliked working at Friendly's.

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    Former Employee - Friendlys Fountain Worker
    Former Employee - Friendlys Fountain Worker

    I worked at Friendly's Ice Cream

    Pros

    I was able to eat the ice cream and the toppings whenever it had slowed down.
    Food is half off while you work.

    Cons

    There is hardly a night where you leave without filth on your clothes.
    Waitresses can be very impatient, rude, and love to gossip.
    No one really trained or properly showed me how to do things... and then they'd get mad because I didn't do things that I didn't know I was supposed to do.
    Managers are biased and treat other employees better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your new employees better! Don't leave them to work shifts alone or close alone and expect them to know how to do things perfectly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    not a difficult job but no support from upper management

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Friendly's Ice Cream

    Pros

    good experience
    some growth into management
    entry level

    Cons

    not organized
    poor pay
    no appreciation
    can be overwhelming

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish they had better training for management and crew. Also I think most of the stores need updating.Its not fair that your expected to bewhat they want with out the resources. Ive been acting Gm since my old Gm left the company and I havent seen anything for it. not even a thank you it feels like you do so much for them but they dont care.I even came back for maternity leave early because th hey were short staffed and it would have been nice if someone had just said thanks for helping us out.this company has so much potential but none of the hire ups have ever worked in the store to know anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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