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Friendly's was a nice place to work. The quality of the people is what made it special to come to work everyday.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilbraham, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilbraham, MA

I worked at Friendly's Ice Cream

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Working for a place that makes people smile with their products was a nice feeling. Friendly's has a long tradition of quality and customer satisfaction and servicing the communities in which it operates. It was small enough of a company that I enjoyed coming to work everyday. It felt like a family.

Cons

Lack of opportunities for advancement. Loss of some benefits, although in fairness to Friendly's this seems to be the trend in most companies these days.

Advice to Management

Keep up the quarterly drop in sessions. They are a great avenue to keep employees informed and involved. Try to focus more on promoting from within for director level and above. There are some very talented people with a lot of years of service and local ties to the area. I understand the need to bring in quality people but locals know the area and how Friendly's used to be in its heyday.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    No form of control over employees

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    Current Employee - Server in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Server in Harrisburg, PA

    I have been working at Friendly's Ice Cream

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Regular customers, flexible schedule, clean

    Cons

    Everyone does their own thing. People who do not do their job get empty threats, hense no change.

    Advice to Management

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  2. Friendly's is not a place to work if you have a family. Better for a single person with no ties.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainville, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainville, CT

    I have been working at Friendly's Ice Cream

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Acceptable pay for the job expected. If you enjoy a fast paced environment then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    No balance between family and work life. Very hard to get time off. If you have kids you can't get the time off when they're off because the store will be busy.

    Advice to Management

    This is a very demanding job, and very tough on family life. More strategies need to be implemented to alow employees to have a better balance between work and family life.


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