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Absolutely horrible. I was like a chicken without a head.

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Former Employee - Hostess in Plantation, FL
Former Employee - Hostess in Plantation, FL

I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (less than a year)

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

Pros

Flexible hours and fun people. Can learn a lot about the restaurant industry.

Cons

Too many responsibilities, not enough pay. I was both a Hostess and Bus girl. It was ridiculous. It's impossible to run a waitlist, take guests to their seats, answer the phones, keep the bathroom stocked and clean the tables all at the same time! All with a manager pressuring you to get people situated. (IM TRYING IM TRYING I JUST CANT DO IT FAST ENOUGH) All while making less than $10 an hour. (This could vary if you live in a more populated city where you may have more customers and make better tips). And No free food! Corporate restaurants usually do not give free food. But a 30% discount, or 50% for a shift meal.

Advice to Management

You need to have either multiple host/hostess or host/hostess and bus people! It cannot be done by just two people! Especially on a Friday or Saturday night!

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  1. Overall a fun company!

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Bartender in Orlando, FL

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friday's is not at all a stuffy company, runs all sorts of enjoyable incentive programs, and has thorough and efficient training processes. I went from hostess to food runner to server to bartender and really enjoyed it.

    Cons

    They have cracked down on a few policies. They no longer allow hats, visible tattoos, or smoking on property, didn't affect me in any way but I know several of my co-workers were less than thrilled with the changes.

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. Very Corporate but fair

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    Former Employee - Server in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Laguna Niguel, CA

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere
    Professional
    International standards
    Good coworkers
    Customers have good expectations

    Cons

    Very few full-time employees
    Stingy with benefits

    Advice to Management

    It's the recession, so I know times are hard. Hopefully things will improve.

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