Freebirds Reviews

Updated August 23, 2015
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Bryan G. Lockwood
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Pros
  • No uniforms, you can wear whatever you want (in 4 reviews)

  • I worked with really great people who meant well (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management on regional level are despicable (in 8 reviews)

  • long hours, hard work with barely any recognition (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Anonymous North Dallas

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freebirds full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Potential for a lot of fun at the work place; stronger diversity than any other company I have worked for.

    Cons

    Young in its corporate transition process. Lacking corporate structure uniformly among stores.


  2. It's okay for a starting job

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    Current Employee - Culinary in Frisco, TX
    Current Employee - Culinary in Frisco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are pretty cool to work with and they work with schedule

    Cons

    Management needs to get act together and be a team - lack of communication


  3. Fast paced and fun.

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Pearland, TX
    Former Employee - Crew Member in Pearland, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freebirds part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good is great, employees are all friendly, get treated very nicely by most customers, can always pick up someone's shift.

    Cons

    Some managers don't do too well under the pressure of a dinner or lunch rush and stress the crew out, some customers are extremely rude, no praise from managers.

    Advice to Management

    Calm down, everything is going to be ok.


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  5. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freebirds full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Freebirds is no more. The once cool laid back attitude and welcoming company has been consumed by the coorperate Chipolte. There is no team, there is no help, there is no appreciation, there is no raise, the equipment is always broken, there is no consistency. Close your doors Freebirds before atavistic I goes bankrupt.

    Cons

    Lies lies and more lies. There is so much corruption with in the ranks. Every management level trying to make a buck. Purchasing food outside their guidelines or reusing the prior days left overs to make plan or food costs. And if you don't listen and get a job here...watch your hours like a hawk. Make sure you are paid for what hours you work.

    Advice to Management

    Close you Doors.


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    General Manager

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freebirds full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere and food. Overall, the role was a challenge but fun to work towards.

    Cons

    Upper management needs to show appreciation towards the ENTIRE that's on the ground making it possible for the overall growth of the company to happen. And be sincere about it. They preach being people focus, but from my perspective need to really reevaluate that core value. Compensate your team players as many of us go ABOVE & BEYOND our call of duty. Just like we work on making connections with our guests and our team, corporate needs to practice that as well. A disconnect exist and needs to be acknowledged and worked on. Again, be more people focus. You'd be amazed how a simple "how's your day going? Or how's was your day off? What'd you do?... It goes a LONG way!

    Advice to Management

    Please see cons.


  7. N/a

    Former Employee - Team Member in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Team Member in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Freebirds part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere was fun. They always played great music. I also had fun coworkers to get me through the work day.

    Cons

    Closing was really exhausting. Especially because you were he only one closing, and it would take about an hour to two hours after closing time to finish cleaning up.

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  8. Working at Freebirds was overall a cool experience.

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    Former Employee - Front of House in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Front of House in Allen, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freebirds part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great job for first time workers or full time college students. Pay starts at 7.25 + tips. Discounted meals, free drinks. Awesome coworkers.

    Cons

    Working under pressure can be stressful at times. Must be able to deal with irate or rude customers.

    Advice to Management

    Be wise when choosing new tribe members.


  9. Company has a lot to offer.

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Rosenberg, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Rosenberg, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freebirds full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You grow with the company. They promoted internal before looking external. Has a lot to offer.

    Cons

    Like any other job it demands your full dedication so you can meet your budget.


  10. Terrible Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Freebirds part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Customer base and employees

    Cons

    Management played favorites and didn't think things through which is why it eventually shut down


  11. Server

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a fun enviroment.

    Cons

    The management for my location was very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so corporate.



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