Hooters Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
188 Reviews
3.3
188 Reviews
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Hooters CEO Terry Marks
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule unless they were under staffed ( which was almost always) Worked with this company for 3 years (in 18 reviews)

  • Also, depending on the location, you can make really good money (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, subjected to sexist comments, Management turn-over (in 15 reviews)

  • too many girls on the floor during a single shift when its not busy at all (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Promotional Team Member, Bartender and Hooters Girl

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in King of Prussia, PA

    I worked at Hooters full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun work environment that is empowering.

    Cons

    A lot of hours and you have to work your way up to get good shifts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    The money is amazing and the fact that there are no taxes is a plus.

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    Current Employee - Bartender - Certified Trainer in Frisco, TX
    Current Employee - Bartender - Certified Trainer in Frisco, TX

    I have been working at Hooters full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Every store is different, but I made very good friends with a lot of the girls at my store.

    Cons

    At the location I work at the managers never really show appreciation towards employees. And especially not towards the ones who deserve it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like a vacation. I have not had a vacation since the day I started working for this company and I have boyfriend and family who I would love to spend some time with outside of my days off that I am in school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun atmosphere and laid back attitude.

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    Former Employee - Server in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Server in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and laid back attitude. Plus is being able to hulu hoop when not busy and if you could do tricks it would earn you more money.

    Cons

    Working with almost all women all the time. Customers think that because they are tipping you , they can hit on you. It is called hooters but I don't want to be harassed and feel uncomfortable because of it, it's still considered a family restaurant " kids eat free on Saturday"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more management on the floor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun for the first few months...

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Waitress in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Hooters full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast cash in your pocket
    Gain marketing, sales, team work, multitasking, customer service skills
    Most of the girls (esp those good ole country gals) were great fun to be around and a few I'm still friends with today. Kind of reminded me of my cheering days, a little mean girls, but still fun!
    We also had the best kitchen staff, real solid great guys

    Cons

    I worked at hoots for 3 years and never saw a paycheck. Not for training or holidays or overtime..nada.
    Regulars had their favorites and would snitch or lie about other waitresses to get them in trouble or fired
    Management was the worst. One summer we had four different managers. One was fired for calling girls fat and firing a girl for having a medical emergency during her shift.
    Way too much work for the money, there were times I felt worked to death
    We had 18 year old head weights bossing seasoned veterans, like myself, around just because they were in the calendar or had a photoshoot. That created a horrible clique like atmosphere that could easily be avoided, after all we do have to work as a team in order for the place to run smoothly.
    I was fired once for missing a shift while in the hospital with a broken foot. I was rehired by a different manager once I healed up, but I was demoted and made to retrain.
    I also was told I could not wear my hair natural (curly).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY your employees living wages, there were days I barely made enough to pay for the gas to get home! That's not ok!
    Allow girls who aren't attention hungry opportunities to move up. There is no reason why a waitress of 3 years shouldn't get a promotion and no reason why she should make the same base salary as a junior server.
    Stop hiring old dirty men as managers...wonder why the turn over is so bad? Jesus H. They not only sexually harass, berate, and belittle the women but they are only concerned with ogling us and running on a power trip. Hire from within, former hooters girls, kitchen staff......
    Hire women to work in the kitchen....?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Waitress

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hooters

    Pros

    Entertaining and fun for a job. You make pretty good tips

    Cons

    A lot of side work and we had to bus our own tables. Management can be very picky about hair, nails and makeup

  7.  

    Unreliable source of income

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    Current Employee - Hooters Girl in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Current Employee - Hooters Girl in Tuscaloosa, AL

    I have been working at Hooters part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy money when it's busy, laid-back management, basically make your own schedule, take cash home

    Cons

    Girls can be catty, lack of shifts, not as busy as it used to be, creepy men, it could be extremely busy one day and completely dead the next

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Long nights for a cook

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    Current Employee - Cook in Conyers, GA
    Current Employee - Cook in Conyers, GA

    I have been working at Hooters full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hot women, no time to take a break they make you work all day not it you get evinn close to 40 hours

    Cons

    managment all had a stick up there butts never change there made you do everyone elses work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more rises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Hooters is a fun place to work, but with all the emerging competition and company changes its not what it used to be.

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    Current Employee - Hooters Girl in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Hooters Girl in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Hooters part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, fast money, pretty easy, cool co workers

    Cons

    Sexual harassment, negative stereotypes, unpredictable pay,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the guys put up those heavy barstools at night.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Average

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    Former Employee - Hooters Girl in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl in Washington, DC

    I worked at Hooters full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Wings are awesome & you get to converse with your customers

    Cons

    Drunk guys are aggressive at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I love the money that I make working here.

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    Current Employee - Head Wait
    Current Employee - Head Wait

    I have been working at Hooters part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love the money.
    The girls I work with are cool (at least the educated, older, somewhat mature girls are fun to be around). Majority immature but learn to ignore. This job is easier than most. Don't really expect much from us and overall easy job.

    Cons

    Nasty guys thinking that we're "strippers." Manager is annoying. You can tell he hates his job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your girls well. You wouldn't have a business if it weren't for them. I know the turn over rate is high but treat us well and maybe we would stay longer and treat your customers better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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