Hooters Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Hooters CEO Terry Marks
Terry Marks
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule unless they were under staffed ( which was almost always) Worked with this company for 3 years (in 18 reviews)

  • Great environment to work in, good money, great benefits (in 15 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. Good for people in school. Long hours but pretty fun environment.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hooters

    Pros

    Can be fun and meeting friends is a plus. Money can be really really good at times.

    Cons

    Long hours and most of the managers always have a favorite,especially the male managers. However, That goes in most jobs i suppose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the girls and be respectful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Fun experience

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    Former Employee - Hooters Girl On the Floor and Bar in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl On the Floor and Bar in Mobile, AL

    I worked at Hooters

    Pros

    Working here was very laid back compared to other restaurants. Positivity was encouraged because they want the girls to look like they are having a good time. So they probably won't yell at you for making a mistake like many other restaurant managers do. I really enjoyed working for Hooters.

    Cons

    Our store wasn't very busy and the money got worse over time. Girls got cattier over time, especially when there are limited tables and everyone knows who the good tippers are and wants them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd say begin a rotating seat system to stop the fighting-over-tables problem, but that went into effect at my store shortly before I left.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Work hard, make money

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hooters

    Pros

    A lot of money to made if you work hard. Lazy people are not going to make money here

    Cons

    You have to deal with the usual annoying people. There is not much room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved with the little people. Never really see corporate listening or making changes needed.

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  5. Fun Company to Work For

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hooters

    Pros

    Flexibility, good money, fun workplace, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Hours can sometimes be long

    Recommends
  6. Iconic brand with a great history, a very fast paced work environment, but a high rate of turnover.

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    Current Employee - Member of Corporate Team in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Member of Corporate Team in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Brand speaks for itself and the general atmosphere is truly fun. Compensation is average with the industry. Training for store based positions is very good. The company is growing and performing well financially.

    Cons

    The company has been through several senior leadership changes over the last several years and the impact of those changes are evident. While it may be true that any change in leadership may result in changes with priorities, that seems to be overly so at Hooters. Turnover is extremely high. The company may go public within a few years, which would be good, but represent more changes, or they may be sold to another firm or equity group. There is a mix of experience in the corporate office with people who have high tenure and people who just started. The company seems to have a mentality that it's easier to offer an employee a severance package, than train or develop for new roles. Training for corporate roles is non-existant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get focused on the strategic goals of the company. Make the right hiring choices from the start. Develop your team members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. It was fun, but definitely an eye opener

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    Former Employee - Hooters Girl On the Floor and Bar in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl On the Floor and Bar in San Antonio, TX

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

    Pros

    The money was great, scheduling was great

    Cons

    Girls were horrible, some customers were too touchy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. It is a great way to make money

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    Current Employee - Hooter Girl in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Hooter Girl in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Hooters

    Pros

    Laid back schedule
    Meet different people
    Make great money
    Look pretty at work

    Cons

    Prejudice towards races other than Caucasian
    Sales oriented
    No nail color

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so close minded to diversity bot everyone goes for the same look!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Fun for a little while

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Hostess in Fayetteville, NC

    I worked at Hooters part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the women I worked with were great, and some of the guests were polite and fun! I also loved being paid in cash the day after my shift (I was a hostess).

    Cons

    Customers could be a little disrespectful, and some of the women let this continue. I wouldn't have worked there if I was in a serious relationship, a lot of people want to flirt with the girls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I haven't worked there for several years, so I'm not even sure who the management is or who is working at this location now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Waitress

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hooters

    Pros

    Tips, Flexible, No Waitressing Experience Required.

    Cons

    Poor Upper Management, Expenses for Makeup and nylons adds up, and strict appearance rules ex. no color nail polish, visible tattoos, weight/ size. Management Pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 4 people found this helpful

    A great way to make money

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hooters

    Pros

    Can make a lot of easy money with a very flexible schedule and basically no side work

    Cons

    Working holidays and no benefits

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