Hooters Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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Hooters CEO Terry Marks
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule although a lot of hours isn't always guaranteed - depending on season and the number of girls on staff (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)

  • Sometimes there's too many girls scheduled and you get sent home (in 5 reviews)

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  1. It is what you make it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can make great money if your personality shines through. You will not get along with every girl, but you can make some great friends along the way. Depending on the location you work at (not just in one city, but in a given state or country) you can be treated like a local celebrity. Also, use the customers you like as networking connections for other jobs later on down the road.

    Cons

    Each Hooters location is VERY different - the types of Girls, the managers, the customers, etc. Corporate versus franchise is also another thing to look out for. Franchise can have great benefit depending on the location because you can get away with more (costumed day, bikini car wash, etc.). If you end up at a not ideal location, go to another one! Some customers can be creeps so be careful - but if you don't already know that you shouldn't work there.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Some of the best managers in that company were once Hooters Girls themselves.


  2. Not bad for entry serving

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy serving job. Not a lot of cleaning. Can be good money if you play your cards right.

    Cons

    Favoritism is very obvious. Most restaurants give their "top" employees best shifts. Be ready to compete and possibly deal with employee and management out-of-work relations.

    Advice to Management

    Try to hire from within and spot the employees that could move up in management. Also, don't hire sleepy managers who will play favorites.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Hooters Girl

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Trainer, Bartender, Calendad Girl in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Corporate Trainer, Bartender, Calendad Girl in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hooters part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay Good friendships made Fun environment to work in Room for growth Travel/modeling opportunities

    Cons

    Everything depends on management. If you have a bad general manager you will not enjoy your job one bit Modeling aspect is political You spend 2 hours getting ready every day Jealousy/catty coworkers

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff about how management is treating girls


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  5. Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay easy work sometimes depending on the type of days Saturday's were great days to make money but it was also very busy and sometimes a rough night my advice don't do weekends starting out as a newbie

    Cons

    Long nights difficult customers Great pay easy work sometimes depending on the type of days Saturday's were great days to make money but it was also very busy and sometimes a rough night my advice don't do weekends starting out as a newbie

    Advice to Management

    Help out run foodGreat pay easy work sometimes depending on the type of days Saturday's were great days to make money but it was also very busy and sometimes a rough night my advice don't do weekends starting out as a newbie


  6. Hooters

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hostess in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Hostess in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hooters part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discount food, fast paced atmosphere, 1% of tip share, flexible schedule, easy money, easy job once you get the hang of things

    Cons

    the girls can be very catty, if you have tough skin then you can handle this job, perverts, drunk, old men, some days your busy, other days its very slow and you get cut early, never got trained properly, I dont feel as important as the servers.

    Advice to Management

    train the girls better and handle situations with more care. many girls here get into many argruments/fights


  7. Hooters Girl

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the tips were great in the summer, the energy was amazing, coworkers were really sweet, and the uniforms are so comfy

    Cons

    Business slowed in winter to where I was losing money. We didn't get an employee discount anywhere else

    Advice to Management

    Please do not expect someone who lives further away to work days where business is slow and it is super cold out. I lost money working in the winter which is why I quit.


  8. Hooters girl

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Really easy process to get hired

    Cons

    Some days are busy and managers are unavailable. Time management is imperative

    Advice to Management

    Smile


  9. Male Waiter

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Male Waiter in Camden, NJ
    Former Employee - Male Waiter in Camden, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to meet men. The wings are pretty good. I work with lovely ladies that help me with my make-up choices.

    Cons

    Low tips, but this may be because I like to be flaming with the largely male population of customers. I mean I get seriously flaming

    Advice to Management

    Shirtless male waiter will improve the ambiance of the restaurant and may make the lady waiters and little excited, which pay improve the tips from male customers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    server/ trainer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hooters full-time

    Pros

    great teamwork, excellent management, all of us girls were really close, always involved in community

    Cons

    working on Christmas and Thanksgiving,


  11. Hells kitchen

    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fast paced ladys are sweet

    Cons

    The management dont encourage you to work better but talk and mock the way you work

    Advice to Management

    Properly train and update with new employees on how they doing



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