Hooters Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
172 Reviews
3.4
172 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

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

    A lot of people have a negative impression when they think of Hooters - but they are sorely mistaken!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server  in  Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Bloomington, IL

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Good managers
    Make friends easily
    Able to network like crazy!

    Cons

    People think of you a certain way
    People have a negative impression of the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management in my experience has been awesome! So helpful and supportive!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Hooters Girl

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hooters part-time

    Pros

    Great place to work

    Cons

    Money not Guaranteed, Must have hair straightened, no natural hair

  3.  

    Hooters girl

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    Current Employee - Waitress  in  Webster, TX
    Current Employee - Waitress in Webster, TX

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

    Pros

    Enteracting with customers. Having fun in a sports environment while making money.

    Cons

    Don't really look out for employees. Customers can be inappropriate and needy and not tip typically deserved amount.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have sensitivity training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hooters Girl  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Hooters Girl in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Hooters part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really flexible with hours. I am able to work a 40 hr full time job, this job and take a college course. Tuition reimbursement available! I love my hoot-sisters! They make the time fly by if we're having a slow day and they help you out when its a busy day. Management cares for your safety and and they make it easy to talk to them when youre having a problem.

    Cons

    Training could be better. Favoritism gets annoying. Neutral color eye shadows not allowed even if you have a flawless sophisticated look.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd like to have a manager stay for over 4 months. Managers come and go through the store so fast.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Perfect job if management completely changed

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hooter Girl  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Hooter Girl in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Hooters part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Leaving work with cash every night is pretty cool. You meet so many people and make lots of friendships with the other Hooters girls, who were all beautiful, goofy and intelligent women! Perfect job if you're going to school because you get paid pretty good tips and schedules are really flexible

    Cons

    Management sucks..BADLY. A whole lot of favoritism involved. They don't value or care for their servers much. Didn't feel valued or good enough for the managers. No breaks or lunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be nice to appreciate and praise your Hooters girls sometimes... They work extremely hard and are the platform for company. Another thing, find a way to allow the girls to have break times. Having no breaks unless it's slow is really ridiculous and absurd to me

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    They seem to make serving food much more difficult than it needs to be....

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Hooters full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    some nice people. everyone basically tries hard

    Cons

    hours are terrible, their staff training doesn't work well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a more proactive role in hiring and training

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

    Good place to gain serving/bartending experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl On the Floor and Bar  in  Gulf Shores, AL
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl On the Floor and Bar in Gulf Shores, AL

    I worked at Hooters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun, high energy level place to work. You'll make tons of friends & can make great money, especially if you develop lots of regulars.

    Cons

    A lot of negative stereotypes are associated with this job. And any place that has tons of girls in one place can have drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discourage drama between the girls as much as possible, it really causes major issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Love It!

    Former Employee - Trainer/Server  in  Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Trainer/Server in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Hooters part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Honestly love the environment and the girls I worked with. Always a fun time and you make great money!

    Cons

    Sometimes you get creepy guys trying to get with you, but other than that it is all fun!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better protection to your girls as they leave the building at night.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Pays the bills, if you really hustle.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hooters Girl
    Current Employee - Hooters Girl

    I have been working at Hooters part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You go home with cash in your pocket every night and can make as much as you want. If you pull a lot of tables and give exceptional service, then you'll make good.

    Cons

    Communication with management is poor and business is a hit or miss meaning it can be extremely slow one day but not the other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more thought about what your girls are telling you. Take negative feedback and use it to better the store.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Unprofessional

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hooter Girl  in  Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Hooter Girl in Farmingdale, NY

    I worked at Hooters full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You are able to make your schedule weekly. May be able to train on the bar. Work off of tips.

    Cons

    Cliques and attitudes. Some girls were unprofessional. There was a lot of sidework before you could leave at night. Some days are slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on maintaining professional environment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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