T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated April 7, 2015
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T.G.I. Friday's President & CEO Nick Shepherd
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Pros
  • It was a great way to work through college and make decent money with a flexible schedule (in 26 reviews)

  • The company prioritizes the importance of having a fun environment for both the guests and the employees (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, not knowing when exactly you'd get out (in 18 reviews)

  • the late hours of the business 2AM closing time is sometimes a strain and you end up with turnover because it's not for everyone (in 6 reviews)

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7 Employee Reviews

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  1. Helpful (1)

    My co-workers rock! Clientele, not so much.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Pearland, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Pearland, TX

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, 50% of shift meals, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Late closing hours, cheap people sometimes, not enough staff

    Advice to Management

    Managers were awesome and really cared about their co-workers


  2. Tgi Fridays Hostess

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Houston, TX

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    looking out the window, going home

    Cons

    time off polices, strict scheduling, late hours, rude co-workers, terrible upper management, negative atmosphere, no promotions, cannot express yourself freely

    Advice to Management

    Promote host to server, more relaxed environment, new management, hire nice and genuine people.


  3. Great first job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Hostess in Houston, TX

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tuition/Text book reimbursement Fun atmosphere and co workers Good customer service experience

    Cons

    Not enough pay Management will cut hours every time new employees are hired Not a lot of opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep rude/lazy employees around.


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  5. My experience as a Fridays Bartender

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Bartender in Houston, TX

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This job provides great training to create a well rounded, highly knowledgeable, and very higher-able bartender. This includes great customer service, drink knowledge, food service knowledge, etc.

    Cons

    The corporate nature of the business leaves little to the imagination. After working there for 3 years, I was left feeling unfulfilled in terms of career and financial growth.


  6. Overall Great experience.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender in Webster, TX
    Former Employee - Bartender in Webster, TX

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, stable restaurant, promotion opps and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Too strict on red card policy

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up on the red card policy


  7. Bartender/ server

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Humble, TX
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Humble, TX

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    They work around your schedule and it is always easy to pick up or give away shifts. It is a fun place to work with great people. Teamwork is key. If you work hard management will notice and you will receive good shifts and positions

    Cons

    It is the typical serving job, the money/ tips can have seasonal bad months. 2.13 barely covers taxes, you wont get a paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    management is awesome. loved all my managers and GM.


  8. Just decent, not recommended

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Host in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Host in Houston, TX

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * A few nice managers.

    Cons

    * Corporate detached from reality

    Advice to Management

    * Get rid of Earn Your Stripes



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