T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated July 6, 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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  1. Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture is very good, management is good and cares about their direct reports

    Cons

    Some deadlines are unrealistic. A lot of changes going on since we have been sold

    Advice to Management

    Take the Situational Leadership Training, and then use it. It is a great program and very effective.


  2. Great Experience, Little Growth Opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training available, great networking

    Cons

    Growth within the company is far too political but the opportunity is there

    Advice to Management

    Understand and be able to perform every job within the restaurant


  3. Good Luck

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    A fun almost family like setting. It used to be a great team work environment but that was years ago.

    Cons

    The managers need more cross training so they can actually help. Training has gone down hill over the years

    Advice to Management

    Do the job you are being paid to do.


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  5. Dealing with people who mostly don't tip appropriately

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Waiter in Pembroke Pines, FL
    Current Employee - Waiter in Pembroke Pines, FL

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Some times have nice regular guests. Some what flexible schedule

    Cons

    Lacks concrete job procedures and management to back them up.

    Advice to Management

    Get your s#^t together


  6. Good Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great hours for my schedule

    Cons

    Schedules were posted late sometimes


  7. good introductory serving job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    It was a fun environment, the food was really good, great selection. The drinks are great too. It attracts all types of people. It was good initial serving experience.

    Cons

    My store wasn't the cleanest, the uniforms could be more professional. closing means your there until 3 am. You definitely want to work in an area with a good demographic.

    Advice to Management

    I think the two week computer training wasn't nearly as helpful as the hands on training I received at the end of the online stuff. More hands on would be nice.


  8. Good company

    Former Employee - Line Cook in Dothan, AL
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Dothan, AL

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

    Pros

    Atmosphere of fun and pride

    Cons

    food needs to be more fresh than pre cooked and frozen


  9. Hostess

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

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, for the most part will work around your schedule.

    Cons

    Hard to move up, need to learn the menu right when you get there.


  10. Not professional

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Waitress in Seekonk, MA
    Current Employee - Waitress in Seekonk, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Job had good pay, and most managers were welcoming.

    Cons

    Haven't been scheduled in 5 weeks with no explanation. Can't get in contact to quit.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional when dealing with employees.


  11. Server

    Former Employee - Server in Bay Shore, NY
    Former Employee - Server in Bay Shore, NY

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

    Pros

    Fast past, loved the food!!!

    Cons

    Management change to often,My views and opinions to help the business where over looked.



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