T.G.I. Friday's

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T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated March 3, 2015
Updated March 3, 2015
402 Reviews
2.9
402 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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 depending upon position but worth the money (in 18 reviews)

  • I worked long late hours all the time (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    good company but this store closed and left many without jobs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Mason, OH

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

    Pros

    good training, fair pay, and flexible hours

    Cons

    short hours- less then 30 for most full time members... making them part time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more supervised training by managers and not employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great pay and development. Excellent benefits and good quality of life benefits. Company did a pretty good job at recognizing performance.

    Cons

    Not many. A bit political at times. Upper management from the outside turned loose before completely understanding the concept and operations resulted in my departure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on the people. That is what made it great.

  3.  

    A very caring staff

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

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's

    Pros

    The staff and interacting with guests

    Cons

    Management needs to step back and calm down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't get so stressed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    ok company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    hours are very very long

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Cool company with a great manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Food Server in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Food Server in Terre Haute, IN

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's

    Pros

    Great food and great beer list

    Cons

    Too many type A personalities in one area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have clearly defined goals and rules for your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A great college job!

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

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

    Pros

    The work is relatively easy once you get the hang of it, which takes some time. Management is very warm and friendly and the environment of the restaurant as a whole makes heading to work fun.

    Cons

    Often times, it is very difficult to take off of work, and I often found myself staying past 2am shutting down the bar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to which servers and bartenders actually work the hardest--it doesn't take much to be good at the job, and there are a lot of lazy workers that take the best shifts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I had a decent experience working for this company. They provided me with all the tools I needed to succeed.

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

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

    Pros

    They have flexible work hours and the atmosphere was very cordial. I enjoyed the staff that
    I worked with and the location was an advantage.

    Cons

    I did not like the instability of the management. There was no real clear path to advance. Really didn't care for the really late nights closing at 3 am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A clear discussion between staff and management about their roles and a way to advance in the company. Management should really take a more active role in the growth of the staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    looking for work

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

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

    Pros

    flexible work schedule
    down to earth staff
    the managements very friendly
    the company does value its customers

    Cons

    not well compensated for amount of work
    not room for growth
    not allowed to take breaks on doubles when its busy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    10+ yrs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's

    Pros

    Flexible Sched & the regular guests on Long Island, NY

    Cons

    Corp abuses managers, some managers zone out, all about numbers... Best servers aren't recognized on how well they serve, but # of tables and sections are based on how much alcohol you can serve, your table time, ( yet get guest to have app, entree & dessert in less than an hour?), surveys received, (the less guests that do it - the better your average OR better yet some servers do it themselves), common sense is missing from upper TGIF mgmnt. All about the numbers. These rule makers should spend a week as servers b4 they make rules... Just to see the reality of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See previous section. Appreciate your consistently good servers... Get out in the trenches, (under cover) and see what it's like b4 making crazy, backwards rules involving #'s only.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good part time money

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

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's

    Pros

    Instant cash as a server is nice, management is young and fun

    Cons

    Open until 2, which means long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider better open communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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