T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated June 29, 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. Good Job

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    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


  2. Hostess

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    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.


  3. good introductory serving job

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    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.


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  5. 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


  6. 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.


  7. Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Hours, pay, management, coworkers, guests.

    Cons

    Vacation unpaid.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    Good beginner job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Plantation, FL
    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Plantation, FL

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly management
    Cool servers
    Keeps you busy
    Somewhat easy job to do
    Chances/ opportunities for promotion

    Cons

    Not a lot of money to be made at this particular location
    A lot of phone scripts and promotions to memorize
    Management is a little to lenient
    Pay could be better


  9. Hostess/Server

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    Current Employee - Hostess/Server in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Current Employee - Hostess/Server in Saratoga Springs, NY

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Tips, everyone there is like family, food discount for you and for family, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Sometimes management can be difficult to work with, sometimes the other employees can be catty, you never know when you will get out at night

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites, just treat everyone with the same amount of respect. There needs to be more communication between departments and more accountability for manager mistakes.


  10. Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Meriden, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Meriden, CT

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

    Pros

    Very fun environment with great pay.

    Cons

    Open 365 days a year and very late nights followed by early mornings

    Advice to Management

    Be more considerate when doing the schedule. Closes followed by opens are brutal


  11. Awful experience

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Melbourne, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Menu's are easy to memorize and the food taste good which helps when trying to help people order. Their were a few friendly staff members. And money is great on the weekends and special days.

    Cons

    The staff are very selfish and not willing to help anyone else out even with the littlest task. Management is VERY biased and scheduling manager had favorites and if you weren't one you would get to work very many days. It seems to be a revolving door with not many people staying in the company, also management was very unprofessional and rude. There are NO breaks even if you work 12 hour shifts you only get to breathe if no one comes in.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the place. Require drug testing and get rid of the general manager and start off fresh.



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