T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
311 Reviews
3.0
311 Reviews
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T.G.I. Friday's President & CEO Nick Shepherd
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, great co-workers, fun lively environment (in 24 reviews)

  • I needed a job with flexible hours while in school (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours depending upon position but worth the money (in 16 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I have worked here 3 months so far and I absolutely love it.

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Server in Virginia Beach, VA

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Organized, Drama Free, Positive People

    Cons

    some of the guests can be rude

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My experience at TGI Friday's was fulfilling on numerous levels including professionally and personally.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server  in  Erie, PA
    Former Employee - Server in Erie, PA

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    TGI Friday's is a fun work environment that encourages its employees to exhibit their unique personality.

    Cons

    Other team members do not work up to established standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regularly observe and evaluate employee's performance based on set standards. Provide regular feedback.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bartender  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Bartender in Miami, FL

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You can make good money depending on what position you have.

    Cons

    Long hours depending upon position but worth the money.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Line cook

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Cook  in  Hamden, CT
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Hamden, CT

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My crew members the way they work as a team

    Cons

    Not enough hours for all the kitchen crew

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be able to work each crew members #40 or more hours a week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hostess
    Current Employee - Hostess

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Many positive aspects of working for TGIF's include flexible schedule, good pay, opportunities to advance in the company,and fun atmosphere. My location has exceptional management. and I sincerely enjoy being an employee at Friday's.

    Cons

    I personally cannot think of any cons worth writing on here. Any negative aspects would be anything anyone who works a service job would experience and has nothing to do with the company in particular (for example, long shifts that are often late night). However that comes with the type of job and is understandable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not have any advice for management except to keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with minimal flaws!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very casual work environment with a fun atmosphere. A very real open door policy with everyone. Executives are smart and inviting. Lots of opportunity for growth inside the company.

    Cons

    Vacation time and benefits could be better, but they're not bad. Pay is generally very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase flexible hours and vacation. Generally, everything seems to be on the right track though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great and valuable experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Head Bartender  in  Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Head Bartender in Southfield, MI

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere, always fun and exciting, quality food and entertainment!

    Cons

    Need to hire more from within.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great atmosphere!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bar Manager  in  Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Bar Manager in Springfield, MO

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friday's service style goes above and beyond normal casual dining. The company believes the guests experience should always exceed expectations and there are standards set in place to ensure that happens!

    Cons

    If you have what it takes to please your guests, lead your team and strive to succeed there are no cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire/train and retain great people, makes the job that much easier!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I learned every drink recipe immaginable and advanced to HEAD BARTENDER in just a few short months.

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    Former Employee - Head Bartender  in  Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Head Bartender in Lombard, IL

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I met some life long friend there, both employees and influential customers. The job skills and job ethics were incomparable.

    Cons

    I really didn't have very many cons there. I even wrote my own and everyone elses scheduale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am living proof that the long shot to win is often the way to go. Look at the most recent Kentucky Derby winner. In person interveiwing a potential emploee IN PERSON (for a customer relations involved job especially). Never bite the hand that feeds you, but don't kiss up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Terrific experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Restaurant Manager  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Restaurant Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Great environment, great management team, loved being involved in menu items/selections and it was a great team environment with management development programs.

    Cons

    Outside of long hours, don't have anything negative to say about this company - it is terrific on all levels and the stores are great too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great management team!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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