T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. 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.

  2. good company but this store closed and left many without jobs

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    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
  3. 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

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

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    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
  6. Cool company with a great manager

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    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!

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    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. Disaster

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Waitress in Staten Island, NY

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

    Pros

    It is always packed out on the weekends, guaranteed money.

    Cons

    They change the managers every week which does not allow for a stable work environment since they all work differently. The deals are so ridiculously cheap that your tips are tiny--just like your bill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop allowing so many coupons to be used and comping everything over small complaints.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 10+ yrs

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    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
  10. looking for work

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    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Serving at a chain restaurant, nothing more nothing less. (Fun and awful at the same time)

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Food Server in Fort Worth, TX

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

    Pros

    Fun staff, good money when it's busy. Really shows you basic steps to becoming a decent server that you can mold into your own form.

    Cons

    The amount of corporate involvement can be annoying, Promotions like endless appetizers are a huge pain in the butt.More work for a bad tip. There are plenty of reasons to not work there especially the guests you have to deal with. It's a serving job though that is how it is, you can make a lot of money or no money up to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's really not even the management it's just a lot of corporate b. s.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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