T.G.I. Friday's

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T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 286 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

T.G.I. Friday's President & CEO Nick Shepherd

Nick Shepherd

(90 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, great co-workers, fun lively environment (in 23 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Long hours, not knowing when exactly you'd get out (in 14 reviews)

  • I worked long late hours all the time (in 5 reviews)

More Highlights
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    Not the best-but not the worst

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFun staff-nice benefits package. Decent training. Good sense of teamwork.

    ConsNot the best clientele to deal with-more guest issues than employee issues. Hard to keep good help because of clientele

    Advice to Senior Managementstop promoting incompetent people to management-and actually do something about employee complaints and stop giving away the house because of complaints

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    TGIFriday's Review

    General Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsMost of the employees are fun

    Consthere is very little job security

    Advice to Senior Managementstop changing everything all the time

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A place of opportunity to move up in the company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe ethnicity that is tgifridays

    ConsThe identity of what fridays wants to be.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great atmosphere!

    Bar Manager (Current Employee) Springfield, MO

    ProsFriday'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!

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

    Advice to Senior Managementhire/train and retain great people, makes the job that much easier!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Waitress

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood group, manager was accommodating to work/school schedule

    ConsLots of time on your feet, very busy,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    fridays is fun

    Restaurant Manager (Former Employee) Union City, CA

    Prosfridays is a fun place to work, meet losts of people and make new friends.

    Conswhen its really busy the customers can be really challenging

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Min. payed job as a server. However, the tips were better than anywhere.

    Student (Former Employee) Santa Barbara, CA

    ProsTips, good food, 50% discount, good training program, good atmosphere, good looking people

    ConsNo breaks or lunch, very busy

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was dishonest, shady and very unhappy as a place to wrok

    General Manager (Current Employee) East Hanover, NJ

    Prosmoney was good for a beginner

    Consupper management was only concerned with profit. nothing else. My supervisor was promoted based upon the fact that he trained the staff to manipulate survey results

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare about your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sad what this company is becoming.

    General Manager (Current Employee) Phila, PA

    ProsVacation, salary and benefits. Thats the only thing that keeps me there. Other than that , there is really nothing good to say.

    ConsSenior management is horrendous. They treat you horribly. Expectations are insanely ridiculous . Bonus is unattainable. Open every holiday , even though it is not fiscally responsible . When I started here I loved it . It is now truly hell on earth. DO is clueless and rotten. Quality of life is non existent . You will be harassed while on vacation , forced to be on conference calls CONSTANTLY, your day off is never a day off .

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen Tri corp takes over , START over!!! Start with getting rid of the all the people that hold titles they shouldn't !!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun Place to work!!

    Server (Former Employee) Newport News, VA

    ProsGreat environment for young restaurant workers. Flexible schedules.

    ConsThis place attracts a "ghetto" clientele, and aside from being regularly stiffed, in some areas, safety can be an issue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep police presence strong at the front door, and try to be more forgiving to your servers when a table escapes without paying. Usually, they aren't being inattentive. The customers ask for things that require going into the kitchen to retrieve, and they leave quickly without paying.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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