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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100 Ratings

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.  

    Great company to work for.

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    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
  2.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hostess  in  Normal, IL
    Former Employee - Hostess in Normal, IL

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

    Pros

    Interacting with customers constantly, great food, fast paced environment

    Cons

    Not consistent income, no room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good to start

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Server in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Good to start for corporate restaurant

    Cons

    lack of leaders not much help from other staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training and better benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very unpleasant

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    Current Employee - Waitress  in  Freehold, NJ
    Current Employee - Waitress in Freehold, NJ

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

    Pros

    the experience of meeting many different types of people and gain a little more experience waiting tables.

    Cons

    The management is awful. Extremely unproffesional..such as when you ask a question as an employee they act super rude and bothered. There is a manager named trish there that will ask you to clock out to eat(remind you the pay an hour is $2.13). If you fail to do so you will get a write up. Also, chuck the GM is condescending and doesn't really know how to effectively communicate with people neither does Trish. The managers pick favorites and unfortunately I wasn't one of them. The food is mediocre and the place is filthy due to the favorites doing a half job. The place is extremely clique and dramafilled. If you're pretty and nice this is not the environment for you. Route 9 freehold Nj t.g.I Fridays is messed up. Don't work there. To further back my statement up, a lot of other people have threatened to quit, or are quitting. I worked very hard and did my very best while I worked for this company but the last night I worked I was told by the GM I wasn't a team player and I didn't contribute anything to the company. In that instance I knew I worked for a company that didn't value my hard work and considers their employees disposable . horrible company to work for!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to better communicate with ALL employees not only the ones who brown nose you all day. Also learn to include everybody and notice everyone's individual accomplishments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Difficult Company to Navigate

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    The hourly team members. Its like working with family.

    Cons

    This is a Company that rewards corrupt behaviors. The better you cheat to make the upper management look as good as possible the better they treat you. Upper Management does not have a clue on how the Operators are working and they don't care. Looking out for themselves, trying to keep their jobs after the buy out. Negative talk and attitudes trickle down. There is a reason Managers keep jumping ship... its going down like the Titanic. There is no quality of life either - 12 to 14 hour days. When we were purchased they cut the Management Par Levels - everyone is over worked and giving up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean House and start at the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Line cook

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    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
  8.  

    Management was always back and forth and by the end of my time there our General Manager was fired for stealing.

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Server in Kalamazoo, MI

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

    Pros

    Work well with your hours and school when needed. Benefits were not available to anyone but management.

    Cons

    Management was terrible, the kitchen would take up to an hour on some night to get food out on time.

  9.  

    long

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's full-time

    Pros

    had fun with the team

    Cons

    good ol boy company, doesn't listen. kept changing the rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen - really listen. Stop pretending and hiding. This Company encourages cheating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Horrible Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Jackson, TN
    Former Employee - Server in Jackson, TN

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

    Pros

    It.'s a nice looking restaurant. That's it.

    Cons

    Management was always changing, co workers tried everything to get new people fired, food is disgusting, bad pay, rude customers, if you're sick they still make you stay and work around the customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disturbing

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    Current Employee - Hostess  in  Bridgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Hostess in Bridgewater, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great to work around people in my age group.

    Cons

    Horrible pay unless you work a billion hours a week. Scheduling is not reliable, therefore it's hard to pay bills and meet deadlines. Management will tell you they will move you up as a server or bartender, and you end up being led on for months, maybe even a year or so. Then, once they finally tell you they'll move you up (for real, this time), they take weeks and weeks to get you there. Customers are rude and inconsiderate, and there is so much drama. Coworkers leave on a busy Friday or Saturday night to have sex in the employee bathroom. The place is filthy. No one takes responsibility for their own problems. Drama, drama, drama. Management is horrible. They think they're high and mighty when they have no idea what in the world they're doing. It's scary that they let some of these people run a restaurant. I currently work here, but I'm looking for a new job. I can't stand this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new management, treat employees with respect (were human beings too, after all), and increase pay/regulate hours!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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