T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not the best work environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Riverhead, NY
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Riverhead, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Staff at the same pay level as you are nice

    Cons

    Management is poor at the restaurant level

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees with respect please


  2. Helpful (1)

    Terrible Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Server in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Location. The manager Oscar. (He should be GM, the place might actually have a chance at running properly if that was the case. Maybe I wouldn't be so eager to find a place that's actually run properly.)

    Cons

    Tourists are the main customers. Coworkers are annoying. Management is making the place crumble and greatly affect the tips.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together Mary. Oscar, you're great.


  3. Waitress

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waitress in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Waitress in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very high volume company, so the potential to make good money is always there.

    Cons

    The shifts are very long and usually go past 11pm. There are no real opportunities to take a break, even though you work 7 hour shifts running around. Very hard to take off a day if you are sick, so sicknesses tend to spread.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    long hours, bad cooks, manager who have given up

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    most of the staff is fun to work with

    Cons

    10hour shifts, no breaks, guest are really mean, tips suck, i could go on and om

    Advice to Management

    help us to help you..


  6. Helpful (1)

    Company Has Potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth, can work independently

    Cons

    Poor management; wont let the great servers develop and train the staff especially the hosts

    Advice to Management

    Need to develop staff and let the strong leaders lead


  7. Helpful (1)

    Not a terrible restaurant to work for, but far from the best.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you work hard enough, you can move up quickly. Relatively large sections for a chain bar/restaurant. Fast-paced environment, work autonomously, free to express personality through your service, mostly fun coworkers.

    Cons

    Can be really understaffed. No barbacks, bussers, or food runners. Lacking support from owners/management at times. Left on an island a little too frequently on some busy periods. Guests can be overly needy and cheap, which is to be expected at this sort of restaurant.

    Advice to Management

    Barbacks/foodrunners/bussers would be nice, or more capable hosts able to fill those roles. Better ownership was needed at my location.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture is very good, management is good and cares about their direct reports

    Cons

    Some deadlines are unrealistic. A lot of changes going on since we have been sold

    Advice to Management

    Take the Situational Leadership Training, and then use it. It is a great program and very effective.


  9. Helpful (1)

    If you want to get sick, then go eat at these restaurants

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Employee in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no Pros for this company. From the lack of training, to the way the employees discriminate against all minorities whom come into the restaurant, this is the worse restaurant in existence.

    Cons

    Employees' steal from customers by faking charges on customers bills. Employees talk very negatively about customers especially Blacks and Hispanics. Managers lie about the true life time of foods and drinks with-in the restaurants that is being served to the customers. Work environment is hostile to all the managers and crew whom are trying to do the right thing.

    Advice to Management

    Look out for the upcoming months of total exposure coming your way from taped conversation, health department visits, former and current employee's exposing your deceiving ways of running your business etc.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Experience, Little Growth Opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training available, great networking

    Cons

    Growth within the company is far too political but the opportunity is there

    Advice to Management

    Understand and be able to perform every job within the restaurant


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good Luck

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A fun almost family like setting. It used to be a great team work environment but that was years ago.

    Cons

    The managers need more cross training so they can actually help. Training has gone down hill over the years

    Advice to Management

    Do the job you are being paid to do.



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