T.G.I. Friday's

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T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
372 Reviews
2.9
372 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • It was a great way to work through college and make decent money with a flexible schedule (in 26 reviews)

  • The company prioritizes the importance of having a fun environment for both the guests and the employees (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours depending upon position but worth the money (in 18 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Easy work if you care

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    Former Employee - Waiter in Manalapan, NJ
    Former Employee - Waiter in Manalapan, NJ

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

    Pros

    Depending on the shift you work you can make some good money. Regulars rock but some people take complete advantage of the system. The people I worked with made the job (including management).

    Cons

    The customers. But it is to be expected in any service position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of us were actually trying to make as much money as possible, just need a little more respect toward the hard workers.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    awful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valparaiso, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valparaiso, IN

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

    Pros

    there are not many positives to working here. maybe the food discount

    Cons

    terrible management, unorganized, and no disciplinary actions for employees acting inappropriate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    discipline employees for acting rude and inappropriately to other employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Overall, a fun place to work as a student.

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    Former Employee - Bartender in North Wales, PA
    Former Employee - Bartender in North Wales, PA

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

    Pros

    The company is good for those that need a flexible schedule, they promote a teamwork atmosphere, and they offer a variety of incentive programs and philanthropic programs for those employees in need. Friday's brand standards ensure a consistent experience from location to location.

    Cons

    Because the company is so focused on brand standards and consistency across the board, sometimes they lose sight of the inherent differences between various locations; what works for one store sometimes doesn't work for others, and the company fails to be flexible in its' processes and procedures between stores. Also, promotion within management can be laborious, sometimes needlessly so. The benefits packages are expensive and sub-par for non-management personnel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Serving at Fridays

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    Current Employee - Server in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Server in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was a great way to work through college and make decent money with a flexible schedule. I made 20-30 dollars an hour after tips in peak times.

    Cons

    Non peak times could net you less than the 20 stated above. You are at the peak of your income if you stay a server.

  6.  

    Host

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    Former Employee - Host in Westfield, IN
    Former Employee - Host in Westfield, IN

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

    Pros

    great personalities, great benefits and tip services

    Cons

    leadership is lacking, competition between managers is tense

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not divide management so many times in one location

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Tgi Fridays Hostess

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    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    looking out the window, going home

    Cons

    time off polices, strict scheduling, late hours, rude co-workers, terrible upper management, negative atmosphere, no promotions, cannot express yourself freely

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote host to server, more relaxed environment, new management, hire nice and genuine people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    hotess

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great job for a high school student

    Cons

    management is horrible too much drama

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be involved with co-workers lives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Long and a waste of time and life!!

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    Former Employee - Server in Morrow, GA
    Former Employee - Server in Morrow, GA

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

    Pros

    The main reason I was there was because they worked with my school schedule and I made good money at first

    Cons

    The managers have favorites and they don't promote unless you kiss there but and they will curse you out and the corperate office is just as bad because the people they have in place are all cliques and they will retaliate on you which is why I'm not there anymore so if you are outspoken and won't take being looked over for your great accomplishments this is not the job for you!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together and stop having new mangers every week and STOP SLEEPING WITH EMPLOYEES!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I've learned a lot of DO'S but I've learned even more DONT'S

    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and have met some really great people.

    Cons

    Management does not correspond with company values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speaking to employees with respect and showing a little bit of integrity goes a long way and surely will lead to lower turn over rates. Employees are an already paid for marketing tool, use them to your ADVANTAGE.

  11.  

    Tgi friday's

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people were very nice

    Cons

    Hours, no breaks, a lot of work for little pay, management could be better

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