T.G.I. Friday's

  www.fridays.com
  www.fridays.com

T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
360 Reviews
2.9
360 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
T.G.I. Friday's President & CEO Nick Shepherd
Nick Shepherd
117 Ratings

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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Management can ruin the experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Server in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    You make long lasting friends and could make good money each night depending on the guests

    Cons

    Management is all over the place and the turnover rate is insane.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some skilled managers that actually know what they are doing and don't make you look stupid infront of customers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    STAY TRUE TO YOURSELF AND YOU'LL BE FINE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Waitress in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Waitress in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    It's perfect people right out of high school or college.
    Fast money
    Fast pace environment
    A lot of fun and there's always something to do
    It's never a dull moment and you get to meet a lot of cool people
    Everyone helps each other out and work together as a team

    Cons

    If you allow yourself to feed into the pettiness you won't last a week.
    It's a lot of running around like a chicken with it's head chopped off
    There's a lot of back stage drama
    It isn't as bad as you think just stay out of gossip and you'll be fine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All of the managers are really cool and really helpful

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    okay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Old Bridge, NJ
    Current Employee - Server in Old Bridge, NJ

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

    Pros

    Easier to learn the menu and practically no side work

    Cons

    not always the busiest but can be busy at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn how to work with your servers better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Constantly Changing & Fun Atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bartender in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Bartender in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Fridays was fun! Always a new menu and creative cocktails!

    Cons

    No upward mobility, long hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Lead Hostess

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hostess in East Point, GA
    Former Employee - Hostess in East Point, GA

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

    Pros

    You get a daily tip out and control the flow of the restaurant. Also got to keep tips I made working to-go.

    Cons

    I was paid less than minimum wage as a hostess due to the nightly tip out. Upon hiring manager said pay would average to about $12. That wan't nearly the case

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good hours, fast paced, always busy, great for a weekend job!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Ontario, CA

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

    Pros

    Good hours, somewhat flexible hours, great for college studens looking for a part time job. Free lunch if you're hungry, it's not a good idea to abuse this privilege. Coworkers are like a family, we all work together regardless of different positions.

    Cons

    Most likely have to give up weekends & nights. If your in the kitchen prepared to have minor burns or cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication between management & coworkers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    amazing!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Waitress in Tarrytown, NY
    Former Employee - Waitress in Tarrytown, NY

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

    Pros

    best team members ever is the best

    Cons

    the commute was horrible because i live in yonkers so it was an hour

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing a good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's an ok place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Yonkers, NY
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Yonkers, NY

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

    Pros

    I only worked there for a year, and got promoted to supervisor ( key hourly). Cool people, laid back environment, and most days good money.

    Cons

    I been waiting to be promoted to manager for over a year now. I'm constantly asked to go above and beyond what salary managers do. They keep feeding me empty promises, about being promoted, but keep hiring new managers, very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more, and sit in the office less

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome coworkers, terrible customers!!! For someone relying on tips, you can make more money elsewhere if you choose th

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Server in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    They are willing to train you and have excellent training programs. They are very accommodating to your schedule as well.

    Cons

    Be careful which one you pick based on the area around it. You could either have the time of your life or a nightmare. Ours was close to several retirement homes... I learned to fear the bus drop off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more upfront with employees about what they are really getting into.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    not bad

    Current Employee - Server in Huntington, NY
    Current Employee - Server in Huntington, NY

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

    Pros

    very friendly group of people to work with, offered many chances to stay late and makes some extra cash, all you have to do is ask.

    Cons

    policy keep changing and not always for the better. money is not a sure thing cause of their cheap deals customers are offered, they buy a cheap item then leave a 5 dollar tip, then sit at the table for a few hours. Management just follows orders but they are always on edge cause corporate could come in any minute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

Work at T.G.I. Friday's? Share Your Experiences

T.G.I. Friday's

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.