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  1. "TGI Fridays Bartender"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carlson Restaurants full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Cash daily, relaxed work environment, potential to make great money

    Cons

    constant change in culture, and specials, stressed out managers, if no one comes to the bar you don't make any money.

    Advice to Management

    Relax


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Novi, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Carlson Restaurants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food if you can find time to eat

    Cons

    Long hours way too long

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what we are telling you


  3. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Server in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Server in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at Carlson Restaurants part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    tips are good, co workers make the job worth it

    Cons

    don't treat employees the best unless they are management.


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  5. "okay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Produce Buyer in Union, NJ
    Current Employee - Produce Buyer in Union, NJ

    I have been working at Carlson Restaurants (More than a year)

    Pros

    have great food there to eat

    Cons

    managers need to car alot more about employees

    Advice to Management

    care more


  6. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bartender and Waiter in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Bartender and Waiter in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Carlson Restaurants full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really enjoyed my time with TGI Fridays under the ownership of carlson restaurants.

    Cons

    Got out of the restaurant business.


  7. "General manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Manager in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Carlson Restaurants (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good vision plan
    Good money
    Good vacation time

    Cons

    Long hours
    Late nights
    Treated poorly


  8. "Like it here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Server in Columbus, OH
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great environment. Love the music and food.

    Cons

    Customers don't always tip well.


  9. "bartender"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is fun and the training, especially for bartending is very thorough. At the time that I worked for Friday's they had a great program that allowed you to pick up shifts across the country called the passport program.

    Cons

    The menu was too large for the kitchen to produce in a timely fashion. Glad to see that they have updated the uniforms.


  10. "Carlson (TGIFridays)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Kissimmee, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Kissimmee, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Carlson Restaurants full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is there if you make it but it will not be given.

    Cons

    The late night hrs.that you have to work

    Advice to Management

    training needs some real overhaul people leave there jobs due to lack of training and employees loose respect for managers when they have to train them and then you leave them at the same restaurant. Overall I liked my job !


  11. "TGI Friday"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waitress in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Waitress in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Carlson Restaurants full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty much the same as any restaurant.

    Cons

    The menu changes a lot.


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