Cracker Barrel Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2020

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3.2
54%
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69%
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Cracker Barrel President & CEO Sandra B. Cochran
Sandra B. Cochran
1,108 Ratings
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  • "Just like any other restaurant management job, very long hours(in 142 reviews)

  • "Hardly no breaks, really short shifts(in 77 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waitress 

    I worked at Cracker Barrel full-time

    Pros

    The money is decent and you can move up in the company

    Cons

    The uniforms are horrible and management is not the best

  2. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great management and can move up if you want to.

    Cons

    Low check prices and slow on some week nights.

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  3. "Great Place Overall, Management Needs Work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Jasper, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun, exciting place to work

    Cons

    Management tends to buckle under stress

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  4. "Ok Job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dishwasher/Busboy in Tallahassee, FL

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, learning new skills

    Cons

    Management needs to fix things

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  5. "Learned a lot"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, great work experience, great job security

    Cons

    Poor quality of life, everything has to go through a super long process

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  6. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Training Manager in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overall, this company cares for its employees. As you go higher into the chain of command, that care diminishes while the expectations increase. But still, a very good company to work for.

    Cons

    Long hours, little respect from leadership, promises made often but easily forgotten and not kept.

  7. "Good Side College Gig"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good opportunity to meet new people. Provided opportunities to train in different roles for better pay

    Cons

    Hot, wet, and sometimes cold working conditions

  8. COVID-19

    "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Jensen Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company, great training program and very transparent expectations.

    Cons

    Just like any other restaurant management job, very long hours.

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  9. "CBOCS"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good discount and a fun environment

    Cons

    Not a great work life balance.

  10. "Good and bad"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Trainer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paid vacations after a year that increase every couple years

    Cons

    Poor management and poor attitudes from employees

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