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Cracker Barrel Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Relatively flexible schedule for students (in 137 reviews)

  • Flexible hours; family environment; restaurant does not offer alcohol (in 82 reviews)

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  1. "server"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Server in Millbrook, AL
    Former Employee - Food Server in Millbrook, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work for, wonderful lpeople to work for

    Cons

    no downsides Maybe faster cook times

    Advice to Management

    re hire me

    Cracker Barrel Response

    Sep 5, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for the 5-star review! We're glad you had such an awesome time working at Cracker Barrel. We miss having you as part of the family and would love to have you back anytime!


  2. "Cashier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel part-time

    Pros

    Pay raise
    Some good benefits
    Good discounts on merchandise/food

    Cons

    The Benefits could be a little better

    Advice to Management

    None

    Cracker Barrel Response

    Sep 5, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing your experience. We're happy to be able to offer competitve wages and benefits and are glad you recognized that. We hope you enjoyed working at Cracker Barrel as much as we enjoyed... More

  3. "Cashier"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel part-time

    Pros

    Workable schedule, easy job just do has asked

    Cons

    Favoritism.. Favoritism favoritism favoritism favoritism

    Cracker Barrel Response

    Sep 20, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for being part of the Cracker Barrel family. We're glad you were able to take advantage of the flexible scheduling that we offer. Keep up the good work!


  4. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great teamwork and work environment

    Cons

    Better communication from leadership would be helpful

    Cracker Barrel Response

    Sep 5, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing your experience. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the work environment. We appreciate your feedback and will continue to work hard to ensure we're communicating effectively... More


  5. "Stressful Work"

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cracker Barrel (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the employee discount.

    Cons

    Low pay. Management constantly micromanaged everything we did.

    Cracker Barrel Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for leaving a review. We're sorry things were stressful for you. We would love to hear more from you regarding things we can improve upon.


  6. "Unpleasant Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Host in Shrewsbury, PA
    Former Employee - Host in Shrewsbury, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay was alright for a high school student and the hours were good at least 20 per week

    Cons

    Management needs to work on how they treat employees

    Advice to Management

    Let the workers do their jobs and don't interfere with their tasks, Multiple times my manager took the iPad we use to seat people and never returned with it.

    Cracker Barrel Response

    Sep 15, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for sharing your experience. We try to be as flexible as possible when it comes to students as we understand school is very important. We appreciate your feedback and will continue to work... More


  7. "Depends on who you are."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Host/Hostess in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Host/Hostess in State College, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -The atmosphere was wonderful
    -One of my bosses was very helpful and understanding

    Cons

    -Too fast pace
    -Many RUDE customers(I ended up changing my schedule so I didn't have to work the weekends which brought down my earnings)
    -Low starting wages

    Advice to Management

    When in a stressful environment, I think it would be best if you yourself could keep calm with your staff. We are just as stressed as you.

  8. "Waitress"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Line/Cashier in Dumfries, VA
    Former Employee - Front Line/Cashier in Dumfries, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy and good money on busy day

    Cons

    Manager is rude and people call out

    Advice to Management

    Better pay for long time employees

    Cracker Barrel Response

    Sep 15, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    We're sorry you feel managers are rude. It's important that all employees are treated with respect. We would love to hear more from you regarding your concerns. Please reach out to the Field HR Team... More


  9. "Retail Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel full-time

    Pros

    Great company values. They really care about the employees and the guests.

    Cons

    Low salary. Expect lower volume retail managers to get the same amount of work done as salaried managers.

    Advice to Management

    All retail managers need to be salary or on 45 hour work weeks.

    Cracker Barrel Response

    Aug 30, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you recognized that our employees and guests are very important to us. Thanks for helping Cracker Barrel run smoothly.


  10. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel part-time

    Pros

    - pay is good for a part time job

    Cons

    -terrible management
    - place is run very poorly

    Advice to Management

    Get better

    Cracker Barrel Response

    Sep 13, 2017 – Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for being part of our family and serving our guests. We hope that the part-time job opportunity allows you flexibility, and encourage you to continue learning and growing at Cracker Barrel.


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