Cracker Barrel - it was pretty good until about year ago. now i dreed going to work. | Glassdoor
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"it was pretty good until about year ago. now i dreed going to work."

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Former Employee - Server/Maintenance/Back Cook in Franklin, KY
Former Employee - Server/Maintenance/Back Cook in Franklin, KY
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Cracker Barrel full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

uhmm.. ive meet alot of good poeple.

Cons

just like being a server at any other resturant, you have your good days and your bad ones.when somethings wrong with the costumers/guest its always the server fault..regardless. mangers look down on you and talk and act like their better then you.hostile environment. and u can forget over time.even at making 2 dallors an hr.

Advice to Management

do not let former co-workers come back to the same store as a manger,and quit showing favoritism.to younger girls.and learn to talk to your employee in ways other then a hateful manner, and more training.i could go on and on. And woory about your employees rather then GOAL HOURS.

Other Employee Reviews for Cracker Barrel

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Absolutely the worst job ever after 20 years in the industry"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cracker Barrel full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    solid financial company and over 42 years in the industry

    Cons

    company is money hungry and starves its people of "dignity and respect". CBOCS is an old boys club that steps all over its mgmt and hourly employees. Do not sell your family and quality of life out for their compensation package. You will work 6 day weeks (and not get them paid back) you are not allowed to cash in vacations, but, you rarely get to take the ones you have earned.

    Advice to Management

    You will make even MORE money, if you treat your employees right. Raise freezes, cutting out employee perks, and $500 budget for Christmas party? Really? That's less than a $3 thank you per person that attends. Stop the greed


  2. "No one has your back."

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    Former Employee - Server in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Server in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    apron is free, managers good about letting yuo leave if you don't feel well or if something comes up.

    Cons

    They're so nervous about being sued and bad PR that they let the customers walk all over servers. I was yelled at and insulted on different occasions and felt completely on my own. I just had to stand there and take the abuse. Customers who come there often know they can be cruel and take advantage of it. It's better to work for a small mom and pop business where the managers aren't afraid to stand up for their employees. It was so bad I quit. Also, servers had to stay after they're shift ended and clean, organize and wrap a ton of silverwear.

    Advice to Management

    Stop all of the overkill in equality training. Your employees know to treat people equally. Start training managers to help employees who feel attacked, and focus more on teaching servers what they can do if a customer is harassing them. And having your servers wrap silverwear is ridiculous. If you give your tables the attention they need you don't have time to clean, sort, and wrap silverwear until after your shift ends. You're making servers do the dishwasher's job and they're getting paid under minimum wage to do it. Shame on you.

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