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"Love my job but hate it at the same time..."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Back-Up Cook
Current Employee - Back-Up Cook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Cracker Barrel full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Friendly working environment, other employees are very nice.

Cons

Employees sometimes have trouble communicating while in the kitchen. As a back-up cook you have a lot to do the way it is and recently cracker barrel has selected back-up cooks to take on some of the duties of prep cooks which is going to make it more difficult to get every thing done. I don't find this to be fair. Back-up cooks usually don't get breaks because of the amount of things they have to do. You would be lucky to get a break as a back-up cook!

Advice to Management

I think upper management should ease up a little bit on back-up cooks. They have enough to do the way it is with the regular menu and promos, I don't think it's fair to be giving them the duties of prep cooks!!

Other Employee Reviews for Cracker Barrel

  1. "It's not bad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Offers flexible hours, paid training, incentive programs, room to move up, small bonuses, offers health insurance. Easy to train for other positions to get more hours, they have an open door policy. They try to make it a good place to work.

    Cons

    Micromanaged to a ridiculous amount even to the number of creases in your clothes and you need to take everything with a grain of salt. The health insurance isn't very good and its very corporate ran.


  2. "I liked the job. I loved the guests. My supervisor was deceitful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cracker Barrel (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meal discount, it all looks good in writing, the vision statement, the mission statement, what they won't tolerate etc. employee handbook

    Cons

    None of it is true, continuously lied to my face, different rules for different people,

    Advice to Management

    The field management does not represent corporate's vision statement.

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