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Freebirds Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2019

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3.2
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48%
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88%
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Alex Eagle
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Cheap or free food with laid back coworkers(in 15 reviews)

  • "Fun environment, good experience, good food(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management favoritism is real, promotions/breaks/better hours or shifts are given to whoever brown-noses the best(in 14 reviews)

  • "Hard work, under appreciated, Low pay(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Nice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grapevine, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freebirds full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people and work

    Cons

    Not enough hours for me

    Advice to Management

    More hours

    Freebirds2019-06-18
  2. "Decent first job for a high school student"

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    Former Employee - Roller in League City, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freebirds part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The job was fairly easy and I didn't need to worry about anything complicated. The hardest part of the job was memorizing the typically three-letter codes for the food. Getting to have a fairly sizeable discount on the food was really nice too.

    Cons

    The management was lacking at times and there was a lot of cleaning to do at the end of the day after the close.

    Freebirds2019-06-20
  3. "Great Part-time Job for College Students"

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    Current Employee - Front of House 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freebirds part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible Hours Fair chances for employees to be promoted to a managerial position for willingness to learn and great work ethic

    Cons

    Nothing truly significant that would require it to be disclosed here.

    Advice to Management

    What makes working at Freebirds as an hourly employee great is that Freebirds supports individualism. Don't ever lose sight of that as the company continues to expand and evolve.

    Freebirds2019-06-16
  4. "It’s ok"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freebirds full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Constant back and forth changes.

    Freebirds2019-07-01
  5. "Unique company"

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    Former Employee - Mentor 

    I worked at Freebirds full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very diverse, open minded company. Your coworkers are your tribe!

    Cons

    Starting pay can be low

    Freebirds2019-06-04
  6. "Fun Environment and Good Pay for What It Is"

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    Former Employee - Team Member in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Freebirds part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most people are fun and easy going Lots of tips make the pay better than avg Fairly easy work Free food

    Cons

    working nights and weekends can suck

    Freebirds2019-05-10
  7. "Good starting job"

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    Former Employee - Front of House Staff in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Freebirds full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Customer interaction, room to stand out, promotion opportunity

    Cons

    long hours, inconsistent co workers

    Advice to Management

    focus more on hiring the right people

    Freebirds2019-04-30
  8. "Decent work, fumbling management."

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Freebirds part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Simple, hands-on work - Flexible schedule, from early morning to night. - Lively work environment - Occasional tips, bonuses - No strict uniform - Diverse work environment

    Cons

    - Customers can be rude, entitled, and unreasonable. - You will usually work at least 15 minutes past your scheduled shift's end. 45 extra mins max. - Shifts are or can be erratic. - Blatant favoritism. Favorites get more leeway and flexibility. - Constantly understaffed day and night shifts, overstaffed when unnecessary. - Forced breaks sometimes. - Days asked off a month in advanced may still be ignored ...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Manage hours better. Be more active in the actual work throughout the day.

    Freebirds2019-04-17
  9. "Favoritism"

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    Current Employee - Crew Member in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Freebirds part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discount. Good food. Great co- workers.

    Cons

    Lousy pay. Incompetent management. Confusing policies.

    Advice to Management

    Fair pay for all employees. Don't tell employees they need to show they "care" to get a pay raise. After a year of employment, I'm still earning the same, while new employees are earning up to $2 more than me. I'm told I'm doing a great job, but yet all I get is a pin to show appreciation? Employees aren't valued unless a manager favors them. And you can't call off sick unless you have someone covering your shift,...

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    Freebirds2019-04-15
  10. "General manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Freebirds full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    No matter what I care for this company and have always had a place in my heart for the people I’ve meet and have had the pressure to work with.

    Cons

    Does require long hours and a lot of work.. a lot of thing are put on your plate to do on a day to day bases which require you to come in early and stay late most days just to stay on track. Not much appreciate from direct supervisor or higher management team. They are very focused on showing the bottom line people how important they are that they forget to appreciate the employees that have given so much time and love...

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    Advice to Management

    Understand that your management team should be your first line and should be treated as such.

    Freebirds2019-04-01
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