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Freebirds Reviews

Updated July 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Cheap or free food with laid back coworkers (in 13 reviews)

  • No uniforms, team members had great personalities although that varies at each location (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Lack of clear communication from upper management (in 13 reviews)

  • Low pay and schedule changes all the time (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Heading in the right direction"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great culture, organization tries to stand behind their employees as often as possible and they want what is best for them while also keeping in mind the needs of their customers.

    Cons

    401k after a year of work with no match

    Advice to Management

    Explain your vision to the organization so we know what we need to do to help get everyone there.


  2. "FOH"

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    Former Employee - Cashier/FOH in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Cashier/FOH in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool co-workers
    Easy Job
    low standards for employees and no drug testing
    expectations for relaxed environment

    Cons

    management is not the best
    hours are stressful
    the pay is low
    high turnover rate

  3. "Unprofessional, DO NOT WORK HERE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    No uniforms, team members had great personalities although that varies at each location. Free food for managers only. Really only stayed because I became friends with all my coworkers.

    Cons

    ALWAYS SHORT STAFFED. Expect to get slammed with 20 people in line and two people to care for them all. Company/management care more about labor percentage than anything. Don't expect full time hours either. Front of house members do 2-6 hour shifts tops. Expect to come in 6 days a week and barely scrape 40 hours for that week. Kitchen prep workers are suppose to get more hours but if you complete the prep early you get cut. Prep only took me two hours so I often found myself trying to kill time and take longer. NEVER give raises expect to be there for two years and get maybe a $1 raise. Trust me I know. Not to mention the awful $1000+ caterings and $100+ dollar door dashes and online orders constantly coming in. Management hires ANYONE so expect lazy coworkers. Not to mention their training is TERRIBLE. Making new employees useless, often found myself running around coworkers. People suck up to management to get moved up a position. Moving up doesn't necessarily get you a raise, you will do the jobs of other team members which can get stressful when you have a task of your own. They will take advantage of you especially when you can work every position in the store. Cameras don't work so they will try to blame you for things you never did. Things in the kitchen are ALWAYS BROKEN which is frustrating and we always ran out of something cause inventory was never done correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Give raises to loyal employees, start training crew correctly. Fix your cameras, and equipment. Hire more professional employees willing to actually work.


  4. "Freebirds"

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    Former Employee - Front of House Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Front of House Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy hours, food deals, easy going staff, can be a very easy and laid back environment depending on staff and time of day.

    Cons

    Poor time management, poor scheduling, hectic work environment at busy times, low staffing, short hours, a lot of work for little pay


  5. "Ehhhhhh"

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    Former Employee - Chef in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Chef in Wichita, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Caring Customers. Fantastic memories. Great foods, nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Rude Bosses. Poor communication. Barely any breaks. Filthy break areas.


  6. "wasn't the worst job I've had"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    free food as a manager, being in charge of people

    Cons

    being held accountable for the employees, repetitive playlist, universal schedule


  7. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun concept, a unique spin on assembly line based concepts. Food is great

    Cons

    Not many around outside of Texas

  8. "Overall good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Freebirds full-time

    Pros

    Easy to move-up in company if initiative is shown

    Cons

    Work environment highly dependent on supervising manager


  9. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So Many pros. From the interview process to training and then finally being in the restaurants. This is a good vibe company that loves and cares for its employees and guests alike.

    Cons

    I have yet to find a con.....

    Advice to Management

    keep up the awesome work


  10. "FOH"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun coworkers that help you do your best

    Cons

    Management kept pushing to work more hours when unable.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


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