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Hooters Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Good money, Flexible schedule, Friendly staff (in 57 reviews)

  • Great tips, fun environment, easy work (in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours if you do have to close (in 47 reviews)

  • There is not much room for growth (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "A great first job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in San Bruno, CA
    Former Employee - Hostess in San Bruno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hire on the spot, no former employment required, not too much work, nice managers, and work around school schedule. You get half off the kids menu and half off alcohol when you are not working.

    Cons

    No tips except if someone tips on a take out order, only five hours shifts, and you make minimum wage. They post the schedule on Sunday for the next week so unless you work Sunday you have to call and ask for your schedule. Some have set schedules, but it might be hard to make plans if you only know one day before if you are working the next day.

    Advice to Management

    Have hostess learn about the menus like waitresses do.


  2. "Server"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Lakeland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of fun
    Social
    Upbeat
    Networking opportunities
    Good introductory job for serving

    Cons

    Constant pressure to look good
    Dealing with sexual harassment
    Unsteady money

    Advice to Management

    Treat your girls with respect and stop joining in employee cliques and showing favoritism.

  3. "server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Hooters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility
    ability to make good money

    Cons

    no mobility upwards
    dead end job


  4. "Hooters Girl, Bartender, and Trainer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Trainer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Corporate Trainer in Saint Louis, MO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made great friends and great money, boosted my confidence and ability to network and mingle with strangers, lots of fun opportunities like photo shoots and paid trips to other locations, room for growth within the company, tuition reimbursement.

    Cons

    Creepy customers, you don't get paid for any of the photo shoots or the company using your photo (which is not right in my eyes), management is lacking because they don't take action against other management when it's needed, favor "prettiest" girls regardless of work ethic or attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Keep things consistent among all managers, always have your girls back over the customers,


  5. "Good experience but a little over micromanaged."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hooters full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Money is great, flexible schedule, great growth potential, ability to bonus, free food, good environment for learning strengths and weaknesses.

    Cons

    Annoying customers who are either perverted or complain about nothing. Young and lazy generation of staff, very micromanaged by corporate. Hours are terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Less reports and restrictions. You trusted us enough to hire us, trust us enough to run the store. Some of us actually know what we're doing!


  6. "Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Killeen, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Killeen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hooters part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    schedual request, employees are amazing, management cares for safety

    Cons

    Miscommunication, closes at 2am, tip share with hostess


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Hooters Girl"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hooters part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very flexible with schedule and time off. Great job for someone who's does either part time or full time school.

    Cons

    Sometimes favoritism does happen every once in a while within the company. I have been on both sides of the spectrum.

    Advice to Management

    I understand while working at Hooters, we have to uphold a certain standard with the image of a Hooters Girl and our uniform. But I think with today's society being more accepting with personal choices regarding with ourselves (tattoos for example), I think the company can be a little more lenient and accepting as well.

  8. "Hostess"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Clearwater Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Hostess in Clearwater Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Met good friends, They have good discounts, it was really fun environment. The girls work really hard and make the customers enjoy their time

    Cons

    Where do I start?...
    So I have my bachelors in Food Management and I work full time at a corporate company and I picked up Hooters for some extra cash to work on my off days. I was told work 5 hostess shifts and you can train for a Hooters Girl. When the hostess shifts were complete I was ready to train and I was told you need more availability to train so I said okay well let's do doubles on my days off and get them knocked out. Nope wasn't good enough I was told you need to be abele to comprehend the trainings and menu.....umm what?? I have 7 years of serving experience might I add. I just wanted to bust my butt and get some extra cash. Management team sucks in FL!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Get some new managers and managers who care for their employees!!!


  9. "General manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hooters full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some fun people to work with

    Cons

    Quality of life is nonexistent

    Advice to Management

    If home life isn't good, performance will be less than maximum potential, give your people time with their families!


  10. "Great tips, fun job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hooters part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great tips, friendly environment, work with friends, leads to other opportunities, flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Pervert guys, slow days, hard on back

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing


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