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Hooters Reviews

Updated July 19, 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 46 reviews)

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

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  1. "Hooters Girl"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hooters part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Can choose your own schedule, tips are great

    Cons

    you might have to work on Christmas if you don't sell enough calendars because they are open every single day of the year.


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hospitality Manager in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Hospitality Manager in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work the girls are fun to be around they truly make the place. Also, great pay. Check it out.

    Cons

    Long hours. Management is not protected as much as the girls are. The store are not always staffed with the appropriate amount of managers as they are supposed to be.

    Advice to Management

    Stick out the hard times because overall its a great company with great benefits and pay. Also, with yearly raises. Plus if you do what they ask of you (stay on the floor talking to guests) and don't date the girls, its next to impossible to get fired here.

  3. "Hooter's Girl"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hooters part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Made friendships that will last me a lifetime.

    Cons

    Only made money off of the tables you were sat with (if people sat in your section)
    Either leaving with money or with no money at all.

    Advice to Management

    People should get paid for working, whether they have had tables or not. Some days I felt like I was working for free, especially the days when I left with not even $10 for a 6 hour shift.


  4. "Chaotic"

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    Former Employee - Hooters Girl in Douglasville, GA
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl in Douglasville, GA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities like being featured in calendars, bikini contests, sports nights, tuition assistance, strict ID policy. Easy to build regulars and get better tips that way

    Cons

    Long shifts Late hours paying for uniforms every other shift. No breaks, poor scheduling, managers are young, serving with hair down

    Advice to Management

    Schedule better


  5. "Hooters Girl"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made decent money and became close with the girls. Allowed you to pick your own schedule for the most part.

    Cons

    The management was really bad at times- did not care about the well-being of the girls. The one good manager we had was fired.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Eh..."

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    Former Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in McKinney, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great money, great friends, great customers.

    Cons

    Management is revolving, lots of drama, lots of bad tippers to go a long with the good ones.

    Advice to Management

    Make "leaders" follow the rules.


  7. "Don't put yourself through it!!!"

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    Former Employee - Management in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Management in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Food was good. Loyal customers

    Cons

    Never work less than 65 to 75hrs/week. Bonuses are too hard to get and not worth the hassle even when you achieve your goals. Your day is full of checklists and more checklists. Weekly inventories with an additional Gm meeting that is required another 10hrs per week on top of those. Pay raises are a hassle and only approved by your D.O., which you never see or hear back from. Your labor goal per day is only 12% but your expected to have everything done and cleaned before the end of the day, which isn't possible. When your told to run a skeleton crew alway. Don't even think about getting off work when you need to. Constantly tired from doing close opens. Be ready to get off work between 3-5am on Friday and Saturday nights.
     will get accused of sexual harassment or accused of sexual relations with a staff member. Not if, but when, so be ready to defend yourself... I've personally seen many of managers get terminated falsely for this. Too much office work to get done to be on the floor...but you get written up if either aren't done. After 9pm it pretty much turns into a bar with your bar type crowd creating more issues than you want to deal with. Constant theft from staff, bartenders to be exact. Company does not care about you, only numbers alot.
    They don't care about manager that are there taken care if the companies mes, .Upper Mangemanagement has nothing good you say EVER. They are more about demoralizing you EVERY chance they have. HR.. is not to be trusted. So basically your working fot living and not living for work with many hrs and the STRESS and no lfe.. no amount of money is worth this kinda life and there treatment from this group.

    Advice to Management

    Only if your in there favorite group with upper management.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ugh"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Money every shift, meeting new people

    Cons

    Management, catty co workers, no work life, favoritism


  9. "Bartender server trainer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender Trainer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Server/Bartender Trainer in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can make good money. Bartending is always good. The menu and customers are really easy laid back. The regulars are the best part of working at hooters. You can be yourself at work and have a lot of fun. Super flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Back of house and front of house employees lack maturity. Long hours if you do have to close. Too much responsibility is allowed to girls, so they run restaurant when it comes to the other girls. Kitchen is very hit or miss poor-quality food, long ticket times, attitudes.

    Advice to Management

    Management should step up more.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Biased & Unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Hooters Girl in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Hooters Girl in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people
    Somewhat flexible work schedule
    Discount of food (50%) during shift
    Ability to make good money during busy nights or certain events

    Cons

    Unprofessional work environment - the managers tend to be biased towards girls who've been there longer & etc
    Lack of diversity and almost obvious biased by ethnicity - From my experience you have to work 10x harder being a woman of color and even then it still isn't enough. Girls without a work ethic get away with murder just because they "fit the profile"
    Mostly slow during day shifts, there's only about an hour & a half rush during lunch and the rest of the shift is slow, including weekend days
    Drama and gossip between girls

    Advice to Management

    I enjoyed the environment in the beginning until I started to realize the cons outweigh the pros. I believe hooters can be a great place to work with the right adjustments. First of all, make sure to hire managers who care about bringing diversity into the stores. It's 2017, beautiful woman comes in all shapes & forms and that should be celebrated. Just not the typical European beauty standard. I'd say some if the rules are outdated, diversity includes accepting different looks. All natural hair textures should be accepted as long as it looks well put together. Straight or waved hair having to be worn down all the time has long been a thing of the past. Adding a little diversity brings in different types of clientele therefore creating a better overall environment. Treat all your employees fairly, everyone should be given a fair shot. Don't accept drama in the workplace. The girls already have a lot going on, all these things on top of it create a hostile work environment and affects customer service. It's time to step up, Hooters!


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