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T.G.I. Friday's Houston Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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T.G.I. Friday's President & CEO Rob Palleschi
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  • Lack of communication from management, long hours (in 54 reviews)

  • Long hours late hours rude guest (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Server then Bartender"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was an ok job.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover, but that's common at most restaurants.
    Customers are cheap.
    TGI's price leader strategy means you get a whole lot of lowest-common-denominator people in there looking for a cheap meal.
    Freakin everything is frozen and most things are microwaved.
    The bartenders are touted as gods.
    The management responds to employees who complain a lot by giving them what they want.

    Advice to Management

    Don't work your managers so hard, pay them more.


  2. "Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess/Carside to Go in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Hostess/Carside to Go in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great job for any college age student looking to gain customer service experience and dealing with diverse customers.

    Cons

    Cons of working here are the hours they stay open til 1-2 am

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  3. "Don't work here"

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    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only positive things about working here is that all my co-workers are around the same age as i am (18-26) and are great people to work with. If it weren't for them, i would've quit in a week.

    Cons

    The restaurant itself attracts horrible clientele. Corporate sends coupons every month, they discount absolutely anything and the server gets absolutely nothing. Especially whenever it's endless appetizers season, the cheapest of people rise from the pits of hell and go to Friday's. Seriously, do yourself a favor and don't work here.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cooking,cashier, etc"

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    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sous Chef in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with them and would again.not

    Cons

    Not enough money or appreciation NM

    Advice to Management

    Better management and advancement


  6. "Amazing :)"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Pearland, TX
    Former Employee - Hostess in Pearland, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere, great management, great food, easy to understand Micros, good training, great regular customers, incentives for bringing in new employees, understanding when time off is needed, schedule about 2 weeks in advance

    Cons

    Average pay, open until really late (2am on weekend), hard to call in ( they always make a fuss), hard to have a good work-life balance


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company values, poor care for employees"

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    Current Employee - Bartender/Trainer in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Bartender/Trainer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Creating a fun atmosphere for guests allows you to have a good time at work.
    -Pay can be so good at times that you'll never want to stop working
    -Rewards during shifts to bring out best performance of employees

    Cons

    -Working until 2:30 a.m.
    -Guests that don't tip/tip poorly can dampen your motivation
    -Management avoids overtime at all costs, making others stay late instead

    Advice to Management

    Employees should be number one priority! Happy employees leads to better attitudes at work, which leads to happier guests, which leads to better tips and more returning guests!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "My co-workers rock! Clientele, not so much."

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    Former Employee - Server in Pearland, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Pearland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, 50% of shift meals, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Late closing hours, cheap people sometimes, not enough staff

    Advice to Management

    Managers were awesome and really cared about their co-workers


  9. "Tgi Fridays Hostess"

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    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    looking out the window, going home

    Cons

    time off polices, strict scheduling, late hours, rude co-workers, terrible upper management, negative atmosphere, no promotions, cannot express yourself freely

    Advice to Management

    Promote host to server, more relaxed environment, new management, hire nice and genuine people.


  10. "Great first job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hostess in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Hostess in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Tuition/Text book reimbursement
    Fun atmosphere and co workers
    Good customer service experience

    Cons

    Not enough pay
    Management will cut hours every time new employees are hired
    Not a lot of opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Don't keep rude/lazy employees around.


  11. "My experience as a Fridays Bartender"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Bartender in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This job provides great training to create a well rounded, highly knowledgeable, and very higher-able bartender. This includes great customer service, drink knowledge, food service knowledge, etc.

    Cons

    The corporate nature of the business leaves little to the imagination. After working there for 3 years, I was left feeling unfulfilled in terms of career and financial growth.



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