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T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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T.G.I. Friday's President & CEO Rob Palleschi
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  • Very high pressure, long hours and progression to management requires a pay cut from those in most other departments (in 52 reviews)

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

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  1. "Loved management"

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

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

    Pros

    Simple to remember menu, craft cocktails, bar championships, awesome management.

    Cons

    After the building collapse and I returned on their grand reopening the store had changed to corporate and all previous managers I loved were gone, making work difficult and exhaustive


  2. "Good start to career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time

    Pros

    This was a great learning experience. Got to meet lots of new people in the community, including business owners and community leaders.

    Cons

    The compensation leaves a bit to be desired. There is not a benefit package and the salary could have been higher.

    Advice to Management

    I would let them know that it was a good experience and I have learned a great deal but to keep employees you must pay more.


  3. "Hostess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time

    Pros

    Greatest job I can say I have ever experienced. The work environment and co workers were all great and made me look forward to work every night. I am ready to make a restaurant if that's what it may be ,my home a long lasting experience.

    Cons

    I am and always will be a hard worker,an overachiever so the more hours I can get in ,double shifts I can pick up is what I want,and TGIFridays did not unfortunately have enough business for a single mother of two so i had to depart from there after almost 2 years

    Advice to Management

    You will see my potential, how passionate I am about my work and friendly employee I am to work with. Please take a chace with myself, on top of my great personality, I have years of experience.


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  5. "general manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - General Manager in Edison, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great company with room for advancement

    Cons

    lacking medical benefits for compensation


  6. "I love fridays"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Dearborn, MI
    Former Employee - Bartender in Dearborn, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked at 5 TGI Fridays in Michigan and one and the upper east side of Manhattan. I started as a server but was promoted to bartender fairly quickly. I worked with fridays for 10 years. It is a great job making awesome tips. They do offer medical benefits as well. I did not take any benefits.

    Cons

    Bartenders work late on second shift. I would get home at 4 am


  7. "TGI Fridays"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's part-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, teaches time management, develop better social skills

    Cons

    Rude customers occasionally, some days will be more work than others

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees schedules


  8. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's part-time

    Pros

    Organized restaurant. The company made it easy to sell food and drinks for good prices.

    Cons

    Poor management, lack of feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees.


  9. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's full-time

    Pros

    Meet a lot of new people, Co-workers are fun, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Lack of communication from management, long hours


  10. "Ehh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money and great co workers

    Cons

    Manager is a total jerk

    Advice to Management

    Get a new one pronto


  11. "Friday's Bartender"

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    Current Employee - Bartender in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Bartender in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovative Menu
    Open Door Policy is always a positive because management listens to you
    Fun work environment

    Cons

    Corporate is unstructured and often changes the menu in a moments notice
    The endless appetizers appeal to clientele not being respectful of the servers or the establishment

    Advice to Management

    When you hire new managers, please make sure they have experience and don't ride them hard for your numbers being a fraction of a percent off.



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