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T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  • Long hours, unsocialable hours sometimes (in 64 reviews)

  • endless apps bring in the worst clientele (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Bartender/ shift supervisor/ server/hostess/to-go"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money is good at the airport.

    Cons

    Management and cooperate could care less about you. I could go on, I worked there for 18 years. Like I said above, money is really good at the airport.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't like your employees, fake it.


  2. "Hated it."

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    Current Employee - Host in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Host in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    50% off food and drinks.

    Cons

    Hangry people, greasy food, awful management.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a new manager in your brooklyn location.

  3. "Iconic Brand, but Leadership Turnover"

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

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

    Pros

    The brand is iconic and has a rich history and culture.

    Cons

    Multiple turnovers of top management means the company lacks clear direction to move forward.


  4. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can make good money

    Cons

    The management is childish and fraternize with the employees

    Advice to Management

    Make better choices and learn how to talk to your employees


  5. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - Server in Bensalem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent money, regulars

    Cons

    Working weekends and holidays, promotions bring in awful customers, no days off or vacations, not the best health insurance

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Endless appetizers! It's an awful promotion that brings in the worst people.


  6. "Worst Server experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good environment when it came to teamwork

    Cons

    The way they determined how many tables each server got was ridiculous. I had worked in another restaurant for three years and they still told me I was not experienced enough to have more than 3 tables at a time. It was impossible to make any money.


  7. "Server/Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice to work in a friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    A new GM came in every 6 months.

  8. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Server in New Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule and excellent work ethics

    Cons

    Crappy and nasty management and no resources

    Advice to Management

    Stop being nasty and respect people


  9. "Not the best"

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    Former Employee - Host
    Former Employee - Host
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun & Friendly environment was the best thing.

    Cons

    You are pretty much over-worked, and underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your pay!


  10. "Bartender"

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    Former Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in Dedham, MA
    Former Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in Dedham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bar regulars, bar olympics.

    Cons

    Management, staff, lack of insurance and healthcare.


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