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T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  • long hours for little compensation, poor quality of life (in 57 reviews)

  • Hard to make tips when no one comes in (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandusky, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sandusky, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great tips and fun to work with coworkers

    Cons

    Seasonal has long hours with minimal breaks


  2. "Great Place to Start"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Effingham, IL
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Effingham, IL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I was able to transfer to two other locations.

    Cons

    If you are not used to working off hours, it might be hard.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure you are consistent with rules and implementations.


  3. "Host"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Host in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Host in Newark, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, Cool Co workers, Management Is very good

    Cons

    None I Can Think Of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing What Your Doing


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  5. "Fun place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Sandy, UT
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Sandy, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were amazing! I built bonds to last a lifetime.
    We had 4 managers and each one was really good. It was so fun working there! They're usually quite flexible, you can usually find someone to cover your shift if you're sick or busy. You get half off your daily meal up to $4.
    We would have work Halloween, Christmas, and New Years parties and the management would always try to find fun things to do in the workplace.

    Cons

    Sometimes it got TOO busy when there weren't enough servers on the floor. They would send someone home for the day when the rush ended but then another rush would come in and we would be screwed.
    Getting half off our daily meal up to $4 seemed a little cheap to me. You'd think they could at least go up to $5.
    We would also run out of certain food items quite frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making friendships with your employees, respect them and try to work with them with their schedules.
     Don't send people home too soon on a Friday or Saturday night.
    Let employees have half off their daily meal more than $4.
    Keep having fun!


  6. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Cedar Hill, TX
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Cedar Hill, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Time management is tested along with customer service

    Cons

    Hungry customers might be a little challenging but nothing I can't handle


  7. "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


  8. "linecook"

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    Former Employee - Linecook in North Wales, PA
    Former Employee - Linecook in North Wales, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ive been cooking for well over 15 years.My passion has always been providing a memorable dining experience.

    Cons

    My coworkers dont share the same sense of urgency like myself.

    Advice to Management

    I would only pray that management would see my passion towards cooking and taking care of customers needs first.


  9. "Server"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Amherst, NH
    Former Employee - Server in Amherst, NH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly structured environment
    Strong teamwork/family atmostphere
    Managers frequently offer support and incentives
    Work more - earn more
    Decent benefits

    Cons

    Cliquey at times
    Difficult to climb the ladder

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to recognize great work! Getting that pat on the back was always what drove me to work harder.


  10. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Restaurant General Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's an ever changing fast paced work environment. Free food at any Tgi fridays is a bonus as well.

    Cons

    The hours required to make a restaurant successful are crazy. The cost controls are very aggressive but achieve able if you put the hours in.


  11. "Atlanta airport server"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great fast money, you meet a lot of different people and if your personable you make many connections, they also hire within to management

    Cons

    There are strict rules and if you don't follow they don't hesitate to fire, also plan to have to work at least half the Holidays because airport doesn't close


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