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T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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  • long hours for little compensation, poor quality of life (in 58 reviews)

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

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  1. "Fun place to work at"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. "An okay job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Brookfield, WI
    Current Employee - Server in Brookfield, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers are friendly.
    In hand cash.

    Cons

    Slow lunch shifts.
    Work you past 40 hours.
    Will beg you to work even if you have other committments.
    Must work most holidays.
    Management is mediocre.
    The cooks are perverts.
    There is a lot of slack that has to be picked up.
    You have to beg to move up in position.
    You have to come in when your sick. There is little leeway.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more reasonable, down to earth, and understanding that your employees are valuable and in order to build loyalty with them, you have to be loyal yourself.


  3. "TGI Friday's is a no go"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Katy, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Katy, 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

    co-workers are almost all amongst the same age range which makes it easy to work with and are very influential and helpful in making sure you strive as a successful server

    Cons

    -bad management
    -they over work you and don't pay overtime
    -hard to request days off
    -management is very vulgar and explicit when things don't go their way
    -bad clientele attraction
    -endless appetizers screw you over tip wise (they have you running around and only leave you $3)
    -they make you pay tip out to bussers even if they were only there for 1 hour
    and so much more!!

    Advice to Management

    when coming down to taking sides, management always protects the customer even if it means that their employee not only gets disrepected by the customer but is also disrespected by the employer who makes it nearly impossible for the server to make a decent tip. they care more about what they earn than creating a stress-free type of environment for their workers.


  4. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management
    Teamwork
    Training
    Environment
    Fun

    Cons

    Equipment repairs
    Drunks
    Day Shift

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and thank you for the opportunity to work with you.


  5. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Decent company to work for, good high school job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had friendly staff, friendly management, can make good money in tips.

    Easy job to get, flexible with scheduling.

    Trains you on alcohol and food somewhat.

    Cons

    Unorganized at times with scheduling. Often understaffed.

    Restaurant not always busy, winter can be very slow.

    Corporate owned, so may change things unexpectedly.

    Advice to Management

    More organization


  7. "Mediocre"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Server in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Food Server in Henderson, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The tips are pretty good and the rules are not strict.

    Cons

    The management is really bad.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they voice their complaints and suggestions. When we do not feel like we are heard then rebellion is a must.


  8. "Host"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Host in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Host in Maple Grove, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working morning shifts.

    Cons

    Not giving me my availability.


  9. "I would advise to go to college and get out of the business."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Server in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Server in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, we all helped each other if needed.

    Cons

    People treated me like a slave, customers were rude all the time.


  10. "not giving my name"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good flexibility but this company skates on the edge of the law when it comes to HR

    Cons

    they will take your benefits away from you. be hide your back. also use loopholes in the state law to screw you legally.

    Advice to Management

    stop do thing to the works, like taking there benefits away, for no other reason then to save money.


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