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T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  • Long hours, unsocialable hours sometimes (in 65 reviews)

  • Endless Apps has created an overly stressful environment with far too little payoff (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Not recommended"

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    Current Employee - Server/Waiter
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun coworkers, drinks are expensive, busy on weekends

    Cons

    Terrible clientele, high employee turnover, no support staff. Endless apps are terrible. They jam up the kitchen and cause waiters to have to do 10x the work for nothing. People tip terribly.

    Advice to Management

    Employ more front of house staff, bussers, dishwashers to help wait staff! Hold employees accountable!


  2. "Assistant General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Binghamton, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Binghamton, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Environment, salary, benefits, advancement opportunities were fantastic. I worked for incredible knowledgeable people who improved my abilities and capabilities

    Cons

    The hours were not consistent meaning I'd work 7am to 6 pm somedays and 3 pm to 2 am on others. My sleep schedule was unhealthy.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be involved and engaged in your restaurants

  3. "Grill Cook Certified trainer"

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    Former Employee - Grill Cook in Hamden, CT
    Former Employee - Grill Cook in Hamden, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Because you can grow much as you want long as you work hard for it

    Cons

    Same. Co- worker don't want to come to work and you have to stay and pick up the Slack Because you are a team player

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who want to work


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Hang in There!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The best experience and starting out as a line cook is within a restaurant, it will truly show your worth and efffort you put forth by your performance.

    Cons

    The only downside I see fro here is the business of your shift, our location gets very busy so you really have to be prepared for your shift of a none stopping screen!

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work of bringing in more revenue for the location at store 1502 I surely can see the difference as others hopefully can.


  5. "everything"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    work with good people pay is good

    Cons

    the customers that come in there are a bunch of pigs

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees better


  6. "server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Dedham, MA
    Former Employee - Server in Dedham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none what so ever because they are horrible to employees.

    Cons

    endless apps are the death of that place

    Advice to Management

    get rid of endless apps


  7. "I was a Host"

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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

    They have a lot of openings during the baseball season and they will work with your schedule

    Cons

    when it isn't baseball season it is really slow and there isn't much to do.

  8. "unfair termination"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL

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

    Pros

    most coworkers are friendly and you do contests for prizes

    Cons

    bad clientele , endless apps , can get fired for telling another employee that you wish to leave this job once you find another one.some managers will take party gratuity off for no good reason

    Advice to Management

    dont listen to word of mouth when considering firing an employee who had a panic attack!!!!!!!!!! also we deserve our party gratuity we work for tips! and no other days are NOT always going to make up for that gratuity you took off just because the customer didnt want to pay even tho we did our job perfectly!!!!


  9. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money when it's busy

    Cons

    Kitchen meltdowns, bad customer base, management,

    Advice to Management

    Show more support for servers and kitchen staff, endless apps make the restaurant struggle with customer satisfaction, i.e.) high wait times, high window times for meal over 30 mins.


  10. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Effingham, IL
    Former Employee - Food Server in Effingham, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and well structured. The management in Effingham was amazing. They genuinely care about their employees and guests.

    Cons

    Not enough benefits offered to employees, or much future opportunities.


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