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TGI Fridays Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
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  1. "Best Job so far"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Bartender in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TGI Fridays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the pros for bartending (even serving) for tgi fridays is that it teaches you a wide range of necessary skills for the job no matter where you work. Every quarter they would bring out new specialty drinks that involved techniques such as muddling, floating, stirring, or using blenders. As basic as those steps seem, I've worked in high end lounges since then where most of my coworkers don't know how to make stirred drinks properly because they aren't as common anymore. Pay was always excellent because they staff accordingly. The menu was always fun and easy to learn as they would only change about 6 things at a time instead of hitting us with complete menu overhauls every time. The networking is amazing too because just about everyone goes to a fridays at least once.

    Cons

    The only con I have is that it's not easy to move up in the company unless you have the right timing. All of my managers had been managing with the company for 7-10+ years (common in most fridays) and even the key holders than been working there for 3-5. The company isn't growing any larger, so whatever position you enter in is probably the one you'll stay in, no matter how good you are.

    Advice to Management

    Continue leading the industry!


  2. "ok"

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    Former Employee - Cook
    Former Employee - Cook

    I worked at TGI Fridays full-time

    Pros

    they gave you hours you needed

    Cons

    co wokers far as cooks are not diversity more Spanish speaking hard to train because they didn't speak English or didn't want to train you

  3. "Fun work environment"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Brookfield, WI
    Former Employee - Bartender in Brookfield, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TGI Fridays full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good staff, fun management, flexible hours

    Cons

    Inconsistent business, on feet all day and night

    Advice to Management

    Cut sooner


  4. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Food Server in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at TGI Fridays part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Low tips compared to other restaurants


  5. "Line cook"

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TGI Fridays full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free food and that's about it

    Cons

    Everything else...ppl need benefits

    Advice to Management

    Give better benefits


  6. "Server and Bartender for many years"

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    Former Employee - Server in Massapequa, NY
    Former Employee - Server in Massapequa, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at TGI Fridays part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great tips, good food, great Peale, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Quite a bit of sidework and cleaning after your shift is up

    Advice to Management

    Hire food runners for the busier days. They can focus on rolling silverware and cleaning as well. You will support the servers and make the guests happy. I’m telling you that you will see significantly less server turnover


  7. "Togo"

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    Former Employee - Togo in Gulfport, MS
    Former Employee - Togo in Gulfport, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TGI Fridays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good food and nice people there,

    Cons

    Sections too large and totally overworked.

  8. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fun environment and cool team.

    Cons

    Cheap customers who don’t tip


  9. "It's worth it to work at Fridays!"

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TGI Fridays full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is amazing! Friday's is a fun, exciting place to work. The staff was also pretty great.

    Cons

    I saw no down side to working at Fridays.


  10. "meeh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was okay and the food was good.

    Cons

    Money was kind of low

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees