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TGI Fridays Reviews

Updated July 13, 2018
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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. "Dishwasher"

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    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Dishwasher in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TGI Fridays part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, room to grow, good pay, great staff and work atmosphere.

    Cons

    Open until 2 so I end up staying very late and don't get much sleep

  3. "Cook"

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TGI Fridays full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Every body there are good ppme to work with

    Cons

    I don't like it that if we're a minute late or an minute early we have to have the manager clock us in

    Advice to Management

    Lead with example and always have an open mind to all situation


  4. "Bartender & Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at TGI Fridays full-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, Flexable schedule, Great managment

    Cons

    Tips went downhill as the years went on


  5. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TGI Fridays (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had very compassionate managers at my location in Cary,N.C.

    Cons

    Due to location, weeknights could be slow.


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TGI Fridays full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, bonus structure, training

    Cons

    New ownership has a lack of oversight. Product quality decline.


  7. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TGI Fridays part-time

    Pros

    Great team. Fun environment to work in.

    Cons

    Late hours. Not getting home until 3am some nights. Day shifts are sometimes really slow and not a lot of opportunity to make money.

  8. "Place is going down"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cheap, free food, with some good people

    Cons

    place doesnt pride itself on anything anymore


  9. "Server"

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

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

    Pros

    good shift meal discounts
    easy job

    Cons

    poor management
    long hours
    often slow (location-dependent, I'm sure)


  10. "Horrible upper management"

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

    I have been working at TGI Fridays full-time

    Pros

    Busy restaurant Good Salary

    Cons

    Upper management’s lack of knowledge


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