T.G.I. Friday's
3.3 of 5 238 reviews
fridays.com Dallas, TX

T.G.I. Friday's Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.3 238 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

T.G.I. Friday's President & CEO Nick Shepherd

Nick Shepherd

(72 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible schedule, great co-workers, fun lively environment"
    in 19 reviews
  • "I needed a job with flexible hours while in school"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "Long hours, not knowing when exactly you'd get out"
    in 11 reviews
  • "I worked long late hours all the time"
    in 4 reviews
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Server/Bartender (Former Employee)
Humble, TX (US)

I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThey work around your schedule and it is always easy to pick up or give away shifts. It is a fun place to work with great people. Teamwork is key. If you work hard management will notice and you will receive good shifts and positions

ConsIt is the typical serving job, the money/ tips can have seasonal bad months. 2.13 barely covers taxes, you wont get a paycheck.

Advice to Senior Managementmanagement is awesome. loved all my managers and GM.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Active and Involved

Line Cook (Former Employee)
Williamsville, NY (US)

I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIt's a great environment if you can be friends with your coworkers, as the team functions as good as all of the parts.

ConsLong hours, not knowing when exactly you'd get out. Difficult to get significant raise.

Advice to Senior ManagementOverall enjoyed working here, and it was a good job to be able to come home from school and go to.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Could Be Better, but served its purpose

Server At TGI Fridays (Current Employee)
Brick, NJ (US)

I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's full-time for more than a year

ProsI needed a job with flexible hours while in school. Since most classes are during the day, the best option was to work at night. I was able to work long weeks and make a ton of money while in school.

ConsExtremely long hours. Any time you put 50 people in the same building and try to have everyone accomplishing the same goal, you're going to fail. Managers constantly in conflict with servers and kitchen, it is like war. Also casual dining is not as good as it once was and waiters are making less. Managers end up comping food which is already ridiculous discounted and then the server gets tipped on the new bill.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't have such a large restaurant. Fewer tables, fewer servers, fewer dishes for the cooks to mess up. Sounds counterintuitive but it works.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome place to work

Server/Bartender (Current Employee)

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

Proswe worked together like a family and everyone was so helpful! I was able to have flexible hours and learned a lot of great tools for life as well. It was always a positive work environment and I made great money.

Conshaving to deal with rude customers, but thats normal in any restaurant you work in. Can't please them all!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great

Server (Former Employee)
Akron, OH (US)

I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible work hours. Entertaining staff.

ConsManagement were friends rather than mentors. Slow promotions (five + years).

Advice to Senior ManagementMore hands on work with your employees. Teach individuals the importance of a connection with clients (patrons.)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Server - eh

Server (Former Employee)
Bensalem, PA (US)

I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCash every day was very nice

ConsClients were bad and hours sucked

Advice to Senior ManagementReward strong workers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Busy

Server (Current Employee)
Springfield, MO (US)

I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's part-time for less than a year

ProsThis is a great place to work, only issue is if your a student some managers over look the fact that you go to school ( or work two jobs ) and schedule you shifts that you can't work and then its up to you to find someone who can cover you shift

Consonly issue is if your a student some managers over look the fact that you go to school ( or work two jobs ) and schedule you shifts that you can't work and then its up to you to find someone who can cover you shift

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Meh

Server (Former Employee)
Bolingbrook, IL (US)

I worked at T.G.I. Friday's full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible work schedule. Great coworkers. Easy money with minimal headaches. There are opportunities to advance into management, if you're into that sort of thing.

ConsConstantly run out of product. Management is usually subpar in communicating what product is low or out. Customers tend to be terrible people. Equipment malfunctions impact profits daily.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good team building skills experience, but little room for growth.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at T.G.I. Friday's

ProsIts a fun work environment that requires a lot of moving around so its not boring.

ConsThe Management was poor in my opinion.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to lower ranking employees and allow more room for growth.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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RUDE WORKERS

Host (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA (US)

I have been working at T.G.I. Friday's part-time for less than a year

ProsGOOD PAY, easy job, friendly guests

Consrude workers, disorganized resturaunt, hard to advance

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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