TGI Fridays FAQ

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25 English questions out of 25

10 December 2018

What is the retirement plan like at TGI Fridays?

Pros

Flexible scheduling; my coworkers were fun

Cons

No medical benefits, haven't raised their $2.65/hour rate in 20+ years, no retirement plan - I know it's just a service job. If you want to compete for good servers, then offer competitive compensation in the form of tuition reimbursement, medical, 401k, and raise the damn wage. They seem more intent on wringing every last cent out of their dying brand than in reviving it.

Advice to Management

I don't have much to say. It's clear they don't care about good food or good service, otherwise they'd pay their cooks more than what they were paying in 2004 ($10 - $11 per hour).

rate in 20+ years, no retirement plan - I know it's just a service job.

10 December 2018

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19 May 2020

Does TGI Fridays offer employee discounts?

Pros

We did get a 50% discount on food.

Cons

So overstaffed, so no one made any money.

We did get a 50% discount on food.

19 May 2020

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5 April 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at TGI Fridays?

Pros

Meals are free, tons of development, great teamwork, fun, fast pace, great leadership from corporate

Cons

Late nights and physically demanding

Advice to Management

Hot hamburgers and cold beer

Meals are free, tons of development, great teamwork, fun, fast pace, great leadership from corporate

5 April 2019

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24 October 2018

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at TGI Fridays?

Pros

Fun place to go

Cons

Corporate /tons of cleaning &silverwear rolling

Advice to Management

Relax

Corporate /tons of cleaning &silverwear rolling

24 October 2018

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29 April 2020

How are the career development opportunities at TGI Fridays?

Pros

-Potential of establishing life-long friendships (at least I have!) -Great tips -Fun working environment -Great place to be superb at being a waiter/waitress since TGI requires you to step up your multitasking skills. -great work/life balance (only if you emphasise your needs to management). -great career advancement if you are willing to invest in the company -no day is the same when working there, which makes it more fun!

Cons

If you are unlucky enough to have an unpleasant general manager, you’ll want to leave the company asap due to: -unreasonable rota/hours (regardless of whether or not you’ve informed them about your convenient schedule). I was at uni whilst working for them and the new general manager would not understand that I had lectures to attend. -favouritism. Two of my colleagues were in the process of becoming a manager. The process got delayed when the new manager stepped in and helped her favourite worker become a manager before them. -in order to be recognised/become a favourite you’ll literally have to invest your live for the company. Socially too (note that this only happens when an unpleasant manager steps in). TGI was my first ever job I had when I first started my undergraduate degree. It is actually a very decent place to work if you’re willing to learn (they’ve got numerous amounts of rules and service steps that you must know by heart). Plus, they are usually very good at recruiting young, like-minded people (hence the reason why you tend to establish very good friendships in it). Our management crew was very supportive and super amiable. However, once the new general manager stepped in everything went downhill and the fun of working in there no longer existed. Note that I’ve worked there for a year and 8 months and all the employer turnover hit to 90% from the time she stepped in. Even the other managers left the job because of her. Hence, my advice to you is that make sure you talk to current employers in the restaurant you’d be applying in before considering taking the job.

-great career advancement if you are willing to invest in the company

29 April 2020

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