Busser (Former Employee), Orange, CT – October 2, 2013
Pros: great discounts
Cons: short breaks
Working at TGI Friday's is really fun and the concept there is easy to grasp. I've learned a lot of things from Friday's, such as: Good time management, great multi-tasking skills, and I expanded on my communication skills.
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee), Mason, OH – October 1, 2013
This TGIF was located in an area that was not typical of any other TGIFridays that I have visited. Its customers were not interested in the upbeat and festival fun atmosphere that you normally find. My time was spent teaching employees TGIF standards and customers satisfaction.
Server (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FL – September 26, 2013
On a typical day I would arrive and start taking care of guests, cleaning, stocking items and running food. I learned about wine and spirits. Management was awesome for the most part. My co-workers were helpful and fun. The hardest part of the job was when I was the only server on and the restaurant filled up. The most enjoyable part of the job was – more... making guests happy. – less
Fun Hospitality Restaurant with Great Company morals
Bartender/Head Server/Trainer/Host (Current Employee), Madison, WI – September 24, 2013
Pros: my regulars, flexible hours, fun co-workers and management
Cons: commute to work
A Typical Work Day:
Every day is Friday! For example, we have daily specials including a "No Monday Sunday" featuring happy hour specials all day. Co-workers always seem to be up-beat and a little goofy. As a team we provide fun a fun dinning experience to our guests.
What I learned:
Over the years I learned how to create both a fun dinning and work – more... environment. I take leadership and coach new team members.
Hardest part of the Job:
I enjoy challenges, however learning flare was difficult. It took several shifts to practice and master the art of bar flare.
Most enjoyable part of the Job:
My managers, Co-workers, and most of all my regulars are most enjoyable. My job wouldn't be the same without the relationships I have maintained over the years. – less
Bartender (Former Employee), Rapid City, SD – September 23, 2013
Pros: funny stories to tell about the place because the people there were so ridiculously insane
Cons: nothing was functional or fun. nobody cared about their work.
I worked at a Friday's that was superficial, unfriendly, competitive (in an unhealthy way) and overtly sexual. All my co-workers were constantly sleeping together and causing drama. Gross! They would also talk about guests badly and come to work drunk or high. It was really a bad spot.
Nothing bad really happened as far as safety standards go, but – more... all the work fell onto about 4 people who actually tried to do well at the job, while the other 30 people just lazed around or hooked up in their cars in the parking lot. Not a good environment for any kind of professional or personal development.
Management just turned the other way and didn't do anything even if complaints were brought to them so it was really a pointless hierarchy. – less
Kitchen Manager/Assistant General Manager (Current Employee), Maryland – September 23, 2013
A typical day is opening the restaurant and starting my day by greeting my team and getting them ready for a busy shift. Managing and coaching throughout the shift. The hardest part of the business is making sure everybody is taking care of. The most enjoyable is seeing the guest leave happy.
Assistant General Manager (Former Employee), Marlboro ma – September 15, 2013
I was in charge of team building. Creating a positive and motivating work environment. Made sure all customers got great service and value for their hard earned money. Communication is key to a successful team and profitable business. I enjoyed watching the success of sales growth year after year for our hard work putting a successful motivated team – more... together. – less
Hostess (Current Employee), Plano, TX – September 13, 2013
Very easy going, we can get busy from time to time. My coworkers are very friendly, laidback, enjoys work. The hardest pert of the job is making sure the guest is having a good time and if they aren't make sure you go out of your way to make sure when they leave, they will come back. The best part of my job is all the interaction I have with all kinds – more... of people from babies to older couples. – less