Server (Current Employee), Cincinnati, Oh – December 16, 2013
A typical day at work is very busy and fast paced. It's all about getting the customer what they want and within the appropriate time. Management is great, friendly and understanding. Co-workers are very helpful, we have a full hands in and full hands out motto, which means you never leave the kitchen empty handed even if that means running food to – more... someone else's table. Co-workers are friendly. The hardest part of the job is that you have to read your customers, and you never know if they will leave a decent tip after their meals. The most enjoyable part of the job is meeting new people every day and having repeat customers. – less
Server (Former Employee), Bronx, NY – December 13, 2013
Pros: extra food inbetween serving
Cons: really long hours
While working at Fridays it was a very busy fast work place and no time for breaks, literally your lucky if you get a lunch break while at. At Fridays i worked as a server the hours were long but the tips were great and i had fun and energetic co workrers.The hardest part of the job was remembering new items when the menu was cahnges and managing lots – more... of tables at once. – less
I manager orders and deliveries for the remodeling projects for restaurants. I also manager inventory for warehoused items for construction. Correspond with the franchisee partners for the upgrade on their projects.
Customer Service (Former Employee), Charlotte, NC – December 7, 2013
Pros: free food
Cons: no healthcare or decent pay
A typical day at work would begin with slow lunch and a very fast night. I learned that three and four dollars tips do add up. I wish management communicated a little better and treated everyone equally. I loved my co-workers all we did was laugh and work, laugh and work, not to hard I guess. The hardest part of the job was really not hard but I would – more... always participate in our challenges because it ensured me hours and wonderful company growth. The most enjoyable part was I know everything my manager and my team told me was to benefit me. – less
Host (Former Employee), East Hanover, NJ – December 5, 2013
Cons: no breaks. no free lunch. management was terrible.
This job lead me to realize all the energy I was putting into it during all my training days I could be getting into something better and serious like secretary work. They handed me a booklet to memorize food and have exams on it. That is not a problem because I am a student and I study and take exams all the time. What really pushed me out was a coworker – more... stole my boots and wallet and management did absolutely nothing to help me figure out who took my things. They also tried to shrug it off like it was nothing but when I was interviewed I had to sign something that I would not steal from my coworkers! That place was a waste of time. – less
Bartender/Server (Former Employee), Irving, TX – December 3, 2013
TGIF was my first job in hospitality the atmosphere was amazing and fun. As a waitress/bartender I had many duties customer service is most important. I learned not only more about my personality but, how to work micro's computer system, organization, prep, and cleanliness. The hardest part about this service job is knowing that a guest isn't leaving – more... happy. I enjoy making people smile giving them entertainment and positive words. – less
Head Bartender (Former Employee), Chesapeake, VA – December 1, 2013
Some of the most knowledgeable management I have ever been able to work with within the restaurant industry. I have yet to see training implemented on such a level and continual testing of bartending staff.
Server/ trainer (Former Employee), Fort Worth, Tx – November 22, 2013
Pros: great structure
Cons: not the highest paying job
They have a great structure and rules to adhere to. Although some things may seem silly at first, there is a reason it should be done. They have been in business for over 40 years and there is a reason for that. A system that works. It's a fun atmosphere and great team work. Of course you have the occasional grump that comes in for lunch or dinner but – more... you have the opportunity to turn their day around if you know how to distract them from the outside world with your great service. The management are well trained to the standards of corporate, and they are working managers. They don't just sit around barking orders all day, they get down and help out when you are in the weeds. It's all about giving great guest experience. – less
Waiter (Former Employee), Central Valley, NY – November 21, 2013
Pros: co-workers, managers
Cons: having to leave
I enjoyed my two years at T.G.I. Fridays. I felt like I had a second family every shift I worked. My managers were great, and understanding if there were any issues with tables. It was an overall great experience for me and molded me into a very hardworking waiter.