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Reviews for Cracker Barrel

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.50
Support from management
3.05
Teamwork
3.47
Freedom to work independently
3.39
Internal Communication
3.04
Office / Work Environment
3.28
Environmental Friendliness
2.93
Work-Life Balance
3.13
Challenging Work
3.37
Inclusive / Diverse
3.54

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.84
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.65
Career Development
3.38
Overall compensation for your work
3.20
Company Image
3.55
Job Security
3.42
Handicapped Accessibility
3.91
Workplace Safety
3.83
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 133 of 259 reviews Parking in 114 of 259 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 29 of 259 reviews Stock or equity options in 44 of 259 reviews 401(k) in 137 of 259 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare Ability to work remotely in 6 of 259 reviews Desirable office location in 19 of 259 reviews Tuition assistance in 15 of 259 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 14 of 259 reviews 401(k) Match in 57 of 259 reviews Flexible spending account in 14 of 259 reviews Paid time off in 107 of 259 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 104 of 259 reviews Relocation allowance in 28 of 259 reviews Life insurance in 63 of 259 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 7 of 259 reviews Free (company provided) Meals in 32 of 259 reviews Health and wellness programs in 63 of 259 reviews Employee discounts in 232 of 259 reviews Vehicle allowance in 13 of 259 reviews Employee events in 92 of 259 reviews Pet friendly/Pets allowed in 6 of 259 reviews No fitness center on site Free Snacks/Drinks in 53 of 259 reviews
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Work-Life Balance

6 day work week one day off 60 to 70 hrs a week

Challenging Work

Managers expected to work as two people in a position.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Uncle Hershal , died and now it's all about money and screw mgrs make them work as cooks to save on labor dollars.

What I like about the company

Pay for mgr is great but the hours you will work are not worth it. You as a manager are a dime a dozen to them. And they tell you that.

What I dislike about the company

No work life balance , they lie and say 5 day work week. They even cancelled your vacation if they are not staffed.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    cracker barrel
  • City
    Chattanooga , tn
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Free (company provided) Meals is offered Employee discounts is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • I feel the managers could be more proactive in helping. I feel like some of my co-workers could treat and talk to one another better than they do.

What I like about the company

I have met many people some of which I hang out with outside of work. I met my girlfriend there as well. I have also come in contact with several guests there as well you treat me great and have even gone as far as to bring/buy me gifts. Overall, I enjoy getting the chance to meet new people and converse with people from all different walks of life.

What I dislike about the company

I don't like some of the favoritism that is shown to some of the employees. Some of the less liked employees get disciplined for stuff that others don't get in trouble for and I don't agree with that. There is a lack of teamwork and a lack of communication between the managers at times which causes unneeded stress during the shift.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Cracker Barrel
  • City
    Evans
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • New hiring procedures. More structure. More work life balance

What I like about the company

They are focused on safety and structure. There is a lot of feedback and training for a server job

What I dislike about the company

The location in East Windsor CT was poorly run. Understaffed and the team had stuff a addicts and lazy staff. Many days my toys were stolen from other employees

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Cracker barrel
  • City
    East Windsor Hill
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Company Culture

I’m speaking in terms of MY pay. Their culture sucks, they have none!

Support from management

Mostly sex talk, if they aren’t talking about that,either dogging an employee or goofing off in the office.

Teamwork

You’re by yourself. Hope you already know what you’re doing.

Freedom to work independently

More like you’re rushed and yelled at until you work by yourself anyway and get behind and short and simple it’s not a choice. That’s what you do there!

Internal Communication

I was fired due to MY MANAGER not informing another manager that I called out in time. Yeah. You read that right!

Gender Equality

Plenty of LGBT worked there and some still do. We don’t judge.

Attitude towards older colleagues

I myself respect my elders, but when The ELDER is freaking out yelling at everyone you have to stop and almost slap her to calm her down so she ain’t a thing at work for real.

Career Development

If you’re trying to work here looking for management opportunities. . R U U U N N N

Overall compensation for your work

I kept racks on racks with that 9-2 and 4-10 Monday through Saturday.

Office / Work Environment

Usually messy. If it’s clean or even remotely straightened up I can promise you it’s because we have less than 5 tables I’m the whole BUILDING

Work-Life Balance

Lmfao try no. I worked 9-2 breaked from 3-4 and worked 4-10pm went home and repeated. I kept racks I ain’t complaining however I did not ever have time to do S*** for myself or family.

Company Image

“Cracker Barrel” you tell me.

Job Security

Lady has been at this location for seriously Y E A R S ! With a nasty disgusting attitude and poor hygiene and potty mouth. How? She threatened to sue.

Challenging Work

No help. Usually three managers at least two at ALL times and ALWAYS two out of three can’t do anything besides fill drinks. Sorry grill line !

Inclusive / Diverse

That it is!

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get REAL managers that know how to properly manage a company successfully. That’s the first step. Really everything will work itself out immediately after that.

What I like about the company

Money

What I dislike about the company

Righteously Everything Else

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    cracker barrel Old Country Store
  • City
    Calera
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 01.Mar 2018
  • Employee

Support from management

Restaurant mgrs are a joke.

Freedom to work independently

Retail mgr works with your schedule

Internal Communication

No comment

Career Development

N/A

Overall compensation for your work

For all we in retail, we need better compensation. Guest thinks we are the ones responsible for why they have to wait almost 40 minutes for to go orders they call in 20 minutes ahead of time. They think we are responsible for their guest check being wrong just because we ring it up. We have to listen to every complaint about their experience from the time they get to the hostess stand, their bad service etc.....and when you we use our S.T.A.R.S. and ask if they would like to speak to a mgr, they say No which mean we've spent 5 minutes listening to complaints when we could've been waiting on the next guest

Office / Work Environment

Retail cash area have no work space to work when ringing and bagging guest items

Work-Life Balance

Retail mgr works with your schedule

Job Security

It's hard to get fired
I've seen employees no call no show for a few days and still have jobs. They are late and no consequences .

Workplace Safety

I don't feel comfortable parking my car in the lot. Too many break ins

Challenging Work

Learn new way of doing things all the time

Suggestions for improvement

  • Just respond do that we are not down ING a few minutes waiting on a response.

What I like about the company

Flexible schedule

What I dislike about the company

Putting up with restaurant managers not responding

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cracker Barrels
  • City
    Fairburn
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 18.Dec 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Everyone is very nice and helpful

Support from management

Apparently if one of the employees are needing help and asks the main manager for help, he could get fired for helping mark the clean and dirty tables on the ipad.

Teamwork

We all try to help each other to keep business moving fast.

Freedom to work independently

Internal Communication

Sometimes the manager's don't communicate with the employees very well.

Career Development

I more then likely won't stay with cracker barrel. They hire to many employees and we employees have only so many hours to get. Basically we aren't getting enough hours.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Stop hiring so many people, the managers need to stay up to date with their employees, think about how to better schedule employees hours.

What I like about the company

Everyone is very nice.

What I dislike about the company

Takes pride in having the most employees. But they are losing a lot of the good ones because of this and not having enough hours to give everyone.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered
  • Company
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Sto
  • City
    Dyersburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 13.Dec 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

They're all different individuals with different backgrounds which work to make things broaden.

Support from management

Horrible. Just that simple. All the good ones quit or got fired because of the sneaky ones. Sad.

Teamwork

No one likes to stock and its Management responsibility to make sure it gets done. When its brought to their attention they still allow it to happen. Then get the incoming staff to do that while trying to get tickets done too. How can you continuously go do that and remember your orders? Ridiculous.

Freedom to work independently

Yeah, its OK if management gets the right stuff.

Internal Communication

Management is overworked, the good ones. They ignore your request until its too late. They have a lack of importance, and try to speak to you crazy.

Gender Equality

No problems there.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Some are respectful and others don't respect themselves let allow an elder.

Overall compensation for your work

Slave work.

Office / Work Environment

Nasty, you supposed to smell food when you walk into work not sewage.

Environmental Friendliness

Too much drama.

Work-Life Balance

Its alright.

Company Image

Its just that store. Sad. Not all of them are like that place.

Workplace Safety

There were all type of broken tiles around that kitchen. Someone fell and got hurt bad. That's when they fixed after countless request from staff.

Inclusive / Diverse

Sad.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered
  • Company
    Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.
  • City
    Mansfield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • They have already relaxed the dress code, by allowing tattoos to be visible, so basically I think the pay scale should be addressed

What I like about the company

They believe that family comes first, and try hard to make every employee feel like part of their family. They do their best to accommodate young high school students by working around their class and sports schedule

What I dislike about the company

I don't feel the pay scale is right. After working there for over 5 years, I still don't make $10.00 an hour

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Cracker Barrell
  • City
    Sheffield
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Everyone in my department needs to retrained, so everyone is doing the tasks the right way the first time and everything has order to it.

What I like about the company

Every day is like a new day with new people to talk to and make laugh.

What I dislike about the company

They have you push certain things everyday and some people just don't want it they just came in for a meal in most cases and do not want to shop.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Cracker barrel
  • City
    Kokomo
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • Treat you employees with respect and don't allow guest to disrespect them either. Have a shift lead for every shift who can assist any department when overwhelmed or if someone calls in they can step in.

What I like about the company

I really enjoy my coworkers. I've made some life long friends and they make the day funner.

What I dislike about the company

Expecting us to work doubles every holiday and then cutting our hours to less then 10 hours a week. Expecting us to do the job of 2 people in the same amount of time.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    Cracker barrel
  • City
    Albuquerque
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered