Hooters Girl (Current Employee) – Chantilly, VA – January 10, 2018
Week days are kinda slow depending on the season! Weekends are busy when there are events at the Expo Center (Gun show). Management it self when its busy does get kinda overwhelmed and stressful. Most of the girls that do work there help each other out by running their food, drink, and helping set up the restaurant in the mornings. But watch your back for the girls that don't. Hardest part is keeping busy when there are no customers. You'll make girl friends with some of girls there if you really want to, they are mostly all very sweet. Overall, i enjoyed making girl friends there whom i can now call some close friends.
friends regular customers
you will meet rude customers, but its ok, just kill them with kindness
It is a fun atmosphere just a bit stressfull due to the alcohol. Food is great , staff is amazing for the most part and environment is awsome . It becomes a bit stressful when customers tend to confuse the restaurant for a bar and sometimes becomes an issue when it comes to cutting people off. Other than that great .
Dealing with upset costumers trying to get over served with alcohol.
Being a Hooters girl is a fun job, my managers were always understanding, and you get decent tips for an honestly extremely easy job. Sometimes the customers can get to you, but I'm sure thats every restaurant. They tend to promote within so its easy to move up and there are tons of room for improvement in the company.
Server (Former Employee) – Lake Buena Vista, FL – January 20, 2018
Overall it was a great way to gain experience serving. However I would never recommend working there. The girls I worked with were supportive and friendly and the management staff was as well. The customers are the reason I left.
Cheff (Current Employee) – Nashville, TN – January 19, 2018
Everything requires work and skills. When you work hard it pays. When you listen you learn. The more i learn the more i know. The better i get the more i succeed. Life is a test that i am ready to Pass!
Good hours, personally made work schedule, good coworkers, and people that believe in you helps out when in need.
People Being disrespected, and people not treating eachother equally and being a Team.
Team Lead and Certified Franchise Trainer (Former Employee) – Selma, TX – January 17, 2018
I learned so much about my self-confidence at this job! It can be pretty intimidating being surrounded by beautiful girls, but you just have to work harder and have better service to do as well. If you plan to work here, you have to get past the stigma that has always been attached to the company- most of the girls I met were super respectful, successful, and decent girls. I made some of the best friends through working here
I supported myself throughout my college career and did very well for myself. It's a little demanding because of the hours, but you are able to switch shifts with other girls and most managers are pretty flexible. The only time there were any complaints were when we were short staffed and had to accommodate.
Hooters works with a lot of charities and does some really good things for the community
Made a TON of business connections as well as great life long friends!!
good money, keeps you busy, connections, confidence, rewards are deserved
long shifts on your feet, must always be presentable, working on slow days and during short staffed periods, favoritism
Trainer (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – January 17, 2018
I have been with Hooters for a total of about 11 years and I learned a lot about responsibility, loyalty, commitment and team work! It made for a fun place to work and it got me comfortably through college with their flexible scheduling.
Server (Former Employee) – Indiana – January 17, 2018
I enjoyed going to work because i got along so well with the morning girls. unfortunetly not all the manager played the same way so it wasnt fair all the time. hope they can weed out the bad management so this place can start rocking again!
Cook (Former Employee) – Manhattan, NY – January 16, 2018
For a young person in college or right out of highschool it is a good learning experience. it is corporate and you wont be making a lot. but the environment fluctuates from dead quiet to insanely busy. so in the quiet times prepare for the busy time. You usually will know when that will be.
Hostess/Food Runner/Server (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 14, 2018
Like any customer service-restaurant job, income varies day by day. The location I worked at had a constant wait list, so we were busy from open to close every dinner shift. Long shifts, but the money was worth it. Being stiffed was very common, probably occured with at least 2-4 tables every day, per server. Managers were always on the floor, always on call, always willing to help. They really looked after us, and made sure we always felt valued within the company. Overall one of the greatest experiences I had. Definitely would have stayed with the restaurant if I didn't have to relocate.
Server/Hostess/Trainer (Former Employee) – San Bruno, CA – January 10, 2018
If you need extra money in your pockets the jobs good for that. You make ok tips, certain days of the week can be super slow. Good for serving experience, but has really bad management. Managers are very immature and passive apressive.
Server/customer service representative (Former Employee) – Hattiesburg, MS – January 10, 2018
A typical day working at Hooters included shift meetings telling you about the deals of the day. You would wait on tables and tend to the customers. Management there worked very much on favortism and were very unprofessional.
I currently work at a Hooters location. Pay is minimum wage, and tips haven't been as good as expected. Management is good, but the location simply isn't busy enough. No benefits until 1 year I believe, besides tuition reimbursement at 6 months. They're great at working around your schedule, but you can only work part time so I'm not making enough money to survive.