Compare Hooters vs Carowinds BETA

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Hooters

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Carowinds

Employee Ratings

  • Hooters scored higher in 9 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 1074 reviews)
Hooters employees rated their Overall Rating 0.5 higher than Carowinds employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 187 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.3
Hooters employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.3 higher than Carowinds employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.0
Hooters employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Carowinds employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
2.6
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.6
Hooters employees rated their Work-life balance 0.3 higher than Carowinds employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Senior Management
3.0
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.3
Culture & Values
3.2
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Hooters Ceo Terry Marks
71%
71%Terry Marks
Hooters employees rated their CEO Approval 8% higher than Carowinds employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Carowinds Ceo Matt Ouimet
63%
63%Matt Ouimet
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
72%
Hooters employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 20% higher than Carowinds employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
52%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
47%
Hooters employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 14% higher than Carowinds employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
33%

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What Employees Say

  • "Girls" was the most mentioned Pro at Hooters.
  • "Free admission" was the most mentioned Pro at Carowinds.
  • Hooters had 48 more reviews than Carowinds that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Girls"(in 135 reviews)
"Flexible schedule"(in 87 reviews)
Pros
"Free admission"(in 16 reviews)
"Free tickets"(in 12 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 65 reviews)
"Catty"(in 32 reviews)
Cons
"Heat"(in 18 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 17 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Server/Waitress

I worked at Hooters full-time

Pros

Love the girls, the uniforms and the clientele.

Cons

Absolutely nothing, it’s an incredible place to work

Former Employee - Lead

I worked at Carowinds part-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Free entry into the park, discounts, some incentives

Cons

Low pay, cronyism, favoritism, managers/supervisors push political views on employees and if you don't agree you're alienated, guests are allowed to treat employees like dirt

Advice to Management

Better training for managers and supervisors. Don't allow spouses or significant others to work directly together. Keep politics and political views out of how management decides who they like and... who are no longer useful. Utilize and listen to experienced employees instead of tossing them out like yesterday's garbage. Yes all of these things happen at this park.

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