Applebee's

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Applebee's Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 612 reviews

64% Approve of the CEO

Applebee's Chairman & CEO Julia Stewart

Julia Stewart

(207 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, can usually work or get off by communicating with co-workers of the same position(in 37 reviews)

  • You get to meet new people each day and best of all you will be come nicer from having this job(in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, quality of life depends on franchise owners(in 35 reviews)

  • Needs to work on upper management communication skills along with proper work ethics(in 14 reviews)

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    Server At Applebees (Former Employee) El Dorado, AR

    ProsYou get what you put in when talking about tips. Hard to fail at this job if you know what you are doing.

    ConsYou have to be the manager occasionally

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the staff positive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work atmosphere.

    Bartender/Server (Current Employee) Virginia Beach, VA

    ProsYou are able to schedule days that you cannot work permanently. There is room for advancement. there are also rewards for different friendly competitions.

    ConsI do not really have anything bad to say about this company, occasionally you may be asked to cover a shift due to a call out, but that is about it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork harder to recognize people that are truly passionate about moving up through the company and mentor them to fulfill their goals.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's what you make of it

    Server At Applebees (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsYou decide your own salary depending on how well you do. Co-workers are great and for the most part so are the guests with the occasional bad table

    ConsCan't work full time. Inconsistent pay, rude guests. There are long hours and no breaks allowed. No benefits or paid time off either.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place

    Assistant General Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work company to work for. You cannot go wrong with Applebee's.

    ConsNone, just make sure you negociate your salary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    How i spent my earlier years at Applebees Restaurant.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere is a work friendly environment..employees and managers make u feel at home..

    ConsThis company does not offer any benefits to its employees....the pay is not sufficient as it is minimum wage...

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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    Great company to work for! Worked well with personal schedules and great to their employees.

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsGood work environment, great customers, good chain of commands.

    ConsSome shifts have long hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Server At Applebees (Current Employee) Doylestown, PA

    ProsGood work environment and great co-workers

    ConsLong hours, little break time and sometimes pretty slow.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great company with high expectations for quality control and customer service.

    Manager (Former Employee) Birmingham, AL

    ProsGreat place to work with a family atmosphere that gives the ability to build social networks with other employees and locations.

    ConsTasked with changing location after location to train Managers and pick up slowing sales growth. 80+ hour work weeks at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo Corporate: Have more passion for your Managers and Employees.

     

    A great company that promotes within

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFun and enjoyable work experience. great employees that take pride in their job. I would recommend anyone that wants to advance in the company

    ConsSmall salaries and hard to reach bonuses. Long hours are a must and if you have a family don't plan on spending any time with them

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement works hard, reward them with higher pay or annual pay increases

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    Forward thinking, fun company to work for that cares about its people and guests.

    Restaurant General Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGrowth opportunities within the company and across the U.S., development programs to assist with your career, fair pay, state of the art systems, reputation as a giant in casual dining, work alongside great people.

    ConsThe restaurant industry commands 55 hours per week in management and since weekends are the busiest shifts most managers work one or two days each weekend. It can be a high stress situation as business dictates. Need to be able to handle all types of situations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhile new systems help with understanding the casual dining industry, they also can take the teams away from the prime directive of serving great food and being involved with the guest. Do more analysis on the QOL piece and retention / turnover will save millions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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