Applebee's Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
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  1. Horrible food and miserable management

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    Former Employee - Expo, Host, Server in Hudson, WI
    Former Employee - Expo, Host, Server in Hudson, WI

    I worked at Applebee's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tips, and the flexible hours and schedule that comes with a restaurant job.

    Cons

    The management, the food, the cleanliness, the high school atmosphere, basically everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Don't expect to make any money

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    Former Employee - Server in Buffalo, MN
    Former Employee - Server in Buffalo, MN

    I worked at Applebee's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are multiple positions to choose from at this company and the hours are flexible

    Cons

    The customers are cheap and rude, you need to work constant double shifts to make any money. But if you get close to our 40 hours expect to be kicked out mid shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff with respect and think ahead when making the schedule. It isn't fair to make a person work a double with no break in between to eat or sit down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Applebee's was great with the first round of management

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    Former Employee - Everything in New Brighton, MN
    Former Employee - Everything in New Brighton, MN

    I worked at Applebee's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a great company and great management with great employees, kitchen, front of the house and carside.
    The the company was bought out by another franchise. BOOM! !!!!!

    Cons

    It became microwave haven, rude new management. BESIDES a few! !. No employee was good enough anymore. The higher ups became hateful and rude. Witch made a place where every employee was there from the beginning to lot's of new faces. Dress codes didn't matter. We didn't matter.!!! I felt bad for all those great manager's and the fantastic employees. If you love microwave food and server's that are stressed about loosing their jobs go to the BEE'S.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be FAIR, be nice, TREAT HOW YOU WANT TO BE TREATED. Be a HUMAN. To those great manager's GET OUT! !!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. What a horrible company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Server in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Server in Bloomington, MN

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can make decent money if you work very hard and can constantly stay on the managers good side.

    Cons

    The corporate office creates a negative cut throat environment were you are threatened with warnings, write ups and even termination if you do not up sell enough and get people to go online and fill out surveys on the service. we are required to get a minimum of 3 surveys every month each or we get written up. The first month, you are required to come in early on your day off to take a training class on how to push up sells and guilt customers into taking the survey. After the 3rd month, that means automatic termination. They do not care about thier employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    quit your job and find a company that doesn't steal your soul.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Keep on Moving and Don't Stop to Apply Here

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Blaine, MN
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Blaine, MN

    I worked at Applebee's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The staff was decent most of the time.

    Cons

    55-60 hrs a week
    Horrible pay
    Required to do more than anyone person could possibly manage to do in one day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek managment experience somewhere else!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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