Applebee's

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Applebee's Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
634 Reviews

3.0
634 Reviews
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Applebee's Chairman & CEO Julia Stewart
Julia Stewart
215 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule, can usually work or get off by communicating with co-workers of the same position (in 38 reviews)

  • good money opportunity for short amount of hours (in 27 reviews)


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

  • Upper management is aware of the problem, but refuses to acknowledge the danger (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    Had A Fun Time There

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    Former Employee - Waiter  in  Modesto, CA
    Former Employee - Waiter in Modesto, CA

    Pros

    I worked with alot of fun people so that made it an enjoyable work atmosphere. It was always busy so the work shifts went by fast.

    Cons

    As in any type of job working directly with the public, you see both the good as well as bad side of people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    very thought out routine

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Team support great new tasty foods plus drinks , very clean

    Cons

    Sharp corners blind side , no trays, computer diaolog abrv.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get drinking server tray

  3.  

    Great place to work during college

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server  in  Greenville, TX
    Former Employee - Server in Greenville, TX

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good money, good management,

    Cons

    Clientele, expensive insurance, back of house staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The Neighborhood

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with and great atmosphere

    Cons

    long hours could have higher pay

  6.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server  in  Thomasville, GA
    Current Employee - Server in Thomasville, GA

    Pros

    Applebee's is a great starting place. You will learn a lot of patience and how to have good customer service. I worked there for five years off and on because I am a student.

    Cons

    When really busy, its difficult for host to hurry up and clean up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Server

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    Former Employee - Server At Applebees  in  El Dorado, AR
    Former Employee - Server At Applebees in El Dorado, AR

    Pros

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

    Cons

    You have to be the manager occasionally

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the staff positive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great work atmosphere.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender/Server  in  Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Bartender/Server in Virginia Beach, VA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It's what you make of it

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    Former Employee - Server At Applebees  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Server At Applebees in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    You 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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place

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    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant General Manager

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None, just make sure you negociate your salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    How i spent my earlier years at Applebees Restaurant.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

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