Denny's Reviews

Updated August 19, 2015
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Pros
  • 24 hours so plenty of hours to go around (in 7 reviews)

  • its got great people and great food (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, bonuses are hard to achieve (in 10 reviews)

  • The Upper management has no respect to us servers (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Terrible.

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    Former Employee - Host/Hostess in Hanover, MD
    Former Employee - Host/Hostess in Hanover, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Denny's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing. It is a terrible company. I regret even ever eating there. I definitely would never tell anyone to work, even look at the place.

    Cons

    Dirty, unorganized, terrible management & company, rude management, family isn't important. Girls could get off for their birthdays but when my grandmother died and I had to leave for Florida, they wouldn't let me have my check and they wouldn't let me have time off because it "wasn't a reasonable excuse." No company should ever say that!

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage a restaurant and your employees. Place is a wreck...


  2. Roach infested Dennys

    Former Employee - Waitress in Vineland, NJ
    Former Employee - Waitress in Vineland, NJ

    I worked at Denny's (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Got to meet a lot of new people

    Cons

    Roach infested and bossy employess


  3. Denny's Woodland

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Discount on food items. Open 24 hours.

    Cons

    Lack of room for employment growth. Work maximum amount of hours without giving enough hours to become full time. Work schedule changes weekly.

    Advice to Management

    Management should not punish employees who need time off by reducing hours. Myself and several employees received reduced hours by requesting vacation days, or other needed time off.


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  5. "exempt manager" Really hmmm what if i only cooked and washed dishes,Ivenot done one closeout or any paperwork in 8years

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Denny's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get a managers meal..

    Cons

    I was going to tell all but ill wait The hen is the wisest of all the animal creation because she never cackles until after the egg has been laid.

    Advice to Management

    General manager stop discriminating against women,stop paying employees under table .Stop abusing bullying your manager and employees -eeoc is going to visit ;-). .Ive never managed anything more then a service assistant , employees run the restaurant ...I've kept everything logged and witnessed signed for 8 years. Servers who are in good with the GM doesn't give them the right to coupon or birthday every ticket for an extra tip, its stealing and ive showed you over and over you let it go on, your comments in the past are, well dennys has taken away medical,paid hoidays etc , you are encouraging stealing !.When you pull the till at 3pm, take care of your open checks, you cash them all out on my till ,leaving me short every shift and your tills never over hmmmm. Servers need to be accountable for those checks. All managers at all the dennys, keep records of everything that happens you dont have to put up with it.The biggest one is you use the petty cash for draws for the employees , omg... Don't divide and conquer the restaurant , meaning dont talk bad about your managers, employees will tell the mangers about it. Remember gms if a assistant manager works all night long putting in 14 hour days saving labor, dont roll your eyes at them in the morning and go pshhhshh cause im not done with the till from the night before and you're only upset cause im sitting in your chair . tell them thanks get some rest go home.. If your are a gm inform the managers when updates come from corporate, you are already the top dog, dont be a dictator all the time, power can come back on you and its always the quite guy that gets you...


  6. Server

    Former Employee - Server in Kernersville, NC
    Former Employee - Server in Kernersville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits. Can eat the food for your break.

    Cons

    You work all different types of shifts because there open 24 hours. Only have a 30 minute break if you get a break.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to learn how to talk to employees in a respectful manner no matter what.


  7. Assistant manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Menifee, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Menifee, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Denny's full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly guests, easy to learn,free food or half priced,as long as you know your specs store practically ran itself.

    Cons

    Long hours, no benefits that were affordable or worth anything,owner was unprofessional and had favoritism towards the female employees, poor repairs and maintenance of issues that directly impacted guests-clogged drains in foh, really stained and moldy wet carpet. Employees that never got any discipline or back up from bosses regarding employees follow up.

    Advice to Management

    Stay away from these types of businesses, they will take you in and use you up and if you want quality of life, forget it.


  8. Denny's work life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kissimmee, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kissimmee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company pays well if employeed in a corporate owned unit.

    Cons

    No regard for employees personal time. District Managers regularly expect you to work on off days while leaving areas short-handed for managers; sometimes for years.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need a quality of life if you expect them to stay with company.


  9. first time work experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Hostess in Coral Springs, FL
    Current Employee - Hostess in Coral Springs, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Denny's part-time

    Pros

    This was my first job I thought I would love it but I didn't. The only con in this whole experience was that I gained work experience every thing else sucked about this job.

    Cons

    You work for hours and don't get paid on time You have to call to find out what days you are working They hire people knowing that their only going to give them one or two days out of the week They withheld my pay check for three weeks straight THE MANAGERS TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF YOU WHEN THEY KNOW THAT THIS IS YOUR FIRST JOB

    Advice to Management

    TO MANAGERS THAT I HAD WHERE I WORKED YOU GUYS A RE LOW LIFE'S YOU PRAY ON INNOCENT NEW EMPLOYEES AND TAKE FULL ADVANTAGE OF THEM I WILL NEVER WORK FOR A DENNY'S EVER AGAIN.


  10. management & hostile environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Server in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Food Server in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Denny's (More than a year)

    Pros

    providing great customer service to our guests and to have them come back and request to sit in your station every time , priceless....

    Cons

    corporate and franchise Denny's human resources does nothing to help employees in a hostile environment cause by upper management .

    Advice to Management

    address, respect, treat your employees, your staff the way you would want to be spoken to or treated.


  11. My experience

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Woodland Park, CO
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Woodland Park, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Denny's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff I worked with could be upbeat and positive and people were close to each other.

    Cons

    The management was very biased, they took poor care of my paperwork and confirming very crucial subjects such as pay; tardy policy among other things. As well as one manager Richard Torres mulitiple times would serve food that was dropped on the ground or food that shouldn't have been played at all. The whole operation was very unprofessional, even the owner of the store held catering events that weren't sanctioned.

    Advice to Management

    Act professional. You can't expect your employees to be outstanding if you're putting out a very mediocre, sloppy, and very little effort.



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