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Denny's Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
267 Reviews
2.7
267 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • some of the co-workers are fun to work with (in 7 reviews)

  • Locations are opened 24 hours so that it is easy to work scheduling with school (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours being 24 hrs is rough with bar crowd (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Sucks

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Denny's

    Pros

    I hate working there, long shifts.

    Cons

    The amanagers suck and they are disorganized.

  2.  

    Corporate stores are AMAZING, Franchise- NO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Restaurant General Manager
    Current Employee - Restaurant General Manager

    I have been working at Denny's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, vacations, schedule, teamwork, ongoing training, coaching, everyone is friendly from district managers to the ceo.

    Cons

    Typical restaurant drama, turnover, constant menu changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Server

    Former Employee - Food Server
    Former Employee - Food Server

    I worked at Denny's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    God tips,great customers and great food.very affordable.great management.good teamwork.always new food items.great value 2468 menu.kids eat free after 4 oclock.after 4 we had 20% Aarp discount.My GM and night manager showed up everyday.they were very dedicated and loyal to our company.had the best line cooks in the business!!Dining room was always clean.

    Cons

    Working on holidays is a must.at times had to work long hours.very fast paced.they closed the greatest diner in Temple Texasdue to I35 construction.they broke up the best established team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in a new Dennys in Temple Texas!

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  5.  

    I worked for Denny's for three years before moving down south

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Star Coordinator in Canandaigua, NY
    Former Employee - Star Coordinator in Canandaigua, NY

    I worked at Denny's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Denny's is one of the best companies to ever work for.

    Cons

    I have no cons to discuss with Denny's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are and this company will continue to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Very Interesting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - Server in Gainesville, GA

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for with opportunity to advance very easily.

    Cons

    No consistancy in the work performance. High turnover in management and crew.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company to work for if you're in college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Food Server in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Food Server in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Interaction with the customers are great. Good Tips.

    Cons

    Impossible to get full time. Do NOT work the grave yard shift if you're going to school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If only they pay better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denny's full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You learn so much and improve your skill that u never imagen

    Cons

    Sometimes are not so much work

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great!!!!!!!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Appleton, WI

    I have been working at Denny's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back, Nice place to work at.

    Cons

    lazy co workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manager great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Corporate HQ treats its staff incredibly well. Wonderful leadership team.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administration in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Administration in Spartanburg, SC

    I worked at Denny's full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent compensation and work/life balance. Leadership cares about its staff.

    Cons

    HQ is located in a relatively isolated area of Spartanburg, so driving to Charlotte or Greenville is a common occurrence.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working for the Corporate Denny's was great. However when they went to franchise everything went south.

    Former Employee - Server in Barstow, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Barstow, CA

    I worked at Denny's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I started out working for a corporate store. That was great. The management cared about their staff because it was all about Teamwork. When we got busy, the managers did not hesitate to jump in help where ever it was needed to keep thing flowing smoothly. The overall guest satisfaction was high. While working for corporate, we didn't have to worry about our paychecks being on time or short. We even got vacation pay and 1\2 price on lunches. I would give Corporate a 5 Star rating.

    Cons

    When our store went to a franchise store; everything went bad. They took our vacation pay away and started deducting $4.00 everyday we worked for our lunches. (even if we didn't eat....we were still charged) Our paychecks were usually late and occasionally short. The franchise management did not understand the concept of teamwork. When it got busy, they would go to their office and not help out. It showed in the overall guest satisfaction. The franchise management played favoritism with the hours and if they don't like you; they simply will not schedule you to work. They don't even have enough professionalism to fire you. I would give Franchise a 1 Star rating.

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