Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

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Updated May 14, 2015
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Joseph Trungale
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Pros
  • Great people, plenty of hours, great management (in 5 reviews)

  • Good tips,Fun and fast paced,certain managment excellent, (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • unstable upper management in the company (in 5 reviews)

  • Long hours often with random breaks as you take them to match business flow (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Worked for Perkins in Management for several years........

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Bloomington, MN

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training , both in and out of stores.
    People generally great.
    Food consistant

    Cons

    Not willing to upgrade older stores.
    Upper Management is rotating continually especially the Regional managers.
    Higher level managers rarely if at all seen or do they seem to care about the stores that need the most attention.
    It tends to be a "boys club" at some level.
    Not really a great place to work if you need family time off.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management show up and act like you care in the stores that need help , remodels, staffing , etc. Virtually invisible.


  2. Good money for a server in the area

    Current Employee - Server in Indiana, PA
    Current Employee - Server in Indiana, PA

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Loyal regulars. Chance to make decent fast cash.

    Cons

    Customers from the area tend to be rude and entitled.

    Advice to Management

    Show more concern about the way employees treat each other


  3. Perkins

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waitress in Toms River, NJ
    Former Employee - Waitress in Toms River, NJ

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Made my college bills, flexibility with scheduling, and overall decent tips.

    Cons

    Food quality is not that good.

    Advice to Management

    Depends on the Manager.


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  5. Tips are great but only staying here until I find another job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Server in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time

    Pros

    Tips

    Some of the people are nice

    Discounts on food

    Cons

    I usually work 1.5-2 hours passed my scheduled time.

    Open 24 hours including holidays. If you're new, be prepared to work every holiday while others are never scheduled

    Advice to Management

    They could post the weekly schedule in advance instead of the day before the new week starts OR the first day of the new week.

    Schedule more people during the busy rush hours.

    At the end of your shift, servers are all in charge of cleaning up specific areas. I was never trained in what to actually do, and there are various ways people have told me what's supposed to happen (i.e there needs to be a concise way of cleaning up)


  6. Helpful (1)

    Little Giant Company Struggles

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible shifts, higher pay, The People, The Food, French Silk Pie, Chicken Tender Melt, Excuse to get out of holidays with relatives...

    Cons

    The pay, the hours, the people, holiday work, Christmas away from home, recent bankruptcy leaves the management unsteady.

    Advice to Management

    Let a bigger company with some assets purchase this "Once Great" restaurant company so there can once again be stability in the ranks. No body willing to take any bullets because everyone's job is at risk...


  7. Meh!

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

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay with flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Long hours to achieve yearly salary.


  8. A way to make a living throughout college

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

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The hours were very flexible and can make quite a considerable amount off of regulars and on the weekend mornings.

    Cons

    The customer is always right so no matter what you say or do, if the customer says you are wrong you ARE wrong and that is that.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees sometimes they may know how to handle a certain situation because they have delt with a similar one like that before


  9. Bad management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Davenport, FL
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Davenport, FL

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really not a good reason to work here to be honest poor team work in Davenport Florida unorganized

    Cons

    Well multitasking as in washing dishes and busing tables cleaning rest rooms at the same time unirrelevant for one person

    Advice to Management

    Understand employees more ask them are they alright and don't take advantage of them well that's what they did to me in Davenport and more sanitizing as cleaning the work place better..oh good food


  10. "Server/ Certified Trainer/ Host

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Host/Cashier/Server/Certified Trainer in Flemington, NJ
    Former Employee - Host/Cashier/Server/Certified Trainer in Flemington, NJ

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great money, Good hours, opportunities for SMALL advancements (host to server or server to trainer). Turnover was low because most of the management was professional and courteous.

    Cons

    After training a new server she became my manager in 3 weeks. Eventually she was fired and arrested for stealing from the company.

    Advice to Management

    Management is necessary for any company to function, but it needs to be qualified management


  11. Never a dull moment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you love people this is one of the best places to work. They always have something entertaining going on there. Great fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes the rush hour can be overwhelming and if you're busy at work and you have an appointment that same day there is a high chance you will miss that appointment.



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