Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
86 Reviews
3.1
86 Reviews
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Joseph Trungale
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are always some great people in every company and Perkins has plenty of them (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 to achieve yearly salary (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Out going people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Server in Duluth, MN

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Out going employees great environment

    Cons

    Some customers get really crabby

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great starter job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Server in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    As a server, you make great money and see lots of different kind of people. The staff that you work with varies as turnover in restaurants is typically high.

    Cons

    Long hours often with random breaks as you take them to match business flow. As with all customer service jobs, occasionally have to deal with people who think you are beneath them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of those who take care of your customers. It goes a long way towards keeping good staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's a decent job.

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

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    Great people, plenty of hours, great management.

    Cons

    Only cook for several hours at a time, long work hours, burned out too easily.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun as a waiter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Host, Waiter, Cook in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Host, Waiter, Cook in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    The food discounts. Flexible hours for a college kid. Pay was descent because of returning customers. I like the job. Not a career...but a good job to get a foundation in the service industry.

    Cons

    The owner would come in and mess with us trying to run things, but just became confused and it was more funny than anything. Some of the employees were a little questionable when it came to service. Sometimes not friendly and a gossip circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More fun events or incentives to keep us motivated. I like the $$. Give better areas to better servers, not just based on tenure..

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Antiquated, but good to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in West Covina, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in West Covina, CA

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong management. Low turnover. They really try to create a strong team at each store unit level. If you work hard, you can move up relatively fast.

    Cons

    They really need to remodel a number of the locations and update the brand. It's dated and past its prime. While it is a good company to move up in while you are young, it isn't a company you want to work for in the long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update the image and concept of the brand.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Family atmosphere, friendly people to work with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrator in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Administrator in Mission Viejo, CA

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competent, well managed company with friendly people to work with.

    Cons

    Low pay for the positions in comparison to other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some improvement needed especially in your ability to take advantage of today's technologies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Hourly workers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    Amazing having a place where employees can come on here and say their stores were dirty...yet the next employee doesnt think they should have scrub or clean anything .....gotta love it.

    Cons

    I have no cons all rest are the same different people . We choose where we are and can create a shift to be whatever we need it to be . I work for another company .

  9.  

    Former Server - Perkin's in NJ

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Forked River, NJ
    Former Employee - Server in Forked River, NJ

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was a new store opening, so the training was very thorough. The training staff was also extremely up-beat and encouraging.

    Cons

    The specials were so cheap it was nearly impossible to have a worthwhile day in tips. A lot of servers were also fired within the first week or two for silly things such as not wearing black socks, or trying to sign into their shift a minute early.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on servers not claiming their tips. I watched employees walk out with $50 in tips and still get a full paycheck to meet the minimum wage requirements.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Former server - Perkins in NJ

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Flemington, NJ
    Former Employee - Server in Flemington, NJ

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible with my school schedule, good way to make money if you're a student, good coworkers. Any of the cons listed below really only apply to the individual and not the company as a whole.

    Cons

    If you aren't good at serving and aren't a people-person, you won't make as much money or get the good shifts. Sometimes they'll take advantage of you if you have free time; live close by; and are a hard worker. It's hard, but you have to learn to say "No."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad, but not great.

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

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time

    Pros

    Great working environment. The other servers I worked with were friendly and for the most part worked together to get through each shift. Managers could get a little frustrated at times, welcome to working in the food industry.

    Cons

    Dealing with irate customers who expect everything from you, but offer nothing in return. Tips were usually minimal and expectancy of service was usually pretty high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline the whole process with better training for those helping the servers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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