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    Former Employee - Server/Neighborhood Expert/Expo in Hays, KS
    Former Employee - Server/Neighborhood Expert/Expo in Hays, KS

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

    Recommends
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    Pros

    very flexible scheduling, clear job requirements, like any serving position, you generally make more if you work harder.

    Cons

    No vacations until after 1 year, some days you just get the shaft and hardly make anything, hourly managers are overworked and this can lead to some tension between servers/cooks and management as managers can be grumpy (understandably so, but that doesn't always make it better)

    Advice to Management

    While the STORE managers I worked with were exceptional, the regional management and the managers above them have very little clue as to how the business actually works. The expectation of adherence to varying requirements from regional managers that were obviously counterproductive to servers actually making money for themselves and the store were frequent and also frequently ignored once they left the building. If a store is successful, especially successful in relation to all other stores in the franchise, maybe you should consider letting them continue doing what they're doing rather then try to "improve" it.


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    Server Interview

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    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Interview with two different managers. Managers were very friendly and it was relaxing.Be prepared with customer service type questions/answers. You have to be willing to get your food handlers and liquor license too.

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Website www.applebees.com
Headquarters Kansas City, MO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Applebee's Services makes sure that even far-flung suburbs can have a neighborhood bar. The company operates the largest casual-dining chain with about 2,000 of its signature Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations across the US and in almost 20 other countries. Its eateries are primarily freestanding units and sport interiors festooned with local memorabilia to give each location an indigenous feel. The menu features beef, chicken, and pork items, as well as burgers, pasta, and seafood. The chain is known for its selection of appetizers. About ... More

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