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    Fun job with the potential to earn good money.

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    Current Employee - Carside to Go  in  Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Carside to Go in Lexington-Fayette, KY

    I have been working at Applebee's part-time for more than 3 years


    Good pay for a college student, $8 and hour plus about $7 to $8 an hour in tips. This is a good job for someone who is going to college, or just some extra spending cash, wouldn't be a good career though. Fun work environment, always something interesting going on. Most co-workers are nice and depending on how often you work it really feels like a little family. Flexible hours. SOME room for advancement depending on what position you start out at. Management is very relaxed as long as you do what you are supposed to.


    Can be very long hours, without ANY breaks at all. You never know what time you are going to get off, you may be scheduled to leave at 8 o'clock and end up being there until 11 or 12. Tips can be unreliable, ranging from $2 a day to $140 in my case. No benefits. Food discounts are very stingy (only 25% off). I personally don't mind, but if you are sensitive the kitchen is a place for all kinds of crude jokes and sexual harassment at times. The people you work with can be very unreliable and you end up getting punished for their mistakes, if someone doesn't show up for their shift while you're working, you will have to stay to cover their shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people breaks, working on your feet for 9+ hours is exhausting and results in poor customer service. Improve the food discount, hungry workers are not good workers. Provide some way we can communicate with district managers.

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Applebee's Interviews

Updated Sep 5, 2014
Updated Sep 5, 2014

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    Waitress Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    Was hired on the spot. Express good customer service. THe manager was really nice and introduced me to many people. I transitioned into the company fairly quickly. I love my job now. I could have had more training but experience is the best training I believe. Be nice but professional.

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Headquarters Overland Park, KS
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

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 400 locations are... More

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