Applebee's Reviews

Updated April 26, 2015
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Applebee's Chairman & CEO Julia Stewart
Julia Stewart
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Pros
  • Discounts on food, flexible schedule (in 44 reviews)

  • good money opportunity for short amount of hours (in 31 reviews)

Cons
  • long hours could have higher pay (in 42 reviews)

  • Upper management frequently clocks employees out without telling them and continue to let them work (in 19 reviews)

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7 Employee Reviews

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  1. this company was ok to work for in the kitchen how ever the hours in the kitchen were not very good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Noblesville, IN
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Noblesville, IN

    I worked at Applebee's

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

    Pros

    the pay was decent for a kitchen position, the people were nice, the job was nice and physically and mentally demanding

    Cons

    the hours were not good barely worked over 20 hours a week, most of the work force in the kitchen only spoke spanish

    Advice to Management

    hire more people that speak FLUENT english and offer more hours for the employees 40+


  2. Horrendous

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Host in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Host in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at Applebee's

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

    Pros

    Pros lol. There are none

    Cons

    Horrible management, horrible pay rate, having to clean the men's and weomens bathrooms(even the tampon holders) without gloves, just overall horrible

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employes better


  3. Great experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Greenfield, IN
    Former Employee - Server in Greenfield, IN

    I worked at Applebee's full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Love the money as well as co workers

    Cons

    The hours aren't great especially with children.

    Advice to Management

    Love the management


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  5. No structure, no leadership.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Server in Westfield, IN
    Former Employee - Food Server in Westfield, IN

    I worked at Applebee's part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Discounted meals, flexible schedule, easy.

    Cons

    No opportunity to advance unless you want to serve for 5+ years, food is more than often wrong or cooked wrong, horrible pay, no breaks unless you're a smoker.

    Advice to Management

    You seek good servers, then hand them a script and hold them to it. Good servers have personality and don't need a script!


  6. I have never worked in a food service position but was surprised by how well I like working at Applebee's.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Server in Carmel, IN

    I have been working at Applebee's part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Very flexible schedule.

    Cons

    I'm not sure how pay is at other restaurants but the $2.13 an hour is not great. Luckily I make good tips.

    Advice to Management

    Dont micromanage so much. If there is a problem with certain employees address them directly and not all employees generally.


  7. It was a fun place to work. But I never want to work in the restaurant industry again.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Server in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Food Server in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Applebee's part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Applebee's was just an overall fun place to work. The food was good, so selling the products was pretty easy as long as you knew what you were talking about. The individuals I worked with also added to a great environment and made it an enjoyable job.

    Cons

    It is a restaurant, so if you can work restaurants or as a server, great! It seemed like perfection was expected of employees, which isn't a bad thing, except employees weren't rewarded accordingly.

    Advice to Management

    I think the biggest problem I had was the base pay. Most of the time, I never took any of that home, it all went to taxes.


  8. An 'alright' place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Applebee's

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Overtime
    Paid Vacation*
    Accommodating to time off requests

    Cons

    Incompetent management
    Limited staffing
    The competent staff is overburdened by the rest

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees feedback



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