Applebee's Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule, can usually work or get off by communicating with co-workers of the same position (in 44 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Long hours are a must and if you have a family don't plan on spending any time with them (in 42 reviews)

  • Upper management is aware of the problem, but refuses to acknowledge the danger (in 19 reviews)

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  1. FoH Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applebee's

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, Friendly CoWorkers Potential Bonuses

    Cons

    Long hours, no weekends, late night every night. Short staffed, Corporate does not care about you, Bonuses are fixed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Good company bad customers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applebee's

    Pros

    Fun place good co-workers and managers

    Cons

    Bad Customers who treat staff poorly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it fun and respect your staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applebee's

    Pros

    Valuable growing opportunity. Interesting place.

    Cons

    Friendship, benefits, schedule, work outfit.

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  5. I was a server running around, tending to the needs of the person to my right, left, front, and back.

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    Former Employee - Server in Blaine, MN
    Former Employee - Server in Blaine, MN

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

    Pros

    It teaches you how to organize your time, and multi-task. I have never worked in an environment where every second mattered, and mult-tasking to such a degree was essential.

    Cons

    The compensation in general as a server is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inform the servers of upcoming changes to the menu before you walk out on the floor to find out by having a customer ask you about the new change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Working for applebees was my first real job

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    Former Employee - Waitress in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Waitress in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    its a job atleast there will always be issues waitressing. its not a career but its a way to make money

    Cons

    dont really have Any cons i had a somewhat pleasant experience. ITS NOT A CAREER

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Applebee's was a wonderful entry level service job>

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    Former Employee - Trainer in Castle Rock, CO
    Former Employee - Trainer in Castle Rock, CO

    I worked at Applebee's full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Can learn a lot about how to make money through hospitality

    Cons

    Low menu prices= Low tip percentages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers are awesome concept is becomes out grown

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. This was the best experience of my life.

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and great people to work with in all levels of the organization.

    Cons

    Can't remember the last time I worked a 55 hour work week. You have to put in 65 plus to survive and be suceesful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember you are only as strong as your weakest link. But why is that link weak. See above quality of life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great Management!!!

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Montgomeryville, PA
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Montgomeryville, PA

    I worked at Applebee's

    Pros

    -Flexible scheduling
    -Positive team environment
    -Good mix of employees

    Cons

    -Training seemed tedious if you have already been a server
    -Some requests off were ignored even after being accepted on Stafflinq

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Communication between managers was almost non-existent, get on the same page!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. It's fine.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applebee's

    Pros

    The money is good for the hours

    Cons

    Fairness in the work place is not up to par

  11. Fun work environment, poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applebee's

    Pros

    exciting, fun work environment for a first job

    Cons

    poor management, unorganized, low wages

    Doesn't Recommend

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