Applebee's Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Applebee's Chairman & CEO Julia Stewart
Julia Stewart
318 Ratings

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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1,027 Employee Reviews

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  1. great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    good hourly wage and great

    Cons

    management needs improvement and to


  2. Hostess

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

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

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

    Pros

    meet great people, fun environment

    Cons

    when it gets slow it gets very boring

    Advice to Management

    help the employees more instead of staying in the office all day


  3. Hostess

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hostess
    Current Employee - Hostess

    I have been working at Applebee's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being a Hostess is a great way to make money here in these restaurants. Depending on the restaurant the managers could be awesome. I love my managers. My schedule is super flexible because it is online and you can drop a shift and switch with people.

    Cons

    The inconsistency of hours and shifts. I could sometimes come in for 3 hours and sometimes come in for 7 hours and get no break. Bussing tables.

    Advice to Management

    Have the schedule be more consistent. Stop over hiring for Servers hire more people in the back. Be more strict on attendance.


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  5. Fair, but uncaring.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Kennewick, WA
    Current Employee - Server in Kennewick, WA

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Applebee's is a staple in the American culinary industry. It's everywhere and therefore makes it easy to transfer to other stores across the nation. It can be light environment and an opportunity to make decent money with little to no higher education.

    Cons

    Might be obvious, but the company doesn't care for you. I've seen way too many corners cut and employees, including long time general managers tossed aside for the "overall benefit" of the company. Do your work, keep your head down and you'll be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees know you're in charge and be consistent. You can be friends, you can have laughs, but don't let them get the upper hand on you. Keep a tight leash with a comfortable collar.


  6. Job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applebee's

    Pros

    Fun, quick paced. Always changing - you never have 2 of the same days in a row.

    Cons

    They pay you on a credit card. You have to pay your hourly wage to take the money off.


  7. server job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Glenmont, NY
    Former Employee - Server in Glenmont, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Sometimes free food on shift, awesome coworkers, overall reasonable management

    Cons

    Tips vary widely, Boh not competent

    Advice to Management

    New management is unreasonable


  8. AGM

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    Fun staff. Fast paced environment

    Cons

    Late hours. Long shifts


  9. Bartender

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennett Square, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kennett Square, PA

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good tips, good management, can move up, word hard and you're rewarded. Great training program.

    Cons

    Took a while in training,


  10. Decent place for someone new to hospitality

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Applebee's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great learning experience for a new comer to the industry.
    Wasn't too difficult to have a few pretty good nights in tips a week.

    Cons

    The managers really don't seem to like their jobs possibly because they work 6-7 days a week and never really get to see what the outside world has to offer.

    Advice to Management

    Their managers need more time off because you can just tell they're being worked far too often.


  11. some good things

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

    I worked at Applebee's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lot's of hours available if you want to work them
    Some folks created a fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Promises for raises made, but not kept
    Having cooks clean the kitchen made for very long nights

    Advice to Management

    Don't string people along
    Reward quality work



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