Applebee's Reviews

Updated March 30, 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. eh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applebee's

    Pros

    everybody shares the workload so it never gets too stressful

    Cons

    it is probably just my area but we bring in people who just don't seem to know a 10% tip is pretty bad. i think its because food is too expensive for what you get.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Line Cook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applebee's

    Pros

    Fun Work Environment, most of the people you will work with are pretty cool.

    Cons

    Wage cap currently set at $10.00/hr. The amount of work you will do, especially in a busy area, is worth much more than $10.00/hr if you are good at it. Look for jobs at high-end restaurants and do the same job making more money.Little room for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
  9. Server

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    Current Employee - Server in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Server in Akron, OH

    I have been working at Applebee's

    Pros

    A definite positive would be the flexibility. Good money on the weekends and 50% off food for employee discount

    Cons

    A negative of working here is there are so many things you need to get/do/say for corporate. Always getting nagged at to do more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management tends to play favorites or pick on you about stupid stuff. Stop that and it would be better and more enjoyable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Fun place to work

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    Current Employee - Server At Applebees in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Server At Applebees in Bellevue, WA

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

    Pros

    Good tips, fun co workers, good atmosphere

    Cons

    Management trends to favor men

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward all employees, but just the men

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Theres alot of drama involed

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    Current Employee - Hostess/Carside to Go in Delafield, WI
    Current Employee - Hostess/Carside to Go in Delafield, WI

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

    Pros

    The coworkers, promotions, tips, understanding of schedule

    Cons

    Management, working late late hours, often no tips, tip share with other hosts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to listen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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