Applebee's

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Applebee's Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
807 Reviews
3.0
807 Reviews
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Applebee's Chairman & CEO Julia Stewart
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265 Ratings

Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Server

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applebee's

    Pros

    Flexible, easy-going, work as much as you want

    Cons

    Working with those who cut corners or dont do things properly

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great! Loved the atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applebee's

    Pros

    The guests, coworkers, and food.

    Cons

    The slow business days were an issue but other than that nothing really to critique about Applebees or the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within more often

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fkexible

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - Food Server in Lynnwood, WA

    I have been working at Applebee's

    Pros

    Very easy to work a schedule around school and family. Management is very caring. Kitchen staff and front of house staff great.

    Cons

    Can get hectic and unreasonably busy......not a lot of training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great college job

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    Current Employee - Server At Applebees in Cranberry Twp, PA
    Current Employee - Server At Applebees in Cranberry Twp, PA

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

    Pros

    Good tips
    Friendly staff
    Nice manager

    Cons

    Long nights
    Annoying kitchen staff
    Lots of sidework

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Server

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applebee's

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, Positive corporate culture, Teamwork based

    Cons

    Working for tips is not consistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Gratcompany

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Jefferson City, MO

    I have been working at Applebee's

    Pros

    room for growth with managment

    Cons

    Late hours and long weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Long hours and a salary cook

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    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Vienna, WV
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Vienna, WV

    I have been working at Applebee's

    Pros

    Good pay, free meals, two weeks vacation.

    Cons

    More of an over paid cook than a manager, long hours, schedule was bad, worked close open regularly, decreased bonus program every year, 60-70 hours a week were normal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Being a server at Applebee's helps you develop better people and time-managing skills.

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    Current Employee - Server in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Server in Madison, WI

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

    Pros

    The bosses and co-workers are very friendly, and everyone works together as a team to get the job done efficiently. Your paycheck comes home with you every night that you work.

    Cons

    All of the walking around with unsupportive shoes can be hard on your joints. Hours might not be good at night if you're attending school because you may be working until close.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise server's wages.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great job for the right people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server At Applebees in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Server At Applebees in Shakopee, MN

    I worked at Applebee's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -The tips are fantastic!
    -Generally the co-workers are helpful and fun
    -Hours can be great if you are able to pick the days you want to work

    Cons

    -Long/late hours- might not even get the hours/shifts that you want
    -Work holidays
    -Cranky and unreasonable customers
    -Some crazy managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't yell at the employees so much

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Applebee's

    Pros

    Decent money, flexible schedule, ability to move up, great people to work with. Bonus program

    Cons

    Need to take better care of the people who are loyal to the brand. Stop hiring outside people at a higher rate then the promote from with ins. Pay needs to be more with amount of hours you will work. Insurance was pretty good up until this year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put yourself in the shoes of the people who actually work the positions before making some decisions. Ask for their input.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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