Applebee's Reviews

Updated April 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. Helpful (1)

    Good but could've been better.

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    Current Employee - Server in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Server in Greensboro, NC

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

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

    Pros

    The guests, for the most part. And even some of the employees. Great food and drinks. Good prices.

    Cons

    Hated the favoritism that was shown to certain employees. Management needs some serious people skills.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Most days, it was really fun!

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    Former Employee - Server in Rutland, VT
    Former Employee - Server in Rutland, VT

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

    Pros

    Really fun job
    Great coworkers
    Good managers
    Easy money
    Fast paced and exciting

    Cons

    High employee turnover
    Difficult to get time off sometimes
    Scheduling issues
    Can be really long hours

    Advice to Management

    More leniency on scheduling conflicts and time off requests would be preferred.

  3. Bartender at Applebee's

    Current Employee - Applebees Bartender/Neighborhood Expert Server in Lawrenceville, NJ
    Current Employee - Applebees Bartender/Neighborhood Expert Server in Lawrenceville, NJ

    I have been working at Applebee's

    Pros

    Teaches you about sense of urgency and time management. Tips based on your personality/work ethic. Great management.

    Cons

    Highly stressful environment. Very fast paced. High turn over. Poor training methods. Long hours with no breaks.

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  5. Hostess

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Great for those wanting to get experience in the restaurant industry; I learned a lot and have a new respect for those who do work in the restaurant industry

    Cons

    Not all employees tried their hardest; it was difficult to work with some waiters/waitresses

    Advice to Management

    Enforce rules

  6. busboy

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    Former Employee - Busser in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Busser in Bronx, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    clean tables check the bathroom put ice in the bar area run food ect

    Cons

    come on time responsibility respectful

    Advice to Management

    work hard and and work done

  7. Am hard worker and very effeint and fast

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applebee's (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked many in fast foods restraunts and other places

    Cons

    Very effeint and fast learning

    Advice to Management

    Hard working and fast

  8. Server

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

    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

    Easy work for good money. You build a lot of great relationships with the people.

    Cons

    There's always conflict with someone not pulling their own weight. Management tried their best, but with the staffing issues we ran into for a few months straight, everything went downhill quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Try your best not to burn out. And spend more time (and be more selective) in the hiring process. It'll work out better in the long run.

  9. Office clerk Franchise in Dallas

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    Current Employee - Staff in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Staff in Dallas, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Fast paced honest work. Focus on growing business and making a profit and the profit is shared with employees. Most of the management seems to care about their employees. Owner of this Franchise has a plan and a good one.

    Cons

    Management does not see that some employees like to bully others and sometimes it feels like it is encouraged. Stop the drama that is created by two employees in the office one is loud and one cry's and uses others to get her way.

    Advice to Management

    Do not believe every thing one person states. Those who keep the eyes on someone else are only keeping the eyes off of them. You have potential for a great company with a little less drama.
    Cheerleader mentality

  10. cook

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applebee's

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

    Pros

    flexible, easy, good management, weekly pay

    Cons

    caps pay at 13 per hour

  11. Fun fast place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applebee's

    Pros

    Great interactive environment and a great way to build customer service skills.

    Cons

    Very fast paced, must earn your keep as a server since hourly wages are low so you depend on your tips

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

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