Denny's Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Denny's President & CEO John Miller
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Pros
  • 24 hours so plenty of hours to go around (in 7 reviews)

  • its got great people and great food (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, bonuses are hard to achieve (in 10 reviews)

  • The Upper management has no respect to us servers (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Server

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denny's part-time

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

    Pros

    working with great people meeting new people

    Cons

    pay low no much bad things to say other than that


  2. Hostess

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hostess in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - Hostess in Roseville, CA

    I have been working at Denny's (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and hospitable place

    Cons

    Can be hectic and stressful

    Advice to Management

    Please make sure your taking cate of all your employees and dont favorite them


  3. Review

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    Former Employee - Server/Manager Trainee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Server/Manager Trainee in Denver, CO

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

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

    Pros

    Hire felons. Good money. Benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours. Owner needs to fix stores

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


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  5. Server

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denny's full-time

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

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with, the customers that became friends, and the great money I made while working there.

    Cons

    It's very hard work being a server, but all worth it. Lots of time on my feet.

    Advice to Management

    pay your servers better.


  6. Dish Washer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Denny's

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

    Pros

    Overall good experience. Team atmosphere present any questions answered promptly. It is the food service industry but compared to competitors a good place to work.

    Cons

    Not able to think of any major cons other than possibly working with the employee on pay slightly as other competitors seem to be more competitive

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to improve slightly and train the new hires better. Need to emphasize the team effort


  7. General Manager

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - General Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Denny's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    For GM position, mostly daytime hours. Two consecutive days off is highly stressed as a GM and Assistant Manager. Although as a GM you need to consider yourself the owner and be available at all times, as anyone would expect.

    Cons

    Working Holidays, but that is the service industry. 24 hours, 7 days a week. It can be challenging managing a third shift, ie graveyard.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees well, get to know them professionally, you will need their help at times to staff a 24 hour restaurant. Value your cooks, it takes alot of skill and talent to be a good one.


  8. cashier

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denny's

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

    Pros

    good pay, respected by everyone that worked there, meeting good customers,great food to,and good work environment.

    Cons

    very busy, might meet some bad customers, if you are not ready to work you might not have a great experience.


  9. Good position

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    Current Employee - Assistant Restaurant Manager in Chester, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Restaurant Manager in Chester, VA

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

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

    Pros

    Salary is good. Benefits and bonuses are good as well

    Cons

    Very long hours. Some times it could be 70 hours a week.


  10. Not really worth it.

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    Current Employee - Certified Trainer/Waitress in Stockbridge, GA
    Current Employee - Certified Trainer/Waitress in Stockbridge, GA

    I have been working at Denny'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

    Meet many new people everyday.

    Cons

    Crazy hours with no advancement. No healthcare or employee perks. Will just about hire anyone

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect then they might stay with the company longer.


  11. Horrible management

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    Former Employee - Server in Snellville, GA
    Former Employee - Server in Snellville, GA

    I worked at Denny's full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are no pros, mostly cons. Stayed for 6 months longer than most people.

    Cons

    Always dead Management changes often Clueless employees No breaks No money



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