Denny's

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Denny's Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 211 reviews

58% Approve of the CEO

Denny's President & CEO John Miller

John Miller

(65 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent compensation and work/life balance(in 4 reviews)

  • great people to work with and develop long friendships with(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours being 24 hrs is rough with bar crowd(in 9 reviews)

  • Depending on your store, upper management can very greatly(in 9 reviews)

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    Great place to work...depending on the location.

    Server (Former Employee) Hoffman Estates, IL

    ProsFun work environment, meet interesting people.

    ConsGood money doesn't always come with more hours. Very busy at times with little support, i.e. sometimes the restaurant was completely full and there was no bus boy or host and only 3 servers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo a quality check of all your restaurants. I was constantly told that my location (Hoffman Estates, IL) was a great Denny's and they passed other Denny's just to come to ours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Other workers were very helpful and nice to work with

    Food Server (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    ProsMeet new people and the food

    Consmanagement have no communication or any type of order amongst themselves

    Advice to Senior Managementupper management needs to do a suprise visit to see how things are run.

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    Very Interesting

    Server (Former Employee) Gainesville, GA

    ProsGreat company to work for with opportunity to advance very easily.

    ConsNo consistancy in the work performance. High turnover in management and crew.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to work for if you're in college

    Food Server (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsInteraction with the customers are great. Good Tips.

    ConsImpossible to get full time. Do NOT work the grave yard shift if you're going to school.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf only they pay better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Favoritism

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTips, experience, and great co-workers

    ConsDrama, horrible customers, hard to work your way up

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop playing favorites, pay attention to who works hard, not who sucks up to you.

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    Good Place to work

    Server and Host (Former Employee)

    ProsPros: Awesome Co-workers, I had some good managers, good and busy location. I miss it sometimes.

    ConsSometimes it's the customers themselves, it can get crazy busy and you can get behind really quickly if your not a fast paced employee, can be stressful at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bottom of the barrel when it comes to serving jobs

    Server (Former Employee) Buffalo, NY

    Prosmost co-workers were fun, hours were suitable but limited, management flexible with intelligent employees

    Conscustomers were mean at times, wasn't very busy a lot of the time, very stressful for those who need to make ends meet

    Advice to Senior Managementfind a way to get more people back in the seats there again

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long extensive training period.

    Restaurant Manager (Current Employee) Belleville, IL

    ProsTook time to ensure you were ready and comfortable with training.

    ConsOverworked, lack of respect , and no growth

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    very good

    Shirt Manager (Current Employee)

    Proswilling to work with you when you are in school (college)

    ConsDidn't like you to take off on holidays

    Advice to Senior Managementcompliments your employees each day

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Okay to start out but nothing other than that

    Host (Former Employee) Pomona, CA

    ProsGood start-up job no experience needed, and management works with school schedule

    ConsLow pay and no room for advancement. Management has no patience. They expect you to know everything right off the bat.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry not to yell at the host/hostess when they're new to the job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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