Denny's Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
238 Reviews
2.6
238 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • some of the co-workers are fun to work with (in 6 reviews)

  • Locations are opened 24 hours so that it is easy to work scheduling with school (in 7 reviews)


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

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    I worked for Denny's for three years before moving down south

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    Former Employee - Star Coordinator in Canandaigua, NY
    Former Employee - Star Coordinator in Canandaigua, NY

    I worked at Denny's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Denny's is one of the best companies to ever work for.

    Cons

    I have no cons to discuss with Denny's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are and this company will continue to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    i loved working with the diversity of co workers and customers

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Bossier City, LA
    Former Employee - Waitress in Bossier City, LA

    I worked at Denny's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get to bring home money on a daily basis, you get to work with wonderful people and get to be around wonderful customers

    Cons

    You have to stand on your feet all day and have to be able to carry heavy trays of food and remember your customers to ensure their happiness

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My experience was good with some turmoil in between

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Hostess in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Denny's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The food was ok, get a 50% discount when working and I think it was 25% when off the clock. Fast paced environment, constantly meeting new people.

    Cons

    Being promised a promotion but then being put on the back burner. Having hours that are different from what I was told when I was hired.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Proper training would be helpful

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Oakhurst, CA
    Current Employee - Food Server in Oakhurst, CA

    I have been working at Denny's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Poor training of staff which makes for poor service and angry customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have corporate come in and do the job. Then maybe they will train others the right way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience for a first time server

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    Current Employee - Server in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Denny's full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, flexibility, great training, good management, good product, great on the job training, always busy in the mornings, help always received when asked for, good incentives

    Cons

    Poor compensation, poor clientele, no room for growth or promotion, not allowed good schedules and good sections for tables; high volume of turnover

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Demand cooking

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    Current Employee - Cook in O'Fallon, IL
    Current Employee - Cook in O'Fallon, IL

    I have been working at Denny's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Would like full time and benefits

    Cons

    Not able to put your personal flavor on things as all foods are categorized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have supervised up to 7 people in kitchen atmosphere

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great first job in a restaurant scene.

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    Current Employee - Hostess and Server in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Hostess and Server in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Denny's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The GM is great and so is the assistant manager, they will help you and give you the hours you need, of course if you deserve them. Some co-workers , including myself, are extremely helpful when the going gets rough. Some of the customers have been going there for years, so it's a very friendly environment. Some people leave great tips.Great place to start off your experience as a server/host.

    Cons

    Sometimes understaffed, very rude customers once in a while, sometimes the guests don't leave alot of tip but of course that's based on the service and because the menu is not too expensive, people come with not that much money and don't really know how to tip anyways. Some employees are very selfish and not helpful at all, only thinking about themselves.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible

    Former Employee - Bus Boy in Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Bus Boy in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Denny's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    nothing was good about working here

    Cons

    Management has no idea what they're doing and when it gets really busy they will take it out on the workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new management especially Roy.

  10.  

    Need to updates stores in Bolingbrook locations southwest suburbs

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    Former Employee - Waitress
    Former Employee - Waitress

    I worked at Denny's part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexibility and short shifts. Ability to make some decent money at time, but at other times not so good

    Cons

    high turn over, high mgmt. turnover, some of the customers can be a little a difficult at times and wish they could attract more families

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade and remodel stores and keep them cleaner. Hire more bus boys to do deep cleaning as the wait staff should be spending more time with customers. Use better food products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Thankless Position

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Willowbrook, IL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Willowbrook, IL

    I have been working at Denny's full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is ok for a job

    Cons

    The owners daughter who sucks at her job tells daddy everything. And you get fired if princess says something

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate people. Your daughter has caused you many good employees. She lies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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