Denny's Reviews

Updated July 1, 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. Lead

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    Former Employee - Lead Cook in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Cook in Pomona, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment, Loved working here and loved the food.

    Cons

    Poor management, the manager who was in charged had no experience and was horrible at managing.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to hire better management for their restaurant.


  2. Great First Job!

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    Former Employee - Server in Newhall, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Newhall, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Depending on the store, you can make great tips. Just find on that get's heavy traffic. Don't be afraid to ask that in the interview.

    Cons

    Not very many people respect the Denny's name, even though they've revamped their entire experience. Don't be afraid to work here. I received more tips a night from Denny's than any 5 star restaurant.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  3. waitress

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    Current Employee - Waitress in Newcastle, CA
    Current Employee - Waitress in Newcastle, CA

    I have been working at Denny's part-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Love working with everyone. Family oriented, we have fun when we work. We treat customers as family members the minute they walk through the door.

    Cons

    Graveyard always getting stuck doing everyone elses job. The stocking, cleaning, and the other servers sidework.

    Advice to Management

    Get an area manager in there that knows how to do their job and cares about customer service not the labor hours.


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  5. Waitress/server/hostess

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    Current Employee - Server/Waitress in Leoma, TN
    Current Employee - Server/Waitress in Leoma, TN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible. Fun. Decent Tips. Free food.

    Cons

    Understaffed. Drunk customers and kind of dirty

    Advice to Management

    Keep a hostess at all times to avoid walkouts


  6. Wonderful place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spartanburg, SC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly, work-life balance, flex time, professional development, nice building in Spartanburg, corporate cafe, free soda machine

    Cons

    Family health coverage is a little pricey, though employee only and employee plus children are pretty standard

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  7. Dishwasher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denny's full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Worked with a team of professionals who were always there to lend a helping hand.

    Very good salary with good vacation options

    Cons

    Some shifts can be overwhelming when left to your own


  8. Good place to grow

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denny's

    Pros

    fun, appreciates hard work and they look to increase your responsibilities

    Cons

    it's difficult to maintain a long term career in the field of restaurant unless you own one.

    Advice to Management

    i would say please focus on retaining good talent and also arrange for increases in base pay and salary maybe some stock benefits as well :D


  9. Assistant MAnager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Monterey, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Monterey, CA

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Eat for Free, always busy, change the menu every 6 months. whatever you do in this company you will do it really easy in any other company

    Cons

    10 + no sick days


  10. service asistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denny's

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    To have an opertunity to grow at any time or atleast in my oportunity.

    Cons

    I actualy did not have any downsides at dennys nor with any of my coworkers.

    Advice to Management

    The manegment wore much help and gave lots of advice to all workers to become better and to give better service


  11. Dennys

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress

    I worked at Denny's

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

    Pros

    Great People, Good tips, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    late night intoxicated crowd, needed better support staff i.e. bussers that actually bussed without having to be bribed ;)



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