Denny's Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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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. District Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, work hours and organization

    Cons

    work/ life balance, management training


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    Current Employee - General Manager in Casa Grande, AZ
    Current Employee - General Manager in Casa Grande, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Denny's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, fast pace, opportunity to advance within 6 months to a year 24 hour operation can work with family. Equal opportunity employer

    Cons

    24 hour operation, schedule rotates every 3 months. No 401k. Average work day 10 hours. Employees on call 24/7


  3. Learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a great deal about the service industry working at Denny's.

    Cons

    Not too much room for growth at the particular location which I was employed.


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  5. Good first job while in college

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    Current Employee - Hostess in Mesa, AZ
    Current Employee - Hostess in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, can get some tips on to go orders, free drinks & food discounts, the employees are really nice and friendly.

    Cons

    You don't really know what time you're getting off work. If it's really slow you'll get sent home, but if it's really busy you may need to stay later. And some customers can be really rude.


  6. Server

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Denny's part-time

    Pros

    working with great people meeting new people

    Cons

    pay low no much bad things to say other than that


  7. Review

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    Former Employee - Server/Manager Trainee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Server/Manager Trainee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hire felons. Good money. Benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours. Owner needs to fix stores

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  8. Dish Washer

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


  9. General Manager

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - General Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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.


  10. Lead

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    Former Employee - Lead Cook in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Cook in Pomona, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  11. Dishwasher

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Denny's full-time

    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



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