Denny's Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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Pros
  • some of the co-workers are fun to work with (in 7 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Long hours being 24 hrs is rough with bar crowd (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. Restuarant Manager

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Edinburg, TX
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Edinburg, TX

    I have been working at Denny's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay. Great people. All around fun job.

    Cons

    Long hours. Peak periods are a little hectic.

    Advice to Management

    More training seminars with opportunity to climb the corporate ladder faster.

  2. server

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    Current Employee - Server in Montgomery, AL
    Current Employee - Server in Montgomery, AL

    I have been working at Denny's full-time

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

    Pros

    I loved the people I worked with

    Cons

    I didn't like when we slowed down.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job.

  3. I loved the atmosphere and working with people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Denny's

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Customer satisfaction, getting to know different and regular customers

    Cons

    Training cooks, then they quit

    Advice to Management

    Have to be open minded but fair and stern

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Cheap cheap cheap.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server/Shift Supervisor in Irwin, PA
    Current Employee - Server/Shift Supervisor in Irwin, PA

    I have been working at Denny's part-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Discount, flexible schedules, nice staff (varies by location)

    Cons

    Very cheap with labor costs and equipment

    Advice to Management

    Quit pinching pennies so much. Plan long term not just to get through the day.

  6. I have been working at Denny's

    Pros

    The benefit of knowing customer service cooking for people and prep cooking I was a team player

    Cons

    Learning to work employees with their negative and positive input love to learn new challenges and cooking with the new menus

    Advice to Management

    Upper management was good they kept it organized and they really help when you got busy the managers really stepped in with that like and they really are understanding

  7. I start working there recently and its a great place to work, every person I met is so nice and helpful

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Orange, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great training system
    Very helpful training manager and staff

    Cons

    I didn't find anything yet

    Advice to Management

    Great management team

  8. Always moving!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Dundalk, MD
    Current Employee - General Manager in Dundalk, MD

    I have been working at Denny's

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

    Pros

    Fast pace upbeat atmosphere. Customers and co workers become family and long time friends.

    Cons

    Not as many benefits as there used to be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your head up

  9. Great HR department and company overall!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Department in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Human Resources Department in Spartanburg, SC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very sound financially. Great leadership overall and especially in Finance, Marketing, and HR. Very down to earth, "real" CEO who has taken Denny's to new heights. Very collaborative and supportive culture that makes me wonder why I ever left. Free Coke Freestyle soda machine with a ton of drink choices.

    Cons

    Some people take the "casual" in business casual a bit too far sometimes. That's really about as bad as it gets.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  10. Sucks

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Denny's

    Pros

    I hate working there, long shifts.

    Cons

    The amanagers suck and they are disorganized.

  11. Corporate stores are AMAZING, Franchise- NO

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Restaurant General Manager
    Current Employee - Restaurant General Manager

    I have been working at Denny's full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, vacations, schedule, teamwork, ongoing training, coaching, everyone is friendly from district managers to the ceo.

    Cons

    Typical restaurant drama, turnover, constant menu changes

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