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)

211 Employee Reviews
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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

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    Great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou learn so much and improve your skill that u never imagen

    ConsSometimes are not so much work

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    Great!!!!!!!!!!

    Restaurant Manager (Current Employee) Appleton, WI

    ProsLaid back, Nice place to work at.

    Conslazy co workers

    Advice to Senior Managementmanager great

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

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    Corporate HQ treats its staff incredibly well. Wonderful leadership team.

    Administration (Former Employee) Spartanburg, SC

    ProsDecent compensation and work/life balance. Leadership cares about its staff.

    ConsHQ is located in a relatively isolated area of Spartanburg, so driving to Charlotte or Greenville is a common occurrence.

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

     

    Working for the Corporate Denny's was great. However when they went to franchise everything went south.

    Server (Former Employee) Barstow, CA

    ProsI started out working for a corporate store. That was great. The management cared about their staff because it was all about Teamwork. When we got busy, the managers did not hesitate to jump in help where ever it was needed to keep thing flowing smoothly. The overall guest satisfaction was high. While working for corporate, we didn't have to worry about our paychecks being on time or short. We even got vacation pay and 1\2 price on lunches. I would give Corporate a 5 Star rating.

    ConsWhen our store went to a franchise store; everything went bad. They took our vacation pay away and started deducting $4.00 everyday we worked for our lunches. (even if we didn't eat....we were still charged) Our paychecks were usually late and occasionally short. The franchise management did not understand the concept of teamwork. When it got busy, they would go to their office and not help out. It showed in the overall guest satisfaction. The franchise management played favoritism with the hours and if they don't like you; they simply will not schedule you to work. They don't even have enough professionalism to fire you. I would give Franchise a 1 Star rating.

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    I had a wonderful 14 year plus year career.

    Management (Former Employee) Tacoma, WA

    ProsThe benefits were very good, and I met many wonderful people!

    ConsLong hours in management and I felt I had to be available 24 hours a day. I did love my job in spite of that!

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe fair and honest. Give recognition when deserved.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great way to make cash while going through university

    Server (Current Employee) Calgary, AB (Canada)

    Prosgreat pay, great team, meet a lot of new people

    Consslow times can be very boring, poor management can deter both customers and employees, no bonuses or extra credit given

    Advice to Senior Managementgive bonuses to employees that are above and beyond
    give more empowerment to employees, they usually know what is best for each individual customer more so than management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Do not have experience at Denny"s but i do have 5-10 of restaurant & fastfood experience.

    Line Cook (Former Employee) Orlando, FL

    Proswould like to bring this restaurant a recent assurance of providing customers the best, & efficient type of service in the restaurant business.

    ConsDon;t have any downsides at Denny's are any other restaurants.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to the Management team would be to hire me for the cook position, because of my maximum amout of food experience in the restaurant business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best company ive ever worked for!

    Server (Former Employee) Minot, ND

    Prosgreat friendly environment, busy fast pace, wonderful staff

    Conslate shifts, some long hours

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more open minded!

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

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