Denny's Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
226 Reviews
2.8
226 Reviews
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Denny's President & CEO John Miller
John Miller
70 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Decent compensation and work/life balance (in 4 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)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very Interesting

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Gainesville, GA
    Former Employee - Server in Gainesville, GA

    I worked at Denny's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for with opportunity to advance very easily.

    Cons

    No consistancy in the work performance. High turnover in management and crew.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company to work for if you're in college

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    Former Employee - Food Server  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Food Server in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Denny's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interaction with the customers are great. Good Tips.

    Cons

    Impossible to get full time. Do NOT work the grave yard shift if you're going to school.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If only they pay better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denny's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Sometimes are not so much work

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    Great!!!!!!!!!!

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager  in  Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Appleton, WI

    I have been working at Denny's part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Laid back, Nice place to work at.

    Cons

    lazy co workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    manager great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Administration  in  Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Administration in Spartanburg, SC

    I worked at Denny's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

    Former Employee - Server  in  Barstow, CA
    Former Employee - Server in Barstow, CA

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    When 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.

  8.  

    I had a wonderful 14 year plus year career.

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Management in Tacoma, WA

    I worked at Denny's full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be fair and honest. Give recognition when deserved.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great way to make cash while going through university

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Server in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

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

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    Former Employee - Line Cook  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Denny's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best company ive ever worked for!

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Minot, ND
    Former Employee - Server in Minot, ND

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

    Pros

    great friendly environment, busy fast pace, wonderful staff

    Cons

    late shifts, some long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more open minded!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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