Denny's Reviews

Updated August 26, 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. The customers were great for the most part but management did not care about their business.

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The customers and co-workers were the best part of the job. Going to work was easy and enlightening because of the co-workers. I was made acting manager at night because of my being so caring and responsible.

    Cons

    Management was lax in the job and had a favorite shift that was treated better than others. That made for animosity in the workplace and was hard to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    Please be fair to all employees and try to treat everyone alike, even if you have a favorite.


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    dennys

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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. Helpful (1)

    Crazy but saine. I have loved my time with them

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    Current Employee - Diamond Leader in Saint Peters, MO
    Current Employee - Diamond Leader in Saint Peters, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Denny's part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone I work with is great and we have fabulous gm and cm always there to help you and invoke the power of we

    Cons

    Bad roofs. Uhh unorganized store. Love everything and every body but I am a looking for a management position salaried. Very soon

    Advice to Management

    Take info from your team seriously


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  5. Terrible.

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    Former Employee - Host/Hostess in Hanover, MD
    Former Employee - Host/Hostess in Hanover, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing. It is a terrible company. I regret even ever eating there. I definitely would never tell anyone to work, even look at the place.

    Cons

    Dirty, unorganized, terrible management & company, rude management, family isn't important. Girls could get off for their birthdays but when my grandmother died and I had to leave for Florida, they wouldn't let me have my check and they wouldn't let me have time off because it "wasn't a reasonable excuse." No company should ever say that!

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage a restaurant and your employees. Place is a wreck...


  6. Not bad for what it is

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere...coworkers nice...management somewhat flexible...clean environment

    Cons

    No benefits, weird hours, not stable

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible about hours, offer more hours, pay benefits


  7. Waitress

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Forney, TX
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Forney, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Denny's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Customers are friendly, outgoing, employees are easy and fun to work with.

    Cons

    General Management is very unprofessional, curses in front of customers, is very loud while families are trying to enjoy their food. Always yelling at the employees. If she doesn't like you she will make sure your time there is miserable until you have had enough to quit.

    Advice to Management

    Act more professional


  8. Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spartanburg, SC

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

    Pros

    once a year bonus is good

    Cons

    need HR Help, not support support in house management, will support higher management.


  9. So,so

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    Former Employee - Server in Wilson, NC
    Former Employee - Server in Wilson, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    50 % discount on food, get good hours if make a lot of sales, stay busy

    Cons

    Constantly changing menu, poor management, they're more concerned with your sales and not how you work.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the quality of your workers and not just their sales.


  10. An ok job to start with, but do not make it a career

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Denny's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a good job as an introduction in the service industry. The staff and management are usually nice. The customers are usually very pleasant if you are good at your job. The remodels look great.

    Cons

    No Bonus, Little room for growth, Upper management will often push a issue to the side, Crappy benefits, Older restaurants are often VERY dirty in the BOH due to crappy kitchen set ups.

    Advice to Management

    Back up your managers don't just let them fail. Increase your ratio of staff to guests to ensure guest satisfaction. Have a better training program for hourly staff.


  11. Learning opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    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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