Denny's Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
223 Reviews

2.8
223 Reviews
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Denny's President & CEO John Miller
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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.  

    Good Place to work

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    Former Employee - Server and Host
    Former Employee - Server and Host

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

    Pros

    Pros: Awesome Co-workers, I had some good managers, good and busy location. I miss it sometimes.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's the customers themselves, it can get crazy busy and you can get behind really quickly if your not a fast paced employee, can be stressful at times.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Lots of discrimination if you were white

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Springville, UT
    Former Employee - Server in Springville, UT

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

    Pros

    Loyal customers and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    management was not very consistant and treated employees differently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more versatile in scheduling so employees can incorporate their personal responsibilities with their job.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Bottom of the barrel when it comes to serving jobs

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Server in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    most co-workers were fun, hours were suitable but limited, management flexible with intelligent employees

    Cons

    customers were mean at times, wasn't very busy a lot of the time, very stressful for those who need to make ends meet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find a way to get more people back in the seats there again

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Okay to start out but nothing other than that

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    Former Employee - Host  in  Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - Host in Pomona, CA

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

    Pros

    Good start-up job no experience needed, and management works with school schedule

    Cons

    Low pay and no room for advancement. Management has no patience. They expect you to know everything right off the bat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to yell at the host/hostess when they're new to the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A good place to work, but hard to bring home ends meet

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denny's

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Was at a slow location so hard to make money if you weren't working mornings.

  7.  

    Long extensive training period.

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager  in  Belleville, IL
    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Belleville, IL

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

    Pros

    Took time to ensure you were ready and comfortable with training.

    Cons

    Overworked, lack of respect , and no growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    very good

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    Current Employee - Shirt Manager
    Current Employee - Shirt Manager

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

    Pros

    willing to work with you when you are in school (college)

    Cons

    Didn't like you to take off on holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compliments your employees each day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    i was a waitress.

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    Former Employee - Wendys  in  Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Wendys in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    its got great people and great food

    Cons

    keeping up with the speed

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    eh....

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Denny's part-time

    Pros

    friendships grew between workers and between customers so much so that at times it didn't even feel like work. Tips are good if you live in your means

    Cons

    The manager is twisted and also mixes business with personal as well as chooses sides in arguements/issues when they should remain neutral. If you can handle gossip and random threats from management when they are in their moods then go ahead and work at my store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    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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