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DineEquity Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
21 Reviews
2.3
21 Reviews
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DineEquity Chairman and CEO; Interim President, Applebee's International Julia A. Stewart
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  1.  

    Great People in a tough Situation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at DineEquity full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good group of people, and quite accommodating. Very good benefits, including free food, $75 per month in gift cards to eat at the two concepts.

    Cons

    A continual frustration, probably common to help desk workers, with trying to solve problems for restaurants and not having the time or specific training to do it for them. Supporting 2 different POS systems with minimal training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Free soda and office politics

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Specialist  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at DineEquity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    pay is better than average, free soda and a lot of free food, they have several parties a year, always open bar. Free beer at worlds of fun every year and gift cards.

    Cons

    Lots of office politics to deal with, never seems to be enough people to get things done, cheap tools, unreliable equipment and services. There is a lot of negativity in the air. Management often uses public humiliation to stress points. Frequent changes in management, directors and managers "resign" without mentioning it to anyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Mass Confusion but a decent salary

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Helpdesk  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Helpdesk in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at DineEquity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pay is good and the people i work with are good.

    Cons

    management is dysfunctional half the time at best. They are constantly changing everything, hours benefits procedures.. and then back peddling with bad excuses and explanations.
    Favoritism is a huge issue your work stands for nothing if you don't kiss up to the right people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a clue. hurting your employees bu taking away benefits isnt going to help anyone. Then using the excuse its industry standard is crap. I guarantee they didn't lose anything,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A once great employer slowly but surely slipping into corporate oblivion.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DineEquity full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Iconic Brands. Still some fabulous people remaining.

    Cons

    The problems trace to the CEO and her meglomania. She is determined to turn DineEquity into YUM Brands and become the female equivalent of David Novak. Problem is she has neither the resources or leadership ability to make that happen. She cannot coexist with talented leaders. She is the epitome of the emporer in new clothes. She pretends to have a soft side but she is a user and abuser at her core. The organization is beyond lean. They have set up 'shared services' to extract value from the acquisition of Applebees but these organizations are a joke. They are lead by individuals who are long on ego and short on ability. The heads of operations and marketing at both brands are inferior and devoid of leadership skills. This is not an organization to join if you want genuine appreciation, work/life balance, coherent & well-understood business plans, any form of advancement not driven by cronyism, or any form of loyalty to key contributors. Dysfunction and squabbling reign. They have moved to an all franchise model but they hate franchisees. Its a trainwreck in the making.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire while you are still on top and there is still an organization to save.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Company is bi-polar

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at DineEquity full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They are capable of some of the greatest acts of kindness to their employees

    Cons

    They do not respect employees opinions or ideas and will escort you out immediately when they are done with you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to understand ... not to reply!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Applebee's has not helped IHOP, and Kansas City has shrunk Glendale HQ.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Senior Specialist, Networks, Infrastructure, POS  in  Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - IT Senior Specialist, Networks, Infrastructure, POS in Glendale, CA

    I worked at DineEquity full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, competitive pay, popular brands

    Cons

    Process and Corporate-speak sometimes win over Change towards Best Practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency is needed in expressing company's short-term and long-term goals. Departments feel competitive and divisive, making for poor communication resulting in blame-gaming. Career longevity and training efforts seem like lip service, not reality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Company that challenges employee's to be innovative and find ways to improve how things are done.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

    I have been working at DineEquity full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great Company to work if you want to be challenged and learn new things.
    - The Company has clearly defined Strategic plan and everyone employee is encourage to find ways to help meet that plan.
    - Fast Paced Environment where things are constantly evolving.
    - Company is focused on continued growth and it opens up opportunities for every employee.

    Cons

    - The Company is a very lean organization and sometimes you might have to take on additional responsibilities.
    - Two Brands are still not completely aligned. You can have two different ways of doing things which makes things less efficient and confusing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on finding ways to keep great talent!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not An 'Employer of Choice'

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA

    I worked at DineEquity full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits with a few perks

    Cons

    High turnover at executive level says a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back in touch with employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dog eat dog culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at DineEquity full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are competitive, pretty flat organization

    Cons

    People don't seem to be highly valued. Abusive leaders are protected and allowed to stay. Leadership at the top is dysfunctional, not aligned.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Company with great potential if someone knows how to unlock it!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing  in  Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Glendale, CA

    I worked at DineEquity full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Brands with potential for future growth
    Strong Senior Level Leadership

    Cons

    Lack of consistent strategy and direction
    Unwillingness to lead the franchisee community so that survival is assured

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management needs to decide if they are going to lead or follow their franchisees, and develop strategies and executions accordingly. By leading, the brands have a chance to thrive and grow. By following, one brand will be alright but another will most certainly disappear in the not too distant future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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