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good starting place

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Former Employee - Cook  in  Minneapolis, MN
Former Employee - Cook in Minneapolis, MN

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

Pros

get to understand industry and a proper place to learn the skills to run your own company if you decide to

Cons

a bit competitive and need to be a sycophant in order to get ahead or just anything to go your way.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

performance review and peer review must be utilized

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    McDonalds of the dinning experience

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Server in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at Applebee's

    Pros

    -This location has a good crew.
    -This location is the busiest in the area.
    -As a whole, store level management is helpful and supportive.
    -Good happy hour and late night deals.

    Cons

    -Vice President lives in the area. Seems like a nice enough guy but not only does he not tip well, he doesn't tip decently and sometimes not at all. If you are in the industry, you should be supporting your fellows by tipping, especially if you are getting your dinner for free. It is difficult for me to respect a company that has a manager that doesn't tip.
    -The food in general is sub-par and difficult for me to get excited about.
    -If you want to make good money here as a server, you need to work late at night. This means getting off work at 11pm to 1am or later.
    -There are many bugs in the POS making it difficult to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Steve, you need to start tipping. Your staff doesn't respect you and the company because of it and it brings down morale.
    -Spend more time testing and reviewing tools your staff will work with, like the POS. Providing sub-par tools to work with reflects on how you really see your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    AWESOME

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Hopkinsville, KY
    Current Employee - Server in Hopkinsville, KY

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

    Pros

    The people are friendly. It's just like a second family to me.

    Cons

    As a server not all customers leave tips.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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