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Former Employee - Waitress in Bel Air, MD
Former Employee - Waitress in Bel Air, MD

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

Pros

The Applebee's company is a good one to work for, proud of products.

Cons

Management in stores is lacking of motivation and passion, they really do not care.

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  1. Good coworkers, useless management

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    Former Employee - Line Cook
    Former Employee - Line Cook

    I worked at Applebee's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Not bad money for working at a restaurant. Time went by fast because of how fast paced the job was.. a 12 hour shift would feel like a 6 hour shift. Had the coolest most easygoing coworkers. Usually had 40 hours a week and hours were stable resulting in a decent paycheck.

    Cons

    Terrible management that liked to micromanage everything. Management treated most employees like disposable trash. Management liked who they liked and disliked who they disliked, it didn't matter how hard you worked, if management didn't like you, you would be treated with disrespect and scheduled the worst hours. In many occasions, the employees that were slower and did not care got the better hours and more respect than the ones that worked their butt off. New rollout added many new sandwiches to menu which made things more complicated during lunch. Corporate had strict rules about labor and food costs that had to be followed.. our store had very high turnover, so the food costs were fairly bad, which reflected on everyone. The raises were frozen for 6 months and still haven't been given up to the day I left. Some people were there for a year and a half and still didn't get a single raise. Most of management didn't care about their employees, just the bottom line, which was actually counterproductive because many didn't work very hard because management would find fault whether they worked hard or not. The words "good job" barely existed except between coworkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can make much more money if you respect your employees based on things such as work ethic, skills at the job, keeping cool during rushes, always being on time and never calling off, etc.. NOT based on if you like them or not. Focusing on the bottom line is fine but you should at least respect your employees and say good job once in awhile. Try to have meetings and talk to your employees about how they are doing, not yelling at them during rushes because you cut most of the coworkers to get that labor bonus.

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  2. It is fun, but provo is terrible money.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applebee's

    Pros

    fun, flexible and the hours are great for students.

    Cons

    tips can be bad, over staffed.

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