Applebee's

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Server

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Current Employee - Server in Minneapolis, MN
Current Employee - Server in Minneapolis, MN

I have been working at Applebee's part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Generally very busy, stays fresh and new (menu updates, remodels, specials), will work with my schedule

Cons

The extreme fast past and busyness can be a lot to handle day in and day out. With high volume, quality can be lost at times: Ticket times, food quality, opportunity to interact with guests

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not make extreme cuts to the floor in the name of numbers. Maintain consistency in upholding standards

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Only a Decent Job if You Are in a Prime Area

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

    I worked at Applebee's part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good server job for somebody just out of high school or entering college

    Cons

    Training was horrible. You were to memorize the menu and then be able to identify pictures of different dishes on paper. No problem, except the pictures were in black and white and blurred! I sometimes only got 15 hours a week assigned to me, but then you could get sent home after only 30 minutes, having made NO money! Customers were rude and not of the highest class. If someone tipped 10%, it was a considered a good tip.You are paid $2.13 an hour and Applebee's is suppose to make up the difference if with your tips, it doesn't equal minimum wage. THIS NEVER happened! I wore corduroy pants every shift for almost 2 months till the manager randomly sent me home one day and said I had to wear jeans. I actually lost money working there. They had way too many servers and not enough hours, yet when a nearby Applebee's closed, they hired several of the long-time servers from there and starting giving them choice shifts. People were livid. Employees were permitted one menu item at 50% off, either one hour before or one hour after their shift. Sad to say, I could never afford to eat there, even at 50% off. Awful job. People would come in on Valentines Day and have a meltdown because there was a wait for a table. Just not a happy place. We had a cancer benefit and we were suppose to ask every customer at the end of their meal if they were interested in donating. I kid you not, half said NO! and the other half said TAKE IT OUT OF YOUR TIP! And I did have to use my measly tip money to make donations, in order not to get in trouble! Unreal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They aren't going to change, they are following the Franchise Owner's rules, and those people probably have never even been in an Applebee's!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Applebee's

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

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

    Pros

    will be flexible with your schedule, good for full time students

    Cons

    serving can be stressful at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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