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Fun, spontaneous, and sometimes overly demanding

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Host in Atlantic City, NJ
Current Employee - Host in Atlantic City, NJ

I have been working at Applebee's full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

*Managers are down-to-earth, and try to help in all departments if they can
*Tips (you get paid everyday)
*Flexible schedule, can usually work or get off by communicating with co-workers of the same position.
*Minimum wage is guaranteed if tips are unreliable during slow business
*Friendly customers and employees make your day brighter
*Good place to work for a sports enthusiast like myself
*Corporate often visits

Cons

*Favoritism usually trends towards female employees and older indivuduals
*Hard to move up even if you are the best worker
*Clock-Out times are often unclear
*Lazy or MIA employees in any role slow down the entire business flow
*Ignorant customers make it hard to stay friendly
*Management lacks communication skills,

Advice to Management

*Promote team cohesion by rallying your troops
*Lower unrealistic labor, gem, and sales expectations
*Communicate better with managers and staff
*Customers shouldn't be given free food for certain alcoholic beverages not being recommended to them as soon as they sit down. Alcohol is bad for your health.

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  1. This place is so lame.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Food Server in Knightdale, NC
    Former Employee - Food Server in Knightdale, NC

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

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

    Pros

    None. Why did I even start working here?

    Cons

    The management is sleeping with the hostesses, the kitchen staff are all on drugs, and everything you eat comes from a microwave.

    Advice to Management

    Corporate, just give up and hire robots. Your restaurant will run better.


  2. Do Not Work Here

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applebee's full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Some of the staff keeps a positive attitude in very difficult situations with the management.

    Cons

    The culture is horrible. Little or no training. Tenured employees have no patience or desire to train new staff. Upper management cares little about employee advancement or mentoring, unless they have a management slot that they need to desperately fill, which, with the turn over rate, seems to be constant. Management in place is rude and disrespectful to the staff. 90% of the staff dislikes the way they are treated here.

    Advice to Management

    Change. Care. Your culture is cancerous. Have you not noticed how difficult it is to keep management and staff? Put District Managers in place that care for people, not ones that ignore you.


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