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Fun, spontaneous, and sometimes overly demanding

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  • Work/Life Balance
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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Host  in  Atlantic City, NJ
Current Employee - Host in Atlantic City, NJ

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

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 ManagementAdvice

*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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Applebee's

  1.  

    Good place to work while going to school.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hostess and Carside  in  Mankato, MN
    Current Employee - Hostess and Carside in Mankato, MN

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

    Pros

    I liked the people I worked with. Flexible schedule. I worked there from my senior year in high school through most of college.

    Cons

    Communication between managers was poor. Getting time off was often difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication between managers on a day to day basis needs to improve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applebee's

    Pros

    fun and excited, you can boost your sales, get tips, plenty of teamwork

    Cons

    long hours, teamwork is on and off, management same way, it can be very stressful boring downtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    upper mgt is doing well

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