IHOP Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
209 Reviews
2.5
209 Reviews
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IHOP Chairman and CEO of DineEquity, Inc. Julia A. Stewart
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The location is nice, the food is good (in 10 reviews)

  • fun environment and flexible hours (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, sometimes time can run away with you (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management continue to change policies at will (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    I learned many valuable skills.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IHOP

    Pros

    Meeting new people everyday as well as learning customer service skills.

    Cons

    The base pay was low. When customers don't tip, it makes paying renting a challenge.

  2.  

    Good experience, not long-term.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hostess
    Current Employee - Hostess

    I have been working at IHOP part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I liked Ihop because of the early hours, but it was not for me. There were a lot of rude customers.

    Cons

    I learned how to manage school and work, but it was also a good way to learn how to be nice to people that are rude.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Interesting

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IHOP

    Pros

    The experience you get here is awesome because most other restaurant employees don't do half as much as IHOP ones.

    Cons

    Unless you're a server, hourly pay can suck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making the work place more organized, and more forgiving when people need to call out for unexpected emergencies would make it a happier place to work.

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  5.  

    No Ihop

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Shelby, NC
    Former Employee - Server in Shelby, NC

    I worked at IHOP part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I gained great relationships with my regular customers

    Cons

    Everyone in management was dating an employee so it was biased

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Waiter

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Waiter in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Waiter in Lincoln, NE

    I have been working at IHOP part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working in mornings allows you to make decent tips. Fast paced.

    Cons

    Work flow, Favoritism, no real career advancement unless you're lucky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give store managers more control over remodeling. Don't set corporate polices that you can never enforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Hectic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Host
    Former Employee - Cashier/Host

    I worked at IHOP part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Discount on food
    Good amount of hours

    Cons

    poor pay
    stressful
    EARLY morning hours
    not very well managed
    part-time feels like full-time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give recognition to you better employees, and be a little more fun. Just because it's crazy, doesn't mean you have to be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's a stable job to have. There is constant work to be done .

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hostess in Summerville, SC
    Former Employee - Hostess in Summerville, SC

    I worked at IHOP part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It fast pace and you really find out how well you work under pressure. A very sink or swim type of environment. Seriously there is always work to do so never bored.

    Cons

    People there tend to work doubles which can effect the customer experience and the company's reputation. Depending on the establishment it may be clean or maybe not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more flexible and understanding towards the employees schedules and actually hire more people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Womack restaurants owned IHOP is a great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IHOP Assistant Manager Womack Restaurants in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - IHOP Assistant Manager Womack Restaurants in Terre Haute, IN

    I worked at IHOP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employee centered and they enforce a culture of kindness and respect to all guests and employees

    Cons

    Weekends and late nights

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Cash handling, customer service, quality control, problem solving, etc.

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

    I have been working at IHOP full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Learned the True Meaning of Respect,
    Learned How to Do Without in the Land of Plenty
    Learned the True Importance of a Great Manager

    Cons

    Make safety the core of the training program.
    Emphasize the fact that food safety behaviors like preventing cross contamination can positively affect public health.
    Take the time to fully explain commercial kitchen equipment and machines in order to avoid injury.
    Make sure the new employee is aware of hazards in the commercial kitchen and how to avoid injuries like slips and falls.

  11.  

    It was a good experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IHOP

    Pros

    I got to work with all kind of people

    Cons

    Some Greety Waiters try to get all the tables

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