IHOP Reviews

Updated March 23, 2015
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IHOP Chairman and CEO of DineEquity, Inc. Julia A. Stewart
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Pros
  • The location is nice, the food is good (in 10 reviews)

  • fun environment and flexible hours (in 10 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 really like it

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IHOP

    Pros

    The money is great for serving....you get a ton of tables and they turn soooo fast

    Cons

    Hard work and at the end of the shift you are exhausted

  2. Pretty good

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    Current Employee - Server in Freeport, NY
    Current Employee - Server in Freeport, NY

    I have been working at IHOP

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, decent money, friendly

    Cons

    Lazy staff, no benefits, no overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire high schoolers as service staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. x

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IHOP

    Pros

    met a lot of great guests

    Cons

    upper management does not have the best interest of their managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    expect nothing for a lot of hard work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Annual Contract Renewal Review

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    Former Employee - General and Operations Manager in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - General and Operations Manager in Orlando, FL

    I worked at IHOP full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very exclusive to 3% of management
    Very lucrative bonus plan$$$

    Cons

    Not all individual perfomance based
    Not done by panel of senior management only districi manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Hard work for not much payout.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IHOP

    Pros

    Large tips on busy days.

    Cons

    Long hours and managers who don't help you to advance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. Awesome job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IHOP

    Pros

    I enjoyed the hours I had. And the employees were great friends.

    Cons

    The one I worked at was pretty disorganized. They would only promote you to management if you were family. And they began to have a bad habit of making the work environment kind of dangerous for employees sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop just giving management positions only to family. A business shouldn't be ran like that. Employees should have equal opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Has its Pros and Cons, not for everyone

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    Former Employee - Server in Totowa, NJ
    Former Employee - Server in Totowa, NJ

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

    Pros

    The best things about working here was definitely leaving work everyday with cash in your pocket. Weekends made the most money. The thing i learned most about working here is that you have to actually work hard. You can't slack off. In this time of job, you have to earn your money, it doesnt just come to you. You also cant be socially awkward or scared of talking to people. That is a huge part of your job, if you cant talk to your customers effectively, how do you plan on making good tips? The best part about working here was hands down, all of the other servers/hosts, you become one big family.

    Cons

    The hours were bad, worked every single weekend which got annoying after a while. I never got a paycheck since I got paid 2.13 an hour, most of it got taxed off. Managers come and go, most of them don't even care to help you out. They will see you struggling and just watch you, instead of offering their help. Management also talked down to all of their employees. Customers can be bad, but thats expected in this industry. You don't feel appreciated at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gain some respect for your employees, help out when you see them struggling. Dont take your best employees for granted, appreciate what they're doing for you.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Great first job

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Charles Town, WV
    Former Employee - Cashier in Charles Town, WV

    I worked at IHOP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good at working with schedule, and required tasks are easy to accomplish and clearly understood.

    Cons

    Very low pay and no room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward hard working employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Highly stressful

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    Current Employee - Server in Salem, MA
    Current Employee - Server in Salem, MA

    I have been working at IHOP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast money with the benefit of always having cash on hand. Free employee meals. All the beverages you can desire.

    Cons

    Management is horrible from inconsiderate, to being greedy about themselves. Customers are some of the worst, (ie: cheap and always looking for free stuff.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch how the managers treat their employees. Not very much respect, and often the company will try to mess around with you hours to ensure there is no overtime.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Great money and fun co workers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IHOP

    Pros

    Great money can make easily 40,000 a year if your a good server

    Cons

    None Sunday mornings are pretty hectic just a heads up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None very great management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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