Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Reviews

Updated January 12, 2015
Updated January 12, 2015
94 Reviews
3.5
94 Reviews
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Joseph Trungale
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are always some great people in every company and Perkins has plenty of them (in 5 reviews)

  • Good tips,Fun and fast paced,certain managment excellent, (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • unstable upper management in the company (in 5 reviews)

  • Long hours to achieve yearly salary (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    love working for franchise!!!!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    Love our general manager he is wonderful. This Perkins is well ran and is very friendly. I love working with all the customers and enjoy all aspects of what i do.

    Cons

    The only thing i have to complain about is this Perkins doesn't offer medical,dental, and vision. There is also no retirement benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    baker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    perkins is a fast friendly envirnment with great customer care and satisfaction it is the best job i have had i would like to work there again

    Cons

    none, i thought it was a great job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    I love working here.

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    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Current Employee - Regional Manager in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    Enlightened people oriented company that invests in their employees

    Cons

    Can't really think of any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep recruiting talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Satisfied Employee

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    Current Employee - Management in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Management in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great training , good advancement , clean well run stores .
    Great open door policy .
    low turnover both in management and staff.

    Cons

    Benefits and pay raises for management . And the fact that there is no one very proficient in explaining any of the reasoning to you .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper office management needs to be more accesable to store management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very busy so i was never bored which is something i preffer. There was always something for me to do

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Waitress in Staten Island, NY

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The tips can be really good at times.

    Cons

    You have to be very fast paced.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    good......a hard job......pay was not bad

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good vacation time pay and benefits

    Cons

    take to long to give pay raise

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great first job to get customer service skills

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    good managers, good pay, coworkers, friendly and knowledgeable staff, top-quality training, good advancement opportunities, time goes quickly, 50% discount on meals.

    Cons

    Busy on the weekends, hard to get hours at first, lots of early mornings or graveyard shifts, cut if slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more frequent reviews for pay raises; I've worked here over a half year and still at my entry level pay.

    Recommends
  9.  

    It was about what you'd expect - and what you made of it.

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Anoka, MN
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Anoka, MN

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Often fun crew. Worked with my schedule while in school.

    Cons

    It's hot in the kitchen. Can be overworked - especially in management.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Rewarding and flexible schedule, friendly staff and management. Feels like a family

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Youngstown, OH
    Former Employee - Waitress in Youngstown, OH

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent money without much tax deduction. Easy to work around schedule.

    Cons

    Can easily make more money elsewhere as a waitress. Working with the public can always be challenging, especially when they are hungry on a busy day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive for better benefits for staffing.

    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great high school/college job

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    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can make just as much money on one Sunday morning here as a minimum wage employee makes in 20 hours elsewhere. It has provided me with the ability to work, go to school, and still have fun. Overall, my coworkers are friendly and welcoming. I've had about a 50/50 experience with store level management. Regular customers can be very friendly. Plenty of opportunity to take on multiple responsibilities (serve, host, bake, cook..) and move up (certified trainer, service lead, management...) if you desire.

    Cons

    Customers can be crazy, whether they're regulars or one time visitors. Side work can be gross and take a while if it isn't regularly taken care of. Many servers do know what they can get away with skipping and race to get out once they're cut. I'm sure that's standard for any restaurant though. Serving is a physical job that gets very tiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you check EVERYONE's side work, even the employees that have been there for years.

    Recommends
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