Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
89 Reviews
3.3
89 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.  

    No answers for being unexpectedly let go

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Appleton, WI
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Appleton, WI

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employees, quick advancement opportunities, benefits

    Cons

    Wage freezes, investors/ corporate is ran by suits behind a desk, bankrupt. Fired me after 11 years, on the phone, for an HR issue, which I made the claim on and took them 3 weeks to investigate. My only witness happened to be on vacation out of country that week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you make too much money for the dwindling guest counts, starting looking for employment elsewhere or they will fire you for any little thing to bring in someone else who won't drive up the labor percent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    prep cook

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    there where none at all

    Cons

    the job was crap. I will never work or eat there again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your act together.

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

    Bus person

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bus Person in Willmar, MN
    Former Employee - Bus Person in Willmar, MN

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get 50% of while u work

    Cons

    Everything else, supervisors for morning shifts very rude, food is expensive even with 50% off, and had me work every weekend even those I requested off... Plus u are not allowed to request any holidays or prom off

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible Disgusting Kitchen & Upper Staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Cook in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Line Cook in South Bend, IN

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

    Pros

    *Good Pay
    *Nice People
    *Strong Feeling Of Relief After Going Home

    Cons

    *Pay Not Worth Work Effort
    *Horrible Kitchen Environment. (Sickening Smell, Extreme Heat, etc..)
    *There Are Obviously Many Dead Animals In The Building.
    *Forced To Do Other People's Jobs. (Such As Things The Waiter/Waitresses Should Do Themselves)
    *Very Mean, Rude Managers.
    *Overtime Everyday. No One Leaves Even If You Are Dying. You Will Never Get Out When You're Supposed To.
    *NO BREAKS EVER!
    *Understaffed
    *No Insurance, Benefits, Or Sick Days (You Can Get Fired For Calling In Sick With Out Going To The Hospital First)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Run Like Hell

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Guest Service Manager in Pittston, PA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Manager in Pittston, PA

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are no Pros to this company at all. The restaurant is very dirty and most of the employees on on drugs and do them at work.

    Cons

    Pay sucks. Always have to be a host because business is so slow. Most of the employees are on drugs and hate their job. District Manager is always Miro Managing and lying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell yours managers the truth when you are hiring them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Doesn't matter how hard working you are, you will never be appreciated.

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    Former Employee - Server in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Server in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Great money, great regulars (sometimes)

    Cons

    Constantly understaffed, no one appreciates how much work you do, many people don't work very hard and no one says anything about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    very selfish Senior staff and managers

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    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Dishwasher in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    my christmas pay cheque was the only good thing but thats only because i worked all thru christmas

    Cons

    very rude managers and staff they are selfish and lazy they pawn their work off on people with less seniority they make u do work that has nothing to do with being a dishwasher

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some new staff they are all rude and inconsiderate to staff

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    No respect or concern for employees

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    Some really great people to work with if you can survive upper management

    Cons

    Upper management has no care or concern for anyone but then what can you expect from a president that in his own words "is not a people person." Besides that there is no clear direction. The upper management team does not communicate with each other and has no clue to what is going on in operations. Edicts are made with no idea of what it takes to execute.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Shite

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    For the most part it is laid back. It is alright to be late if it is not busy between the time you were supposed to be there and the time you actually get there.

    Cons

    There was no sense of accountability. Management was misinformed and unorganized. Playing favorites and sharing personal information was everyday standard operating procedure.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    This company needs a new look and a new taste.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    In-store management is friendly and helpful. They care a lot about their employees and go out of their way to give a balance between work and personal life.

    Cons

    Corporate management is slow to change and fix obvious problems, they don't seem to have a plan guiding them into the future. The only answer they have is to give things away for free and that isn't a very strong business model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The stores need to be upgraded and revamped. They need a more modern look and a new menu. New younger business needs to be catered to. The old folks make up most of the customers are not going to around forever.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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