Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
90 Reviews
3.2
90 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.  

    Marie Callanders

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Server in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    A job is a job, right? Servers can make great money if they can put up with the under-qualified managers.

    Cons

    Horrible leadership, most the servers at my Marie Calenders are in college yet it is questionable if our management even has high school level education.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay managers more so they are more qualified than their workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    So So

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers and nice management

    Cons

    Terrible coordination of hours--not enough servers on the floor!

  3.  

    Challenge

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Middleburg, OH
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Middleburg, OH

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

    Pros

    Meet and teach great people

    Cons

    Hours are so different everyday

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that noone can do it without a great team

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not good at training

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Good working conditions at all the stores I worked at

    Cons

    No training to create good employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your people a valuable asset

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Promise of advancement, little to no opportunity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Host, Waiter, Cook in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Host, Waiter, Cook in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Trained me to be a "jack of all trades" in the restaurant business.

    Cons

    Management told me they were going to train me in all areas of the restaurant, ending with management about 6 months after I started. I was trained and working as a cook, bus boy, host, and waiter and no longer offered the job. They would just move me around wherever they needed me. I then got a stomach infection and called in to work because I was in the hospital and was fired.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Food

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

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

    Pros

    Good menu with a broad selection

    Cons

    unstable upper management in the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support your managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Management was not good

    Former Employee - Hostess in Collierville, TN
    Former Employee - Hostess in Collierville, TN

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

    Pros

    I like working with people.

    Cons

    The manager that was there @ that time would change the schedule with out notifying you, she got mad @ someone she would not put them on the schedule, and if she did them on the schedule it was only a day or 2 that week.

  9.  

    give an inch they take a mile

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - FPM in Nowhere, OK
    Current Employee - FPM in Nowhere, OK

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

    Pros

    Some co-workers are great to work with

    Cons

    Expectations of some salaried manager( the least paid of the three) are great. Corporate (meaning franchise) upper management make demands that seem to be unrealistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they wouldn't listen anyways

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

    Poorly treated

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The pay was better than some. That's honestly about it. Nothing else I can say.

    Cons

    Poor treatment. They say they're all about respect, but honestly that is a complete lie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop poorly treating workers just because they're new.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Server/Expediter/Host

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Waiter in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Waiter in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to move around in the company, upward mobility, employee has a strong influence on scheduling, most MC's restaurants have young cohesive employees who get along in and out of work

    Cons

    Have to work every holiday, no wage raises, they strongly hassle you for being sick even if its one time in five years, poor training program, bureaucratic, outdated, just not a place that one would be proud to say they work at, there is no table limit you can be seated upwards of 12 parties at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Audit cash reconciliations, Most store managers are too young and are not prepared to manage, Increase the companies training for all positions, rewards your employees instead of only threatening them as a way of motivation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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