Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Reviews

Updated July 25, 2015
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  1. Great high school/college job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Marie Callanders

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  3. Very good starter job.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    People interactions. Can be very light-hearted and fun work environment. Potential for good money in various positions.

    Cons

    People interactions. Working with those new to workforce. Some have no understanding of proper etiquette having to do with responsibility to employer.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and find ways to give them what they are worth even if not monetary.


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    Little Giant Company Struggles

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible shifts, higher pay, The People, The Food, French Silk Pie, Chicken Tender Melt, Excuse to get out of holidays with relatives...

    Cons

    The pay, the hours, the people, holiday work, Christmas away from home, recent bankruptcy leaves the management unsteady.

    Advice to Management

    Let a bigger company with some assets purchase this "Once Great" restaurant company so there can once again be stability in the ranks. No body willing to take any bullets because everyone's job is at risk...


  6. Out going people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Duluth, MN
    Current Employee - Server in Duluth, MN

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Out going employees great environment

    Cons

    Some customers get really crabby

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. Great starter job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Server in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As a server, you make great money and see lots of different kind of people. The staff that you work with varies as turnover in restaurants is typically high.

    Cons

    Long hours often with random breaks as you take them to match business flow. As with all customer service jobs, occasionally have to deal with people who think you are beneath them.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of those who take care of your customers. It goes a long way towards keeping good staff.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The tips can be really good at times.

    Cons

    You have to be very fast paced.


  9. Meh!

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

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay with flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Long hours to achieve yearly salary.


  10. A way to make a living throughout college

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

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The hours were very flexible and can make quite a considerable amount off of regulars and on the weekend mornings.

    Cons

    The customer is always right so no matter what you say or do, if the customer says you are wrong you ARE wrong and that is that.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees sometimes they may know how to handle a certain situation because they have delt with a similar one like that before


  11. Challenge

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Meet and teach great people

    Cons

    Hours are so different everyday

    Advice to Management

    Realize that noone can do it without a great team



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