Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
84 Reviews

2.9
84 Reviews
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Joseph Trungale
9 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are always some great people in every company and Perkins has plenty of them (in 3 reviews)

  • Very fun and quick, lots of new people to meet and wonderful to start at (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours to achieve yearly salary (in 3 reviews)

  • Very high turnover rate makes it difficult to have a staff of competent servers (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Former Server - Perkin's in NJ

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server  in  Forked River, NJ
    Former Employee - Server in Forked River, NJ

    Pros

    It was a new store opening, so the training was very thorough. The training staff was also extremely up-beat and encouraging.

    Cons

    The specials were so cheap it was nearly impossible to have a worthwhile day in tips. A lot of servers were also fired within the first week or two for silly things such as not wearing black socks, or trying to sign into their shift a minute early.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on servers not claiming their tips. I watched employees walk out with $50 in tips and still get a full paycheck to meet the minimum wage requirements.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Hourly workers

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Amazing having a place where employees can come on here and say their stores were dirty...yet the next employee doesnt think they should have scrub or clean anything .....gotta love it.

    Cons

    I have no cons all rest are the same different people . We choose where we are and can create a shift to be whatever we need it to be . I work for another company .

  3.  

    Good Food

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    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
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  5.  

    Good and reasonable company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Manager  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Good basic company, lacks local ownership. Has downsized in recent years. That type of restraint speaks well of this company.

    Cons

    Was a more formidable company when it had local ownership. They have cleaned out the dead wood in the management department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing carefully and slowly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good for a first job, but not something I wanted to stick around for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    Pros

    I started out as a hostess at Perkins as my first job. It was rough, as I was not used to the hustle and bustle of busy Sunday mornings, but once I got the hang of it, I learned how to multitask and think on my feet, skills that I first practiced in this job. There is some career advancement depending on your location; I became a server about a year after I first got my hostessing job. I was fortunate that I had some great supervisors who were willing to work around schedules and let me go home if I was waiting on one final table for the night to finally leave.

    Cons

    Working at Perkins became more frustrating when we changed general managers. Our new GM often did not understand what was going on. And while many servers did have the tendency to call out last-minute, he misdirected his frustration at me one morning when I caught a stomach bug and had to call out of work for the day. Our store was also quite dirty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to servers and hosts/hostesses who are dissatisfied and give them ways to feel like they're valued.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    hours, co managers and room to advance

    Cons

    greedy servers, no choice in hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    loose the dead weight. and focus on new ideals to keep the position fresh

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    prep cook

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
  9.  

    Management was not good

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

    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.

  10.  

    give an inch they take a mile

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    Current Employee - FPM  in  Nowhere, OK
    Current Employee - FPM in Nowhere, OK

    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
  11.  

    Former server - Perkins in NJ

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server  in  Flemington, NJ
    Former Employee - Server in Flemington, NJ

    Pros

    Flexible with my school schedule, good way to make money if you're a student, good coworkers. Any of the cons listed below really only apply to the individual and not the company as a whole.

    Cons

    If you aren't good at serving and aren't a people-person, you won't make as much money or get the good shifts. Sometimes they'll take advantage of you if you have free time; live close by; and are a hard worker. It's hard, but you have to learn to say "No."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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