Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
86 Reviews
3.1
86 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.  

    Promise of advancement, little to no opportunity.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Not a permanent job, but a decent one.

    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

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

    Pros

    Tips, server culture, fast-paced energetic environment, when you're done you're done - unlike a corporate desk job - you get to go home and be done.

    Cons

    long hours, pissy customers, unstable income, little respect, loud, physical, hot, tiring, and at my location - not very lucrative.

  3.  

    Former Server - Perkin's in NJ

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

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

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Good and reasonable company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Associate Manager in Cincinnati, OH

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

    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
  7.  

    prep cook

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

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

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

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

    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
  9.  

    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.

  10.  

    good

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

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

    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
  11.  

    give an inch they take a mile

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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