Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

  www.perkinsrestaurants.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
86 Reviews

3.0
86 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Joseph Trungale
10 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)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Poor Management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    Above Min Wage Pay
    Ability to make friends

    Cons

    Extremely Poor Management and Lack of Ability to Motivate Workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to motivate workers

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is the most disappointing work experience I've ever had.

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

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I liked some of the people I worked with and a few of my regulars and every month we would play safety bingo, but even that has stopped now as far as I know.

    Cons

    I didn't feel like I mattered at all to this company. I got no acknowledgement for anything that I did and our owner could care less about us. We work on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and if he has it his way the employees will probably be working on Christmas day one of these years. There is no insentive to want to go above and beyond for the management here at all. This is a dead end job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need much much better training for new employees. The hosts don't know how to run a wait or go by rotation and many of the servers don't help eachother out like they should or carry their own weight .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Just ok

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    Daylight savings hours let off early on Friday's during DST.

    Cons

    Stagnant, cheap, Identity crisis, Too many people in upper management not willing to do things differently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit treating Senior VP's like they are "better than everyone else" and no one should question them. Figure out who you want to be as a company. Quit coming up with slogans thinking they are going to motivate people and put some real substance behind improving customer service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Not the best

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

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    great coworkers, you get to try the food for free the first time, you get a 50% discount on food

    Cons

    you can't request days off you have to have them covered by other employees, lots of favoritism, raises are hard to come by

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work with your employees and their schedules and it isn't right (or legal) to make somone work off the clock

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    management is not a team player

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Leader
    Current Employee - Service Leader

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    tips, that is the only good thing. the work is very hard ans somtimes very fast paced

    Cons

    too many tables assigned to one waitress
    when busy everyone needs to help including management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work as a waitress for 2 weeks

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work if you enjoy being a jack of all trades

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cook
    Current Employee - Cook

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    Easy to get time off when needed. Staff can be friendly and sometimes easy on the eyes if you know what I mean

    Cons

    They expect cooks to do everything all day and night. They will leave only one person on to close and get angry if you're not done right at close.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have two or more cooks every night. "corporate" managers should have some sort of restaurant experience. It's rediculous that upper management expects the absolute best

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Meh!

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay with flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Long hours to achieve yearly salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A way to make a living throughout college

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

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Bad management

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

    I have been working at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Really not a good reason to work here to be honest poor team work in Davenport Florida unorganized

    Cons

    Well multitasking as in washing dishes and busing tables cleaning rest rooms at the same time unirrelevant for one person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand employees more ask them are they alright and don't take advantage of them well that's what they did to me in Davenport and more sanitizing as cleaning the work place better..oh good food

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    "Server/ Certified Trainer/ Host

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Host/Cashier/Server/Certified Trainer  in  Flemington, NJ
    Former Employee - Host/Cashier/Server/Certified Trainer in Flemington, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great money, Good hours, opportunities for SMALL advancements (host to server or server to trainer). Turnover was low because most of the management was professional and courteous.

    Cons

    After training a new server she became my manager in 3 weeks. Eventually she was fired and arrested for stealing from the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is necessary for any company to function, but it needs to be qualified management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Worked for Perkins Restaurant and Bakery? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.