Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

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Perkins Restaurant and Bakery Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
89 Reviews
3.3
89 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.  

    Job or Career

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

    I worked at Perkins Restaurant and Bakery

    Pros

    Good atmosphere. Easy to keep your job. Relatively easy work. Flexible schedules. Food discounts while working. Not a high pressure environment.

    Cons

    No real training program. No support for employees wanting to move up in the company. If you already know the job....you are good to go! If you need to be trained...go somewhere else where the employees count and are considered an asset to the company not just a warm body to fill in the scedule gaps.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your people. Provide a training program for those interested in advancement. Insist that your GM's invest time in hourly and management employees looking to advance their careers. Tell your GM's to be interested in helping everyone, not just the pretty young girls. I currently work for another company and God has blessed me with a very good career where I am positively impacting the growth of my new company. With a little effort I would probably have stayed with your company.

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

    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

  3. 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 (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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Little Giant Company Struggles

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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 (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

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