Shoney's

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Shoney's Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent working for this employee, I had to relocate

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    Former Employee - Prep Cook/Dish Washer/Customer Service in Beaufort, SC
    Former Employee - Prep Cook/Dish Washer/Customer Service in Beaufort, SC

    I worked at Shoney's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the team I had, my employer was always friendly and made working there enjoyable everyday.

    Cons

    I had no cons working here, the training was easy and I someone is always asking if everything is okay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please reopen this restaurant

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Enjoyable place to work with the exception of management

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    Former Employee - Server in Crossville, TN
    Former Employee - Server in Crossville, TN

    I worked at Shoney's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good hours, decent pay and wonderful customers

    Cons

    Store manager talks down to staff, spends most of time on phone and shows favoritism to a couple of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act professional and educate yourself so you can do your job correctly. Make sure fryers are clean so their are no more fires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great for someone just out of college that wants a real challenge learning management in a high volume restaurant.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shoney's

    Pros

    Free meals
    A lot of potential with the new concepts

    Cons

    Poor training
    No communication between management and employees
    Long Hours - No family work balance
    No breaks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was fun.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Shoney's

    Pros

    The customers were great. I had a few regulars. The other employees were nice and fun to work with. The food wasn't to bad.

    Cons

    The owner was cheap. He would only let us give out 1 lemon per customer for tea. We had to charge customer for a 12 oz Togo cup. It was a mess.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome work place!

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    Current Employee - Manager in Dillon, SC
    Current Employee - Manager in Dillon, SC

    I have been working at Shoney's full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dealing with people and watching them smile!

    Cons

    Long work hours can sometimes hurt my toes, but the benefits are worth it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example and others will follow!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Managers were secretive

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Ridgeland, MS
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Ridgeland, MS

    I worked at Shoney's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Customers were the best interaction on the job.

    Cons

    This company does not appreciate loyal employees. They have no type of retirement plan for employees who have been there for 20+ years. I worked with a lady who have been employed with shoneys for 20+ years she left empty handed. The managers were unorganized breakfast was the the strongest level of revenue at this specific location. I actually liked this job overall but there is no leadership or appreciation. This company needs more creative people to enhance their business as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees need vacation and sick time. I feel as though your loyal employees deserve retirement! They are the ones helping bring in revenue to the company.

  8.  

    Put food on the table but couldn't afford rent with this paycheck

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    Former Employee - Server in Clarksville, TN
    Former Employee - Server in Clarksville, TN

    I worked at Shoney's part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Employee discount was helpful when family went out to dinner we would go to Shoney's

    Cons

    Cleaned more than I waited on tables. Felt that the company should of hired a monthly cleaning crew for all the detailed work each employee had to do, barely got the side work done after the "chores of cleaning". Schedule was never consistent, never knew what you worked. If you was in the "click" than you got better sections and less cleaning "projects".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your employees not talk at them. Management should have weekly meetings to discuss morale and contests within the resturant ect..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Just what I needed, they worked with me as I had seniority.

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    Former Employee - Server and Dining Room Supervisor in Dublin, VA
    Former Employee - Server and Dining Room Supervisor in Dublin, VA

    I worked at Shoney's part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mostly pleasant coworkers, scheduling flexibility, good work-life balance. As a waitress the hours are few but the money is good.

    Cons

    Slowing sales at times, something that might get one person in trouble may not get someone else in trouble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more opinions of your employees, servers especially, into consideration. Frequent menu changes aren't always a good thing, just as having too many choices can be a bad thing too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Descent first job for hard workers.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shoney's

    Pros

    Chance to move up if you show them you can handle it
    Managers were friendly, but then again they loved me

    Cons

    Harsh hours, they usually never change the schedule
    They were really stingy about a pay raise, took me a year

  11.  

    fun and a enjoyable job

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Shoney's full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good money get benefits great bonus each month

    Cons

    management has mess-up hours have no time for a life outside the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take it slow do your job right

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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