Compare Applebee's vs Red Lobster BETA

See how working at Applebee's vs. Red Lobster compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Applebee's vs. Red Lobster. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Applebee's

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Red Lobster

Employee Ratings

  • Red Lobster scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Senior Management.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 5376 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 3669 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.2
Career Opportunities
3.3
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Red Lobster employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.4 higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.4
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.2
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Applebee's Ceo John Cywinski
65%
65%John Cywinski
CEO Approval
Red Lobster Ceo Kelli Valade
73%
73%Kelli Valade
Red Lobster employees rated their CEO Approval 8% higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
54%
% Recommend to a friend
63%
Red Lobster employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 9% higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
44%
Positive Business Outlook
49%
Red Lobster employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 5% higher than Applebee's employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Applebee's has 713 more total submitted salaries than Red Lobster.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Restaurant Manager599 Salaries
$54,800/yr
General Manager213 Salaries
$63,343/yr
Hostess/Carside to Go29 Salaries
$9/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Server446 Salaries
$23,057/yr
General Manager127 Salaries
$70,675/yr
Prep Specialist9 Salaries
$13/hr

What Employees Say

  • Applebee's had 32 more reviews than Red Lobster that mentioned "Flexible schedule" as a Pro.
  • Applebee's had 148 more reviews than Red Lobster that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Flexible schedule"(in 222 reviews)
"Flexible hours"(in 172 reviews)
Pros
"Flexible schedule"(in 190 reviews)
"Good money"(in 166 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 272 reviews)
"Late nights"(in 84 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 124 reviews)
"Endless shrimp"(in 66 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great"Aug 5, 2021

Former Employee - N/A

I worked at Applebee's part-time

Pros

most of the people are amazing and welcoming.

Cons

hours differ a lot, and costumers can be highly inappropriate .

"Good"May 16, 2021

Current Employee - Baker

I have been working at Red Lobster part-time

Pros

Hourly rate isn’t bad. Good enough.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Advice to Management

Don’t take this serious.

Job Postings

Applebee's has 8,839 more recently posted open jobs than Red Lobster.