Applebee's Food Server Reviews | Glassdoor

Applebee's Food Server Reviews

Updated Oct 31, 2019

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2.9
27%
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27%
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Applebee's President John Cywinski (no image)
John Cywinski
5 Ratings
  1. "Food Server"

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    Food Server in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's for less than a year

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment, fast-paced work, good tips, good upward mobility

    Cons

    Late nights, sometimes guests are rude

    Applebee's2018-10-20
  2. "Corporate restaurant"

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applebee's part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    team building, flexible hours, structure

    Cons

    management, food quality, and scheduling

    Applebee's2019-10-22
  3. "It’s a job"

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Hermitage, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Applebee's part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great if you love working with the public.

    Cons

    Managers think they are God’s. Treat employees like crap unless you are in their little clique. Very high school like.

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    Applebee's2019-10-03
  4. ".."

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    Former Employee - Food Server 

    I worked at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Half off food during shift

    Cons

    Bad management, over the top expectations

    Applebee's2019-10-31
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Easy place to get into."

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    Current Employee - Food Server in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy to get into. Money is pretty good.

    Cons

    If you do well they tend to take advantage and overwork you. No opportunity for advancement. Broken promises about advancement. Too many politics, there are obvious favorites. Franchise owners tend to safeguard the management rather than the employee. You're just another figure to them

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    Applebee's2019-09-26
  6. "Fast Paced but Fractured"

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    Former Employee - Food Server 

    I worked at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Fast Paced Quick Table Turning Friendly Managers

    Cons

    Cheap Food Low Check Average Selfish Team Members

    Applebee's2019-09-11
  7. "New in area"

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    Former Employee - Food Prep, Cook, Server, Cashier 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Still new to the area

    Cons

    Hired so many had to cut hours

    Applebee's2019-08-27
  8. "Could be better"

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    Current Employee - Food Server in Lithonia, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great servers Flexible schedule Fun work place Can do anything you want Decent food

    Cons

    Unprofessional staff Tips depend on area

    Applebee's2019-09-09
  9. "Great people to work with, not so great customer base."

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Burleson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people you work with will be awesome and fun.

    Cons

    The clientele here are pretty cheap at best and will run you for everything they can and not tip you for it 9 times out of 10.

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    Applebee's2019-06-06
  10. "Good college job"

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    Former Employee - Food Server 

    I worked at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    Easy to take classes and work a lot of hours Paid daily in tips

    Cons

    Late nights when closing. Have to just endure rude customers with a smile.

    Applebee's2019-05-19
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