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Applebee's Indianapolis Reviews

Updated December 28, 2016
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  • sometimes u work long hours in a week (in 138 reviews)

  • Management is hit or miss overall; upper management tends to be wildly out of touch and unapproachable (in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Salary Manager"

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    Former Employee - Salary Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Salary Manager in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    Great training and support from colleges

    Cons

    Poor pay compared to other companies. Can be hard to staff kitchen due to pay compared to other resturaunts. Management should not be cooking in a regular basis but it happens a lot!

    Advice to Management

    Don t ask your employees to do anything you would not do. Lead by example when asking others to follow specs.


  2. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Fishers, IN
    Former Employee - Food Server in Fishers, IN

    I worked at Applebee's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Encouraged to turn over takes quickly which meant more money, but less quality unfortunately. Management was friendly.

    Cons

    High turnover of employees, no set standard.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder than hourly employees


  3. "applebee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great place to work with growth potential

    Cons

    company is getting to big


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  5. "Host"

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    Current Employee - Host in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Host in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Applebee's part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work, great coworkers, discount, variety of duties

    Cons

    Usually only busy late at night

    Advice to Management

    Offer specials for dinner during the week


  6. "Fry Cook"

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    Former Employee - Fry Cook in Noblesville, IN
    Former Employee - Fry Cook in Noblesville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Applebee's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great starting pay (at the time), everyone was serious about the food quality and wanted it done right.

    Cons

    It was not safe. At this location, the working space is very tight and surrounded by hot fryers, grills, and ovens. I had many burns from working here. The pace was very fast, and when a mistake was made or it took too long, the waitresses and waiters heard it from the customers, and then brought it back to you. It's understandable, but everyone was very stressed most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Management was very nice and calm, and would step in to help when needed. My advice is to keep doing that.


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    "I'm looking for a better job"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Hostess in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment , nice people , good hours

    Cons

    Long hourse but not good pay


  8. "Horrendous"

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    Current Employee - Host in Carmel, IN
    Current Employee - Host in Carmel, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros lol. There are none

    Cons

    Horrible management, horrible pay rate, having to clean the men's and weomens bathrooms(even the tampon holders) without gloves, just overall horrible

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employes better


  9. "this company was ok to work for in the kitchen how ever the hours in the kitchen were not very good"

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Noblesville, IN
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Noblesville, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the pay was decent for a kitchen position, the people were nice, the job was nice and physically and mentally demanding

    Cons

    the hours were not good barely worked over 20 hours a week, most of the work force in the kitchen only spoke spanish

    Advice to Management

    hire more people that speak FLUENT english and offer more hours for the employees 40+


  10. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Server in Greenfield, IN
    Former Employee - Server in Greenfield, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love the money as well as co workers

    Cons

    The hours aren't great especially with children.

    Advice to Management

    Love the management


  11. "No structure, no leadership."

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Westfield, IN
    Former Employee - Food Server in Westfield, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discounted meals, flexible schedule, easy.

    Cons

    No opportunity to advance unless you want to serve for 5+ years, food is more than often wrong or cooked wrong, horrible pay, no breaks unless you're a smoker.

    Advice to Management

    You seek good servers, then hand them a script and hold them to it. Good servers have personality and don't need a script!



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