Applebee's Reviews in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN | Glassdoor

Applebee's Minneapolis Reviews

Updated January 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Foh Manager"

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    Current Employee - FOH Manager in Coon Rapids, MN
    Current Employee - FOH Manager in Coon Rapids, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I love working with the people (Staff, and customers). Very good benefits, when doing contests to win prizes, football, baseball, hockey tickets are pretty common for winner's of competitions. The company outings are a lot of fun, as well. Bonus's are usually pretty good if staying on top of the budget.

    Cons

    Making it harder to make bonus numbers, and becoming to concerned with the tiny stuff. 2 or 3 $ here or there instead of doing effective research, and new strategies to grow sales. They're more concerned with making everything cheaper to compete which makes the bottom line harder, as well as destroying the value they've been creating.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Server in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Server in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Management always supportive if staff and willing to help out!

    Cons

    Minimal money to be made working day shifts du ring the week

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The staff appreciates your help!


  3. "Host"

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    Former Employee - Host in Savage, MN
    Former Employee - Host in Savage, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    not difficult, simple tasks, able to talk to people frequently, i liked that applebees placed an emphasis on good customer service and wanting to leave a good impression on people. Good job to start at young and then after a year or two turn into a server job

    Cons

    short hours, low pay, very little change on a day to day basis, bus tables, the pay is not great and tips completley depend on how much the servers are willing to give you from their tips. If you have a bad server you will rarely get any money or just a couple bucks.


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  5. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None come to mind now

    Cons

    Too many hours and every weekend

    Advice to Management

    work life balance


  6. "Fun work"

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    Former Employee - Host in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Host in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced and friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance due to odd hours and shifts


  7. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Server At Applebees in Elk River, MN
    Former Employee - Server At Applebees in Elk River, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees and managers. They really help work with you on your schedule depending on what store you're working at. The managers also really help you out when you need something instead of ignoring or leaving you on your own.

    Cons

    A lot of teenagers who don't tip well gets old. Also it gets hard to have someone cover your shift.


  8. "I absolutely loved this place. I love my coworkers and managers."

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    Current Employee - Hostess/Carside to Go in Inver Grove Heights, MN
    Current Employee - Hostess/Carside to Go in Inver Grove Heights, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome few managers- Logan, Javi, Dawn.
    Coworkers are great.
    Very flexible- if you have a problem with the schedule, they'll fix it.

    Cons

    New GM.
    New GM is taking away people's shifts after they have been well established.
    VERY few carside specialists-if you work carside and you need a day off, chances are you wil get written up for not finding someone to work for you.
    ABSOLUTELY no one will take a carside or host shift if you get sick or have a family emergency, which has happened to me 2-3 times since I've worked here.
    You cannot post about your job on any social media. I seriously got in trouble for tweeting "finally done with work, time for a nap". like its not allowed.


  9. "Fun job"

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    Former Employee - Host in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Host in Minneapolis, MN
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This was a fun job, easy, mindless work. If as a host you got in good with the servers, you could make $50-$100 in tips in one night.

    Cons

    Management was difficult. HIGH turnover.


  10. "I was a server running around, tending to the needs of the person to my right, left, front, and back."

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    Former Employee - Server in Blaine, MN
    Former Employee - Server in Blaine, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It teaches you how to organize your time, and multi-task. I have never worked in an environment where every second mattered, and mult-tasking to such a degree was essential.

    Cons

    The compensation in general as a server is low.

    Advice to Management

    Inform the servers of upcoming changes to the menu before you walk out on the floor to find out by having a customer ask you about the new change.


  11. "Great job for the right people"

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    Former Employee - Server At Applebees in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Server At Applebees in Shakopee, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -The tips are fantastic!
    -Generally the co-workers are helpful and fun
    -Hours can be great if you are able to pick the days you want to work

    Cons

    -Long/late hours- might not even get the hours/shifts that you want
    -Work holidays
    -Cranky and unreasonable customers
    -Some crazy managers

    Advice to Management

    Don't yell at the employees so much


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