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

Applebee's Minneapolis Reviews

Updated January 14, 2017
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Applebee's Chairman & CEO Julia Stewart
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  • Discounts on food, flexible schedule (in 129 reviews)

  • Flexible, Professional, Organized, Good Money (in 87 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Server in Blaine, MN
    Former Employee - Server in Blaine, MN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a fun high energy place to work. They trained the employees very well. Gave you the right equipment to get your job done. They appreciate their employees.

    Cons

    They expected you to do too much selling at every table. I liked selling the menu but it was too much asking every table to donate to charity. Especially when they were regular customers who came in 3 times a week. It got to be embarrassing.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be all about making the bottom line when it takes your attention away from the customer. Service goes down hill.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It was eye opening to say the least..."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people to work and to hang out with. They usually have good connections!! my time working there was uplifting and sort of trippy sometimes but it was really fun.

    Cons

    weird crowd sometimes. but good experience overall

    Advice to Management

    i liked management for the most part. had good relationships with some of the management team and felt it was easy to move up the ranks there


  3. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Server in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Server in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applebee's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Generally very busy, stays fresh and new (menu updates, remodels, specials), will work with my schedule

    Cons

    The extreme fast past and busyness can be a lot to handle day in and day out. With high volume, quality can be lost at times: Ticket times, food quality, opportunity to interact with guests

    Advice to Management

    Do not make extreme cuts to the floor in the name of numbers. Maintain consistency in upholding standards


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  5. "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


  6. "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!


  7. "good starting place"

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

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

    Pros

    get to understand industry and a proper place to learn the skills to run your own company if you decide to

    Cons

    a bit competitive and need to be a sycophant in order to get ahead or just anything to go your way.

    Advice to Management

    performance review and peer review must be utilized


  8. Helpful (1)

    "good money"

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

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good money serving, flexible hours, time off easy to get

    Cons

    weekends, long hours, customers, service job

    Advice to Management

    strict


  9. "It has been a good experience"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Burnsville, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Burnsville, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, plus vacation

    Cons

    Late hours 50+ hours a week

    Advice to Management

    Back up managers more when unruly employees exist.


  10. "Individual Stores Can Be Great, But Too Much Bureauocracy"

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    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I developed a lot of great relationships during my tenure as a manager there, both professionally and personally. I worked at several locations and had experiences ranging from okay to truly fantastic, depending on the staffs, but overall I thought the teams were made up of some truly good people. Upper management in the Minnesota region was fantastic while I was there, although it may have changed since.

    Cons

    The organization is too big for its own good. A simple marketing or training question becomes days worth of emails and voicemails, trying to track down the person at the corporate office who can answer your question and fill you in on the protocol. It can be easy to get so wrapped up in the 'busy work' (audits and inspections, a ridiculously long review process for hourly associates, a burdensome self-evaluation, etc.) that you forget the job should truly be about food and guest service.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the basics. Remember what's important, get the right people in the right places, and sales should follow.


  11. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Food Server in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Food Server in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Applebee's part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    supportive work environment, flexible schedule

    Cons

    long hours, need to be on your feet all day

    Advice to Management

    hire higher quality employees, promote faster


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