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Applebee's Minneapolis Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Keep on Moving and Don't Stop to Apply Here"

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    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Blaine, MN
    Former Employee - Restaurant Manager in Blaine, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff was decent most of the time.

    Cons

    55-60 hrs a week
    Horrible pay
    Required to do more than anyone person could possibly manage to do in one day

    Advice to Management

    Seek managment experience somewhere else!


  2. "What a horrible company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Server in Bloomington, MN
    Current Employee - Server in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can make decent money if you work very hard and can constantly stay on the managers good side.

    Cons

    The corporate office creates a negative cut throat environment were you are threatened with warnings, write ups and even termination if you do not up sell enough and get people to go online and fill out surveys on the service. we are required to get a minimum of 3 surveys every month each or we get written up. The first month, you are required to come in early on your day off to take a training class on how to push up sells and guilt customers into taking the survey. After the 3rd month, that means automatic termination. They do not care about thier employees.

    Advice to Management

    quit your job and find a company that doesn't steal your soul.

  3. "Applebee's was great with the first round of management"

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    Former Employee - Everything in New Brighton, MN
    Former Employee - Everything in New Brighton, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a great company and great management with great employees, kitchen, front of the house and carside.
    The the company was bought out by another franchise. BOOM! !!!!!

    Cons

    It became microwave haven, rude new management. BESIDES a few! !. No employee was good enough anymore. The higher ups became hateful and rude. Witch made a place where every employee was there from the beginning to lot's of new faces. Dress codes didn't matter. We didn't matter.!!! I felt bad for all those great manager's and the fantastic employees. If you love microwave food and server's that are stressed about loosing their jobs go to the BEE'S.

    Advice to Management

    Be FAIR, be nice, TREAT HOW YOU WANT TO BE TREATED. Be a HUMAN. To those great manager's GET OUT! !!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Don't expect to make any money"

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    Former Employee - Server in Buffalo, MN
    Former Employee - Server in Buffalo, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are multiple positions to choose from at this company and the hours are flexible

    Cons

    The customers are cheap and rude, you need to work constant double shifts to make any money. But if you get close to our 40 hours expect to be kicked out mid shift.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff with respect and think ahead when making the schedule. It isn't fair to make a person work a double with no break in between to eat or sit down.


  5. "Horrible food and miserable management"

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    Former Employee - Expo, Host, Server in Hudson, WI
    Former Employee - Expo, Host, Server in Hudson, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Tips, and the flexible hours and schedule that comes with a restaurant job.

    Cons

    The management, the food, the cleanliness, the high school atmosphere, basically everything.


  6. "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


  7. "It was fine, but don't have high expectations"

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    Former Employee - Server At Applebees in Bloomington, MN
    Former Employee - Server At Applebees in Bloomington, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My fellow servers were a lot of fun and great friends while I worked there

    Cons

    not a great work environment, the management was not very supportive. They pitched it like it was going to be a great environment but never got that vibe

  8. "Great opportunity unless you have a family"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonus, ability to advance within.

    Cons

    No time for family. Servers run managers.

    Advice to Management

    Grow some balls


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Applebee's"

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

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

    Pros

    fast paced, free food for training, half off food after training,

    Cons

    takes too long to move up in positions, not enough pay for the amount of work


  10. "A long road of ups and downs"

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    Current Employee - Server At Applebees in Coon Rapids, MN
    Current Employee - Server At Applebees in Coon Rapids, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It works well if you are a college student. Flexible schedule. If you are a hard worker, they will give you the good shifts.

    Cons

    They have shifted over the last 10 years to caring a lot less about their employees. Used to give out employee recognition for certain years of service. Used to have a rewards catalogue that you could pick prizes from. Now they don't care about the employees. Morale has gone down the toilet. They got rid of the night cleaners and are now making the staff stay late to do it. Vacuuming, mopping, cleaning the windows.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as if they were a 'second customer'. Applebee's used to be a restaurant that people wanted to work for.


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