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Applebee's Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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Applebee's Chairman & CEO Julia Stewart
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  • "long hours, little upwards movement" (in 186 reviews)

  • "Long hours extremely late nights" (in 55 reviews)

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  1. "Waitressing"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Farmington, NM
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Farmington, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is Instant money
    Friendly coworkers
    Quick Training

    Cons

    Stressful situtations, you may have to deal with difficult people, sometimes customers get angry

    Advice to Management

    As always be kind and professional, take care of your team and they will take care of you.


  2. "Host"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Working here was one of the best experiences in my life~

    Cons

    Very fast paced, pay is alright but could be better

  3. "Expert Server"

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    Former Employee - Server At Applebees in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Server At Applebees in Athens, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    18 years customer service
    Very entergetic
    Love being around people

    Cons

    No cons for working in the food service industry

    Advice to Management

    Love learning new things enjoy having guest come back and ask for me


  4. "Good Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, variety of menu items

    Cons

    Lost of childish,playful kitchen workers. not serious


  5. "Cashier"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Discounts at lunch and dinner

    Cons

    Sometimes it may get really full


  6. "Management surprisingly good"

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    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Dover, NH
    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Dover, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with your flexible schedule
    Will give you plenty of shifts when asked for

    Cons

    When shifts can close around 14 hours
    Staff spread far to often

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain back of house staff a bit more


  7. "Slowly getting better management... Positive environment and improving"

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    Current Employee - Server in Lakewood, CO
    Current Employee - Server in Lakewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great regulars, top Applebee’s in Colorado

    Cons

    Systems aren’t always smooth, scheduling was a continuous issue.

    Advice to Management

    The environment at this Applebee’s is improving but, scheduling was always an issue whether it was over scheduling some people and under scheduling others or vis versa. This is what made me leave but, certainly won’t make me talk badly of the place as it was a good place to work while I was there and I’m sure it will only get better after I leave.

  8. "It was something"

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Griffin, GA
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Griffin, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, menu, uniform, the annual tab run

    Cons

    Guests, hours, no extra pay for staying an HR late to close or an HR early to open, didn't get anything for training new servers

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you're not afraid to work either


  9. "It's ok to work"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Nottingham, MD
    Former Employee - Hostess in Nottingham, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family oriented
    Nice pay

    Cons

    Schedule ,sometime would get sent home !

    Advice to Management

    I'm


  10. "Waiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Gave reasonably flexible hours for working.

    Cons

    Doesn't pay well, but that's not to be expected from waiting tables at Applebee's


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