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Applebee's Reviews

Updated April 20, 2018
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  1. "awesome"

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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

    Great place to work, flexible and well organized

    Cons

    It doesn't often get busy which cause an effect in financial

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Key Hourly Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, fun, family, good hours

    Cons

    Unorganized, location, no raises for servers ever, low paid full time salaried managers

  3. "Bartender/Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Flexibly to work day or night shifts. Tips

    Cons

    Fluctuations in pay depending on if the restaurant is busy. Summer hours are not great because of how slow it can be.

    Advice to Management

    Understandable that’s there are employees who have been there a long time and have set schedules. Perhaps a set schedule should only be for 3 days out of the work week so others can have just as decent hours.


  4. "Great Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in Wenatchee, WA
    Former Employee - Server Trainer/Bartender in Wenatchee, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    They are pretty good at being flexible with your schedule if needed, They like to promote within usually say for a bartender or server position.

    Cons

    Most of the people they hire are young and immature and don't have the work ethic or motivation that we have in our 30s or 40s.

    Advice to Management

    Seek more management positions within the company, give employees motivation to want to do their best job for a chance to move up the ladder.


  5. "Waitress"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Kinston, NC
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress in Kinston, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discounts, chance of making a lot of money

    Cons

    Chance of NOT making ANY money, Slim to None Advancement Opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees to work for a goal, Be considerate of employee's judgement


  6. "Overall good"

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    Current Employee - Server in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Server in West Chester, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff and management. They are all very supportive and tend to work with you regarding scheduling conflicts, especially if you’re a college student.

    Cons

    Overall there isn’t that many bad things about the company. They make you take a lot of tests to familiarize yourself with the menu if you work there and they are constantly changing things around which is a little frustrating.


  7. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Hastings, MI
    Former Employee - Food Server in Hastings, MI

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, cool coworkers, some managers were nice.

    Cons

    Strick corporate policies, extremely high expectations

  8. "Enojoyed it"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Bartender in Tallahassee, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made great money
    Managers were great

    Cons

    The clientele in that area sucked


  9. "bartender"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    Cash when needed and flexible schedule

    Cons

    bad management , no guerantee to work or make enoguth.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Macon, GA

    I worked at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Great and fun work environment
    50% off all food items

    Cons

    Can somtimes be very stressful
    Poor management


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