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Applebee's Reviews

Updated November 23, 2017
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Applebee's Chairman & CEO Julia Stewart
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  • Long hours at time depending on volume of store (in 171 reviews)

  • Depending on which store your in - very late nights (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Server"

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

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    Easy hours and great pay

    Cons

    working the weekends are obviously a bummer

    Advice to Management

    help others move up when wanting too


  2. "Average Server Job"

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    Former Employee - Food Server
    Former Employee - Food Server
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tips could be really good if you worked for them. Got a discount on food.

    Cons

    A lot of the people didn't care and took advantage of some of the management (would show up late consistently, slack off on sidework).

  3. "cook"

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    Current Employee - Line Cook in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Mount Pleasant, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very friendly people work with you on schuldes

    Cons

    none great place to work for

    Advice to Management

    very good managent team


  4. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Great Team, Extensive Training, close to home

    Cons

    Doesn't work with school schedule so if you want to go to school full time, you won't be able to be a manager.


  5. "Been with company for 5 years"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Fast money , great friendships made with co workers and guest

    Cons

    Some managers really don’t care

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the bottom of the totom pole, they are the base of everything


  6. "server/waitress"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in North Vernon, IN
    Former Employee - Food Server in North Vernon, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people, and a positive work envoriment

    Cons

    unorganized, and unable to properly keep people working the right shifts,

    Advice to Management

    The store i worked at was chaotic and stayed busy we had a few people who were there for awhile . MOst were new and still learning so it became very disfunctional


  7. "server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    great working environment and management

    Cons

    customer base is not greatest but getting better

  8. "Never ever again will I"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    Made cash every single shift

    Cons

    Slowest kitchen I have ever witnessed

    Advice to Management

    Retrain


  9. "Not a very good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Server in Fountain, CO
    Former Employee - Server in Fountain, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Meeting amazing new people everyday.
    Fast paced
    Great co-workers

    Cons

    Terrible management
    They fire you for having a baby if you don't return to work within 3 weeks
    Minimal hours to prevent being "full time"
    The cut hours then deny FMLA

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees. Don't target people because you don't like them, look at the work they do. Be more family oriented


  10. "If you want quick money work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pinellas Park, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pinellas Park, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    If you want money after a couple shifts it's best to work here. They throw you right in and you make your own money.

    Cons

    The management sucks and they play favorites. Also it is always understaffed and stressful so you better be able to hold your own.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your employees more.


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