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Applebee's Reviews

Updated November 15, 2018
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Applebee's Chairman & CEO Julia Stewart
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  • "Very Long Hours Early start times" (in 194 reviews)

  • "Long hours extremely late nights" (in 63 reviews)

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  1. "Do not work in service"

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Weston, FL
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Weston, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    benefits benefits benefits Beninese benefits

    Cons

    SMELLS FUNNY to me sometimes


  2. "Host"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment loved the people i worked with

    Cons

    Management did not care about your time

  3. "Host"

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

    I worked at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    Half off meals. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    A lot of tasks and responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff.


  4. "Good place to work at. The customers were very difficult"

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    Former Employee - Food Server in Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Food Server in Ypsilanti, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good if you want a job where you get paid daily

    Cons

    management was a little finicky with simple things


  5. "Management"

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

    I worked at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and steady income. Some great employees to work with.

    Cons

    Very corperate. Closings all around the country.

    Advice to Management

    Increase available labor to provide good service.


  6. "Fantastic"

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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

    Great place to work so great

    Cons

    No cons great place to work


  7. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Biloxi, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Biloxi, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule great staff

    Cons

    Not much room for promotions

  8. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Fun work, great co-workers, wonderful advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Exhausting and hard work, money only to be made through tips.


  9. "Anyone Can Do It"

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    Former Employee - Host in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Host in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job pays fairly well. Almost anyone can get a job here, so if you really need a job you can work here. A lot of payment is in cash (through tipshare).

    Cons

    The schedule is very unpredictable and you never know when you will leave on a given night. There were a lot of prizes and special incentives, but were mostly for Servers (not for Hosts).
    In general restaurants are a good entry level job, but you will be very happy when you can get out of them.
    High turnover. Hard to develop relationships with people and causes the restaurant to be more dependent on you when people leave.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent. Do not have so many conflicting ideas (for example the door needs to be cleaned with this fluid, not what this manager said). Also be consistent in your personality. Don't be stressed and scary one day and another day very nice. It seems some managers had polar opposites in personalities.


  10. "Good company!"

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

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

    Pros

    Very inclusive atmosphere, steady room for growth

    Cons

    Not necessarily steady income


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