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Applebee's Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Applebee's Chairman & CEO Julia Stewart
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Pros
  • Discounts on food, flexible schedule (in 131 reviews)

  • Flexible, Professional, Organized, Good Money (in 88 reviews)

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  1. "FAST, FRIENDLY WAY TO EARN POCKET MONEY"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Mentor, OH
    Former Employee - Server in Mentor, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced. Clean atmosphere. Knowledgeable managers. Generally easy to get time off for an event because so many are employed.

    Cons

    No Cons to speak of.


  2. "Need insurance"

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    Current Employee - Key Holder in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    I need medical insurance really bad

    Advice to Management

    Help out the best that you can


  3. "Good for experience in serving"

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    Former Employee - Server in East Norriton, PA
    Former Employee - Server in East Norriton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great pay depending on work ethic and being able to go home with cash everyday, create good friendships and bonds with the people you work with.

    Cons

    They really take advantage of the availability you give so note wisely, if you're a hard worker don't expect to be noticed

    Advice to Management

    Some managers do more than others, sometimes they favor certain employees.


  4. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Haverhill, MA
    Current Employee - Host/Hostess in Haverhill, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I need some extra money for school. And this is a great job to have to bring in extra income

    Cons

    It can be hard to deal with the stress of keeping everyone happy, seating People. Sometimes you have people who are just not in a good mood.


  5. "Best job ever"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Douglasville, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Douglasville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer a Great pay

    Cons

    Late work hours on weekend

    Advice to Management

    They need to work on proper training


  6. "Applebee's Management"

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    Current Employee - MIT in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - MIT in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    I have in training for 3 weeks . I've managed for Uno's and Friday's and this is by far a better company to work for . Everyone from regional management on down have been Amazing to work with . The benefits are great and they well compensate you for your time .. It's definitely a place to come work if your looking for a great new home ..

    Cons

    There is a lot of paperwork to do so if your not someone that can schedule your time properly you will have more difficulty keeping up

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing , This is a great company


  7. "Bad apples ruin it for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petoskey, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petoskey, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours are given to those who are hard workers, 1 week paid vacation, frequent raises, and enjoyable...fast paced...interesting work.

    Cons

    Often bad management can completely derail the system the corporation has in place for every store and this also means that your employee retention will always be disasterously low...

    Advice to Management

    Need more checks and balances for management.


  8. "Pro's and Con's of a corporate Bartending position"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Bartender in Portland, OR
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Consistent clientele, Corporate Stability and clearly defined support/goals

    Cons

    Lack of creative control, too much bureacracy, cut throat mentality in middle management

    Advice to Management

    Go back to giving your bartenders a little more artistict license.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Server in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Server in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    management always helpful, fun place to work

    Cons

    there are no cons at Applebees

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  10. "Server/Host"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A welcoming environment. The tips can be great. Some coworkers are pretty awesome. Manager(s) as well are cool, once you get to know them. They are managers who are understanding and considerate of your issues/needs.

    Cons

    However, the franchise I worked at changed managers very frequently. Some staff members are there longer than management. You need a lot of patience to work with challenging customers. And sometimes managers can be huge a-holes. They began "cutting back on hours" which I thought was ridiculous. New management doesn't care much about the staff, but they do try to fake it. Some are good others are not.

    Advice to Management

    Hire staff and most importantly management who will stay longer than part time to help properly address the issues their stores faces.


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