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Applebee's Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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  1. "Applebee's"

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    Current Employee - Server in Keene, NH
    Current Employee - Server in Keene, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and fast paced environment

    Cons

    long hours, conflict and money varies


  2. "Server/Bartender"

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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

    I worked at the Douglas store in Lee's Summit, MO and had an overall great experience. There were of course some managers throughout the years that weren't the best, but for the most part I loved every second of my time there.

    Cons

    The turnover rate is incredibly high with all staff, including managers. But that is a common practice in the restaurant industry.

    Advice to Management

    Do what is best for your employees and store, not what is best for you and your bonuses.

  3. "Hostess"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Bradenton, FL
    Former Employee - Hostess in Bradenton, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Could make tips and an hourly wage also they had karaoke on Thursday night and drink specials late

    Cons

    Would be asked to work extra hours did i g th he week,to cover shifts for no shows or lazy co workers

    Advice to Management

    Great management


  4. "Thumbs Up"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Great management, flexible hours, great food and atmosphere. Overall a great place to work.

    Cons

    Hectic and stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "Server"

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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

    - Meeting new people
    - Flexible scheduling
    - Ensuring an enjoyable experience for customers

    Cons

    - Very busy
    - Impatient customers
    - Minimal working space


  6. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Long time employees help things run smoothly

    Cons

    Quality of food leads to upset guests on most shifts

    Advice to Management

    Stay in contact with tables


  7. "Good place to work"

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

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    Employees are great to work with

    Cons

    Long hours at time depending on volume of store

    Advice to Management

    Strive to be the best

  8. "Fun"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Warren, MI
    Former Employee - Hostess in Warren, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Nice employees
    Good customers

    Cons

    Not very organized
    Lacks substance
    Tardy policy

    Advice to Management

    Just do better


  9. "Management position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    50 hour work week. Health/vision benefits. Vacation time. Monthly bonuses. 5 day work week.

    Cons

    Depending on which store your in - very late nights. Stores are under staffed with managers. Quality of management not as good as it used to be.

    Advice to Management

    No a lot of opportunity for career advancement.


  10. "Fun and friendly enviornment"

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Applebee's part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good money
    Fun people to work with
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Management changes regularly causing stress
    Working in food service can wear on your patience

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep policies the same and treat employees well.


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