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Applebee's Reviews

Updated March 25, 2019
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  • "long hours, weird schedule, low hourly pay" (in 203 reviews)

  • "Long hours extremely late nights" (in 63 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 part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for anyone and benefits

    Cons

    Not sure yet but will update this if I have a con


  2. "Fast pace job"

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    Current Employee - Food Server
    Current Employee - Food Server
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    Fast pace. Money everyday

    Cons

    Very exhausting, need to know how to multitask

    Advice to Management

    Hire better ones

  3. "Fun atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Former Employee - Hostess in Saratoga Springs, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere - not only because most of the guests were families or community locals, but also because the employees worked together to establish a rapport and coming to worked seemed more fun than a regular restaurant. ALSO - amazing attention to detail on food and drink quality. The crew I worked with really really cared.

    Cons

    Sometimes it would be hard to get on the schedule, but that's almost always solved by communicating that you wanted or needed more or less hours. I really don't have many complaints about this place - I am very fond of it after all these years.


  4. "Been at Applebee's for 10 years"

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Applebee's part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy work, great money to be made

    Cons

    having to tip toe when corporate comes


  5. "Pleasant place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Server in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Menu was fairly easy to remember, and I loved the team environment

    Cons

    Lots of specials causing tips to be low.

    Advice to Management

    To be more involved and bond more with the employees.


  6. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Busser in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Busser in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Very nice clean bees honestly

    Cons

    A lack of free food

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. "Pretty good entry restaurant"

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    Former Employee - Host in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Host in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that came in were mostly friendly, the regulars were always nice, most management good, great start to service industry.

    Cons

    Had one manager who would constantly come up with non-work related subjects and talk down to you about them. Was unnecessary and took away from moral at work.

    Advice to Management

    weed out bad management where possible.

  8. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Server in Gaylord, MI
    Current Employee - Server in Gaylord, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great, I’ve actually have made great friends here.

    Cons

    Management plays favorites and will yell at some employees but not others.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees the same


  9. "Good people"

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    Former Employee - Server/Hostess in Rockaway, NJ
    Former Employee - Server/Hostess in Rockaway, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There were many friendly faces when I came into work everyday. They made the shifts go by pretty quick and made the experience enjoyable. My managers were very flexible when I needed time off.

    Cons

    The restaurant is open pretty late some nights so it can be a tiring job. Food is generally inexpensive so bills would be lower leading to lower tips


  10. "working at Applebee's"

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    Former Employee - Hostess in McKinney, TX
    Former Employee - Hostess in McKinney, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    worked around my busy. schedule

    Cons

    i only got played $4 an hour and tips varied every shift