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Applebee's Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  1. "manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Hialeah, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Hialeah, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The reason why I chose to work in applebees because doherity is a growing company and where I learned a lot in my career as a manager

    Cons

    downsides of working in Applebee's is great company, great environment


  2. "General Manger"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - General Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are lot of wonderful people in this organization. They are hard working and cannot be thanked enough for all the hard work they.

    Cons

    If you have a family then this is not for you. the hours are long, you will always work on your day off, if you are able to handle it then you can excel in the organization.


  3. "They stack rank everything"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - General Manager in Pleasanton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The franchise AAG has good profit share. They have nice GM retreats every other year. Good company for ultra competitive type A personalities.

    Cons

    They don't make family or personal time any type of priority. It's all about the scorecard. The Area Directors micro manage the restaurants to death.


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  5. "It's a corporation, but the food is pretty good quality."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Portland, ME
    Former Employee - Server in Portland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I was serving at Applebee's, I really enjoyed the organized structure that management had for their employees.

    Cons

    The turnover rate was ridiculously high.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to add more value to existing employees to help reduce the turnover.


  6. "Bartener"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Bartender in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Tips, discount meals, fexlible schedule with school, tips

    Cons

    management, guest, location, management, management

    Advice to Management

    management is terrible, favoritism at its worst, managers sleep with staff and mess with liquor bottles


  7. "Corrupt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Hostess in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Server/Hostess in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    flexible with school schedule, fairly short hours

    Cons

    horrible managers, slow a lot so you dont make much money


  8. "Not All That Great"

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    Former Employee - Cook in Boone, NC
    Former Employee - Cook in Boone, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of hours if you want to be full time with benefits, only part time if fully staffed for current position.

    Cons

    Lots of responsibility for little pay. The amount of stress related is overwhelming when the people working do not feel the need to work together as a team.

    Advice to Management

    Learn who is to do what job between management and employees and still to it. Managers talking bad about one another and not being consistent sends a bad message to all the employees. Also, keep an eye on all staff on duty, if they arent working together then the outcome of the shift will be negative. Employees stay because we are a dysfunctional family, not because they like their jobs.


  9. "Absolutely horrible"

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    Former Employee - Server in Valdosta, GA
    Former Employee - Server in Valdosta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, some nights you make good tips, simple uniform, for the most part there is good teamwork with all the servers

    Cons

    Horrible base pay, restaurant was always disgusting, management did not care about customers, bar was always backed up which affected our tips

    Advice to Management

    Start focusing on your customers instead of just making money


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    "Host/Server"

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    Current Employee - Server/Waitress in Terre Haute, IN
    Current Employee - Server/Waitress in Terre Haute, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    HOST: easy job, great first job, income is 5/hr + 2% of total sales from servers. pretty laid back job on weekdays and morning shifts. The busier the restaurant, the more in tips you'll get.

    SERVER: potential for GREAT money, income is just from tips. they are able to work great with students and their school schedules.

    WEEKENDS and NIGHTS are the shifts to work to make money.

    Cons

    Host: deal with the servers attitudes, bussing, dealing with rude people at the door. The pay can be low if only working day shifts.
    Server: income is all from tips. (this CAN a con sometimes) this is also a con if you get sat with people that do not tip well. At the end of the night, you are tipping your host and the bartender so sometimes having only a few tips you go negative.. (tip your server)

    Advice to Management

    Management is always trying to get better.. anywhere..


  11. "Cook"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service and Kitchen Team in Vancouver, WA
    Former Employee - Service and Kitchen Team in Vancouver, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its better than working in a sewer

    Cons

    Its not too terribly different than working in a sewer

    Advice to Management

    Work under a fake name. Hire employees from any south american tribes or those missing eyes and perhaps their tongue.



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