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Applebee's Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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  • Long hours at time depending on volume of store (in 171 reviews)

  • Depending on which store your in - very late nights (in 51 reviews)

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  1. "Place went down over the years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    The managers are generally caring about the employees

    Cons

    Too corporate. I was accused of something I didn't do and wasn't even given a chance to defend myself


  2. "Waitress"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, get to meet people

    Cons

    They close at 2 but some days you stay till 3:30 am

  3. "Easy Money"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender/Server in Bell Gardens, CA
    Former Employee - Bartender/Server in Bell Gardens, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast money!! Flexible shifts!! Located on main street across from Casino!! Don't have to be bilingual but it is a plus!! Can be a fun environment to work!!

    Cons

    Regular managers can be egotistical(Not GM) so it's best to stroke their ego. Can be unorganized. Not in a big shopping center so high volume customers can vary.

    Advice to Management

    Understand what it means to be a Good Leader and not just a manager. It will make your team feel more valued rather than just your staff. Have an organized system for your bartenders rather just leaving it to the wind.


  4. "Server"

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

    I worked at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Great place for new servers to gain experience, the restaurant benefits from the family vibe and more chill restaurant. The training process is very guided and open. Management is approachable and genuine.

    Cons

    Tips are not as much as other restaurants, depending on which part of the city. There is karaoke night which can be annoying.


  5. "Former employee"

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    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

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

    Pros

    You are able to trade shifts depending on your relationships with your colleagues and management was great working around my schedule as I had school and another part time job. Once I started working full time, I was eligible for paid vacation that allowed me to see my family out of state.

    Cons

    Not the greatest health care, long and late hours. Some shifts may be tough to make money depending on how busy.


  6. "good job low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    great work environment and fast paced

    Cons

    low pay and takes a while to hear back for hiring


  7. "Kitchen"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen in Westland, MI
    Former Employee - Kitchen in Westland, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, good people, flexible

    Cons

    Sometimes you only work 3-4 hour shifts

    Advice to Management

    Communication has to be better

  8. "GM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Applebee's full-time

    Pros

    It was a wonderful time there.

    Cons

    It was an awful lot of work.


  9. "great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Applebee's part-time

    Pros

    Nothing, the only thing good is that the staff is friendly.

    Cons

    Terrible management, little pay, and lack of leadership


  10. "Bartender"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fun co-workers, average tips

    Cons

    Poor management, no free food

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer to staff. It's understandable that the environment is stressful but the yelling never helps the situation.


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